Packed and Ready to go!
Bright and Early on October 31st, 2015 a team of 14 Centra employee owners will board a flight to Nicaragua. For the next 8 days, this team will work to utilize all its varying skills to build a Healthcare Clinic; but they will also work to connect with the locals to give them improved living conditions, donate much needed supplies and to have a bit of fun while they are at it.
This will be the second time heading to Nicaragua, but our first official trip tied directly to our registered charity, Centra Cares, and we are truly astounded by the generosity we have received. As a company we have raised $40,000 to fund the trip and building of the Clinic! In addition, we are able to take a large amount of supplies with us down, due to everyone’s donations.
Our team is eager to set off on this journey, and would like to thank each and every person who has helped us. Whether it’s through funding, donations, or support, all of it is appreciated!
*Keep Checking back over the next two weeks for pictures, journal entries, and updates of the progress and how our team is doing. You can also connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to receive instant updates all the time!*
We are very fortunate living in Canada. We are surrounded with beauty, wealth and opportunities. Giving back to the community for some of us is a challenge and it sometimes does push us out of our comfort zone.
Before you can start helping others you have to take care of yourself. We should all do a self-evaluation of ourselves. Do we have a “me attitude” meaning I come first and others second? Are we consumed with work, shopping, food, alcohol…these could all be signs of a “me attitude”. When we change our attitude, the feeling that the world owes you or feeling sorry for yourself, will go away…you will start to see things differently. The benefit to you, is that you will have:
- Less stress
- Be more positive
- And achieve a higher level of success.
We were all put on earth for a reason; every one of us has something to give and it does not have to be money. We all have talent. Those talents are worthless if we are not prepared to share them with others. Starts small. Start sharing them with your spouse, your partner, your kids, your co-worker, and your community.
Work with your kids, start teaching them early in life-they are our future. This could be a great gift from you.
I know I myself am grateful for what my parents exposed me to in life. The best example for me has been reflecting on what mother Teresa of Calcutta has done for people in India; she has been an inspiration to me, and maybe she can become one for you too!
In closing I want to leave you with this:
- Giving will make you feel better
- Helping others will change you
- Losing the me attitude will make you a better person
Remember if you spend time to judge people you have no time to love them.
Ray Charron is one of those people from the moment you meet him, you know you are going to like him.He has a generous, giving spirit, and spends his free time giving back to those who are in need of a little “extra help”. Ray served in the Canadian Navy once upon a time, and from that holds a love for the water; it’s where he says he is most at peace. He is also a wonderful chef, loves to watch sports and is our resident French Man.