hold tight, shine bright.

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

This morning, I was driving my kids to school and we were listening to Kids Place Live as we do most mornings. The Absolutely Mindy Show was on and they were talking about the recent headline of the man that found 7.5 million dollars in a safe inside of a storage unit he purchased (See the story, here.)


They were having kids call in to say what the first thing they would do if they fund 7.5 million dollars. Some kids would take their families to dinner, one would buy a Build-A-Bear store and give away the bears for free... and then, one little girl from TX called in and I lost it.


This little girl lives close to the border in TX and is witnessing first hand what is taking place with the refugees and immigrants. She said she would use the money to reunite families. Mindy, the show's host did a great job comforting her, applauding her heart and assuring her that there were companies already out there that were helping. She also talked about the "Hold Tight, Shine Bright Project" and then played a song called, "Shine Bright."






I completely lost it.


I don't care about your political stance. I really don't. I care about humanKIND. Families should remain together. Yes, there may be a "right way" to go about it, (My family has been through the entire Citizenship process, so spare me) but for one second, think about how you would feel. What you would do if your children were separated from you?


What is happening now, is disheartening at best. I believe we need to have a proper protocol for this to make sure both sides are protected. There has to be a way to do this with humanity and kindness.


We've got to do better, y'all. For more information and to see how you can help, visit raicestexas.org or purchase the "Hold Tight, Shine Bright" Album on iTunes.


Please spread the word on love, hope, and family.




Calla is a writer, mother of three, and host of Have The Conversation Podcast.  Her blog, art, and conversations are here for you as living proof that mistakes and the lessons they provide are all part of a bigger picture   Reach out! - She'd love to get to know you.

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