Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

The Paradox

 Paradox: one (such as a person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases (merriam-webster.com).



My response to a TikTok summed up my thoughts for the week.  The post was a friend of mine, lip-syncing to the voice of an exasperated man yelling that he was sick of living through major historical events every single day and demanding that the Universe (or whoever is responsible) KNOCK IT OFF. Hashtags referenced Roe v Wade and the pandemic.



My comment reads as follows:

"Yeah well... let's just fasten our seatbelts. I don't think this shit is going to end anytime soon. #fightlikehell but #lovelikeanangel That's my plan."

That's it. We have to fight. We also have to love. We have to do both at the same time.

Good luck with that. I'm pretty sure the world depends on it, on us.


Let's do this.


Amen.


Love,



Monday, May 2, 2022

The Adjustment

Our ability to adapt is so crucial to our progress. It's not always easy. I've been home for over a week now and I still feel unsettled. There's too much to do and not enough time to do it. Focus was easier without so many distractions. A million tasks surround me and they are filling in space like grains of sand in an hourglass. 


I'm going to have to prioritize and tackle one task at a time. Something has to give and I'm trying to make sure that it's not my health and well being. Everything will not be accomplished all at once. It's a test of patience.

I know I'm not alone in this. I've seen post after post on various social media platforms of people cycling through frustration, anger, depression and announcements of "taking a break" for mental health reasons. 

There's a lot going on for everyone and a lot going on in the world. We're all just trying to make it through, helping each other and ourselves as best we can. I'm reminded to have more patience, not just with myself, but with everyone. Life can be overwhelming. We have to be able to manage and feel good about that. I'm taking deep breaths and remembering that there is only so much I can do in any one given day. 



Keep going. Pace yourself. Take breaks and don't feel guilty about them. We need to secure our own oxygen masks before assisting others. 



Hey! Look at this! 


Much Love to you all...

xo,

T

Monday, April 25, 2022

Catching Up...


In an effort to catch up, this blog will consist of video updates.

Buying supplies:


Meeting Andrew:


Buying more supplies:


Time to make the sandwiches:


Respect for fallen soldiers:



Delivering:


Back home for now:



These barely scratch the surface of the journey that I have been Blessed to be on, but it's what I have for now.

Keep going! 

Link for the foundation that organizes these trips: https://hliniszcze.com/help-for-ukraine/

Have you heard this song yet?


Blessed be.

Love,
T


Monday, April 18, 2022

The Interview

It has happened only one or maybe two times over the last few years. I have missed a blog deadline.
I forgot it was Monday.

My apologies.


I was contacted by Stephen via Facebook. It was an honor to be interviewed for his series! Thank you Stephen - and all who help and support the people of Ukraine. 🇺🇦🙏

Click here for Stephen O’Regan’s “10 Days in Krakow” - Day 5 "It's just people helping people" - Singer Tanya was compelled to come to Krakow to help.

The video…

As always, your support is appreciated for the two foundations I have been volunteering with that help house Ukrainian people and make deliveries of needed supplies to Ukraine (links below, they both accept PayPal).

Fundacja Wolno Nam

Hliniszcze Foundation


Thank you!

Love,

T

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Here I Am

I am in Kraków, Poland. Yesterday I was in Ukraine.

Can that be the whole blog?


I need to prepare some more posts and there are not enough hours in the day. I want to tell you everything, but for that I may have to write a book. 

I don’t know where to start. Maybe most importantly is that when you put your mind to something, you can do anything. So follow your passions and don’t let anything stand in your way. I knew I had to come here. I found a way. Keep going. Don’t ever give up. You will get where you need to go.


My journey here started with one phone call. Soon I was on a plane and volunteering at a foundation house that helps and shelters refugees. They delivered two vans filled with supplies to four locations inside Ukraine yesterday. It was an honor to be a part of that crew. 


Click here for website of place I have been volunteering with… scroll down to PayPal link if you’d like to contribute.

There are some truly amazing people working there! 

This is the video I’m including because we turned on the radio while waiting at the border crossing back into Poland - this song was playing.


With Love,

T

Monday, March 28, 2022

Stop the Clock

If only we could hit pause... but time keeps marching on relentlessly. 

Being on the Soul Train Cruise this past week was like being suspended from all the harsh realities of the world for a bit. The scenery and weather were beautiful! People were kind and wonderful. The music was outstanding and there was pure positivity in the air. It was a miracle - a true joy to escape and recharge with laughter and camaraderie. It felt like a family reunion in the best of times.


If only we could linger in those lovely spaces forever. That would be heaven.

Returning back to life was a cruel shock to the system. Now there is so much work to do. Let's just get to it, pacing ourselves. I believe prayers and action are in order - in large supply. 

Click here for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America - UCCA.org

With Love,

T