odette called and left a voice mail on my phone. she wanted to thank me (us) for helping her mom in africa. she has no idea that the honor is mine. that i should be thanking her. her voice had tears spurting out of my eyes with joy – you have no idea. and i so love this photo of jen and odette.

dearest blog readers,

you are people who see with your hearts, feel with your sense of knowing.

you are believers in movement. movement of the small into the wide and open and expansive world of possibility.

you make things happen.

you trust that your $5, $10, $15 will grow exponentially in the spirit of the collective that knows a purpose much bigger than ourselves.

and you are serious rockstars that have bravely given almost $4000 open hearted dollars to one very compassionate and dear family in rwanda that needs our help. it’s an amount of money that far exceeded any expectations….wow.

you also know that it’s not so much the money that matters. but the feeling you had just before and just after you donated.

that feeling that reminds us that we’re all in this together.

that shared joy is the best feeling in the universe.

and that life is a very beautiful thing.

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i simply have no words for this community at the moment. i am in awe at our power, at our capabilities, at our purpose. and i think i may be in love with each and every one of you. it’s felt like the best christmas over and over again as i wake up each morning to a whole new slew of donations in my inbox. seriously happiness, i tell you. thank you, thank you…

i can’t wait to show you esteria’s new home and how all of your heart money was used to make life changing things happen in rwanda. as jen would say, it’s going to be so, so good.

xoxox + big love,
odette, odette’s family, jen, and kelly

ps: i’m keeping the donations open for the remainder of the week, so please feel free to spread the word…(thank you).

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

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