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Bouncing

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I had a really ordinary day yesterday. One that started out pretty normal but by 11.30am had quickly changed and completely thrown me for a six. While a part of me had sensed it coming, I was in a bit of a daze for a few hours. Enter the good friends who keep me grounded and the reminders from Fiji about what is really important.

I am constantly amazed at the resilience of the, let’s call them, materially poor. Self pity is not a luxury that can be afforded and resourcefulness rules, no matter what the circumstances. In short they bounce back. They have to if they want to survive.

So today I decided to bounce too.

Something that made me smile as I was considering a litre of ice cream last night, was the discovery of new friends who have raised money for our girls through the Sydney and Melbourne running festivals.

You can see their links here;

http://melbournemarathon2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/ArsiantoF

http://bsrf2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/IvesG

It total so far we have all raised nearly $4000!

This money will help the girls we support and their families bounce even higher…

Warmly,

Jane for team a Girl & her world

88Days.

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I thought you may like to be made aware that it is 12 weeks before Christmas. 88 days to be precise. This came as something of a shock to me today when I noticed that number displayed innocuously in a little pine tree on the board at my local café. I am not quite ready for the frenetic yuletide state we find ourselves in and am still processing all that needs to be accomplished before the end of the year! Last weekend when we pulled together our Christmas Gifts catalogue I think I was still in May!

It also occurred to me that we turn 1 next month! We are so proud of all that has been accomplished around dining tables, over the phone, and across the ocean in 12 months. Look out for some great stories and our Christmas Gifts catalogue in our next newsletter coming up on October 11th, which will coincide with the International Day of the Girl.

Day of the Girl will be highlighting issues that face girls around the world such as Illiteracy – by 2015, females will make up 64% of the world’s (adult) population who cannot read. Also school dropout. Only 30% of girls are enrolled in school worldwide.

I love being part of the answer to these issues…connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or through email,

We’d love you to join the journey,

Warmly,

Jane and the a Girl & her world team

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