Once upon a time, in the days just after receiving God’s Original Blessing, it hit me that my Blessing wasn’t mostly for me to keep in a mid-sized Safety Deposit Box.
It wasn’t mine to hide or hoard.
So, I freed my mind to move around wherever it wants to explore.
It went directly to my heart. Pretty awesome combo, ‘hearts and minds’ working together side-by-side!
Everywhere they went I followed with no idea where we were going.
But at every turn, I kept seeing children.
Children that had been burned, but had survived.
I suddenly KNEW my Blessing was for these courageous burn survivors and our uniformed heroes who ran into burning buildings to search and rescue.
My dream was beginning to multiply like rabbits.
My next brainstorm was The Foundation.
We named it after our seven-year-old boy, Ryan, who was killed in our burning car.
Here was a deeper dimension to my Blessing: ”Ryan Shines Burn Foundation.”
And our mission is to advise and help pediatric burn survivors with scholarships for their education and for attending Burn Camp; and to nurture the hearts and minds of Firefighters across the country.
Thank you for helping Ryan shine on and on…
Next week, I’ll share another lovely part of my Blessing.
BTW-(If this is something that you would like to support, please visit us at www.ryanshines.com or follow us on FB and IG @dawnraymondhirn)