Whether it was participating in toy drives or throwing holiday parties for women and children in need, helping others to have a better holiday season helps me to focus on the reason for the season. I remember to give to others and to create joy and peace in the lives of others.
In the end, I learned that one month was never meant to cover a whole year's worth of cultural pride. It was a moment to be recharged, reinvigorated, and inspired to pursue ongoing cultural investigation and activity.
The movement encourages connection to everyday activism and engagement within our local communities -- meaning you can give time, labor, and other tangible resources as well. This is a perfect time to reach out to the organizations you love that are doing the work you greatly admire and say, “Hey, do you need anything?”
While there are many places to order hot water and select a tea bag, I was looking for places that had a wide selection of teas and/or a tea offering that I found particularly spectacular. Finally, I was also looking for aura -- a place that provided a warm and inviting environment. Here are my top six places to go in Fort Worth when I need a little tea time.
When my husband and I lost our daughter, so many other couples disclosed their own experiences of miscarriage and infant loss so that we knew we were not alone. Knowing there was a community of parents who had experienced pregnancy and infant loss and who were not afraid to speak up about their experiences helped me to push through my own grief. If they could survive, so could I.