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Heifer International

Charity and nonprofits are a quintessential part of today’s society and it’s a social norm to donate time and money to philanthropy. Many organizations are for show, but others do some really great work. One of my favorite charities is the Heifer International Charity, as it allows people to donate animals to needy families all over the world. It’s like the saying “give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life”. I fully believe in self-empowerment, but sometimes we all need a little boost on our way to making our lives and the world a better place.
One of my CAS projects for IB was to start a school garden (✔️) and to sell handmade recycled burlap coasters to raise money to donate animals through this organization. I decided on purchasing a baby flock of chicks, because I hope that some little girl in a country I’ve never been to can receive them and that they can transform her life just as my first flock did mine.
With valentine’s coming up, and really any celebration, you can donate animals in someone’s name so this also makes a great gift. Next time you are wondering which organization to support, add Heifer International to your list, and you will be giving a family an opportunity to change their life.

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Quote

“Best of all is…

“Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.”
-Konrad von Gesner

What are you thankful for?

Farm for Thought

In our constant state of doing, we forget to enjoy what we have around us. In this day and age we are continuously running around completing our never ending list of tasks and never stopping for a moment to contemplate the beauty around us.
This evening, bathed in the autumn evening light at the farm, I stopped to drink in all the life that I had been hurrying by. I took a run through the forest, played with the guard dog Ayla, rejoiced in the silly sounds of my turkeys, and fed cupcakes to my chickens. Life is beautiful everyone, just make sure you take the time to enjoy it.

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