Because No One Told Me

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'Start Starting Line Americorps Cinema Service Night Wilcox Park May 20, 20117' photo (c) 2011, Steven Depolo - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/This past weekend was the 5K I’ve hosted the last two years through my other blog.  When I set out to help some friends raise money last year, no one told me that it would work.  But no one told me that it wouldn’t work either.  Although my thoughts were if I could raise a few hundred dollars to help out my friends, I could help them facilitate this change in their lives.

So this year when I decided to do it again, I still wasn’t sure how it would go.  I guess I was feeling that after such an over-the-top successful first event, that there was no way the second year could ever measure up.

Boy was I wrong!

We didn’t have as many entrants overall running the race, but through donations and the like, I believe that we’re going to be a little bit above the total we raised last year, which was just over $3,100!  Being that this family was local this year, we decided to get together to run it again and 45 people showed up to run!  I was and am still so completely beyond amazed.

But no one told me that we couldn’t make a difference in my community.  No one told me we couldn’t changes peoples’ lives a little bit at a time.

So I started.  Because no one told me I couldn’t do really cool things.

And the only thing I regret?

Not starting sooner.

Go do what you’ve been wanting to do.

I’m going to go for another year…because no one told me I couldn’t.

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  • cathy

    You made a HUGE difference in our lives! Thanks for following through with an idea that God laid on your heart! You’re a blessing to so many. Love you!

  • Kynda

    I was excited to get to participate even though I was far away.

    • I’m thankful for your participation, as well!