Since 2011, Lebanon has received over 1.07 million Syrian refugees, absorbing 25% of Syria’s national population. Lebanon currently has the highest density of refugees in the world. And due to the “no camp” policy adopted by the government of Lebanon, there are no formal refugee camps in the country. I could go on and on about Lebanon and it’s deadly winter temperatures, but the reality is it’s not just Lebanon that is shouldering this crisis. helprefugees.org is currently supporting more than 70 projects across Europe and the Middle East. That is: Calais, Greece, Syria, UK, Italy, Serbia, Iraq and Lebanon.
I’d like the record to show that this isn’t an ad. It’s personal, and not just because I am Lebanese. I forget sometimes, warm in my coffee shop, scarf and boots and sweaters for days, that there is great need in the world. It’s personal because we are human, ALL of us. And I love that we have an opportunity, from the warmth of our homes, to help those who have lost or been driven from theirs.
SO, check it out: right now ‘Help Refugees’ is doing a 1 for 1. If you buy a gift for a refugee this week, your donation will be doubled. Every single purchase you make goes towards a similar item for a refugee, delivered via one of the 80+ projects Help Refugees work with across the world. They have gifts anywhere from $7-70 and include things like sleeping bags, tents, blankets, socks, books, children’s coats, food, medical kits and school supplies. ''Tis the season, so why not choose love? LINK IN BIO -
Switching climates for a bit but still from one island to another, south Pacific to Atlantic - from the tropics to the subtropics - and checking out the citrus. As usual, wandering in nature, getting my fill, happier doing this than many other things. Because for me, outdoors = freedom and fluidity. I get lost in the state of wander and flow with no awareness to time really, only the space that I’m in ✨
have a beautiful cozy chocolate weekend ✨💛🐻 and who said we can't combine Christmas 🎄 lights with autumn 🍂 leaves 🎁
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One of our favorite winter traditions (that stick around our house for the rest of the year) is Eucalyptus🌿✨we have them in wreath form, in vases, in the shower, in a mix of fresh and dried form, we love it all! #winter#traditions#minnesota#christmas
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Staring at this lonely peak rising from the valley floor, I wondered what kind of stories the glacial rivers would tell, as they flow by. Stories of massive mountain ranges whence they came from. Stories of thin air, blue ice and powerful storms, and gigantic glaciers covered in snow - the stories of their land. And maybe, longingly, they’d share the story of how they hoped to return home with the next snowfall.
"Do not be deceived, dear friends. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
Every good gift we receive is from God, and He LOVES to give us good gifts! Think about how much you love to give the "perfect gift" to your spouse, family member or friend, so then HOW MUCH MORE would God want to give His beloved children good gifts?! He knows what's best for us, and He gives accordingly. Aren't you grateful we can trust God to give us what He knows is best rather than ALWAYS getting what we want?
I know I've definitely prayed for things that I look back on and am SO grateful God didn't answer that prayer.
I'm so grateful for God's many blessings and especially thankful that He knows best. ❤️
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My handsome nephew Landon has all the personality. Time flies when you're so awesome. Three looks good on ya buddy. Happy birthday Lando! Love you to the moon and back 😘
FRIYAY! Happy Friday everybody! During the holidays, the PERFECT Bay Area spot is of course, San Francisco! We have put together a list of GO TO places during the #HolidaysInTheBay for you. It will be LIVE at 7:00 p.m. TONIGHT. Be sure to check it out!
a second before the chef gave us the sample of their new food. it’s acai bowl that consists of acai itself, yoghurt and fresh fruits. actually, it’s not my kinda food but I liked it. who doesn’t like free food after all? 🤣🤣 #jakarta
I am totally charmed by all these festive vibes💫 Everything is made that little bit more wonderful! Windows are draped with lights; slippy streets become ice skating parks; cold weather gives way to a snowy paradise – so clean and beautiful; hot tea is replaced with mulled wine, gloves become mittens, gifts become presents. Everything transforms into coziness❤️ And what do you love about the holidays?✨ Я по-настоящему очарована новогодними декорациями и украшениями💫 С приближением праздников атмосфера города становиться особенно волшебной❤️ Окна и витрины украшены огоньками, в городе открылись ярмарки и катки; горячий чай потихонечку сменяется глинтвейном, а перчатки становятся рукавицами😌 Для полного счастья мне разве что не хватает пушистого снега, а вам?❄️ Расскажите, а за что вы любите приближающиеся праздники?✨