99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

The brain cannot create faces. It is a beautiful thing. Every time you glance up from your coffee and catch a passerby’s eye, every time you ask a stranger for directions - you are registering their dimples and cheek bones and the arch of their eyebrows. They become a part of your dreams. Think about it - that means you become a part of their dreams. Somewhere, you have been the girl who seduced someone’s husband. Somewhere, you have been the boy who held someone’s hand. Somewhere, you have been the person who saved someone’s life. You have been millions of different people - you have been recreated time and time again. Breathe. Take comfort in knowing you are not permanent. It is a beautiful thing.
comforting thoughts - nm (via thegirlwithfernweh)