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I am doing my best to “fly by the seat of my pant”s on my GIVES every day. Today I was getting a little worried. My eyes were wide open but I wasn’t seeing any opportunities to GIVE back. When I got home from all my errands this morning, (playcare, grocery shopping, work errands, conference call, park time) and finally got my son to sleep for a nap, I sat down at my computer and there it was – right in my email.
Today’s GIVE is dedicated to 2 people. My dear friend Mark who has been my number one promoter of 365GIVE and to another friend Kristi who will one day be a super star. Because of them, I have a GIVE today and one that has made me proud.
This is the perfect example of how 365GIVE is already working. Mark told Kristi about 365GIVE and Kristi Googled it to see what I was up to these days. She sent me a fantastic email cheering me and also sent me a list of ideas I could use as GIVES. That’s all it will take to get 365GIVE on the world wide web map and to inspire other people to find one thing in their day they could do to GIVE. Here is the GIVE Kristi inspired me to do today.
Today is the day. My first GIVE of 365 days of giving. I am somewhere between excited and terrified. My first GIVE to launch this journey is in honour of my son, Nicolas. I am starting today because it is Nic’s birthday. He has turned the ripe old age of 3 and he is the greatest gift I have ever received in my life.
We adopted our son. My husband and I tried for many years to have children naturally and were soon told by a fertility doctor that our chances of getting pregnant naturally ranked up there with the small miracles in the world. After many months of conversation, research and soul searching, we decided, as a couple, that adoption would be the path right for us.
We had just moved to British Columbia and we knew that there are thousands of children here in Canada that needed a forever home (as it is called in the adoption world). Our adoption story is a wonderful one, I like to think of it as our own personal miracle (the details are ideal for an adoption blog). Very shortly after starting the long adoption journey with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy who was born on this day and came home at 11 weeks old.
This GIVE is to honour our son and children all over the world that don’t have a forever family. Millions of children are in desperate situations and need all over the world. Millions are born with no identity and no family. They don’t know where they came from, their birthday or who their parents are. So today, as my first GIVE, I am giving a child his own identity.
I was running along the sea wall this morning. For those of you that are runners, you know the “zone” where you feel like anything is possible. I get my best ideas, inspirations and insights when I’m running. Something about the smell of the sea air mixed with the sweat dripping down your face and an adrenalin high that works for me.
I get my best 365give ideas when I’m running. I also listen to my ipod along the way with music that gets me in the right frame of mind. The inspiration for this post came to me today while listening to the song “I Believe” by Nikki Yanofsky. There was something so magical about this song over the time of the 2010 Olympics. Since I live in Vancouver I was able to be part of an amazing time in history. Every day we felt we were living in the most exciting place in the world. You have never seen Canadians so Canadian as you did over that time. Patriotism was at a high with houses decorated with flags, lights and Olympic rings. We never left the house without dressing in our Olympic gear. The television was always tuned in just so you didn’t miss a historical moment.
As the song reads “the world brought together as one”. It’s a song I listen to now for the lyrics. I have posted a shorten version below.