Monday Motivation: Pursue Your Dreams

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“All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

This #MotivationMonday let’s shoot for the stars and dare to dream. If you give it your all, you can achieve amazing things. What if we all had the courage to try and change the world? Let’s see what happens!

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“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”- Jim Rohn

 

It’s the first week of spring now: a time for renewal and growth. Take control of your day and get this week off to a great start. How are you going to spring into action and #MakeADifference?

 

A year after the first Girl Summit was held, the organization Girls Not Brides looked at the progress made on the goals created at the summit. As their infographic shows, they have been working on ending child marriage through empowering girls, advocating on their behalf and working in the communities, among other efforts. All of us at Kitechild fully support the Girls Not Brides movement and know that if we all work together, we can make this a better place for all children to grow up. Read more about the yearly report @GirlsNotBrides: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-not-brides-one-year-after-the-girl-summit-taking-stock-of-progress/

Photo: Benjamin James, @emptyspacestudio
We recently went back to India, where we met with the children who are benefiting from our projects. We were able to visit four of our partner homes in India and we were there for the start of two of our new projects. It was a truly amazing adventure that we are so grateful for! As our photographer Ben said, “this is everything!” #India #children #kids #passion #inspire #friends #love #travel #hardwork #SeeTheWorld #adventure #BeAmazing #PayItForward #DoGood #everyChild #kindness #hope #wanderlust #photography #BelieveInGood #positivity #optimism #BeAmazing #courage #globalcitizen #WereAllInThisTogether #motivation #inspiration #gratitude

“As children we were fascinated by magic, as adults we fear love. At what point did we forget they are the same thing?” -J.R. Rogue

What a great quote to start the week! It seems that as people grow up, they sometimes forget in the magic of love. We know love really is the most powerful agent of change and that love always conquerors all! Spending time with children and working to make this world a better place for them has proven to us the true power of love.

A #tbt to our first trip to India several years ago! It was such a privilege to meet the kids and get to see firsthand their personalities and individual spirits. We have continued to work with Ashirvad Home through our chicken farm project, which is designed in such a way to generate income that benefits the nutrition and education of the 79 kids. The original investment was in the building of the farm and now the chickens will be bred and sold in the market, while some stay at the farm to continue the project. The profits from selling the chickens in the market is allocated towards the health and education of the children by covering the costs of fresh fruit and computers for the home. We love looking back at where we started with this project and looking ahead to what the future holds!

“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” This quote from Rumi is our intention for the week. In our busy world, it is so easy to forget to be present and in the moment. Life is constantly trying to teach us important lessons, but we have to be open to listening and to live life on purpose. Fully embrace life- moment by moment!

“Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong. Be prepared every day to try to do some good.” -Sir Nicholas Winton Rest in Peace Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from the Holocaust. He risked everything to rescue hundreds of children and he did it selflessly, never speaking of his heroic deeds. Sir Winston’s passing last week reminds us of all the good in the world, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy and that one person really can make a difference. http://goo.gl/V0yieW 

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