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staying home | a grateful heart

"you're not stuck at home ... you're safe at home"

an easter basket for parks + nash

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"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me."
-Emily Dickinson

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hope

"If you only carry one thing throughout
your entire life, let it be hope. Let it be
hope that better things are always 
ahead. Let it be hope that you can get 
through even the toughest of times. Let 
it be hope that you are stronger than 
any challenge that comes your way.
Let it be hope that you are exactly 
where you are meant to be right now,
and that you are on the path to where
you are meant to be... Because during
these times, hope will be the very best thing
that carries you through." 

-Nikki Banas

activity for kids | seashell letter matching

"in the wild
of changing
things, 
hold on to 
the beautiful
things."
-morgan harper nichols

activities + thoughts during social distancing

"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some mediated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently."

"And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways,  the earth began to heal."

"And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed." 
- Kitty O'Meara

spring books for children

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spring is almost here and i am excited to share some favorite books for young children with you all. the days are getting longer and the blooms are beginning to sprout. do you hear the birds where you are? listening out our windows in carolina, i hear them ...
 welcome home, little ones. 

i hope these books inspire you - whether it's for an easter basket or for quiet time or for family time underneath a blanket at the park in the upcoming months, i hope you enjoy.