Call Our Hotline – NYC Anti-Violence Project

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Call Our Hotline – NYC Anti-Violence Project:

Have you experienced or witnessed violence, or are you concerned about someone who has? We’re here to support you on our 24 Hour English/Spanish Hotline: 212-714-1141. All calls are free and confidential.  You can also report violence anonymously or ask for a counselor to reach out to you online.

Our free, bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/advocates, offering support to LGBTQ & HIV-affected survivors of any type of violence, as well as to those who love and support survivors, including those who have lost a loved one to violence.

We receive thousands of calls a year. Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and safety planning, as well as access to ongoing counseling, advocacy, and onsite legal services. We support clients and community members in trying to access safety, services, and support from systems and service providers to…

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#SoCS Nov. 19/16 – Yes

But I Smile Anyway...

Linda’s SoCS prompt this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “yes.” Use it as a word, use it in a word, extra points if you start and finish your post with it. Enjoy!

Yes

That’s how it started. A simple answer to a simple question.

Nearly twenty years ago, we met. And fifteen years ago yesterday, we finally officially said ‘Yes‘ to each other.

Over the years there have been many ‘yesses’ and numerous ‘nos’ too!

I seem to utter an awful not of nos to my kids!

But they manage to twist them into ‘Yesses’ somehow… the gift of the gab!

Marriage is tough. There are plenty of occasions to enjoy together, and an equal amount of situations that create tension. We’ve had our ups and downs.

But if anyone was to ask me if I would…

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#SoCS Sept. 21/19 – Wrap/Rap

But I Smile Anyway...

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wrap/rap.” Use one, use both (for bonus points), use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Do you know how to wrap?

(No, I’m not talking about rap – the music form, though I have tried my hand at it!)

I think wrapping presents is one of the hardest things to do!

Usually, mine will be pretty neat, but I end up using too much paper because I cut too much for the object that is going to be wrapped… Then whoever is opening said present feels like they are playing pass the parcel, unwrapping layers and layers, until they get to the gift at the end!

I’d never get a job in one of those shops where you have to offer to gift wrap items bought… I’d constantly be getting my knuckles rapped for…

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Happy Diwali (festival of lights)

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Photo credit: Amma on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MataAmritanandamayi

Today, I join our friends all over the world who are celebrating the Hindu Festival, Diwali; also known as Deepavali and the Festival of Lights! I may not fully understand the history, traditions and rituals behind the Festival, all the same, I cannot but share in the loving thoughts and joyful sentiments surrounding a Festival dedicated to light and signifying “the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.[“
Happy Diwali, my dear friends! May the Festival remind us all of the ETERNAL LIGHT and Its WILL!
This year, October 23 comes down with so much “feel good” for me: this Festival, the New Moon Eclipse and my Birth Day; all in one day! So much to be grateful for!
Abundant love, peace and joy are what I wish everyone who has crossed my earthly path…

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We stand with Paris and for peace around the world!

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I spoke too soon; Friday 13th turned out to be a Black Friday after all! Early yesterday I had posted Happy Friday the 13th! with the optimistic note “it’s a great day already….”

But, the multiple killings in Paris later in the day simply left me speechless! Let me not grace the evil minds and hands behind the dastardly acts with death/casualty numbers! I would rather share some loving thoughts directed towards the victims and their relations!

May the dead awaken (albeit unexpectedly) to joyful experiencing!

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Let not the acts of violence of a few evil doers dominate the many goodness that men do.
We far outnumber those who do harm to others.
We stand with France.

— Dodinsky
Photo & text credit: https://www.facebook.com/Dodinsky/?fref=photo

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“My love and prayers are with everyone in Paris”

– Anna Grace Taylor
Photo & text credit: https://www.facebook.com/annataylormusicangel/

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“To all our Friends and Family in Paris…

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