Your Soul Food for Friday Summer Solstice 2019: Love of Nature, Giving, History and Humanity

This week:


Love of Nature- Summer Solstice 2019 Salutations from Billy S:
Wishing you a wonderful summer solstice!

This is a time of changing seasons, in the Northern Hemisphere summer begins, and for the Southern Hemisphere it’s the beginning of winter.

The summer solstice is the longest day and the shortest night in our year. The sun also now sets the farthest north on the horizon.
At this time of the year, the days are warm, all the plants are energized by the sun and the land is filled with rich new growth.

Summer is truly a celebration of the primal creative force of nature, fertile and blooming with abundance.
Humans for many millennia have marked this sacred time in the yearly cycle of life.
Celebrating the solstice can be a beautiful reminder that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing always renewing.
The beginning of summer represents a time for purification and renewed energy.
This is a time of cutting through resistance and obstacles, using the sun energy to illuminate and light your way upon your path.
Fire is especially important, symbolizing the light, heat and power of the sun.
Into a fire, you can throw a piece of paper with written goals you strive to achieve, and anything to release.

Now is a good time to plant seeds for a more intuitive, simpler and natural lifestyle.
Stay in tune with nature!


Love of Giving- This Might Flip Your Paradigm:

“So much of what we call love is fish love.” with Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski


Love of His/Herstory- Getting Perspective Through Pictures:
Guessing You Have Never Seen Some of These Historic Pics…



World Refugee Day Fundraiser for Compassion It:
Fundraiser by Sara Schairer
for Compassion it


June 20 is World Refugee Day. Please donate and help us embed compassion within refugee camps around the world.

According to @[13204463437:274:UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency], “We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.”

In honor of World Refugee Day, we’re launching the second fundraising campaign for Compassion It’s efforts to support the American Refugee Committee. We raised $10,000 in our first fundraiser (!!!!) and now only need $5,000 more to reach our goal! In case you missed the first fundraiser, here are details about this incredible initiative: In April, the American Refugee Committee (ARC) brought together 20+ thought leaders to come up with ideas for cultivating compassion within refugee camps, and they invited me and my teammate Burrell Poe to join. That meeting in Minneapolis went so well that the ARC has asked us to join them at a refugee camp in Rwanda at the end of July 2019. We will help develop a scalable process and methods that embed compassion within refugee camps. (Learn more: This is an important opportunity to be a part of a global compassion initiative. This program may impact not only millions of refugees, but it would also tremendously benefit the front-line staff members who suffer from burnout and empathy fatigue. I’m honored and thrilled that Compassion It will be able to influence a global effort to impact refugees and humanitarian aid workers. If this is something you’re excited about, too, would you consider making a donation to help us reach our goal? Feel free to reach out if you have questions. Thank you! -Sara

How much would you like to donate?



About the Nonprofit


Compassion it
EIN 46-1164639
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MISSION COMPASSION IT’s mission is to inspire daily compassionate actions. VISION At COMPASSION IT, we strive to improve the social consciousness of the world. We envision a time when we can measure a million acts of compassion taking place each day, all over the globe.


If you are local:
National Philanthropy Day 2019- Last Call for Nominations is today!


National Philanthropy Day 2019

Call for Nominations

Extended Deadline:
Friday, June 21, 5:00 p.m.

Nominate Now!

Joining a Legacy of Philanthropists, Fundraising Professionals and Volunteers who have made an outstanding impact
in our community.

Nominate an Individual, Organization, or Company
that is Making a Great Difference

National  Philanthropy Day 2018 Awardees


Do you know of a philanthropic story, or story
of giving that needs to be told?

Is there someone who is doing good work for your community?

Submitting a nomination for National Philanthropy Day San Diego
is a great way to show your admiration and appreciation.

And the nominations process has been streamlined!

The AFP San Diego Chapter annually recognizes individuals and organizations whose philanthropic achievements have made an impact in the San Diego region, Imperial County and Tijuana. On Monday, November 4th, we look forward to building on the success of our predecessors and celebrating and honoring the rich diversity of our region.

Please help AFP San Diego honor those most deserving!

Nomination Categories:

Outstanding Philanthropist
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Outstanding Organizational Volunteer
Outstanding Grant Making Organization
Outstanding Philanthropic Business or Corporation
Outstanding Development Professional
Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer

Nominations will close on June 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

For more information, including the categories and criteria,

Click Here.

For Questions: Contact Katie Gomez, AFP San Diego Chapter Manager,

Thanks this week go to Billy S, Arman S-B, Larry H, Sara S, Team AFP, and Compassion IT souls everywhere.

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”Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in”—
Leonard Cohen

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