Those of you who have read my blog regularly for a while have heard me mention, a few times, that serendipity is my favorite word. Not only do I love the fundamental concept, along with the feeling of playfulness it engenders, but I have also very recently come to realize that it embodies my entire life philosophy.
I believe that openness, flexibility, adaptability, gratitude, and trust are all the keys that provide the space to explore all the possibilities. And, not coincidentally, allows those serendipitous moments to pop up, seemingly out of nowhere.
On the opposing side, I have come to learn that obsessively worrying about circumstances that arise, or trying to control a situation, ultimately inhibits my ability to go with the flow and embrace the incredible opportunities that present themselves along the way. In fact, upon reflection, I often didn't even see them or their potential.
I have discovered that expecting happy surprises, which may include people fortuitously entering my life, events occurring at a particular time, or even experiences that I had not imagined as useful, enrich my soul beyond measure. And I am profoundly grateful.
The boys filled the water filter on their own, and then watched carefully and discussed the process of the water going down through the filter and filling the bottom of the pitcher. "It is going down and up at the same time." - TD
I am excited by the potential of one such serendipitous phone call that I received this past Friday. In the coming weeks and months, you will be witness to the unfolding results of the collaborative work that it inspires. Stay-tuned!
Yesterday, I asked DRC kids, families, staff, and board to vote on a new t-shirt design. One of them has become the clear front runner; however, in the interest of fairness, I am not going to say which one. If you feel at all invested in which t-shirt would best represent DRC, please state your preference in the comments or send us a message. I will reveal the new design in next week's blog post.
As we get closer to winter, DRC-East families are continuing to work hard on their fundraising efforts to purchase a furnace for the fantastic facility that hosts us in Lawrenceville. Along with the 50/50 raffle (which you can also purchase at DRC Canton), they have created a "go-fund-me" page. They are grateful for any help you can offer. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed.