October's Love - Feeding America by One Meaning

OCTOBER'S CAUSE:  FEEDING AMERICA - We brought attention to Feeding America and did our part to bring the very serious issue of hunger to your attention. Throughout the month we highlighted ways on our Facebook page to help. Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Through the assistance of local and national food assistance programs, Feeding America is able to provide nutritious, fresh foods to Americans struggling with hunger; safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal; emergency assistance for disaster victims; as well as a chance at self-sufficiency for adults trying to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. 

Many of our fellow Americans rely on their local food banks for help: the elderly, children, people with low income, families who have lost their employment or need supplemental help.  Feeding America has many programs to help, including The Mobile Pantry, Public Assistance, Disaster Relief, Kids Cafe, BackPack Program, Summer Food Program, etc.  

One Meaning is proud to join forces with humanitarian luminaries such as Ben Affleck and Ellen DeGeneres to support Feeding America. Nearly 1 out of every 6 people in America goes hungry each day. Watch Ben Affleck as he raises awareness of these hunger statistics. Find real hunger stories from Feeding America at http://feedingamerica.org/hunger and get inspired to lend your help.

Thank you for your support!  To learn more about Feeding America cause, visit: http://feedingamerica.org/  - maybe you need help, maybe your friend needs help, or maybe you can offer help!  813. 

All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance... by One Meaning

Love is our religion!  One Meaning's philosophy is that love is transforming and connects us all. If we deal with each other as individuals, with compassion in our hearts and respect of our differences, we can advance as a society and grow spiritually.  It looks like Pope Francis is of like mind.  It's a beautiful thing!

Pope Francis, right, greets his friends Rabbi Abraham Skoka, left, and Omar Abboud, center, outside the Western Wall.  

Pope Francis extended an invitation Sunday to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a "peace initiative," after earlier calling for a two-state solution to the intractable conflict. The pontiff's remarks came at the end of an outdoor Mass in Bethlehem's Manger Square on the second day of his three-day trip to the Middle East. 

"In this, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace, I wish to invite you, President Mahmoud Abbas, together with Israeli Preident Shimon Peres, to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace," Francis said. "I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer."

Pope Francis praying at the Separation Wall in Bethleham

He added, "Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a constant torment. The men and women of these lands, and of the entire world, all of them, ask us to bring before God their fervent hopes for peace."

The Palestinian side has accepted the invitation and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will go to the Vatican, a Palestinian Legislative Council member, Hanan Ashrawi. The Israeli President's office said that he welcomed the invitation. "President Peres has always supported, and will continue to support, any attempts to progress the cause of peace," his office said.

Pope Francis then traveled on to Tel Aviv, where in remarks on the airport tarmac to Peres he again issued an invitation to pray for peace at the Vatican. He also reiterated the Vatican's support for Israel's right to exist in peace and security. Earlier, speaking alongside Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Francis called for the recognition of a Palestinian state -- but he made the same demand on behalf of the state of Israel.

He urged "the acknowledgment by all of the right of two states to exist and to live in peace and security within internationally recognized borders." The Pope called on all sides to pursue a path to peace together and not take unilateral actions to disrupt it.

"I can only express my profound hope that all will refrain from initiatives and actions which contradict the stated desire to reach a true agreement, and that peace will be pursued with tireless determination and tenacity," he said.

One Meaning Ink by One Meaning

We love our One Meaning butterfly logo.  It's a curvy little hour-glass of a symbol that stands for love! Apparently many others love our symbol too.  So much so that they have permanently tattooed it on their bodies.  We're humbled by this.  It feels great to have fans who love our message and designs and had them tattooed on legs, ankles, necks, backs, shoulders and even behind the ear. 

To date, we have counted about 50 One Meaning logo tattoos that we know of. Please keep in mind that our designs are trademarked, copyrighted, guarded by karma and protected by divine right. That said, we hope they inspire you. All we ask is that should you commit them to ink on your body, please remember the meaning behind our beautiful symbols and do your best to live the message by spreading love and kindness and watching out for those less fortunate in life. Oh, and please send us a photo!  We're trying to establish the Guinness World Record!

Love, Karen and Ingrid

Like Magic! by One Meaning

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SURPRISE and DELIGHT! Each month, we choose one of our Facebook Fans who like, comment, or express enthusiasm and love for our items....and we surprise and delight  them with a piece of One Meaning jewelry!

If you'd like the chance to have a little magic happen to you, follow us on Facebook.