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    Posted June 16, 2009 by
    Seattle, Washington
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Journey to change

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    Saying 'Yes" To Helping Others Out


    Several weeks ago I was sifting through my email and out of curiousity I decided to look in my "spam" mail box - I NEVER do this.


    My eyes were drawn to a email with the subject line: "POVERTY IN AFRICA, please read!" At first I thought it was one of those money scams, but decided to read it anyway.


    It turns out that the email was written by a middle schooler named Quinn. She and her classmates Kelsey & Hazel were doing a social action project focused on Heifer International. She was asking me to help she and her classmates spread the word about this organization.


    Instead of deleting the email or responding with quick reply, my daughter Paige and I took it one step further. We decided to say "yes" to helping these three girls with their project and ended up taking a road trip to Bellingham, WA to see them in person. This is what they had to say.


    Personal Note:

    Even though I've spent a lot of time focused on my weight loss journey, I have also spending a lot of time on the saying "yes" to living a more meaningful life. For me, this means spending less time on things that are trivial and spending more time on doing things that make a difference in my own life and in the lives others.


    In order to move forward, you got to give back ...





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