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Day 353: The #1 Reason to Drop All Social Media Tools for a Day!

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What? Drop All Social Media Tools for a Day? But…but…but.

One day with out Twitter!
One day without Facebook!
One day with no writing on your blog or updating your website.
One day not evening responding to the emails coming in from all over the world.

There is only one reason to let is all go when you have committed to giving every day for 365 days – A Miracle.

Day 353: Give 353

Day 352 is the ultimate 365give. Two days ago my husband and I adopted a baby boy. The #1 reason to put everything in your life on hold.

Do you remember what it was like to hold your child in your arms for the very first time?
Do you remember that feeling of love that washes over your entire body and soul when you look at your child?

This is a story of a miracle – a little baby boy that finally got to feel his forever families love wrapped around his heart forever.

If today is your first time reading 365give I will share my story with you. 365give was inspired by my first son, Nicolas. Nicolas was adopted by my husband and I when he was just 12 weeks old. He is my inspiration to make the world a better place. 2 days ago was a very special day – it was his 4th birthday. Exactly 1 year ago that I started 365give. (365give but due to be finished on this day but due to hacking I was shut down for 2 weeks). It is also the day we brought his brother home.

On Day 286: Giving to Help Grief I wrote a very personal story of how my husband and I had were trying to adopt a baby for the second time through the Ministry of Children and Family Development and just hours before we were to meet our second child the adoption was cancelled. This was the second time this had happened to us in the last year and half.

It was a very sad day in our house. The little boy we were already calling our son was going into foster care. I held hope in my heart that one day he would still come home – I had never met him or even seen a picture of him but I already loved him like he was my own.

1 month later we received the call we had been waiting for – our son was finally legally available for adoption. I jumped with joy as my heart sang with the words telling me my dream had come true.

But there was yet another stumbling block.

The paper work to actually get him in our house would take another month to complete. How was I possibly going to wait a month knowing my son was just a short drive away but I was not able to see him, hold him or tell him I loved him. We had to wait.

If you ever really want to learn patience in your life go through an adoption like this one. Every day that went by I felt more anxious, more fearful I would loose him again. I had to keep the faith that if we were destined to be together it would all work out. I was being told to “Let it Be.”

After weeks of waiting I could not take it any more – I was in tears from the stress and anxiety from all the weeks that had gone by and in that moment the call came. The paper work was finally ready and we would have our son home in just days.

That day has arrived and my beautiful boy is finally here. You never know how much you can love in your life until you hold a miracle in your arms.

My give of the day yesterday was to take the entire day off from social media to spend with both my sons. My “Buddha Boys” as I am now calling them. They are both “pure love.” It is easy to get so wrapped up in the world of Twitter and FB and now Google +1 but at the end of the day the most important thing in the world are our children.

They deserve our full attention, our time, and our love.

Do you have a miracle you would like to share? Send us your story. Let’s remind everyone that the world is not filled with just bad stories, miracles do happen.

Time Commitment: A life time of giving and unconditional love to my son


Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.


  1. Lance says:

    Jacqueline and family!!!
    I am so, so, SO happy for all of you! And especially for your new son – as I can just so deeply feel the love that this new life is going to experience in your presence.

    Know that I’m [heart] smiling…and sending my love and hugs to all of you!


  2. So thrilled for you. So happy to be part of this journey. So blessed by further evidence that miracles DO happen and we really CAN create the life of our dreams. Much love to you all!

    • jacqueline says:

      Thanks dear friend. You can make your dreams come true. You just have to believe with all your heart and soul. I was truly tested with my son as we lost him when he was first born. I was told to keep the faith / hope and I did and my miracle came home. Yeh! Jumping up and down now!

  3. Hi Jacqueline,
    that was a very touching story. I’m glad you chose to share it with us , your readers, supporters and fans at 365give. I wish you and the buddha boys the best and endless days of joy.


    • jacqueline says:

      Thanks F-C!. I feel honoured to have made so many great friends through 365give. I feel like I have this great village out there and just want to share my gift with you. Yeh to miracles!

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  5. We are so happy for you! Thank you for being patient and making a difference in the lives of these wonderful miracles.

    • jacqueline says:

      Thank you for all you do. I feel so blessed to have adopted both my children and even better they had brilliant foster parents until they were able to come home. So many children that need homes right here in Canada. We are thrilled we believed in the system and it can bring families together.

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