Well this is it folks, the very last week of my post-a-day marathon! I know you’re all terribly sad, but trust me, life will go on. This week is all about getting back to the heart of why I started blogging in the first place. To be thankful for all the little things I take for granted on a daily basis. Even though this endeavor has helped me realize how blessed I am, it still amazes me how easily I can forget that. I may not blogging everyday anymore after this week, but I will continue to be thankful everyday. Like today for example, I am thankful I got a chance to eat dinner with my brother. I have eaten dinner everyday for almost 18 years, but it made my day. Little things, people, little things.
Can ya tell we're related?
Even though they’re not my brothers, there are a lot of screaming tweens everywhere that are thankful for the Jonas Brothers, and tonight I’m with them. The Jo Bros founded the Change for the Children Foundation in order to support charities that motivate and inspire children to face hard with a positive and determined outlook. I’ve actually already blogged about most of the charities CCF works with like Nothing But Nets, the American Diabetes Association, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The cool part is, the Jo Bros agree that the best people to help these kids, are other kids! There is something like 1,788,643,438 people in the world who are between the ages of 5 and 19. That translates to a heck of a lot of people to help each other out. The Jo Bros are also no strangers to getting their peers to help them out a little. CCF has teamed up with Edward Norton and Crowdrise to help them raise money, and so far they have raised over $12,000 towards their $15,000 goal. Not too shabby. Another impressive charity is Brother’s Brother Foundation which founded in 1958 in order to promote international health and education. BBF has provided more than $3.4 billion worth of donated medical, educational, and agricultural supplies in 140 plus countries on five different continents. Thousands upon thousands of text books, medical supplies, seeds, and food have given people better health, an education, nourishment, and a hope for more good things to come. My brother doesn’t have a brother, but if he did, I’m sure he would follow suit with BBF and give him anything he ever needed. He’s taken pretty good care of me more than once.
Change for the Children Foundation Donation
Brother’s Brother Foundation Donation
So here’s to you my awesome brother! You’ve been there for me through thick and thin, and I know we still have lots more trials wade through together. What I’m really thankful for is the fact that we still have lots more memories to be made. You may be the only brother I have, but I know a good brother when I see one, and you’re it. I love how we can have an entire conversation without saying a word, or finish each other sentences. Thank you for being the peanut butter to my chocolate.