Join Ray Zahab, founder of impossible2Possible (i2P), along with Tracey
Clark & Gina Becker, founders and proprietors of the impressive
coffeehouse and roastery Bridgehead, Mark Sutcliffe, Ottawa Citizen
Columnist and a few surprise guest speakers, for a fun-filled evening
of inspiration over hor d'oeuvres and cocktails! It promises to be an
unforgettable evening, which will include a fun LIVE and silent auction,
with all proceeds going toward i2P's Youth Expedition Atacama, Chile
To learn more about Expedition Atacama, please visit www.impossible2possible.com. i2P uses adventure as a medium to Educate, Inspire, and Empower youth around the globe!
Ray Zahab is one of these guys that you meet, and you hear his story and you think to yourself: "But... he seems so ordinary, like me - and yet, what he is doing is extraordinary!" And he gives you permission to believe that YOU TOO can do the extraordinary.
Following his pivotal experience
of running 7500km across the Sahara Desert in 2006 (an achievement
featured in the documentary: Running the Sahara), Ray founded impossible2Possible (i2P)in order to Inspire, Educate and Empower youth to make positive change in the world.
I am thrilled that Ray took the time from his extremely busy schedule to respond to my invitation to participate in *the gratitude project: dare to be grateful*.
(In fact, he sent his responses from Rome, Italy, where he was
delivering yet another inspirational talk at a TED Conference.) Thanks
so much Ray!
What PERSONAL QUALITY are you most grateful for, and why?
am grateful for the willingness to continue learning - for the desire to learn
from others and their experiences!
What FAILURE are you most grateful for, and why?
most grateful to have DNF'ed at a major ultramarathon many years ago. It taught
me not to underestimate a challenge - not to think for one minute that I have
everything figured out!
What LIFE EXPERIENCE are you most
grateful for, and why?
I am most grateful for two things. 1. meeting my wife.
2. Running 7500km across the Sahara and learning that we totally underestimate
what we as humans are capable of. We all have the capacity to do amazing things
in our lives... and never stop learning in the process.
....the gratitude project can be found at http://daretobegrateful.blogspot.ca