PHA Thrive experienced its fair share of challenges this past week. The challenges took many forms – backpack distribution issues, out of whack purchasing cards, outbreaks of seasonal illness, food preparation and transport messes, and the often overlooked challenges of doing all of what Thrive does on the backs of people who have other full-time jobs and lives competing for their attention. Needless to say, there were days recently when even those of us most committed to Thrive felt a bit discouraged.
But then came yesterday. And with yesterday came the news that we have been selected as recipients of another MIT Community Service Fund grant (YAY!!). And then last night we hosted our best attended, most successful Third Thursday community supper ever. And all of our efforts seemed to make sense, and the challenges seemed more manageable.
Thank you, Thursday!