Spring is ARRIVING! There is no stopping it. You’d think this was a letter from a flower nursery!!
I just get so excited about the infinite possibilities that a change in scenery inspires! This mild, dry February
enabled us to complete a kitchen renovation at our Sayville shelter. We were fortunate in the way of storms and bitter cold. Work went steady, and the results are stunning! Durable but pretty is sometimes hard to pull off. Thanks to Board Member Sue Miller’s design guidance and eye for the big vision, yet another Mercy property has undergone some needed repairs to accommodate the growing kids and young women who pass through, on their way to independence!
Space is a funny thing. We often do not give enough credit to the physical spaces we occupy, and the power they have to help us receive what we need. Ever since we fixed up our Patchogue kitchen, the girls often linger at the island, discussing the day, and planning the next. Dinners can last a bit longer, space for cooking tools and ingredients are more abundant, meaning nicer meals, and space for learning and creativity. The addition or change of a space also helps with the law of abundance-the notion that in order to receive you must be open and ready for it! I can attest that opening up space at our main headquarters has attracted contributions of needed goods, and has sent new friends in our direction who want to help. We are ready to receive good energy as well, in all of Mercy’s properties!
Space has been a struggle for our large Auction, Dinner and Fashion Show event held in May every year. This prompted us to take a chance and change the location to Villa Lombardi in Holbrook! We are hoping that eventually, having an enormous space to celebrate Mercy and bring the community together for a fun event, will mean an increase in attendees. Consider this the official announcement that this year on May 7th, Mercy will hold the event to celebrate 35 years! YES, it is an anniversary themed event ! Since the 35th Anniversary gift is coral, you can get started thinking about your fun outfit! Invitations will go out in April as usual, but since you are a VIP newsletter reader, you now know that you can already purchase a seat on our website under “events”!
There is so much to be excited about this March, this Spring! Louis Bamonte, Cole Carter, Connie Stillway, Grace Rufrano and Michelle Smith, all must have been visualizing abundance recently, because they were our February Raffle Bonanza winners! Congratulations!
The sun is a good symbol of The Law of Abundance. It is a light that is forever shining, in all directions at all times. It illuminates everything, bringing clarity. It’s inexhaustible light gives life. There is nothing that any of us need to do to “earn” this light. It simply shines on us.~Kai Hu
Enjoy the days of extended sunshine coming on March 10th!
With abundant gratitude,
Briana Taylor, LMSW Executive Director
Our 35th Anniversary Auction, Dinner and Fashion Show is May 7th, check out our upcoming events for tickets!