I so clearly remember the moment we first met in the Pembroke Porter’s Lodge; and eight months or so later, when I first arrived at College and you knocked on my door with the words, ‘Remember me?’ You invited me to your room for tea and homemade Welsh cakes. I could not have asked for a better or dearer friend as we began that whole new chapter in our lives. And indeed, to this day.
So I’m delighted that we are now embarking on a new adventure together! I’m a touch behind you on the family-launching front; and work and travel can sometimes seem all consuming. I also feel, as I know you do, that the world is a tumultuous place at the moment. Given our busy lives, it sometimes it feels as though there is very little we can do about it. But perhaps there is; and perhaps that word ‘little’ is the key. I love this quote from Van Gogh: Great things are done… by a series of small things brought together.
Maybe it’s as simple as doing what we do every day a little differently. For example, have you ever come across everyclick.com in the UK – or goodsearch.com in the US? Just by using these sites as the starting points for online searches, you can support your favorite charities or non-profits without it costing a penny.
If that’s the kind of thing worth sharing on our blog, I will put my thinking cap on for other small things we can do – and share, and learn, and grow from – that might inspire us and help make our world a better and happier place.
Here’s to continuing the correspondence we started all those years ago! And hopefully connecting with others along the way who want to do the same.