Endless Gifts (69)

Delightfully whimsical and profound quotes from Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

May I suggest you stun the world

Your life is an occasion, rise to it

We must face tomorrow, whatever it may hold, with determination, joy and bravery

Light bulbs die, I will depart

We breathe. We pulse. We regenerate. Our hearts beat. Our minds create. Our souls ingest. 37 seconds, well used, is a lifetime.

Sweet treats hand delivered with hilariously fun drawings


New friends, shared meals, shared stories and lasting connections

Perfect Tuesdays – sneaky coffee, story time, finishing projects, building IKEA furniture, lunches with Shea, coffee in the Captain’s office, finished off with lava cake and life giving conversation

New hairstylist and new hair

Hearing stories about the results from the MCB’s (medical capacity building) OR renovation project at a local hospital… the OR is in use, the OR team is keeping it clean and sterile and putting their skills learned from mentoring and training to good use


Risk takers… a whole little team of them that has now made a lasting impact on healthcare in Madagascar

Sunsets from the gangway


“Your feedback matters”

Time with Katie never disappoints

Friends who relish a good word challenge

One year of running and more importantly, another year of friendship and shared memories with Katie


A roommate who doesn’t like Peeps but knows I do and gifts a Peep pop to me

Finally making it Friday dinner at the Korean place

Fresh flowers so fragrant you can smell them all the way down the hall

The many hands that volunteered and helped transform the International Lounge into something truly special for the Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Twirly dresses and little giggles


Creating a Royal Salon for a group of well loved princesses and how many women poured love into them

That sometimes worship looks like curling hair, painting nails or putting on make up


Men who gave up their Saturday night to serve these girls and their dads, how these men served quietly and with a lot of respect and care and how they jumped into help in unexpected ways

The abundance of cameras when they were needed

The sweetness of dads delighting in their daughters as they twirled and ran and giggled and danced

That something lasting happens in memories like this, that these girls will carry something very special with them and maybe they won’t ever fully know the impact but its there nonetheless

A sparkle shoe twin

Quick tear down and reset

A group of girls who have the world before them and knowing each one is created to be a beautiful influencer in her part of the world


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