#blogging4charity – J is for Joy

Somewhere over the rainbow
A long way from school
There’s a daydreamer drifting
Trying to change the rules.

Should she walk the yellow path
Or should she pick the red?
No guidance from the Munchkin host
Or signposts overhead. 

Dorothy gained some good advice
On her journey to get home.
But Lexie walked along the path
Trying to get back on her own.

The road of red was an uphill slog
And she had the odd mishap,
Until one day she came upon
Someone who had a map!

Joy was the map to correct her route
And the car to help her drive.
So lets bring that joy to everyone
And support the one in five.


I think the meaning behind my latest poem will be pretty clear to many who regularly read my blogs. One of the greatest joys in my life was when I was finally assessed and diagnosed with dyslexia.

People talk of life being a journey, but sometimes we all need a point in the right direction. A map and a car signifies the support and assistive technology I used to get through university. If more people were supported with the right ‘map and car’ I think we could bring a lot of joy to dyslexic people young and old.

How To Donate

You can bring joy to others by supporting the British Dyslexia Association and the work they do to support dyslexic people. You can donate as little as £1 or $1. Every penny makes a difference!

To donate to #blogging4charity, visit my JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Blog4Char2015. There you can donate from most countries within your own currency. You can donate from across the world through this link.

If you are in the UK you can donate by SMS by texting DAMF51 £1 to 70070. £1 is a guided amount as it is the lowest you can donate in £s. Please note, this is UK ONLY!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Posted on March 12, 2015, in #blogging4charity and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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