Recently, Sammy and DJ were interviewed by @ministryforpacificpeoples about SWET. MPP is the crown’s principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve the outcomes for Pacific People. You may or may not know that Pacific people only make up a very small 1.6% of ALL business owners in NZ.
As a part of that 1.6%, it was an honour to share our business journey with them in the hopes of encouraging other budding Pacific Island entrepreneurs.
You can read more here: http://www.mpp.govt.nz/news-and-stories/up-for-the-challenge/
Weathered ones, ancient ones, you the unsung heroes of our verdant earth. Look how your back holds spirals and rivers of color, your heart holds spores of change, your mycelial mat stretches miles connecting all denizens of the forest. .
I am grateful to have remembered that the wild world is our greatest ally in the fight for freedom, harmony, and a just world. Work with them! Work with the mushroom people who know how to do the work of dismantling unnecessary structures, digesting without harm the toxicity our culture produces, who know how to make medicine of the shadows. .
Let their magic be yours. Do all you can to make space for them to live, to do their secret alchemy. Take responsibility for the well-being of those who make you well. .
A very special thank you to our dedicated volunteer, Steve, and his wife for their generous donation! Although they no longer live in Lima, they continue to help and support Reciprocity and the shanty town communities from abroad. 🌈💕 “Volunteering with Reciprocity has changed my life. Initially l was looking to fill an empty weekend while working in Lima. But, after spending a weekend roofing a day care center and painting wood with preservative, the sense of achievement l felt was like nothing I'd felt before. Witnessing the generosity given by families who don't ask for help and yet struggle to get by everyday, truly makes you reflect on just how you live your life yourself. Giving your time and energy to help these families is one of the most rewarding things you could ever do." - Steve Young
1. The majority of my life I’ve spent trying to encourage others. Not because I’m always #strong . But because I understand the power of #encouragement . Someone encouraged me & I realized early on that my gifts/skills were enhanced through encouragement. #ItsAChoice
2. You never lose ground, when you’re #encouraging others. Vocalizing compliments & gratitude towards others comes from a place of inner confidence, strength & identity. You #gain when you’re motivated by pure intentions to speak well of someone deserving.
3. I can name two responsibilities of Strong Christians: we are to #REASSURE the weak & #RESTORE the fallen. If you're #strong , you were once both.
4. If they came to you for help when they were weak & turned on you when they became strong, don't be upset. You fulfilled your assignment. Never forget, #reciprocity is inevitable.
5. A #strong spirit strengthens a tired body & sustains a weary mind. Don't stay in bed & vegetate! Go to church & worship God! You need it & so does your family!
What’s the best thing about my career? My clients! I get to work with real Unicorns-Mermaids-Superheroes & Villains! Some are Blonde, some brunette, others multicolored, bold, subdued, long Hair, curly hair, introverted, extroverted, chronologically young or young at heart! Each one is authentically their own unique version of completely awesome. We are each others creative cheerleaders. It’s a magical lifestyle. Thank you, my treasured peeps, for letting me play with your hair!
This!! When you’re a loving person with a huge heart I’ve learned the only way people hurt us is when we overextend ourselves. Therefore if I begin to give more than I’m receiving in the long run I’ll be disappointed. So it’s wise to give but not to over do it, and this can be your time, your energy, little things. If you think It isn’t appreciated it’s most likely not reciprocated either .. I understand You being you not but everyone deserves as much as we give away sometimes. So Reciprocity is key✨ 👀;but check out the time I screen shot this thoooooooo)#angelnumbers#reciprocity#protectyourenergy
Date AND BE this person... #reciprocity#twototango#growingpains#Repost @godlydating101
Communication is the only way to have a real, lasting, godly relationship. No marriage works when the couple isn’t mature enough to resolve conflict in a healthy way.
Don’t wanna talk it out, can we sweat it out??
STRESS. We all have it & we all cope with it in different ways. Trust me, I’ve tried EVERYTHING to try to cope with my stress. Shopping, straight up isolation, sex, travel, food, work...the list goes on. In my experience, there aren’t a whole lot of outlets that are quite as healthy & EFFECTIVE as exercise. Your body NEEDS movement like it needs air.
If your having trouble coping with stress, take a fucking walk. Run around the block. Get your blood flowing. Start a new workout regimen. Take care of your body & your body will take care of you!
“Be open to Receive” the biggest lesson we have learned over these past couple of weeks is to receive fully from others and allowing people to help us.. we have always been the ones helping others and being strong and in service and now surrendering and allowing the gifts to come in and humbly receive them has been emotional to say the least. I am so grateful for all the people who offered their home for us to stay in, the phone calls and support. We love you and appreciate it all.. Whenever you are in a tough time, you don’t have to stay strong and do things alone, be open to receive all the love that is coming your way. By blocking the gifts from coming in you block the flow, the reciprocity and the receivers gift of giving. An affirmation to say to help with this is simply “I am open to receive” #theloveall#thomasfire#30daysselflove#receive#reciprocity#giving#support#help#love