Two Challenge Days in a row. Wowza. The first one was really hard on Wednesday as you might have all seen by my posts. I have to say thanks to those of you who commented on my Facebook. Your thoughtfulness and caring brings me back to the moments of why I am doing what I am doing with Amanda’s Legacy. Wednesday night was so draining for me. Falling asleep early was the best thing for me. I received a phone call and text on Wednesday night from a friend telling me that his son went to Challenge Day on Wednesday and even though the son came home mentally drained too, he wanted to go back on Thursday to do it again. That is great news. I went again Thursday too. The afternoon was a bit different. It was another eye opener and a also a heart opener. I heard so many stories from kids that shouldn’t be happening to kids. I so wish Amanda had been able to attend a Challenge Day. I wish more young people could experience Challenge Day. The way it gets to the inner core and makes one think about life, their life, the person who is standing next to them, in front of them, behind them,… and on and on. If you ever hear of one coming to your community, make sure to attend as an adult helper. If you are a young person, attend for yourself. You might be asking, what exactly is Challenge Day. There is a Challenge Day website – http://www.challengeday.org. You can get information and also watch a video on how Challenge Day works. That is the simplest way to explain it. After having now attended, there are lots of kids names that should have gone or should go to the next one.
Tonight, I was pleasantly surprised by a phone call from Miss Universe Canada – Sahar Biniaz – http://www.beautiesofcanada.com/muc/2012/05/sahar-biniaz-is-miss-universe-canada-2012/ It was wonderful to speak with her. Her speaking platform during her title is anti-bullying. She sounds like a sweet girl (27 years old) and we are going to try and connect when she is back from Mexico. She has some very interesting things to say about herself and life in general. We certainly need more high profile people to keep speaking about bullying/cyberbullying + mental health conerns and issues.
I was supposed to go to a anti-bullying event tonight for Colin Sprake. Didn’t make it. After the week I have had, I am zombified. Not good for company at all. Just enough to sit here and try to sift through my emails.
Tired now… going to bed. xoxo
P.S. Sorry for the short boring post. I will try to write more. But when the head hurts, there are no words.