Ohmigosh - LOVE the tattoo!!!
Ohmigosh, Ellen - I'm super excited! Exactly six months ago I was in the hospital in pretty critical condition and when I was able to walk, the "Just Keep Swimming" clip came into my head. Two other patients were able to walk with me so we sang it every day, several times a day, as we walked up and down the hallways. It brought a ton of smiles in some otherwise pretty awful situations. "Just Keep Swimming" has been going through my head - repeatedly and obsessively - ever since and has totally helped to keep my spirits up. I can't wait to pick up a life-sized stuffed Dory when the movie comes out! Well, the life-sized one would probably be pretty small so maybe something larger-than-life . . .
I'm digging Kindness week!
This might be a little over the top for a random act of kindness but I would like folks to consider the gift of living organ donation. I gave my kidney to a stranger a few years back. It was completely out of the blue. I heard about a person who was sick whose donor was not going to work out and he was not expected to live. It just seemed like a no-brainer to me. If you have the capacity and resources to help another human being, why wouldn't you?
Thank you for all the kindness you bring to the world.
Hey Ellen! I very much enjoyed watching your giveaway yesterday. It was so heartwarming! I had a similar experience lately which brought me to tears. Long story short, I work overnights at a homeless shelter and had a fabulous time putting together holiday stockings for the residents. It was amazing to see all the donations from community members and the excited faces on Christmas morning - I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world. Hey - I could come help you give away stuff!!! That would be sooooooo fun!!! However, I would advise you to wear a special suit that will protect your organs from me. Really. One of my kidneys went to a complete stranger. The bummer is that there are so many people in need and I'm limited in the number of organs I am able to safely give away . . . In the meantime, don't assume that your organs are off limits! Take care and thank you for all that you do. Kirsten