We are on our way home from a 24 hour epic adventure to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park to speak to an all girls camp ranging in age from 4 years old up to mid-20-ish counsellors.
My new best friend Patti Thom, camp director, who I might add, has been with the camp from the age of 4 – as a young camper, and runs the program, so all in, over 50 years, has been inviting me up to speak at their “Be The Change” Day since she saw my flash mob video over eight years ago. She and her campers duplicated the flash mob video a few years ago and did an awesome job!!! Thank heavens she asked me again (a testament to the power of persistence) and thank goodness I was free.
My family drove three hours up and were invited to stay in a cabin at the camp. Patti and the camp owner Kim, along with all the counsellors and campers were the most amazing hosts. This morning was the big event, my 3 girls and I had the great honour of chatting with 200+ students, sharing some of our ventures and instilling in this incredible group of future leaders, the message that “Change Starts with Me” and empowering them to believe that they can do ANYTHING they set their minds and hearts to. We talked about overcoming anxiety and fears to create change that can be bigger than us, bigger than our challenges, that in the process teach us the skill of resilience and give us increased confidence that we can overcome anything and make a difference at any age!
We then asked the girls to go into groups of 10, all different ages, and create posters that shared what they thought change meant to them! HOLY INSPIRING! The ideas these girls came up with and presented in front of the group gave me goosebumps and left me feeling moved and INSPIRED by them to see what change they will create in the coming years.
Grateful for their generous donation to one of our favourite teen self-esteem charities, Arbonne Angels to fund more programs that empower teens to believe change starts with them!!!
My heart and soul is so incredibly FULL to OVERFLOWING with gratitude
for this experience of sharing inspiration BOTH ways. Thank you once again to my amazing friend Patti and to Kim for welcoming us so graciously to your home away from home and letting us experience some of the magic of Camp Tanamakoon!!! With this incredible group….the FUTURE looks very very bright!!
Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.
With love and gratitude,
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