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Africa Bound

Now that we've launched Just One - we can tell you our other exciting news.  One week today, the two of us are heading to Africa. We leave on November 10, and are having a whirlwind tour with three days in each of three countries... Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. We will be setting up our business relationships with some amazing organizations who we can't wait to tell you more about! We will also be documenting the need in each country... and how it's being met. We have made a decision to partner with some great organizations as they are on the ground in these countries and best know how to meet the needs. We return home on the morning...

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Random Acts of Kindness

 Remember the movie "Pay it Forward?" If you haven't seen it... in the movie, a teacher gives his class an unusual assignment - think up a practical way to make the world a better place, and put it into action. Eleven year old Trevor comes up with the notion of "Pay It Forward" - do a needed favour for three different people without being asked, and then ask them to do the same for three others. So simple. Three simple acts. Could it really change the world?  I read a blog post about a woman on her 38th birthday who celebrated by doing 38 random acts of kindness. She had some great ideas - such as taping change to the outside of...

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First World Problems

 If you are not familiar with the term "First World Problems" the Urban Dictionary defines it as:  "Problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders would probably roll their eyes at." I would add that these are problems most third world people would love to have. People use the hash tag on Twitter #firstworldproblem when they complain about things that seem ridiculous to many on this globe. Examples can be found on this Tumblr site HERE.  We have so much to be thankful for. So much. And our problems here in Canada and North America can seem like a nuisance - but in comparison to the millions around the globe starving and fighting to survive - that's...

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Just One

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Mother Teresa Share your thoughts below on this video from the Domino Foundation in South Africa and how impacting the life of one - can impact the world.

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