May 5 – Wondrous and sunny and inspiring …

It’s so great to meet new people and that’s what has happened in the last couple of days.  There are groups of people all working on the same focus.  That would be to ‘build a better and safe online community’ for kids, youth and adults.  Went to a play last night called ‘Sticks and Scones’ in downtown Vancouver by the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group.  I was amazed and the storyline, the youth actors and how the whole play was from start to finish.  It covered most areas of on-line and off-line situations that youth may come across in their everyday lives.  In September and October, the play was being talked about and discussed for their initial planning.  Then the Amanda tragedy occurred.  The kids and their mentors decided to continue on with their plans even though it was a bit more painful to go through, knowing that what they were writing and talking about was now to become an even truer story.  I am glad that they went ahead and did their project.  At the end, there was a question/answer/comment session with the cast members and the audience.  I love those parts the best and they are informative and clear up any questions the audience may have before leaving the theatre.   Amanda was mentioned during this part and I had the opportunity to speak and thank all those involved to let them know about what a great job they did.  The part that was surprising to me (as my girlfriend told me later) was the inaudible gasp of the audience when they found out I was in the audience and I was speaking.  After it was over, many youth and adults came up to me to say hi, to say sorry and to just speak with me.  We gave away as many bracelets as we had with us.  I love the feeling that there is a difference being made.

Off to a BBQ … will write more later if I get home in time.  xoxo

Articles for today:

Shocking Ways Your Kids Try to Get Drunk – http://abcnews.go.com/Health/shocking-ways-kids-drunk/story?id=17281602#.UYb4SpVLGgG

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About Carol Todd

Being the mother of Amanda Todd has lead me on this journey shortly after Amanda's death on October 10, 2012. Amanda's prolific You Tube video has been viewed over 33 million times. Through this video, there has been an increased awareness about cyberbullying, social media safety and mental health. www.amandatoddlegacy.org
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8 Responses to May 5 – Wondrous and sunny and inspiring …

  1. Andria says:

    Boa Noite Carol !!Não estarei comentando nada mas estarei sempre aqui a ler suas histórias seus desabafos ..vibrações positivas !!!

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    • la Punisher says:

      Translation for Andria
      Good Night, Carol! But I will not be commenting on anything I’m always here to read their stories their outpourings .. positive vibes!!

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  2. Hamsi says:

    Posts like this make those of us who care about Amanda’s legacy feel uplifted. Take care, Carol!

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  3. Paul K says:

    Of course you have been “hands on”.Nice to hear you can put “feet up”.

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  4. la Punisher says:

    It is great to hear you are back out starting to enjoy 🙂 yourself again, keep it up
    Hugz 2U

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  5. Tandi says:

    I read your blog daily and am inspired each day. Also, since I began following you, “Don’t You Worry Child” plays on a regular basis during the shuffle on my phone. I think of you and Amanda each time. Thank you for allowing us to follow your journey.

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  6. merle48 says:

    OOps…take out (is)!

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  7. merle48 says:

    Amanda’s impact is huge in the most positive way. She inspires you, these kids, and all of her supporters… Her spiritual presence is powerful! Please continue the path that has been is made for you.

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