If you’re a mom, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. I had a great time with my kids and our biggest challenge was trying to stay cool in 100-degree weather… If this is a preview of what summer is going to be like in San Diego, I want my winter back!
I’ve got plenty of funny materials for a Goofy Monday but I thought I’d save them for next week. Instead I wanted to feature another kid in this post by sharing Kid President’s Mother’s Day video, which was released a few days ago. Did you see it? It contains plenty of good advice for moms from a kid’s perspective.
I love Kid President and if you don’t know him, he’s got his own YouTube channel. You can find him how his story began and why (a great story by the way, very worth watching), and his encounter with President Obama first via video, then in person in the oval office. Pretty cool stuff. He deserves it. You can also find Kid Presiden’ts very first video here.
Here’s my favorite Kid President video, his pep talk. What are you doing to make the world kinder and more awesome?
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As I was going through my car’s glove box this morning to remove the many paper napkins that have piled up over the past few months, I realized I have a few music CDs in there. And I’ve been so busy with life, I can’t remember the last time I listened to any of them. I found a few Sting CDs in the pile, James Blunt, Keane, and a CD with various songs, including one I had completely forgotten about.
It’s called Beautiful Life by the band Fisher. Part of the song has been used for several TV commercials over the past seven years. This song, Beautiful Life, is just… beautiful. If you every need a pick-me-up, this song will do it, every time. I myself can’t listen to it without humming, singing, and smiling from ear to ear, thinking about my two kids. Because this song is all about showing your kids how beautiful life is, how beautiful the world around us is, how to seize the day, look around and notice the small things. And Kathy Fisher, the band’s singer, has one of the most beautiful, purest voices I’ve ever heard. She’s one of those singers who sing with her heart, not her gut.
I’ll let you enjoy this song, so you can tell me what you think. It’s just too beautiful not to share. Then scroll down and hear what other Fisher songs I really like.
Several years ago, Fisher wrote a 30-second song for the San Diego Zoo called Only One You. It’s pure bliss, and it gives me the chills every time I watch this commercial
Feel free to read more about the band Fisher and listen to more of their music on the Fisher website. And I dare you to listen to the song “I Will Love You” while thinking about someone who’s not with you anymore without crying. It’s one of those very sad songs that somehow makes you feel better, if you know what I mean.
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Last week I took the plunge and answered the “50 questions that will free your mind”. Question #13 was:
Would you break the law to save a loved one?
My answer, as short as it could be, was “Absolutely.”
Today I read a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. that made me think about this very question, and now I know how King would have answered it himself.
“Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
― Martin Luther King Jr
Such timeless advice, still relevant today.
My husband and I happened to watch the movie The Help this weekend. We didn’t time it to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. It just happened to show up at the library late last week and it gave us the opportunity to watch a movie together this weekend. I read the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett several months ago and I loved it. I thought it was especially good as a first time novel, with an interesting way to tell a fascinating story. As always, I found the book much better than the movie since many parts had to be cut, but the scenes still flowed well.
I just can’t imagine these events happened barely 60 years ago. Of course, we’ve come a long way since then (at least compared to how things used to be) but it’s still hard for me to remember how bad things were not so long ago. And so, if I could change my answer to the question Would you break the law to save a loved one?, I’d refine it with this answer. “To do what’s right, absolutely.”
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