Dear Universe

Dear Universe:

They say if you don't ask, you don't get.  And I believe in the Law of Attraction.  What you send out, you get back.  What you ask for and position yourself to receive, you will.  I even have the words "Thoughts become things" tattooed on my arm, next to my daily reminder from the Dalai Lama to "use all my energies to expand my heart out to others".  I am going to actually ASK for what I want.

I want The Drawing Hope Project to become a global and incredible source of HOPE for families and children who need it.  I want to be able to get to as many children as possible, to help them see THEIR imaginations come to life.  I want to help as many people see, as I am seeing right now - that ANYTHING is possible.

I want someone to come up to me and believe in this project so much that they will fund it.  They will back the project and help me do this full time for as many families in as many places as possible.  I want to be a little bright light for so many people dealing with cloudy days.  I want to work with other photographers and photoshop geeks to be able to make these drawings and imaginations and dreams come true.   I want this to ripple around the world.  I want it to inspire people to register as organ donors.

I can't do this alone.  I am very bad at trying to do everything myself.  I am asking for help, and on my wish list - I am asking for someone or something to come along and take this project under it's wing, then help it fly.

I wish I was a millionaire.  I wish I could freely go to all these children in ever corner of the world - because there are no borders when it comes to the challenges these families are dealing with.  There are no countries or provinces, there is only the need for hope.  And that is boundless.  I wish I were 200 people, so I could go and give and do this for as many families and children as possible.  I do not need plenty for myself, I only need enough.

I am sending all of this out there in hopes the universe will listen, and send what I need to help this happen for as many children and families as possible.  I have a day job (the lucky ones in the world, do) - and I do this on the side, in between paying my bills, and for no profit, but the priceless reward I receive for meeting these children and their families.  It is better than any pay cheque.  

In a perfect world, The Drawing Hope Project will be my day job, and this is what I will do, every day, forever.  Dear Universe, I know I am asking for a lot, but this is what I want.

Shawn Van Daele