My Confession. My Apology. My Call to Action.

 

“When they go low. We go high.” Former First Lady Michelle Obama

First of all,  I want to wish you all happy, healthy and adventurous new year. May this year find you feeling less stress and I hope we can all put down those electronic  devices and go outside and hug a tree or look up at that big yellow ball in the sky. It’s the sun and she would like to share a little D3 with us all. Not all of us can carry off the Walking Dead look.

I have to be honest.  2017 and all that went on got me off course. I feel like i am have been torn apart by the going ons in this county, in this world. Some days I felt like I wanted to stay under the covers and let someone battle the demons in the world.

And that is so not me.

But I felt powerless and gave into it. Some days  I would be all about the peace and love and then a minute later I would be yelling and my cats  would just turn up the cartoon channel. Their human was driving them nuts also.

I started Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution about 18 months ago. Right after the Orlando  Night Club massacre. I knew I had to do something besides crying and worrying about my family and friends.  I took the call to action seriously and with some dynamic members of the Peaceful Revolution, we distributed business size cards all over the world. My art and my words (or I dipped into some wordsmiths’ words to convey my thoughts) that covered the cards were left in public places where people could find them and know that they were not alone.

I do believe that when you are ready, what you are supposed to do shows up. That is how I feel about my passion to bring a little more peace and love to the world.

But I let myself get scared and frustrated by the world.

But no more!

I apologize if I let anyone down with moving away from my cause. I think I felt I needed to fight against all of the” isms” that are going on in this country.

But I realize now that it was not what I am supposed to be doing. I want to be an instrument of peace and love with a slice of sarcasm thrown in so I feel normal (whatever  normal means).

I hope you will join me or join me again and let’s cover the world with messages of hope, love, empathy and peace.

Let our voices be powerful. Let the small Little Love letters: A Peaceful Revolution cards  work their little miracles whenever someone finds a card.

I truly believe that this is how we make changes – not thru threats, violence or becoming blind and deaf to those who don’t agree with us.

To learn more about us, please go to https://littlelovelettersapeacefulrevolution.com/ and read about how the members  Peaceful  Revolution are changing  their communities and the world. Please order your Little Love letters: A Peaceful  Revolution cards and join us.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me at: https://littlelovelettersapeacefulrevolution.com/contact/

 

Peace and love,

elizabeth

12 thoughts on “My Confession. My Apology. My Call to Action.

  1. I completely agree and do not blame you at all! I, too, felt that “staying in bed and pulling up the covers” would be a solution. But it will take all of us to make this revolution successful. I am looking for those who want that too. This has to be a better, more peaceful year than what we have just been through. The only way to move, is up! Have a beautiful, successful, peaceful, joyous year! Thank you so much for the thoughts you share on your cards, sometimes they give me my first smile of the day!!

    1. Gail- thank you so much. It is good to hear from people who feel the same way. But,I have dusted myself off and i am back to doing the work i am supposed to do. Plus i will keep a pillow around in case i have to scream into something. 🙂 Have a great year and let’s be all about making a change in 2018. elizabeth

    1. Jessica – I think if we all stick together, then we won’t feel so alone. Having friends like you around helps and we can create positive changes in 2018! <3

  2. I’m right there with you! I had some momentum going, then slacked off when the ‘new me,’ or at least the more transparently honest me was not entirely well-received (Change is not only uncomfortable for the individual, but also for those around the changeling!). Jessica describes 2017 aptly, and I echo the thought, while also recognizing that without the political atrocities, women likely would not be rising so powerfully. I enter the new year with an incredibly heavy heart (so many “me too” women), but a hopeful one too: women are incredible beings. I am buoyed by a teenage son who ‘gets it’ and is living out his young life as a warrior already (choosing not to have friends who disrespect girls/women), and daughters unafraid to speak up, even when the room goes silent or seems to cringe in response. Thank you for this reminder, Elizabeth. I must not let the heaviness weigh me down any longer.

    1. Britton- I love reading about your son and I know your daughters are learning much from you and the other women in their lives. Being a “Me too” shows the world that we survived and are strong and ready to make the world a better place. Each day offers us a chance to do better for ourselves and the world around us. I will keep reminding you of that. xx

  3. You don’t need to apologize, dear Elizabeth. Please know, you ARE part of the hope, love, empathy and peace we all seek to attain. Thank you for all you do. I love you and am so lucky to know you! 💖

  4. Jeannine – thanks so much for your kind words. It is people like you who are helping with the peaceful revolution! I am going to do my best this year to get the word out and help people who might feel forgotten. xx

  5. No apologies needed. We are all in the same boat and trying to stay above water in this treacherous political ocean. But I also see now how positive change like the #MeToo movement is coming from all our travails. Elizabeth, you and your Peaceful Revolution are inspirations to me. I continue to leave cards on busses and parking meters and where ever else I feel the spirit move me around NYC. Thanks for this reminder to keep it going. I am running low and will order a new batch soon. Big hugs and can’t wait to see you later this month. Xo

    1. Sheryl – thanks for the reminder that good did come of of 2017. #MeToo is very important to us and seeing so many other women speaking their truth makes me believe that we are a group of wonderful survivors who are here to help others speak their truth.
      Thanks for being a member of the peaceful revolution and I am excited to see what we do this year@ xo

  6. By the end of 2017, I had let go of all the negative things that were upsetting me in the political arena. I didn’t let go of my concern for it, but I did let go of being swallowed up each day by the latest news and all the horrible things that “you know who” is doing to our country. I want to support “Me Too” and “Times Up” and I am adding my own “Isn’t It About Time?” to the mix. My core beliefs of peace, love, and harmony and, my beliefs that I must trust and believe in myself, are back to being stronger than ever. I plan on showing my support, through my art, for the MeToo, and TimesUp movements, and for own my personal crusade. I will also be supporting your cause as well. Think Peace, not war. Think Love, not hate. I will be ordering your cards very soon.

    1. Shirley – It’s nice to know that we are not alone! I think we are starting to feel more empowered – power in numbers! Hope you will join our peaceful Revolution team. elizabeth

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