Oh -- and now for something totally different! I woke up around 6:45am this morning to the strangest sound. I thought one of my boys was crying downstairs. I got up and noticed the sound was coming from outside. I opened the front door to take a listen. I'm not positive, but it sounded like wolves! It could have been coyotes, but my first thought was wolves. FREAKY! I used to hear coyotes at our California house all the time, but I've never heard them here before. It was bizarre and it definitely wasn't a domestic dog making that sound. My cat was all freaked out. Arrrroooo! And on top of this, just now I saw 22 wild turkeys wander by. They're going up the hill behind my house. Run turkeys run -- Thanksgiving is coming!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
World Kindness Day
Today is World Kindness Day. Of course, I'd rather it be Eat Cookies All Day or Bring Your Favorite Childhood Candy To Work Day, but those holidays will have to wait until someone decides to include them in the crazy list of unofficial days. I'll be waiting. In the meantime, World Kindness Day is a day to encourage people to be kind to others and be more compassionate to help create a better world. Now I'm suddenly reminded of Frank Burns in M*A*S*H when he says, "It's nice to be nice to the nice." However, I find this ironic when today's headlines read this or even this. I'm all for freedom of speech, but frankly it's getting ridiculous. I don't want to be political here, but it's sad when people mistake their freedom of speech as freedom to lie or make things up. It puts the whole World Kindness Day thing to shame. So, how will you spend the day? Will you do something kind for someone else? I'll have to try, though it goes against my personality. It's so unlike me with my nagging at Neil to do his writing for school or yelling at Nathan when he's squealing while playing Playstation. The Crayola website has some fun activities for kids and you can see them by clicking here. Now get yourself out there, goshdarnit, and be kind to someone today -- or else! ;)