You know how life sometimes gets a bit overwhelming with commitments, deadlines and a ‘to-do’ list that appears endless? That’s where I’m hanging out at the moment. This too shall pass … chocolate will help ….
It never seems to fail that in the midst of days like this there is always a ray of sunshine. Today that burst of brilliance appeared in the form of a Newsletter from Rikki Neukom, sharing a fabulous update on the undertaking she began last year to celebrate her fortieth birthday.
Let me back up a bit.
Last August author Elena Aitken introduced us to Rikki Neukom in a post on her blog, “Don’t Forget To Breathe”. I hope you will take a minute to go there and read the background to my post.
The bottom line is this. Rikki is an inspiring example of how one person can make a difference in this world in her own unique way. She helps make the dream of an education come true for children at a Primary School in Kenya, where her friend Agnes is a teacher. Rikki’s only request is for a $5 donation from anyone interested in helping out.
For more information, email Rikki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a p.s. from Rikki that I received yesterday. It made me smile even more.
“This is probably too late, but I wanted to let you know that the amount of notebooks and pens that were purchased through “40 Books” will actually be enough to cover each of the students in the school for the whole school year. That’s over 650 students. Wow, I had no idea. Also, I was told that the day after the kids received their backpacks the mom’s and dad’s gathered at the school because they were so thankful for the backpacks.
Wishing you a great day.
If you have other bursts of sunshine to share about people you know who are making the world a better place in their own special ways, let’s hear about it. You know I love to share those stories!
And now it’s back to final line edits of the printer’s proofs for The Promise of Provence. Time to hook up the caffeine i.v. Still hopeful for an early April ebook launch. I’ll keep you posted!