A Collegue I worked with years ago just lost his 7 year old son in an “freak” accident. There have been pictures of “Mr. Awesome” all over facebook–so beautiful, so spirited, so full of light. I didn’t know this child–but they are all our children. I am pledging to do acts of good every day for the next month in Mr. Awesome’s name. Anyone can join me. Sarting today I am sending money to his school.
Feeling inspired by an amazing 24 year old Pakistani girl, Khalida Brohi. At 16 she saw a friend killed by a mob because she married the man she loved, not the one that was picked for her by the tribe. Instead of becoming angry and bitter, Khalida turned her pain into love in action. Today she is helping a million Pakistani girls and women gain the skills they need to live lives of dignity. Listening to Khalida I was reminded (yet again!!) what an AWESOME difference we can all make. Just like Mr. Awesome
Tough times at work so we threw a party to thank everyone. Someone baked not one but two amazing chocolate cakes, we arranged wine and beer for those who wanted it and sodas and tea for those who didn’t. Then we took a moment to recognize each person for going above and beyond and making the team so strong. What an awesome crew! Wish I had taken a picture.
Have the honor of working with the most AWESOME guy. He has summited the 7 highest mountains in the world (including Everest) , sky dives, skis black diamond trails, rafts, hand glides, mountain bikes, wrestles and so much more. Did I mention he is blind? He truly believes there are no barriers except the ones we give ourselves and has dedicated his life to helping other people push beyond their limits. Thanks Erik Weihenmayer-You literally rock!
I decided to say Hi and smile at every runner, walker, cyclist during my run at the beach this morning. It was great. Lots of folks smiled back – many of them said- “you are that girl!’ Which was weird until I realized i was wearing a great t-shirt from a dear friend’s rockin’ organization – I AM THAT GIRL. All the time i kept thinking about Mr. Awesome and his family.
I want to acknowlege an AWESOME friend. He follows his heart and instints to help others whenever he can. Recently he met a 23 yr old at a local store. When he learned the young man was new in LA, my friend felt compelled to help him. He has called all his contacts to help him find his way in a new city. My friend has no motive but to be of service. How cool is that?
I work with a guy who builds killer custom motor cycles. He acts like he doesn’t care about anything or anyone, but it is just an act. The truth is this guy is one of the most charitable people I know. Even though he has no money and builds every bike by hand, he donates most of them to charity. Recently he stoped his own work to build a bike for breast cancer, then stopped his own project again to customize a bike for a friend who had been in a bad accident. Pretty Awesome!
Was very tired last night but a friend asked if I could help a young man who just moved to LA from Canada. He is looking for advice and direction. So I spent several hours sharig the bits I know. Hope it helps! The guy has a condition where his hands are not fully formed but he functions perfectly and unselfconsciously. What a gift to meet such an awesome young kinnd.