THE SECRET OF A HAPPY LIFE: Lord, help me live from day to day in such a self-forgotten way that when I kneel to pray my prayer shall be for - OTHERS.
– Madame C. J. Walker
Mothering myself has become a way of listening to my deepest needs, and of responding to them while I respond to my inner child. – Melinda Burns
Hello Monitor readers,
Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Asian American, native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage, Haitian Heritage, Jewish-American Heritage Month! The month of May has over 80 official celebrations, honors, acknowledgements, and recognitions. In a great way, it’s a good start to kick-off our warm beautiful pre-summer. Flowers really begin to bloom and the returning birds greets us with morning songs that last throughout day while insects crawl, dance, and buzz their way back into our hopeful anticipated plans and dreams for a better summer of no masks, an end to the senseless wars, a stop to the madness of unprincipled lawmakers, and a halt to out-of-control rising inflation.
What will it take to heal from our last two to three years of confusion, frustration, and dreams deferred? How do we get back on track of breathing together, of listening and not just hearing each other? Will it take much longer to move out of our current fog of FEAR (false evidence appearing real)? I have no answers; however, I’m holding on to hope. Although, I have my moments and hours of waning faith, my days of feeling overwhelmed, my shocks and deep sorrows of how cruel and mean-spirited we can be to each other, I am always reminded that we can still rise and that each hour and day gives us another opportunity to keep hope alive! Every day will have something that we can celebrate, every week we have something we can dance for, every month we have something we can sing and shout joy for, and every minute we have something to breathe gratefully for! The sage, Sai Baba urged all humans to Be Good, Do Good, and to See Good, even in times like now. Likewise, I want to encourage us to embrace our goodness as we continue to struggle out of our outdated paradigms and short-sighted worldviews. Together we can rise. Together we can and must remember we are all related and, like a family, we will have strong disagreements and dislikes. However, we are one human family.
Turbo Tim’s moves into neighborhood
This month I invited one of my adopted garden daughters to share of her exciting news of what she and her husband are birthing in our greater Midway area. I met Rachel as she was pursuing her post-degree studies. Please read and welcome Rachel to the community.
Greetings, Hamline-Midway community! My name is Rachel Grewell and my husband TurboTim Suggs and I are your new neighbors! We own Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive (turbotims.com) at 2823 NE Central Ave., and have plans to open a second location at 1671 University Ave. W. as an automobile repair garage this spring. We plan to be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The type of work we will offer includes maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair, alignments, suspension work, transmission repair and flushes, engine repair and maintenance, vehicle inspections, hybrid and electric vehicle repairs.
We anticipate having 10 employees working in this location including service advisors, mechanics, an office support person, a manager and at least two shop kitties - see our affinity for felines here: turbotims.com/turbo-cats/
We want to be good stewards to our business, as well as the community and the earth, and hope to incorporate some of our best community practices in St. Paul. Turbo Tim’s contributes to many community causes, including highway cleanups, fundraising donations, hosting fun events, offering sliding scale pricing through our sister arm “Community Automotive,” and serving on the board of directors at The Lift Garage (a nonprofit aimed to move people out of poverty and homelessness by providing low-cost car repair) turbotims.com/community/
We would love to hear from you about ways we could use this space that would benefit the Hamline Midway community. Our hope is that our existing relationships with the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance (Peace Bubbles woot!), the Hamline Midway Council, contacts at Hamline University, as well as friends who live in the neighborhood and YOU, can help us create the best possible use of this space. Please send any thoughts you have to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you!
Keep the positive vibrations flowing, stay optimistic, dream, and visualize the world you want to see and live in, now and in the future!
May Peace Be In the Rondo, Frogtown, Hamline/Midway, Como, and Surrounding Communities...
May Peace Be In Our Homes & Communities…
May Peace Prevail On Earth (MPPOE)!
BE SMART! DO YOUR PART! Get Your Vaccination Shots and Booster Shots if you feel comfortable doing so!!!
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