Thursday, July 18, 2013

We're On The Same Page

Last week a friend sent us a link to Cheryl Richardson's newsletter along with a message that said, "This week's entry reminds me of your nonprofit."  So, naturally we had to take a look. 

Cheryl Richardson is a New York Times bestselling author with both TV and radio presence.  She believes in providing helpful information that supports people in living a life that honors their soul.  She believes we are all connected and that "our individual actions affect a greater whole."  Her website is

Cheryl also writes a weekly newsletter.  Her week 29 entry is titled: How to Get That 'Big Break' You've Been Waiting For.  You can find the link here  Please read it.  In just a few paragraphs she captures the spirit and soul of Kids Five and Over.  The thoughts are her own, but we are clearly on the same page.

Some excerpts:
"...most artists – painters, dancers, writers, musicians, designers, etc. – would tell you that their big break came well before they were able to share their creativity with others.  It came as a result of someone’s willingness to help facilitate the expression of his or her innate talents."

"You never know what might happen when you give a kid a chance..." 

We wholeheartedly agree.  What we have witnessed in our short time of supporting the talents of young children has been awe-inspiring.  We've learned that children feel in sync when they are immersed in their passions.  We've learned that real-life troubles magically melt away, even if only temporarily, when children are provided opportunities to be who they are meant to be.  We've also learned that people who lend financial support to give children a chance have some of the biggest hearts around.

Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your message with such clarity and grace and for reminding us that creative dreams matter.