On the weekend we usually try to fit in one movie together. Even though we almost always watch movies at home, it is something we really look forward too! Some weekends we watch a movie in the middle of the afternoon because we are always out on the town in the evening. OK, not really! What I meant to say is even though we are super cool we have been known to get tired at 8pm :0)
While my daughter was napping- supposed to be napping! And my son was watching a kid’s movie, my Hubby and I settled in to watch Morning Glory. Click, click... the familiar sound of a kid opening the door handle. Usually it happens in the middle of the night though! My son just wanted to come in to tell Daddy that there was a baseball game on. Awe, how sweet! He knows how much his Dad loves watching sports.
Despite the lure of a baseball game my husband decided to stay and continue watching our movie. A few minutes later... click, click. “Dad, I just wanted to let you know that this baseball game is the last baseball game EVER, because tomorrow a meteor is going to hit the earth!” As concerned as my husband was to possibly be missing the very last baseball game, he stayed.
Click, click... Yup! It’s Big Brother again. “Dad, I need a snack.” That’s a shock! This time the movie gets paused and so matter of factly my son say’s “But the doctor said I can only eat a little bit of healthy food." Suuuuure! That was a nice try though.
When I was waiting for my husband to return from getting my son’s snack, it got me thinking how blessed we are to have such a happy, imaginative little guy! Children can create an incredible amount of happiness in an instant. When they are happy there really is nothing more sweet, special and pure in this world. With those thoughts in mind I knew I had my making a difference topic for this week- The Hawn Foundation.
The Hawn Foundation “develops programs to help children find happiness and success in school and life.”
“By creating more optimistic classrooms and fostering more positive cultures in schools, we can help children lead happy, fulfilling lives”
“Our mission is to help young minds by nurturing resilience, hope, and optimism.” - Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation
I encourage you to watch a few videos of Goldie Hawn speaking about her foundation: