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Black Lives Matter

by Cheryl Fork
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It's been a tough couple of weeks.⁠

Like so many, I've taken time to pause, grieve, listen, reflect, and think of / act on ways I can help.⁠

Growing pains are aptly named (painful), but I am hopeful that what we're seeing now becomes actual, sustained growth in our hearts.⁠

So many profound and wonderful quotes have been shared on social media, on protest signs, and elsewhere in response to recent events, but I haven't seen this Helen Keller quote shared yet and thought it might be helpful to those who may feel paralyzed when it feels like the problems are so great and resources are small:

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." 

–Helen Keller

The idea for F&M first sparked during a time of grief and surrender in my own life, and we exist now to be a source of positivity, integrity, and light.⁠

I wrote a response on grief during a very different time last year, but the tools (article & video) for how to better show empathy are still relevant. 

For the month of June, we will be donating a portion of all website sales to NAACP Empowerment Programs. If desired, you can also donate directly here.

I plan to continue to look for ways to foster connection, and to try to put more love and good into the world.

Sending love and hugs to all of you,
Cher xoxo

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