I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. We are having one last summer fun for Labor Day weekend and then I’ll mentally prepare myself for fall. The Midwest doesn’t play around after Labor Day – temps drop and it immediately switches to fall mode!
1. Easing into fall. I slowly gather decor items to switch out. I start out by grabbing throws that have been folded away in baskets, ask for permission to clip some hydrangeas from my neighbor to dry and find a good fall scented candle. I received my olive pillow that I ordered the other week to help me ease into the season. I was at Target the other day and pulled together some fall inspiration. I’m really loving the olive + burnt orange + charcoal palette and so close to adding the green lamp + candle to my cart!
3. Owning rentals blog post. I’m putting this here until I have time to look through your questions and compile an insightful blog post. Promise, it’s coming!
4. Holding space for joy in times of sadness. I shared in my stories yesterday that I feel selfish sharing the highlights of my joys on Instagram when there’s so much heaviness in the world. I grew up with a lot of sadness in my life and have to work hard to acknowledge the joys or I can be overcome with constant sadness. I’m also a big empath so I feel people’s emotions very deeply. I remind myself that I can feel the sadness that is happening, do my best to contribute to those causes while also holding space for what brings me joy each day. Otherwise, I’d be mentally doomed.
I know there’s a lot happening and many causes that are worthy to shout out. These are a few I’m listing if you want to donate + contribute.
Urgent Crisis Relief for Afghanistan via Children Without Borders
Write happy mail to service members recovering from the horrible blast in Kabul. Cards or letters will be distributed to any of the wounded Marines and Soldiers (got this info from Lauren McBride where one of her followers vouched for this program):
Any V 2/1 Marine or Sailor
Walter Reed National Military Hospital
8901 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda MD, 20814
Donate to Sergeant Tyler Vargas-Andrews. One of the soldiers recovering from the blast with extensive wounds.
5. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. My friend, Danielle Moss’s daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia on May 16th, 2020 and has been active in raising funds towards childhood cancer initiatives and research. She is doing another round of auctions to help raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Danielle writes – “We’re fundraising for some truly incredible research grants for new, innovative, and rigorous approaches that directly address the most intractable issues in pediatric cancer research today. I am honored to be able to help fundraise for what could be some truly life-changing advancements in pediatric cancers.”
I hope you enjoyed reading today’s Thursday Thoughts post even though I shared info outside of our home projects, design and decor. These were sitting heavy on my heart so thank you for reading. I’ll be signing off Friday evening to spend time with my family this long Labor Day weekend and returning next Tuesday. Hope you do as well!
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