Sometimes there are surprises when I choose stillness.  I opted out of Memorial Day traffic this morning and was on posting in my jizoandchibi Facebook sangha, when a box appeared from my friend Christina Parker, adding me to a group.  I always opt out of groups immediately.  Too distracting.  This one, however, cried out for action. 

It was for charity – for the injured and abandoned animals of the Moore tornado.  I knew immediately that I must donate and then spread the word.  I hope you will click here.…to help.

Even if you avoid the news (like I often do) you know how much help Moore, OK needs right now.  The Facebook site is just beginning to grow.  One hundred members so far.  (By the time I finished writing this, there were over 1,000 members!)  Please consider joining and/or forwarding this to others who might help either by donating something to the auction or bidding on what is offered.

I hope you feel moved to do something.  I donated Jizos to the auction, priced low but I hope they bring a bunch of money.  In fact, I am going to donate more of them once I send this out to you.

Lastly, I am sending you warm wishes for this Memorial Weekend, for whomever you may be grieving; whether they died in the military, or at any time, anywhere, for any reason.  For me, Memorial Day is a day for grief and resolution and kindness both for all sentient beings.

 

PS:  The Middle Way Jizo is one of the pieces donated to help the Moore Animals.  Just click on the link, the bidding starts at $25…with free shipping.   Visit the Facebook Auction for the Animals of the Moore Tornado

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