Monday 12th March 2012, Sea Point, Cape Town.
I bought a house in Cape Town and Megan helped to get the interior looking boss. She's talented and hard working, but most of all she's a lovely, lovely person. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she's always smiling. There's no real rhyme or reason behind the selection process for Wearelucky but I'm definitely drawn to smilers.
We met at Sea Point one morning and took some photos. I'm pretty pleased with these; it was a misty day and I really like what that did to the light. The sea merged with the sky and the ships turned to dark shadows. I knew Megan would do something wonderful with the money and she talked about her love of animals. Not since Mario in Florence had any money flowed in that direction and I was happy.
I'm so up on Wearelucky at the moment. I'm actually amazed at how much pleasure I take from finding the Lucky People and seeing the money go to places that I wouldn't have considered. Naturally, I cant help enjoying some interactions more than others. I suppose it's a combination of many aspects: the personalities involved, how the meeting occurs, how the photos turn out and also where the money ends up, though I try my best not to judge that. I honestly loved everything last thing about this one.
Questions & Answers
1. What have you decided to do with the money?
I have decided to give money to two charities: Saving_Private_Rhino
trains Game Rangers in anti-poaching tactics. There has already been 109 rhino killings this year. The other charity is the Animal_Anti-Cruelty_League
which takes care of abandoned and abused animals. I have also given some money to family members that are in real need.
2. What does good mean to you?
Trying to help where you can and being selfless.
3. Has it changed the way you think about giving?
It has definitely made me realise that I should try and give more often.
4. Is it important to get something back and why?
No. Giving does not work that way. The only reward should be feeling good about the fact that you have tried to make a difference.