UPDATE: I'm so grateful to have hit 88% of my goal in less than half the time I expected. And to have now surpassed my 2nd goal -- I doubled it after reaching the first $2000! After posting the video above, so many of you reached out with kind words, blessings, donations and so much LOVE, and for that I am very grateful. I have been pretty much "reduced" to tears over and over again. WAIT... I have decided that I have been "RAISED" to tears of joy and gratitude. THANK YOU!!! The sky is the limitless... Let's take this gift and ourselves HIGHER!
As I started writing the subject line above, I'm Sleeping Out, I immediately thought of the Diana Ross song, I'm Coming Out, a long time favorite. If you know me, you know I love the dance that is Life. To laugh, smile and share the love from above and below, the light that is our birthright. But when you are homeless, experiencing any of those things can be challenging.
I DESIRE TO BRING MORE JOY, LOVE, LIGHT AND HOPEFULLY FUN TO THE LIVES OF HOMELESS TEENS. AND ALL OF THAT STARTS WITH GETTING THEM OFF THE STREETS!
So what is this sleeping out thing? It's in support of and in solidarity with homeless teens. Having had two teens of my own, (my bonus kids are 21+ now), I felt a visceral pull to participate. A call, to bring whatever I can to this event and to the lives of these teens who have had to weather so much at this time in their lives.
Thousands of kids spend each night on the unforgiving streets of our great cities. Countless others stay with relatives or friends, fearing the day when there is no one else to take them in. And, if in one night I can make a difference, enough said.
I accept the challenge to Sleep Out with Covenant House. It may be uncomfortable. It will be dark. But for one night I can give up the comforts of home knowing that - by doing so - I can bring warmth and hope to young people who need it most.
If you are moved to support Covenant House, the kids or me, LET'S DO THIS! I have committed to raising $2000, but I believe in our Infinite and abundant nature so why stop there. The sky is the limit :-)!
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