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START WHERE YOU ARE. We are all individual threads but only by weaving ourselves together can we enrich the tapestry of life

While you are busy doing what YOU think is your calling, LISTEN to what the Universe is telling you.

Today I was reminded of how important I am. I had forgotten and was disappointed in my progress. However, I got an email from one of my street orphans. He had done piece work in developing country where he is, Livingstone Zambia. I am back in Chicago, Illinois until August 28th when I will be back there.

He ran out of money I had given him and did piecework after school for 8 hours to write a hurried message because he only had a little money for the internet cafe.

He wanted to tell me he had lined up 7 students to help with our roof seal project. What is our roof seal project? The one room huts that house 8-18 people in one room have huge holes in them. During the rainy season the people have to stand in corners all night, to try to avoid the huge falls of water. Then the kids are expected to go to school and learn the next morning.

So, I started a program where 7-10 of my older street orphans go down through the poorest of the poor areas and seal the roofs. As I have noted before, the people are so overcome with this simple inexpensive act stopping their suffering that they come out fall to their knees and thank the kids. The kids self-esteem goes up and they are learning little management skills.

When I go back in August each of the 7 kids working on this project are required to get 7 kids each and they will be team leaders. We have done almost 500 huts and we are aiming to do 1000 this time. My driver is driving 9 hours to Lusaka with one of the street orphans, Constantino, to buy 100 cans of roof seal wholesale.

In 2006 I thought my calling was to educate street orphans. NOW, I was listening last year when the universe was talking to me and showed me the gift I have really been chosen for. Stopping the suffering of many through sealing the roofs.

I am reminded of how important it is to be open to what the universe is showing me. It is important that we do something that makes us alive and energized. Yet I think we need to be open the fact that that may only be the entrance to the grand experience meant for us.

I also believe we need to communicate more throught his WORLD PULSE so that we do not get complacent and so that we stay energized to our soul purpose. But either way, I get up every morning with the intention and committment to do at least something to plant a seed or do an action that will lead to the great tapestry of life. We are each threads. Nice to know you, threads. Haha.

Wendy Stebbins

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Nusrat Ara's picture

You are doing amazing work.

You are doing amazing work. It is so good to read about people helping each other when the whole world seems to be hellbent on killing each other.

Thanks for sharing.

Love

Nusrat

Amei's picture

Good learning!

I think 'Seal the Roofs" was part of your education project. It not only stopped the suffering of people It is also providing more indirect learning of taking leadership, taking care of others and creating curiosity by you setting an example. What is education! You calling is education the methodology you use may just be different.

Well done. I am more pleased that I am reading more about you. DON"T give up on education!

With high esteem
Amei

Wendyiscalm's picture

EMAIL

Hi Amei,

I said I would write an email but then I went on and on. Did you get a rather long message from me?

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Wendyiscalm's picture

Made an error

Hi Amei,

I think I tracked the message down. When you emailed me at MY JOURNAL I think I just replied. Do you know how to get to that. If not I will make a copy and then type it again as there seems no way to forward it.

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Amei's picture

Found under "breakthrough"

It was an inspiring long message So no need to make a copy. I replied to it too.

All the best and have great day.
Amei

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