“Shut The Front Door!” and there are good people everywhere- The image above is the text message my mother sent me when I informed her we had reached $20,000 in fundraising for the Really Long Run to End MS (which I run this Saturday). Her exasperation was mirrored by my own. I’m still in disbelief that we were able to reach $20,000 as this is the first time we’ve ever attempted something like this. Just over two months ago I feared we wouldn’t hit $5,000. We went past that mark and I thought there was no way to hit $10,000. We achieved that and continued to climb. As I sit and type this I have given up guessing; I feel like the fundraising effort has been a tremendous success and I’ll be ecstatic with however the final number ends up.
Throughout it all, I have been forever humbled by the kindness and generosity of people, some of whom I have never met. Reading the news on a daily basis, as I do, can give the impression that the world is a very negative place; this event has shown me quite the opposite.
There are good people everywhere. Continue reading »