Ah my heart πŸ’•

Tired but definitely fulfilled. 😊

My takeaway from today is that verbalizing real stories and bringing them up to a certain level of consciousness among people is essential to everyday coping and, in some way, cathartic to both ends (both the story teller & the listener).

When somebody says thank you because the talk was personal to her as she grew up in a similar circumstance, and today was an assurance that she was not alone, fighting, you feel that renewed fire to keep the advocacy alive.

There is definitely hope for the flowers. πŸ™‚πŸŒ»

The whole dynamics of it is fascinating and deeply moving.

And it sure was worth the work leave. πŸ˜†πŸ˜…