An Open Letter to the Girls of JBFCOctober 17, 2013 3:16 am
It’s not the working from home (although working in my pajamas is awesome).
It’s not working with a group of dedicated individuals (although they’re energy, big ideas, and even bigger hearts are enviable.)
It’s not even getting to travel the globe (although my passport is VERY happy).
It’s on a cloudy day, when I’m slogging through a menial task like organizing files and paperwork, something like this pops up.
Liku writes: “Thank you very much for coming again at here JBFC and you such a good person in this time I have enjoy with you at the restaurant and I was to say thank you for teaching me to play tennis…”
Even from 8,000 miles away these 43 smart, funny, shy, beautiful, and strong girls brighten my day. They remind me every day what it means to be grateful, to take nothing for granted. I am so thankful for that fateful day – the day that almost never was – when I showed up at Chris Gates’ home with a decade-worth-of-local-news-sized chip on my shoulder. It was their faces, their stories that captured my attention, mind and my heart. It’s been almost two years since I decided to trade my career for a mission, and I’ve never looked back.
So this is my thank you note to all of them:
You make my day! You are smart, beautiful and strong. And I work every day so that you have the opportunity to show the world just how amazing you are.
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