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RUMI or THE WOUND THE LIGHT THE HEART THE SKY

Today, in honor, I share two quotes from Rumi specifically, who I spent a lot of time with last night inspired by a young mind and heart.

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

”Cancer. Blood disorders. Affect us all greatly.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the example set by those facing, fighting daily. You are the best of us.

Sending love to so many.

Too many.

We all know Rumi. We’ve all seen his quotes. Last night I found myself reading about him. Learning about him. Privileged. Wealthy. Migrant. Refugee. Preacher. Writer. Student.

What resonated with me most was how he instructed his followers to treat his death like a joyous wedding night. Life should be celebrated always. Especially, I feel, when it is gone.

Thank you for pointing me to Rumi, yesterday, LO.

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THUMBS UP AND LFG or GIVING A FRIEND’S TUMOR, DIRECTIONS

We did nails this weekend. Look, Anaiya will do her nails 4 times a day if she could. And Priya KC Bhatt would kindly support her happiness as she always does. But yesterday, we all did nails.

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Jaanu did his thumbs, to let a friend know we’re here and we’re standing alongside you, with our blue finger nails thumbs up.

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And me, well Anaiya painted my middle fingers so I could give that tumor directions on precisely where it could go.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that even with physical time and space between us, this ridiculous platform gives us the ability to let you know, we’re thinking of you.

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From our head and hearts all the way down to our itty bitty fingernails.

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Rachael Wells. It ain’t supershero glitter but we love blue. 🙂LFGPS: Shout out Ekata Doshi for the timely nail polish shipment.

I believe you’d agree it was put to even better use than you’d have imagined.

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MY THIRD CHILDREN’S BOOK or WHERE KIDS BUILD BETTER TOMORROWS

I’ve been lucky enough to write and publish a few stories that are deeply meaningful to me.

In doing so, I’ve been able to celebrate some ideas in a way that I believe makes the kids who read them curious, empathetic, and maybe most importantly … feel equipped to bring about change in the world.

Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows

My dream. My side hustle. It’s a modest endeavor but on a day like today it really lifts my spirits.

I want to thank the amazing Story Time with Mr. Limata for featuring Today’s the Day this week, of all weeks, when covering the topic of childhood friendship. The story covers bullying too (fits the times) and also pediatric cancer.

It’s more than a true story, too. It’s more than one true story.

It’s three. Interwoven. That was my contribution. Bringing the stories together.

In some ways this is my favorite story.

Because it brings together the lives of three girls who I think the world of. I want to thank Erin QuinnLeena Patel for letting me write a story about their girls.

And I want to thank Reshma Shah for allowing me to tell a story of this amazing little girl who changed my life. Our family’s lives.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for being a part of this. I am also just ridiculously moved right now.

And thanks Mr Limata. Udabes.

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CONDUIT or TELLING SOMEONE ELSE’s STORY

I can comfortably say that one of the most meaningful things I will have done when my life comes to an end, is to have told a story that captured the truths of three amazing young ladies.

Reshma Shah Leena Patel Erin Quinn Randy Quinn your daughters … they changed my life.

When COVID is over I plan to get this group together. Please … let me.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for you and the model you set.

Also. I love your kids.

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