Did you ever have growing pains when you were a child? It doesn’t happen to everyone, but as many as 40% of kids may experience throbbing pain in their legs or feet, usually at night. No real medical cause is known, but the pain is very much real.
The common name attributed to these aches is “growing pains.” The general idea is that when kids get bigger, it strains their muscles… the potential growth of the child is stretching and pushing and pulling against where their development is at right now, and it hurts.
Whether or not aches and pains resulting from a growth spurt are a real medical condition for humans, I would certainly agree with authors Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle, who diagnosed developing organizations with the same ailment.
It’s been a fascinating, exciting, and occasionally painful year here at POINT. For one thing, POINT only recently adopted that name. POINT is the organization formerly known as ONELIFE. We are still a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and our mission is still to connect people to charity. Our approach, however, has changed.
It has sometimes been difficult to let go of our old identity (and our brand...we loved our globes- look how perfect they were! )
We believed in what we were doing, and immeasurable labor and love had gone into it. Moving on from the results of hours of work was not easy! But as we started to step into our broader vision, it quickly became apparent that the current model we were using was insufficient in many ways. And, as painful as it was to let go, once we started to see how these changes would better enable us to achieve our mission- to create a social platform that connects people to the charities and causes that matter to them, & empower them to be agents of change towards their vision of a better global community- there really was no looking back.
POINT is still growing- this is just the beginning of our journey! We would love for you to follow us, join us, partner with us, as we work together to build a better world. Keep checking in while we keep you updated on this experience. Meet us, watch us grow, follow our story- if the past year is any indication, it’s sure to be an exciting one.
Sarah Grainger, your POINT