November 3, 2013
Here’s my lifelong-friend Mike, the guy with his head in the pumpkin. He is making a movement out of standing on his head.
And people are digging it and going in head-first (couldn’t resist!) by snapping photos of friends in destinations near and far with their crowns on the ground. It’s a little crazy I know, but most of the fun things in life are, so check out his blog, Headstands for Humanity. He’s taking this heels-over-head parade up a notch by challenging his followers to break the Guinness Book record for simultaneous headstands.
My brother in-law passed away suddenly two days ago at age fifty-three and seeing this unique movement pop up on my Facebook feed tonight made me smile: Life is short, right? Why not do something even if it’s crazy, silly, and tough (yes I’ve tried a headstand myself. It took a few tries.)
I hope it does the same for you.
The best part about all of this is he’s doing good for children by funneling donations to children’s charities through The Headstand Movement. I’m proud of Mike and can’t wait to see where he and his headstands land next.
October 24, 2013
This is my adorable, vivacious Godson getting ready to pummel me at soccer.
When I asked him how he got so good at sports he replied quite matter-of-factly: “I dunno. I’m not afraid of anything!”
It made me wonder about the last time I wasn’t afraid of something I’d say or do at work, if taking a chance would make me appear silly or awkward. The next time that fear starts to creep in, I’m going to think of this feisty six year-old and dive head first after the ball.
October 17, 2013
I was a chaperone for my six-year old’s field trip today.
Last night included three hours of emails and powerpoints and this morning started early to kick off meetings prior to our trip to a local farm.
My phone was turned off and started buzzing the second I dropped those energetic six-year olds back off at the bus, but it was worth every (cat-herding, silly, endearing, ewe-feeding) second. And I jumped back in, hitting the ground running.