Each month we share the things that make our spirits soar. From the first overnight for a lucky few to tens of thousands running in support, and more. Please share yours with us, we’re listening.
|Girl Scouts! I’m incredibly inspired by own my wonderful group of girls, and my other daughter’s troop that we shared a cabin with, at this past weekend’s Camporee. These girls had never camped before, and some had never spent a night away from home. They tried everything from archery to rope climbing, made s’mores, helped with every chore that was set to them and then some, and even got to see a black bear! Their enthusiasm was just infectious and they all want to do it again next year.|
|À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, In Search of Lost Time. Often, one will read references to the pivotal scene when Marcel, eating a petite madeline, becomes transported by a flood of memories which turns into a novel in seven volumes. Similarly, when sweeping out the dining room of my 18th century house to prepare it for sale, I found an old chestnut that had become lodged years ago behind a floorboard. Thanksgivings and holiday dinners, candlelight, wine, music, story telling, food, family and friends suddenly took their places around the long table in the now empty room. Memories are powerful stuff.|
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|Each Spring, many players in the NHL throw away their razors and let their beards grow. What started as a superstition about not shaving until your team was knocked out of the playoffs has turned into an annual charity event that has raised over $2.5 million since its inception in 2009. Known as the Beard-a-Thon, their website allows you to pledge money to your favorite team, track the progress of your favorite player’s beard or even grow your own and raise more money for your team’s charity.|
|Such inspiration came from Sunday, April 27th, when tens of thousands of people across the country came together to support the National MS Walk to conquer Multiple Sclerosis. I was so humbled, inspired, and grateful for friends, family and complete strangers who walked that day. Standing at the starting line when the ribbon was cut at the Freehold, NJ location and looking back at my co-workers, friends, and family to see hundreds of people behind us with police stopping traffic, was awe-inspiring. It’s something I won’t soon forget, and am looking forward to doing every year from now on.|
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