Friday, November 8, 2013
An online daily putting "Hooray!" in your day
With regularity I drove my (now, former) step kids to school and to synagogue. We’d start at home, follow the same routes, and end up at our destination like clockwork. During our drives, both of the children were almost always engrossed in whatever it was they were doing: daydreaming, storytelling, singing or playing with action figures. On a couple of occasions, I asked the children if they knew how to get to school, synagogue or home if I didn’t drive them. Their blank stares looked both unknowing and scared, as if Libi (their affectionate term for me) was about to dump them by the side of the road and say, “walk!”
Later that evening, Buddy, the Buddha of the family and the youngest, said to me in a kitchen conversation, “Libi, I don’t need to know the way to school because you always get me there. I’m just paying attention to what I’m doing when you drive…” continued at THD Blog
THD Poster (Get Your Hooray On!)
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to YOUUUU, Happy Birthday dear [insert here], Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu
Check out the birthdays, congrats and thank yous on the Shout-Outs page! Then go hug a random stranger for no other reason than that they are there! Yippee! (No, we are NOT crazy, just happy.)
THD's Favorite Video of the Week
The Touching Strangers project by photographer, Richard Rinaldi, will move you...Go ahead, be moved...
THD Quotes (To Bolster Your Hooray)
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what is next, or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.
-- William Newton Clark
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.
-- Blaise Pascal