The giver never goes without.”—Kat Dawes, the Now Ninja

I am so excited. It’s 2/22, the day when Taz and I officially announce this year’s recipients of the Taz Grout 222 Foundation awards.

As usual, I had many, many stellar applications. Seriously, there were so many fabulous ideas for rising above, for coming alive, for changing consciousness which, in the end, is the only way to become bigger than the problems.

When we put our attention on the light, become a conduit for higher level communication, real change starts to happen.

I’ll be telling you more about these projects down the road, but for today — because I’m heading out to perform 222 good deeds with Taz’s godmother— here’s just a quick thumbnail:

  1. Peacemaker Enterprise. You know that line in the American pledge of allegiance about being one nation under God, about being indivisible, about embracing truth and justice for all?  Well, Hitaji Aziz has devoted her life to that beautiful aspiration. Like all of us, she has seen the injustice inflicted on people of color – but she keeps getting back up, keeps holding on to a higher truth. Not only has she been a vocal proponent in the Black Lives Matter movement, but she offers free meditation classes, reiki and green living to the prison population. When she was 13, she came to the realization that she could actually do something about institutional belief systems that have pressed boots against the necks of black people for centuries. As she says, we can’t fix what we don’t face. The 222 Foundation is very honored to help Hitaji in her continuing quest for racial equality.
  2. Dancing Classrooms. Some of you might have seen my article about the Conway, Arkansas principal who dances each morning with his students.  As he said, when learning seems like a party, kids are pumped and excited about coming to school. Dancing Classrooms offers free 10-week, 20-session dance classes for fifth and eighth graders that center around making connections, celebrating cultures and breaking down barriers. During the pandemic, they’ve taught BREAK Dancing to re-energize students studying on Zoom.  I’ve seen many of their videos and wow!
  3. Taz’s Hot Dirt. They had me at the name. Taz’s Hot Dirt is a regenerative agriculture project in Toronto, Canada. Land is being reforested and several acres are devoted to growing organic fruits and veggies that are then distributed to seniors who are nourished with fresh produce AND regular visits. The project was conceived by the incomparable Dawn Joy Wightman who is a master gardener, actress, creator of plays and fairy novels.

Again, stay tuned. I will have more to report about all these projects soon, but for now, have a beautiful February 22 (2/22).

#222 Forever

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)

35 Responses

  1. Happy 222!
    I was already thinking of you, and so glad you posted with the foundation recipients. They all sound wonderful, and I am thrilled for them to have a connection with you (besides just the $$$). I also look forward to hearing/seeing what 222 good deeds you do today. I hope you’ll share them with us.
    Lots of love to you, to Taz, to all of your readers and fans,
    xox
    Pamela Joy

  2. Hmmmm….where did my original comment go? Who knows?
    Anyway, Happy 222!
    All of the recipients of the foundation sound wonderful and I am thrilled for them all to have a connection with you and Taz (besides just the $$$).
    The Now Ninja video is lovely.
    I hope you will share the 222 good deeds with us as well. Looking forward to that.
    Lots of love to all
    Pamela Joy

    1. Dear Pam, I was thinking of you and Taz all day long today. The winners of the awards sound awesome and I’m delighted for the great work they’ll keep doing. Your books changed my life (particularly Thank and Grow Rich) and I reread them several times a year.
      Cosmic confetti for everybody!

  3. Happy to see the dancing principal from Conway, Arkansas, receiving an award. I went to Hendrix College in Conway and student taught at Conway High School. Wish the dancing principal had been there when I was!

    1. The dancing principal–Gary Logan–is fabulous. But the award went to Dancing Classrooms out of Ohio. May we see dancing principals at ALL schools. Now that’s a beautiful vision!

  4. HAPPY 2/22, PAM AND TAZ!!!!!

    LOVE TO YOU BOTH AND TO ALL OF CREATION

    PEACE, LOVE, JOY, HARMONY, AND HAPPINESS
    FOREVER!!!!!

    2/22  おめでとうございます!!!
    いつまでも愛!!!

    BLESSINGS TO PEACKEMAKER ENTERPRISE, DANCING
    CLASSROOMS, AND TAZ’S HOT DIRT!! WHAT WONDERFUL
    GROUPS!!

  5. To get this infusion of love money – they must be over the moon, and so deserving. I would say I think of Taz on this day, which I do, but I think of her every day when I see 222, and I do see it every day! I always think of Sophie Scholl on this day also, put to death on 02/22/1943 for leading a student resistance against Hitler’s Nazis. Her final words ““How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?” Thank you for stirring us to action Pam. xoxo

  6. I was thrilled to see my city Toronto mentioned in your blog.
    I reached out to Dawn (Dawna Joy Wightman) to assist in Taz’s Hot Dirt.
    You are one of many courageous mothers whose children have returned to the nest from which they came.

    1. Courageous mother–sometimes, sometimes not so much! But I keep getting up!

      So happy you connected with Dawna–she’s truly an inspiration!

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