KidsEat!

If you are a child on the school lunch program, what happens on the weekends when you are not in school? Many of these children don’t have sufficient food at home to eat during the weekend.

Lynda is a 20 yr volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Murray, Utah. In her state it is estimated that one out of five children go hungry each day. She saw for herself that these children needed help.

Lynda created KidsEat! a nonprofit that provides these children with backpacks that contact seven meals in them so that the children have sufficient meals all week long. She is currently providing about 50 backpacks to children each week and estimated that this number will increase to 150 by year end.

Congratulations are in order to Lynda because her organization received the Pay It Forward grant to help pay for some of the costs for her great work. A true LemonadeMaker! Thank you for all of your hard work for the children.

Her website:  http://www.kidseatutah.org/

See more:  http://kutv.com/featu…/pay-it-forward/pay-it-forward-kidseat

 

At 14 he is already a hero

At 14 he is already a hero. He smelled smoke, saw the fire and grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran over to the neighboring apartment. When he saw his disabled neighbor struggling to get out of the apartment, he rushed over and got him out of the building.

The 62 yr old neighbor said his dog was still inside, so he rushed back in and found the dog and brought him outside too. Then to be sure no one else was still inside the building, he went back in a 3rd time calling foranyone that needed help.

The firefighters said that he instinctively did everything that they are trained to do. He said he learned about the physics of fire in school. It is clear that a future firefighter has been born.

See more:  http://www.nydailynews.com/…/calif-teen-saves-62-year-old-d…

Carrie Fisher is a total badass

Carrie Fisher is a total badass. Her recent article in Huffington Post has quote after quote the reflects that.

She says, “Well, I am hoping to get the centerfold in Psychology Today. … Now, it seems every show I watch there’s always someone bipolar in it! It’s going through the vernacular like ‘May the force be with you’ did. But I define it, rather than it defining me.” – that is the thing about any illness we have, YOU define it, don’t let it define you.

The actress, who we will all be seeing in December in the next installment of Stars Wars roles out, has been speaking out on mental illness for more than 10 years — something that was almost unheard of in Hollywood at the time she began. She says, “One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. … At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of.” Again, DON’T let any illness define you, be proud of what you can do, despite the illness.

She lives everyday with her illness but still says, “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” This is great advice for all of us – STAY AFRAID, DO IT ANYWAY.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/carrie-fisher-mental-health…

Taylor Swift Pay it Forward

Last year some frat boys totally nailed the Taylor Swift song, Shake It Off. Their You Tube went viral and she said she would get them tickets to her tour in 2015.

Sure enough when she reached Kentucky, they received two tickets each to all of the Delta Sigma Phi – Beta Mu boys.

Now here is the good part, no make that great part. Instead of going to the concert with dates, they donated all of the tickets to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Truly a pay it forward. The kids had never been to a concert before. Truly something that those kids will never forget. You can see how each of those kids as adults will remember how happy and excited they were, and they will pay it forward when they are older.

These boys are Lemonademakers.

See more:  http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Viral-fraternity-video-leads-to-Taylor-Swift-tickets-for-dozens-of-Kentucky-kids-334913121.html

Have a good night

You are a teenager working at a Ice Cream Pallor and you are taking orders for drive through. You get an order but the woman is obviously crying as she orders a shake.

What do you do? When she came up to the window to pay, he gave her the shake and said it was on him. “Have a good night.”

She took the shake and drives off, with the glimmer of a smile.

She came back a week later and talked with the manager about what happened. She had just lost her husband and was going through a really tough time. Then this 16 year old boy does something totally unexpected. He didn’t know her story, he just wanted her to feel better.

She wanted to make sure that they knew the caliber of their employee. She wanted to see if they couldn’t give him some sort or award or recognition. So they made up of poster praising him for his outstanding customer service in going the extra mile.

See more:  http://www.ijreview.com/…/451121-teen-can-hardly-hear-wor…/

Canceled wedding

This is exactly how you turn lemons into lemonade.

The brides parents discover that the groom has cold feet and has canceled the wedding. You have already paid for the reception, and the catering for 120 people. You aren’t going to get that thirty-five thousand dollars back. What would you do?

The bride’s parents went ahead with the reception and invited the Sacramento homeless population to a party. The had salmon, tri-tip beef, gnocchi and all of the fixings to go with it.

It takes a lot of courage to take the high road and turn something painful into something wonderful. They are definitely LemonadeMakers.

See more:  http://www.upworthy.com/these-parents-had-a-selfless-respon…

Sneaky Cards

Have you heard of ‪#‎Sneaky_Cards‬ yet? The game was originally developed by a 16 yr old Australian for a contest in 2009, and the fans helped to redevelop the game and it is now being relaunched.

Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to become a ‪#‎Secret_Agent_of_Joy‬. You are given cards in which they tell you to do various ‪#‎random_acts_of_kindness‬. You might be told to give the card to the first person that makes you smile. They then pass the card onward to the next person that makes them smile.

Each person that you pass a card to, becomes a new player in the game. Who knows who you might meet while out having some fun?

If you register the card, their website has the ability to track the card, so you can watch it travel out of your town and across the world.

You can even create your own sneaky card and they may include them in the game.

There is even a download of a free print edition version, if you don’t want to purchase the official game.