Thursday, January 7, 2010

All Possible

Possibility has been my companion the last few days and the wheels are in motion all around me. I received an email confirming Kidlet and I for the Kenyan trip this summer, putting the fulfillment of that dream within tasting distance. I have to shake myself to believe I am actually going ... and that excitement that has been harbouring will only continue to mount right up until we touch African soil. Endless possibilities ... we will have so much to learn.

Yesterday a work colleague donated to our school fundraiser and it was an unexpected surprise. It rekindled my commitment to that goal. [Note to self: get cracking!] Thank  you Girl!

And today I got the icing on the cake ... my friend J invited me to go see Greg Mortenson (authour of Three Cups of Tea) speak. It will be in an intimate setting. I loved the book and it really opened my eyes to the issue of educating girls. I was inspired not only by his message but by his perseverance and commitment to building schools in Afghanistan's  war ravaged, physically hostile environment and culturally sensitive community. He is a bridge builder (literally and figuratively) and he is creating possibilities for a generation of Afghan and Pakistani girls. Debating whether I should bring my copy of  the book for him to sign .... and deciding what I would ask him if I get the chance.

So it's been a great couple of days... the kind that create excitement that you can actually feel in your body. The gift - endless possibilities and optimism. And for that - I am so very grateful.

2 comments:

  1. Oh I am so envious, Greg Mortenstein is a real hero of mine. And my copy of the book is becoming well travelled as it's been to London with my son, to Heringdorf in Germany and back and is now with another friend in Munich. Both these wonderful German women I've met through blogging.
    I just wonder how well his schools are doing now as the area he worked in is now so overun with Taliban, and we know their attitude to female education.
    xx

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  2. OMG that's sooo awesome!! Both your confirmation on the Kenyan trip (along with unexpected donations) and that you get to see Greg Mortenson speak. You are one lucky lady!!! I can't wait to hear all about it.

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