I found this photo on Pinterest and it brought a gigantic smile to my heart and my dry winter cheeks. I could almost hear the little guy’s laughter through his radiant face in this photograph … and the banana leaf is just priceless. Photo Credit: Kendisan Seruyan
Tomorrow, I’m going to my very first hockey game, courtesy of our landlord who gave us extra tickets for free. I’m so excited and grateful! While thinking of the Thank You note we’re going to send him, it reminded me of this funny Thank You note written by a kid named Flint to a local weatherman. It mentioned doughnuts, unicorns, castles, lightsabers, cyborgs, and more. It’s pretty darn epic. Check it out … Photo Credit: npr.org, Google Images
A little boy melted my heart today, and his name is Evan. Why? I just found out that this 10-year-old from Philadelphia saves his allowance and donates them yearly to City Kitties, a non-profit rescue center for cats. How cute is that?! To top it off, his earnest letter is just too precious to not share … “Dear City Kitties, My name is Evan. I am 7 years old. And guess what? … I LOVE cats! They are my favorite animals and I got my cat at City Kitties as well! THANK YOU for letting me get my new cat! Thank you, City Kitties. Sincerely, Evan P.S. I get an allowance every week and I chose to make a donation to you. I love that you help cats find homes. I saved this money to help you help cats.” Evan, you inspire me. <3 Photo Credit: WallpaperStock.com Source: CityKitties.org
If you received an all-expense-paid trip to Disneyland, would you give it away? This includes airfare, mind you! Well, this wonderful boy did. In fact, inspired by the red paper clip experiment, Brendan used Facebook and his toy soldier to trade up for credits and gift certificates, where he eventually accumulated enough for a Disney Trip giveaway. The fun part: On Memorial Day, he randomly selected the name of a fallen soldier’s daughter and surprised her family with this lovely present in their Massachusetts home! So many factors blow me away here: There are 800 Million active users on Facebook, how many are giving away prizes out of the kindness of their hearts? He did not just donate his own money, he found a creative way to put a prize package together with the help of a community and social media. He honored not only one soldier, but he also reminded the world of the sacrifice that our soldiers and their families go through when they are on duty He is 9 years old. Watch …
If you have 11 minutes to spare, watch this super fun video. Heartwarming, inspiring, and just plain fun.