Whingey facebook statuses are dull and life-sapping. They’ve all but put me off logging in!
But then I read status updates like this, from my friend who’s out in Costa Rica getting married (and doing some other rather wonderful things too) and my faith is completely restored.
This is what she had to say:
Dreams can come true. When I was 11 years old, my mum told me about a forest in Costa Rica that needed saving. My mum believed that children can change the world. Together with close friends we formed a dedicated group of young campaigners – The Jungle Crew- and managed to save over 1 million square metres in the space of 2 years. The area we saved forms part of what is now known as The Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Monteverdi. The forest has transformed the region and there are now hundreds of researchers, volunteers and visitors from all over the world gathered here. Today we were given a private tour of one of the reserves as a wedding gift! People we meet keep thanking me and telling me how they always wanted to meet one of the ‘original children’ who helped… Feeling humbled, blessed and very very happy.