And this post? Just a round up of what I found interesting this week and thought I'd share with you, my friends...
Paperman: If you saw Wreck It Ralph in theatres like we did, you've already fallen for this short animated film about love at first sight. Or, rather, first kiss. But not the kind of kiss you're thinking, guaranteed. Nominated for an Oscar, it's sure to bring a smile to your face.
SportKids of the Year: You've heard the story about the dad that runs triathalons with his disabled son, right? Amazing. Now, imagine that story but with the inspirational characters as young kids, brothers, who compete as one unit just because one of them could never do it on their own. Watch the video with your kids and see if it doesn't inspire a little more love amongst them this week.
Guys with Kids: My husband was away most of the week so on a quiet night that found me too tired to read or fold laundry, I propped up my iPad on my belly while in bed and watched this fun little show. It's a comedy with (gasp!) punchlines that aren't always in the gutter. Smart and funny while respecting marriage and parenthood. Thank you, Jimmy Fallon!
Bad Charity?: This was a sobering article detailing the trickle down effects of our White Savior mentality and good intentions when trying to save the world. It's not good. I do know a few personal exceptions to these examples but articles like this are why I have now opted to give support through organizations helping to provide micro-financing or non-profits that empower individuals to rise above poverty through the sale of goods that serve to both help them and their community as well as having a broader impact on the economic climate of their country. Some of my favorite ones are 31 Bits and Krochet Kids.
Little Princes: A friend recommended this book to me a year ago but I finally bought it last weekend when I ran away from home to get some peace and quiet and wound up at one of my favorite places - the bookstore. This is a story of one wanderer's journey from searching for his place in this world to finding his home in a foriegn land and his purpose in returning trafficked children back to their parents. I haven't read a fiction book in months - I found real life stories far more entertaining and inspirational to boot.