For this experience, I chose to write a letter to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Of all people, why them, right?
Because they, along with Mary Lambert, gave the world Same Love. They got the attention of a lot of people and they did something incredible with it. They spoke the words that so many don’t get to speak. And they made it cool. Continue reading
What are you grateful for this holiday season?
I love What Would You Do! So inspiring to see real people standing up and doing the right thing when it matters most.
Well…not only did I go to a football game…I was there for the first time the Cowboys ever beat the Giants in their new stadium. And not only did I fly to Dallas from Florida for the game…I went solo. 😮
I met lots of people on my trip…almost all of them were baffled by the fact that I traveled alone. It took me a while to get used to the reaction, actually. I didn’t see what the big deal was. I’m single, I didn’t have any friends at home who were Cowboys fans, and I knew I’d be surrounded by my Cowboys family. Continue reading
I’m pretty sure I still make those faces when I eat lemons.
Davion Only has been in foster care all of his life. When he tried to locate his mom, he learned that she had been in prison. But by the time he found her, he learned that she had passed away.
He recently walked up to the front of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, FL and made a public plea for a family. He said, “I’ll take anyone. Old or young. Dad or mom. Black, white, purple…I don’t care.”
The story went viral and he’s since gotten 10,000 offers. :’) The agency is referring families outside of Florida to their local agency. They’re telling people, “There’s a Davion in every city.” The agency explained that there are so many families who are calling in saying that they will be adopting in their city, they’re calling it The Davion Effect.
This kid is such an inspiration. He’s grateful for everything he has, as little as that may be. And he exhibited such bravery in standing in front of all those people and making himself vulnerable. He asked for something that every kid deserves. When’s the last time you were brave enough to bare your soul to the world?
The Davion Effect. It’s real. And it’s going to be beautiful.