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Friday, July 29, 2011

Dreams Changing the World

It’s been a good week, busy with getting stuff organized for our sale tomorrow. I’ve heard from my sister that a few of our items have already been purchased before the sale even starts, so it sounds like we’re off to a good start.

For the past couple of days, I’ve been following the story of a little girl’s birthday wish that has blossomed into something so much more. It is a sad and tragic story that seems to bring out the best in the many people who have read it. I can’t possibly tell the story as well as the news article, so I have included a link to it. Also, here is the link to Rachel’s donation page.

I don’t know what it is about this story that has touched me the most. Maybe reading the comments of the people who have donated in her honor and memory. Or the power of people to make a difference when they come together. As you scroll through the pages of donations, many of them are a small donation of less than $10. And only 17,000 people have donated so far, which is such a small percentage of the total population of just the US. And yet, over $600,000 donated the last time I looked at the website. Wow. What people can do when they are working together.

This is not a political blog, so I won’t say more than just this one sentence…maybe the US Congress should take a look at this little girl’s story, and learn something.


  1. Amen! I had read this story and was also left very touched by it. Thanks for including it today!

    Have a great weekend and good luck with the sale! Sounds like you are already on a good start!

  2. an amazing story..thanks for sharing it today!
    good luck with the sale..sounds like you are off to a great start!..hope you get lots of customers!!