Love....it is amazing - it comes in so many ways...to realize this is the greatest gift! I am beyond grateful to realize this and to experience it daily in all of its delcious shapes and forms!
Every year on my birthday- I evaluate- am I where I want to be, am I the best I can truly be, where do I want to reach next....this is a moment when I take time to realize how far I have come and how much farther I can truly go- it is one of my favorite times of year. This year was no different and as I turned 41...I felt this overwhelming sense of love, sense of self, sense of purpose and sense of empowerment.
Today, I spent the day in Korogocho, one of the largest slums in Kenya. City Chik has bought a piece of land for the Light & Hope Home for Disabled Children. As Joseph drove throught hte streets of Nariobi- I was amazed...how can I not feel so out of my element? How are the unique smells and conditions not phasing me? How is this insane driving pattern not freaking me out? I believe it because Africa is part of me...and the journey we are about to embark upon will be tremendous.
It was amazing to finally meet the children and James...to see the conditions first hand and to meet with the lead construction dude- Gideon. I explained we have "tight deadline"...(well at least I am consistent between my corporate life and non profit life:)) There was a lot of talk about love today...about passion....and about heart...I truly believe radiating love can transform us all and can make amazing things happen
. It can bring us together in a way we never thought possible,
Tomorrow as the demolition gets cleared- Joseph and I will work on the playroom...we will put our hearts into it...and every day over the next month I will give my heart, love and dedication to this project. I want all of the donors to feel this process with me...and as with anything I am sure there will be ups and downs....but that is okay we will learn, grow and love our way through it!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!