Gratitude and thanksgiving have become an integral part of the November theme. Everywhere from facebook to the multiple newsletters from different organizations in my in-box, the message is very clear, everyone has something to be grateful for, this month.
My vow is to seek out the beauty and graciousness in every moment of every day. Living fearlessly, compassionately and with love is my goal, throughout the year.
This morning I opened my email to find a perfect example of how this attitude towards life creates positive energy and good will. Several years ago, a national organization that I work with found itself on the receiving end of a crime. This issue was just recently resolved in a Michigan courtroom; we (specifically a founding member of our group) worked tirelessly to make sure empathy and compassion were our response. She recently received a grateful phone call from the person accused of the crime, thanking her for all we had done to ensure that she was treated justly.
Because of the holiday, this has been a slow week for getting things accomplished.
Our directors met on Monday evening for the first time as an official board. They are thrilled by the energy surrounding this whole project and are wading in to the “to do” list with vigor and excitement.
Our business plan is “done”. I think it will always be a work in progress, but as of now we are seeking donors and granting agencies to submit it to. Fund-raising is one of our top priorities in the ensuing months. If you know of any foundation or person who would be a possible source of funding, please let me know. Our main goal is raising money towards a scholarship fund; we have stated very clearly and it is our commitment that no one will be turned away from Deep Root Center because of an inability to pay the full membership fee.
We are an official project of Seedcorn! An agreement has been signed and filed at the their office. That means the above mentioned fund-raising can begin in the next couple weeks.
I have been spending some time at the Center getting things organized. However, to accomplish the multiple items on my list, I still need to use the Canton Free Library or my table at SLU for internet.
I have spoken to a Rep from SLIC and he is working on getting us up and running in the next week or so.
If you would like to see the space, shoot me an email and I can meet you there.
We will be hosting another open house December 11th. I am hoping some college admission counselors will be there to discuss negotiating the admission process as an independent learner. This will be heavily advertised. Please pass it on to anyone you think may be interested.
As always, Thank you!!!