I left my home at 7am this morning. It is a weekend. I was gone for twelve hours. We had baseball, soccer and cheerleading on our ‘to-do’ list. And today wasn’t even the busiest we’ve experienced. We often include softball and basketball.
It is an opportunity to do something they love (sports) and with people they love (their friends).
And in front of people they love (us – their mom and dad.) Don’t misunderstand – as chaotic as it is….and yes, though I often refer to myself as the most fun Uber driver around, I wouldn’t miss it.
I am beyond lucky to have the opportunity to watch them love, live and laugh.
This is a gift so easily taken for granted. Simple joys in life…the milestones and moments, are ones that many children do not have the opportunity to experience. Sickness and hunger can rob the most innocent among us of the little things so many children do, have and enjoy.
What if there was a way for you to gift a small piece of that joy to a child in need? Getting a little joy-bonus for yourself is simply the ‘icing on the cake’…or in this case, on your donut.
There are beautiful, brilliant companies dedicated to the notion that all children should experience JOY. And they put their hearts in to it. The Joy in Childhood Foundation is the charitable foundation supported by my friends at Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
And what about the JOY that a simple treat like a donut can bring? Sweets and treats are a close second in the ‘joy ranking’ in our home. (Can you tell by the bliss on my girl’s face?)
Enjoy, my friends – thank you for being a partner in spreading good in the world.