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Students Start Fundraiser to Build Memorial Garden

Students Start Fundraiser to Build Memorial Garden

“If you had just one more minute to get a positive thought, that could change everything.”

This is what I hear myself say at the end of our Kickstarter video as I watch the faces of some of my favorite teenagers flash on the screen. I am moved each and every time I see this video, which tells the story through the kids’ words of why they are spending their weekends moving concrete and gravel. Essentially, they are working to create a beautiful space, which will be available for generations to come to find their own unique positive spirit.

The news story that appeared yesterday got the deep miraculous nature of this project when it said: a group of high school kids are turning a school-wide tragedy into a positive legacy…  In the process, we are learning how real community grows and is the foundation for real friendships and a sense of connectedness to something bigger. Working alongside people that I have sat next to for years has deepened those relationships into friendships. We have so few opportunities to work together for the common good, but it is precisely in this work that we get what we most long for. Being around kids and witnessing their optimism and determination has been a real teaching experience for me. Every time I find myself holding my head wondering how we are going to get over the next hurdle, they will put their arm around me and say, “Come on Wendy, be positive.”

I hope you will join me on this journey to positive change. Share the video project with friends and donate if you can. Support the truth that things always work out and we are never alone.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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8:04AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:11AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!

11:22AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

How marvelous!

10:19PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Maybe should show the end results.

8:05PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

How inspiring these kids are.

2:24PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Thank you!

12:19PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Thanks Wendy for the wonderful article and the link to the video and pledge site. Kudos to the Positive Change Club for their inspiring work.

6:34AM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Kudos to all of them. You never walk alone. Thank you.

9:44AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

awesome kids!!

8:44AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

The project teaches as well as memorializes.

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