"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world".
- Anne Frank
I love this quote, it always inspires me to be a better person. To give more. To be less involved in myself. Anne Frank was an incredible girl. I have read The Dairy of Anne Frank at least four times. It still astounds me how articulate and inspiring she was.
Last year, Ben and I volunteered at Baan Dada for five weeks. It is a Children's home in rural Thailand, near the Myanmar border. I won't delve into how incredible and special this place is in this post. However I wanted to share with you some news that Ben and I are planning a fundraising event, to coincide with an amazing event taking place at the home.
Baan Dada are raising money to build a Technical School, so that the locals have somewhere to learn and study after high school. The amazing people who run the home and other volunteers are setting off on a journey to walk 225 Kilometers in October with the hope of raising enough money to start construction. They will walk from the town of Sangklaburi to the city of Kanchanaburi. All the details can be found on the website here.
Ben and I wish that we could join them for the walk, however timing and money does not permit it. So.....we are in the midst of planning a little something to do over here to raise money. We've been brainstorming a few ideas, but last night we pretty much settled on what we are going to do. I will let you know the details once they're set in stone, but I'm getting pretty excited and thought I would share this with you today.
I hope Anne's words resonate with you as they do with me. Of course everyone has different circumstances, and many of us have been through tough times in our lives. But generally speaking, we are pretty lucky here in Australia. It is nice to be reminded of this sometimes...