"Through their lens!"
"Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. . ." but who is the beholder? The beholder can be you. The beholder can be them. The beholder can be me. As a child, I can recall various things that have stuck with me every since I laid eyes on it. Some being great and some being not so great. . .
But I always wanted to heal the world from those things that may limit the vision of so many individuals. When the idea of a nonprofit 501c3 dropped in my spirit years ago, I thought "naw not me." Fast forward to a few years later and it dropped again, but stronger and with a purpose. At the time we were living in a community that was a sanctuary hub/city for immigrants from other countries and I noticed that the kids from those families had limited access to opportunities outside of school and where we resided. It was at that moment that I decided to follow my heart and begin healing the world.
The first healing took place early June right after school let out. My husband came with an idea to host a community block party for all of the kids in the subdivision. I looked at him and was like "I'm totally behind this, let's do this." From that point on I recognized the healing would have to start within communities that aren't recognized for what they were made to be. A "COMMUNE-UNITY" as I like to break the term down. Commune is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as being "a place where people living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities." Unity is defined in the same book as being, "a state of being joined as a whole." So when I stepped back to look at what was happening at that first block party through the lens of the kids present, I saw several things, but the one thing that stuck out to me was joy filled with unity. They didn't look at each other as being different or even from all over the world all they saw was that their little light was shining through something that seemed so natural---COMMUNITY!
So when the "Project Makers" and "Project Connectors" of ONE Wellness Project, sees beauty, we simply see what the children see and that is nothing major because "beauty lies in the eye of the beholder." Which entails captures life, love, joy, purpose, peace, and unity!