There are a few things I really dislike about living in the Central Valley of California--hot temperatures in summer, the drought, and bad air quality chief among them. But...there are a lot of reasons I love living here. All year round we have flowers. Most businesses, including gas stations, have flowers.
Oh, Pantone, I really do love hue.
More books I finished in February.
I think we are all anxious right now with things going on the world. Someone posted yesterday about how we also need some humor to counteract all the things we are worried about. We can make pretty things. We can laugh. It doesn't mean we don't care. It's good to consider that perspective. Having said that, there are a couple of funny memes that are best saved for a later time.
Because Mennonite Central Committee is the organization dear to our heart, we will send our support to them. They have been working in Ukraine for decades. In fact, it was a point of origin for MCC in 1920 when they opened soup kitchens to provide relief to thousands of starving families in Ukraine. They are currently working with partners to assist those who are being displaced. I can't say it much better than our church newsletter did on Tuesday: "Pray for peace in Ukraine and Russia. Pray for families who are being separated as women and children are fleeing the country and the men are being kept behind. Pray for the churches in Ukraine and surrounding countries that they would be ready to help those who are hungry, scared, hopeless and seek shelter."