Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Job I Love!

Monday is the day I reserve for my 'other job', the job that I don't mind NOT getting paid to do. It's the day that I try to spend part of the day working on my Nepal projects. Whether it is catching up on emails, updating the blog, or finding ways to support the kids, it's all worthwhile and although at times it may feel like one more thing to do, it's usually at the top of the to-do list, because I love it.

Here's five reasons why I love it and think others who do this kind of stuff do, too: (you know who you are!!)

1) You don't have to be a part of the Gates Foundation to make an impact, no matter how small.

2) You get to ask people for donations and not feel bad about it, because, guess what, it's not for you. (Took me some time to realize this!)

3) You eventually get to go back to the place where it all started for you, see the friends you've made and those who have enriched your life immensely.  (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that to happen in the Fall)

4) You're never at a loss for a conversation piece at a party because if you're excited and passionate about something, you just want to talk about it!

5) It opens your eyes to the global community that we are a part of and although my focus is on Nepal, it has definitely made me think more globally about everything and become more aware of other organizations trying to do their part!

Lastly...  I know, I said five reasons, but I'm adding a sixth reason. See for yourself...  photos sent by Amrit of three teens from DHC NewLife Center, sporting some new hardware.  This is a snapshot of how our funds have been used over the years.  Their smiles says it all!

'R' with her new leg.  Of note, this young lady said I could be her grandmother when I was there in 2006, and she's right!!!!  My grandkid is growing up!

'S" with her new crutches

'B' with his new orthopaedic shoes and crutches.

Thank-you for visiting!  Until next time... 




Rhonda B. said...

love this, Jackie!

Diana said...

You speak from the heart...you go girl!!!

Mari said...

LOVE this post and truly feels that you're speaking to me! Thank you, Jackie! XO

DJL said...

I am so happy for you, Jackie.