A package of seeds doesn't cost very much . . .
In the last few years, the world seems to be specializing in crises that are too big for one person or one country to solve.
We could get angry or discouraged or depressed and sometimes I feel all of those things at once.
Or we could plant seeds for peace.
Wouldn’t it be exciting to plan a garden that yields a big crop of mercy, justice, and healing?
Check out the list below for ideas. Then pick up some packets of peas 🙂 and see what blooms.
But if you plant $5 worth of seeds and keep an eye on them, you can get a surprisingly big harvest.
Visualized world peace 🙂
At the moment, I'm "planting" a peace garden for the Ukraine.
What will you grow in your garden this year?
Seeds of Hope for Children
helps children who have been exposed to war. They offer art therapy, and mobile psychologists to help families and children in boarding schools.
From their (English-language) website: “Art-therapy. especially suits the children who have difficulties in describing their emotions, experience and fears in words. Moreover, it helps to reduce the stress level and cope with anxiety.
To give the children the possibility to speak their mind, we create videos with their participation. The main principle is not to represent them in the role of victims who have to be sympathized with. On the contrary – they are all the winners for us as they resist much more complicated circumstances.”
Seeds of Love for Animals
is an organization that helps people and animals, especially working horses, with veterinary and humanitarian aid. Their tagline is “Blacksmiths without Borders.”
Located in Romania, near the Ukraine border, they are perfectly positioned to help refugees, especially those with children.
They have put most of their veterinary practice on hold while they help with the Ukraine crisis. The website is in German, but I translated the information below their call for help into English for you:
“Equiwent helps people AND animals.
Seeds of Healing
Mary Virginia Aretz is using her original artwork to raise support for Ukrainians with diabetes. The proceeds from the auction of the original watercolor painting will be used to buy supplies for diabetes.
Purchases will be used to cover items on the “Support diabetes in the Ukraine” wishlist from @TypeOneStyle.
(Click on the image to go to the artist’s Instagram story)