Monday, June 12, 2006
I have not been abducted by aliens! I have not been marooned in the concrete jungle of your nearest inner-city. I have not been jailed... YET... for my criticism of the President of the United States...
I have, however, been camped out on a sandy beach in Hawai'i. LOL. Summer is coming at us soooo quickly. We've been in the upper 80's everyday for the last two weeks. **sigh** The beach has been my respite.
Aside from the heat... and clambering every other minute for a sandy shore on the Pacific Ocean... I have been VERY busy! A couple of months ago, I watched a TV Show that had me thinking about how I could make a difference in the world. I blogged about it. Here's an excerpt:
"The show left me with a great deal of sadness. Though we've heard the story told a million times before: gangster changes his life then is murdered in the streets, the dramatic interpretation is ALMOST always very moving."
So what have I been busy doing and how does it relate to the TV Show? Well... I'm TOTALLY and 100% involved in making a difference in my little community. That's really what it has come down to, for me. To effect change in the world, I must start with my community.
So I've jumped, head first, into helping a charter school get off the ground. I'm involved with actually creating the curriculum. Writing the grants. Creating the application forms and helping in determining the Implementation Plans. The ENTIRE process! I love it. I've never felt more useful.
What else is on my plate? -- I've been in and out of community association meetings to be totally involved in HOW this little community heads into the future. So for my little town... I have been nominated as the Association's Secretary. I don't plan to be in that capacity for very long.... but I have to start somewhere.
My world is amazing and fruitful... I have been placed in a position to help shape the future of the children in my community. **heavy sigh** For that, I am truly humbled by God's trust in me.