[31 for 21] ~ Hope, Happiness, and Heartache…

01 Oct

Hope. Happiness. Heartache.

Three words. Three themes. Three perspectives. Thirty-one days.

Today marks the first day of something known as the “31 for 21” challenge.
This is my third year participating in this challenge, but just as a brief refresher for those of you who may not be familiar with “31 for 21”, here are the basics:

There are 31 days in October.
The medical term for Down syndrome is Trisomy 21 (T21), because individuals with Down syndrome have a 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome.
So, for 31 days, the challenge is to blog every day, in order to raise awareness for T21.
Hence, “31 for 21”.

This year I am keeping it simple.

Hope. Happiness. Heartache.

Much of life can be viewed through the lens of these words.
They are words that connect people, forming bonds that supersede individual circumstances and knit people together within the fabric of the larger human experience. My hope for the next 31 days is to share something each day that pertains to one of these words, and in so doing, to connect my own humble story to a stronger narrative that encompasses all of humanity in one way or another.

So, let’s journey together over the next 31 days.

Ready? Set?…





1 Comment

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One response to “[31 for 21] ~ Hope, Happiness, and Heartache…

  1. Jenny

    October 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Beautifully written Karen! I’m looking forward to your posts!


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