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LIFE TAKES UP MOST OF YOUR TIME, doesn’t it? And when we turn around, it’s the steady plodding forward, that gets us anywhere. 

You can’t change the waves, but you can adjust your sails.

When we look at successful people, we might think they just went “FloOOP!” from NOTHING to SUCCESS…

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But in real life, it was probably more like this:

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 I love the line in a song my husband wrote, “Things take time to happen overnight.”

When dealing with kids, we must especially hold on our vision of the future – and their inherent value to keep going.

Don’t look at today’s messes, or you’ll “throw the baby out with the bathwater”. We musn’t give up.


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

What happens to those who fall through the cracks because someone gave up on them, or perhaps they gave up on themselves? 

Research reveals that people who land in prison have had less education. 

This chart illustrates that it costs more to imprison someone for 4 years than it does to provide 13 years of education! The investment of education is much more cost effective, since there is a better chance of the students becoming an asset to the world, and not a liability.

Regardless of the past, WE are here, NOW!

Hold on to the vision of what is possible from the seeds we are planting today – and don’t let go. It’s a lot of work, but worth every life that is impacted.

 My mom would  say, “Where there’s Life, there’s HOPE.” 

Carl Sandburg said,

“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”

Wherever I turn I seem to see new babies popping up everywhere – so there must be a LOT of HOPE happening!

One of my greatest joys is talking with new moms, admiring their little ones and sharing my GoMommyGO charts and cards with them. 

Helen Keller said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”  

I feel the same way. I can only do so much, but all my little efforts piled up might add up to more than I realize one day.

That’s why I love volunteering to help children through EDU DESIGNS. I look to the future and see kids who might be influenced to go in a better direction in life because of something I did.

Like my mom said – “Our effect on others is like the back of our head…We can’t really see it.”

Make sure YOU take advantage of all the good stuff we are doing here at EDU DESIGNS. And share it with others! If you can, join us – We’re having fun!


Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon, Founder of Edu Designs and GoMommyGO®