08 August 2010

following your heart - but to Nepal???



Lately, I have been drawn to India. You may remember that one of my very dearest friends has done a lot of traveling through India and Nepal and has taken some of my favorite photos. It is funny that I had titled that post "when I grow up" and I had wanted to title this one the same thing... One of my very favorite posts that I have written was about women helping women, found here. Many of you know how much the idea that women can do ANYTHING if they set their minds to it is a huge part of who I am.

Thus, you can probably image how touched, and amazed, and impressed I was when I discovered Maggie Doyne this morning. Honestly, the girl is INCREDIBLE. I could blather on and on about what she had done, but really - it is so much better when it comes from her~







I feel that my life is an endless search for inspiration. When I see this, I wish with all of my heart that whatever Maggie's parents did to create the drive, and ambition, and belief that she could do anything had been bestowed upon me by my parents. This is exactly the confidence that I want to instill in my boys - so that they too can follow their hearts and find passion in doing something magnificent! If this young girl can come out of high school, go out into the world, and create something this incredible, why can't we all?


Have a wonderful Sunday mes amies - I am off for a run in the rain and then I have an afternoon all to myself! (handsome husband has taken the littles away and all the bigs want is to see a movie later~ Yippy!!!

xx


12 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I truly believe as a parent I wanted to create that drive, and ambition, and belief that my children could do anything. I just hope I accomplished that. Truly an inspiring post. Giving such a gift to our kids is free and so very priceless. It helps us to move mountains. My parents never bestowed that kind of confidence in me so now I realize how invaluable it is.

Hope you enjoy your precious Sunday afternoon? Cheers ~ deb

Beth E-R said...

Thanks for sharing this video with this young woman's amazing story. It's an inspiring message to hear, especially the first thing in the morning. Maggie is wise beyond her years. What an incredible spirit!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have tears streaming down my face from watching this amazing video. I think the tears flow because seeing the difference one individual can make is astounding and it tugs on my heart strings to find a way to make a difference. Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational story!

Hood Canal Gal said...

Amazing story! What a lucky girl to have had this much strength and clairty at such a young age.
I hope my girls grow up knowing, but more importantly BELIEVING, that they can do anything by following their hearts.

Megan

Miss Sew & So said...

women are an constant inspiration to one another!

hope you had a wonderful couple of hours to yourself..

melissa xx

seabold vintage market said...

Kim . . . sooooo glad you shared this . . . I loved everything about this post . . . and this young woman is simply amazing!!! xo - liz

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful inspiring story ... it is really amazing what this young girl has done...thank you for sharing it with us...

Mikal said...

Wow.Wow.Wow.....what a gift and inspiration for all women.

As a mother, I would be so proud of her, and completely terrified to have her away from me like that. Thanks for sharing!

Ciara said...

Oh my heart. What an inspiration.

I travelled around India a couple of times in my early twenties and remember feeling overcome at times by my helplessness in the face of the appalling poverty and conditions that people live in. I just wish I had the vision that Maggie had to realise we CAN do something.

Thanks so much for sharing this. C x

Jemsmom said...

All I can say is WOW! I pray daily that I can show my daughter the self esteem, drive, ambition, and empathy in order to follow all her dreams! What an inspiration Maggie is! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

Jeanneoli said...

Wonderful video..and I hope I help my children know they can do anything. We have all been born for a purpose!!!

Nikki said...

My Uncle lives in Rishikesh. I could put you in touch ;) He has a pyramid restaurant and a few bungalows for rent.