Get ready for it... this weekend has been all deep and philosophical, and so a ton of pondering on the following points has occurred. I thought it was interesting though, so I wanted to share it with you...

The title of this blog post sums up the point of it pretty perfectly - we will all have points in our lives when Life hands us a chance. It can be anything - a chance to suddenly travel, a chance to go back to school, a chance to make a new friend, a chance to change someone's life. What we actually do with these chances is as uniquely individual as we all are, and for the most part just greatly reaffirms who we actually are at our cores. Our choices when this happens define us as real, genuine people. 

Two years ago, when I realized that I could realistically go back to school and actually make something out of my life, I knew that this was an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. I hated my career back then as an administrative assistant and was interested in ANY change that would get me out of it. And now, almost a year and a half into the program, it is still one of the best decisions I have ever made. The material that I am learning and the skills that I am building are going to help me be able to help so many people out there in the world. In fact, I am going to use this degree that I am working on to change the world.

That's the big stuff. Then there are the seemingly-little daily things that most of us probably don't even notice or think about. Did you smile at someone by the mailbox today as you were getting your mail? That may have been the thing that they needed most in that moment. Did you do a favour for your sister/neighbour/friend for no reason other than the fact that they needed you to? You may have been the saving grace that opened up enough space in their day to actually get their to-do list accomplished. Did you do ANY little nice thing that turned out to not really be that little? Maybe you are just one of the sparks that is going to help change the world.

Plans are in the works...

So I am working on something big (huge shock right? Knowing me...). It's bigger than just my fundraising though. Bigger than any motivational talk I could give. Bigger than any one little thing that any of us could do. It is going to inspire our community, build relationships (especially where they are needed most), heal fractures in families, bring us all together, and connect every person that we can reach. It is going to help those who are in need, raise people up when they are down, and remind us that we are a community. Together, we are stronger. I am going to need everybody's help and a lot of people may have to pitch in... but I am hoping that I will be able to pull this off. 

Please stay tuned! I am hoping to have at least the first stage of this operation started by the end of 2017. 

It's been said that making a difference seems so daunting at first, until you realize that this way of thinking implies that you need to have some sort of influence, special talent and time in order to make a change, when in fact, it takes only the desire to make just one thing a little bit better.