By volunteering you have just given the most expensive and priceless gift anyone could have ever given – *#kindness* and *#love*
this will be our 3rd year providing backpacks with #school supplies, #food , #toys , #welfare and #hygiene materials to children in villages, physically challenged schools and idp camps, and 5th year of reaching out with various empowerment, training, small grants, medicals and other #community#service#initiative programs.
for some #people, #volunteering is about giving. but for the likes of us, it is a way of living, it is our #culture , attitude and #lifestyle .
on behalf of all the #families and #children in rural areas, families and children displaced by boko haram terror war in idp camps, children with disabilities, widows in #maiduguri, #borno state less privileged communities in #lagos and others we have reached --- thank you! thank you so much for your #love and sacrifice!
we #honour you - thank you! ❤
whether conscious or not, everything begins with intention. .
learning how to make conscious intentions goes hand-in-hand with realizing a deeper purpose and puts you on a path to living with more meaning and present moment awareness. .
when living with intent, you learn to consciously plant the seeds of your dreams, water them, and nurture them along the way. .
you learn to appreciate the gifts of the moment, and to stop, slow down, and take a much-needed breath. .
January 18, 2008 i was touring cross-country for the first time, ecstatic and terrified. iowa was an endless hunger of hard snow and bible radio. in omaha i made $20, listened to a guy cover "red, red wine," and camped out at a motel 6 until a blizzard threatened to keep me there forever. my kansas city show was so empty you could hear the snow tinkling outside but the bartender turned me on to serge gainsbourg so overall it was a success.
not knowing anyone west of the mississippi and quickly realizing #tourlife#aintcheap i called my high school boyfriend's younger brother's best friend's mother in overland park, ks. i feared she might kick me out when she realized i was the bad influence who introduced her son to goddard and encouraged him to follow his heart but we made peace over spaghetti (rip gluten). i slept deeply and awoke gratefully with a cat curled at my feet, ananda (pictured, also rip due to let it breathe but a nice guy in atlanta has her now) by my side, and a $50 bill tucked under the snow-covered driver's door handle.
thank you so much for making this work possible. if i'd had known how wacky and windy this road would become i never would have set out on it and i'm so glad i did.
as i work on the next projects (see links) i'm taking a hiatus from touring. i already miss it and yet i'm very tired (in bed with a hot water bottle feels more appropriate than onstage right now) and i'm also very excited for new stuff that requires time, attention, and energy.
in the meantime i'm going to post photos from the journey thus far. there are tens of thousands. as some of you know i've been taking pictures of every place i sleep for ten years so i'm thinking that's a good place to start... as a daily reminder of gratitude, and of how acts of kindness carry and transform our lives. ❤️ #tbt#cygnetakemehome#independentwoman#interdependence#independentmusician#diy#indieartist#indiemusic#gibson#guitar#sj200#memories#nostalgia#iwokeuplikethis#overlandparkks#couchsurfing#bed#gratitude#randomactsofkindness#kindness#humanfamily#love#peace#followyourbliss#listentoherheart#travelinspiration