kinder sings the praises of the grasshopper family he has created.
“how narrow is the vision
that exalts the busyness of the ant
above the singing of the grasshopper.”
Solving Kids’ Cancer’s Junior Ambassadors are a group of 6-16 year olds whose philanthropic efforts help create new and more effective treatments for children with the most challenging childhood cancers. They deserve to be in the spotlight for their commitments and passions to bring change to the childhood cancer community. Throughout the month of April, we are proud to introduce you all to this inspirational group of future leaders.
Meet Jr. Ambassador, Finn Kennedy. (My niece, who never had the chance to meet her brother/my nephew, Hazen, who passed away from pediatric cancer before she was born.)
What do you want to do when you grow up?
” I want to be a lawyer because the world needs good lawyers.”
Why did you decide to become a Jr. Ambassador for Solving Kids’ Cancer?
“Because I feel like everyone should have a chance to be a kid, have fun and change the world and I want to help sick kids to have that.”
What do you want your efforts to do?
” I want this money to go to researchers who try to invent medicines using expensive technology.”
What do you think we can all do for children that are fighting cancer?
” We can encourage them to stay happy. We should work hard and do our best to let people know that there are children who really need help.”
“the measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”
-corrie ten boom
with green eyes of two different colors
just six pounds never to grow any bigger
came into my life
found in the caboose of a train
a teenage mother
rescued by kind humans
soon to move
i really enjoyed a relaxed game night with
a group of long-time friends
a couple of grandies
a few old dogs
just like most of us there
the old dogs
have lived full lives
one is lame
one is deaf
one is blind
all have their challenges
and one thing in common
they love being with the people they love.
“old dogs can be a regal sight.
their exuberance settles over the years into a seasoned nobility,
their routines become as locked into yours
as the quietest and kindest of marriages.
image credit: pinterest.co.uk, steiff dog on wheels, brown and black mohair
had a great breakfast with family
who returned a file of family history papers
that had traveled on a journey with them
across the seas
i was happy to see them again
had the papers in my hand for all of 1 minute
as i set them down next to me
they fell into a hidden crack
just kept going deeper into the abyss
until they were gone
a very kind manager
with a good sense of humor
offered to assist
by moving chairs
pulling the whole table out
taking the booth apart
and retrieving the precious files
intact and none the worse for wear
the family journey continues
“cracks especially. you have to be careful of the cracks.
sometimes they are disguised as something else.
a doorway, or a smile or even a winking eye.
and if you fall through them, you never know were you will end up.”
grandies v and r
came over to decorate
and when we took the cookie people out
they were broken into pieces
but no problem
they formed a baking triage unit
and they were
put back together
each in their own style
and covered with
sugar, colors, and love.
“arrange whatever pieces come your way.”