Wise words from a very young girl. Anne Frank had it so right – there is nothing more enriching and more uplifting than giving. I felt it today when I had a bad day that started with bucketing rain, then had me apologizing to a client for professional mistakes, and despite a sudden change in weather continued when I missed my bus by a hair’s breadth and subsequently did not make it to my son’s awards ceremony. Even the present that I received yesterday when meeting the wonderful Linnetmoss could not console me
even though it did make me chuckle. I can’t wait to show you, but I’ll give her precedence. I needed to uplift myself, and I remembered Anne Frank’s words, and knew what I had to do…
With the badge project (run #1) over and all badges distributed, all that was left to do was to donate the money that had been contributed to the scheme. The perfect feel-good activity. So I can now announce that we have donated a respectable sum to Young Minds UK via Richard’s Just Giving page. (If you click on the link, you can see your donation in its new natural habitat.)
Please all pat yourselves on the back! You have been incredibly generous, and your kindly given money can now make a real difference for a very good cause. 250 Euro convert to 318 $ or 196 £. Personally, I think it was worth every Penny and Cent.
You may also pat yourselves on the back for having chosen to be open for meeting new people. That, I believe, is another way of giving that will never make you poor but always enrich your life. Speaking for myself, I have met wonderful people through this fandom – on my blog, via e-mail, on tumblr, and in RL at events. Too many to mention, really. There has not been a single unpleasant encounter among the many contacts I have made, so I look forward to wearing my badge in December with excited anticipation. In fact, the badge has already worked for me – through the organisation of the project, I have come in contact with new fellow sisters-in-RA. Happy days!
My day has instantly become better. There. Never mind deRAnged or distRActed. It’s proof that Richarding makes happy. Thank you!