Do you feel like with all the negativity in the world, and with the election of someone like Donald Trump, you need to also prepare your kids for all that’s not right out there?
Ugh. This is a good question and I’m wrestling with it myself. On one hand I want to be aware of the plight of my brothers and sisters in the world and to really understand what is happening, but I also feel like the more I dive into the ‘brokenness’, the more I start to feel futile. It can be so demotivating to really dig into all the disintegration. My husband and I are builders, we’re creators, we really like making people happy. Several years ago, Oprah Winfrey, described the work we do at SoulPancake as ‘little pieces of light’ and I think that is the legacy I want to leave behind in this world. All too soon, my kids will see and experience the world’s pain and darkness…but for now I want them to just revel in the light.
Photography by Layli Samimi