Happy Friday, y’all! The Super Bowl is finally almost here (am I the only one who thinks the Kobe tragedy has kind of overshadowed the usual suffocation of Super Bowl hype? I honestly don’t feel drowned by the SB public relations machine, and Sunday should be a terrific game) and it’s February which means I can see the end of winter in sight.
Lots of good news to share this week, but I want to start with this beautiful idea that my mother-in-law saw on the “Today” show.
A woman named Jill Smith, an occupational therapist, came up with an idea called Show Your Shine, a fashion show that took 25 kids who’ve lost a limb and had them sashay down the runway like Giselle or Naomi Campbell.
The adaptive runway show raised money for a non-profit called the Limb Kind Foundation, which helps children who’ve lost limbs all over the world.
Just look at the looks on these kids’ faces, as they get to feel so special for a different reason than they’re used to.
Really, really sweet.
**Next up today, my fantastic friend Danielle sent me this Thursday night and it was the perfect tonic to the disappointing news that the sham Senate trial was going to end Friday, as our grifter-in-chief escapes true banishment.
It’s a video of a man sitting on a park bench, alone, and he starts singing the Bon Jovi classic “Livin’ On a Prayer.” And within a minute, most of the people in the park join in.
I have no idea where this happened, but I don’t care. It’s Friday, it’s Bon Jovi, and it’s people singing happily. It makes me smile.
Now if I were there, I might’ve jumped on top of the bench and belted it out terribly, but I would’ve enjoyed it.
**And finally today, a 4-year-old girl wrote a song about dinosaurs in love. She wrote the words herself, her Dad helped with the tune, and well, it’s pretty darn cute.
Have a great weekend, everyone, and God save this republic of ours.