The photo above is an Easter bunny that was delivered to my doorstep today by my good friend Seran, and her son, Sai. The note inside read, "Handmade by Sai. Proceeds go to Thailand (my favorite restaurant in Mill Valley) to stay open during this difficult time."
What a beautiful way to give back.
I'm feeling pretty spoiled today because I also had a surprise Easter cupcake delivery by my bestie, Karen. But this is happening everywhere. People like my triathlon twin Lizzy, are sewing handmade masks to give to family and friends. People like my nieces are leaving positive chalk messages on the sidewalk. People like my childhood friend Jocelyn, thought of leaving hanging heart ornaments on people's trees. Places that I work at, Marin Power Yoga and Bay Club, have been offering free classes for the entire past month. Kindness and generosity, is happening everywhere.
Will you help me give back to our community?
This Wednesday at 4:30pm PST, I will be teaching a donation-based Stop Drop And Dance class on Zoom. All the money raised will be donated to Dine11Marin.org, an organization that was just started by a few Marin residents, including two of our very own dancers, Jennifer Lefferts and Linley Kaye. Part of the mission of Dine11Marin is to provide delicious free meals to doctors, nurses and crucial hospital staff working tirelessly while also supporting local, independent restaurants to keep the lights on. Please join us to dance for a cause and raise money for the community.
Sign up and donate here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/102504600018
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, I hope that you can take some time today to reflect on your faith, hopes, and loves. Have faith in yourself, in the goodness of others, and in the promises of God or your religious beliefs, express hope in the form of goals, dreams, and what you want life to look like after society returns to normal, and most importantly, give love, receive love, and be love.