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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Did you miss me?

That’s right people, I’m back!  I can only hope that you missed me as much as I missed you!  I do have to admit however that I have throughly enjoyed a little break form the blogging.  It’s funny how you don’t realize how much work something is until after you’re finished.  There are nights when I get home from school and the fact that I don’t have to write a blog is what I am most thankful for.  Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system let’s get down to business.  Just in case you’ve managed to go all day without remembering, today is Monday.  For most people that means an extra cup of coffee, hitting the snooze button one more time, or a well deserved adult beverage at the end of the day.  It also means new beginnings.  Since this is my first post of 2012, it only makes sense that I’m thankful for a new year, a new semester, and new chance to blog!

It's the year of the Dragon people!

Life is all about beginnings.  We are born, we start school, we start college, we start a career, we start a family, and the list goes on and on.  It’s easy for us to forget that we even though we like new beginnings and what they represent, we didn’t really have it all that bad to start with.  Orphaned children in Uganda on the other hand, deserve a new start.  There are over 2 million children who are orphaned because of war, poverty, AIDS, or famine.  New Beginnings Charitable Trust works to provide the resources these children need for a safe place to call home, somewhere to receive medical care, and the education they deserve.  NBCT started by purchasing 8 acres of land in the Nakasangola District of Uganda near the local school.  Your heart will break when you read the stories of the brave children whose spirits just can’t be broken.  The team from Northern Ireland works closely with a carefully chosen African staff to make sure they change the lives of Ugandan children one at a time.  Nothing says new adventure like starting a new business.  I mean it is called the American dream for a reason.  New Profit Inc. exists in order to help entrepreneurs find a way to make their dreams of improving the lives of children, families, and communities come true.  Some of the most innovative organization I’ve ever come across have been non-profits.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to watch ridiculous infomercials as much as the next gal, but I would much rather give my hard earned moola to an organization that is changing lives.  Can I get an amen?  I know I don’t loose any sleep over the donations I gave to charities last year, but I bet you’ve got a ThighMaster taking up space in a closet somewhere.  Sorry Suzzane.

New Beginnings Charitable Trust Donation

New Profit Inc. Donation

So here’s to you new beginnings!  Sure, we’re all about you this time of year, but I have a feeling this year you’ll be sticking around.  You represent all the things we hope for and dream of.  You’re a huge part of our life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Without you there would be no new years, new semesters, and new babies, and who doesn’t love a new baby?

Welcome to the world baby Connor!