A mind stretched can never go back to its original form. I can't stop thinking about my mission and how I want to make a difference. My spirit, mind and heart have been stretched. The call inside says, "take action and take action now."
I go on-line and look for tickets to Greece. I decide September is the right time. I ask a girlfriend if she wants to join and none of our dates align. I might walk this path alone physically, but spiritually, I can feel a wave of support around me, it's an inner knowing that brings me peace. I book the ticket and two friends inform me that a lecture series that I follow will be in Greece while I am there. My first synchronicity!
I meet with my boss and mention my idea, to bring soccer balls to the kids in the refugee camps. I tell him I do not have enough vacation days, that I'd like to take the time unpaid in September and if any company policies spring up that would restrict my trip, I thank him for the opportunity to work with him. I stand in my truth. My voice does not waiver. I look him in the eye and wait. Immediately, he says, "That's a wonderful idea" and shares his support. I leave his office and show no emotion until I reach the hallway where I break out into my happy dance. I've officially reached the point of no return. This is NOT just an idea. It is now in progress to be a mission - my mission: Peace Joy Soccer. Spreading joy and unity one ball at a time.