Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 13 - February 17

February 17 - Support our Team USA Olympic Athletes -  Today was an amazing day in USA Olympic history.  6 medals in one day, 3 of them were gold.  In the days leading up to the events I joined the Facebook pages of a few of the athletes and wrote them words of encouragement and support - followed by lots of kudos this evening.  Aside from the athlete, it takes scores of people to help them bring home the gold.  Their friends, family, coaches and fans push them along each step of the way - don't underestimate what a few kind words from the heart can do.  If you're in a position to donate to Team USA please do so, there is a link on the website.  We have an amazing team in Vancouver and our Country should be swelling with pride.  Go Team USA - you are an inspiration!

February 16 - Participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week - Which just so happens to be this week:
February 15 - Bring someone a NY Pizza - Oh man, do I love NY pizza. I've lived in the DC area for 5 years now and I still can't force myself to like the pizza here (ditto on the diners). I have found 2 places that have decent pizza but they are both at least 30 minutes away (it seems you actually can make a good NY pizza elsewhere if you ship your provisions in from Brooklyn).  Oh boy, what I happy camper I was when my Uncle Kenny from Staten Island came to visit my cousin and stopped by the store Friday to bring me a no imitation, straight from NY, real live pizza!!  Woo Hoo!  That was one great Karma creating act.  Thanks Uncle Ken!

February 14 - Send a Valentine's Day Card - We often think of Valentine's Day celebrations being amongst those that are romantically involved but what about friends and family?  I have more than a few girlfriends who profess to 'hate' Valentine's Day (hate is a rather strong word, don't ya think?).  It doesn't strike me as odd that these are my single girlfriends.  Personally, I don't buy into the Valentine's day hoopla simply on principle.  I have decided that I won't let Hallmark dictate the day when I need to celebrate my marriage by buying chocolate, flowers and dinner all at exorbitant prices.  I'm just stubborn that way.  So, instead I've decided to send a few of those girlfriends a nice, heart adorned, 'You Are Fabulous' card in hopes that they take the focus away from hating Valentine's Day and remember that love comes in oh so many forms.

February 13 - Give away hugs, lots of them! - Jeff Ondash, nicknamed Teddy McHuggin, hugs a tourist on the The Strip on his way to setting the Guinness World Record for hugs in a 24 hour period on in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2009. Ondash succeeded in giving 7,777 hugs - and just as many smiles!

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