This week I’m celebrating little moments the past few days.
Lemonade Stand Book Collection
A girl scout was holding a book drive in which she and her troop gave out lemonade to every one who donated books to The Children’s Book Bank. I couldn’t resist this cute idea so I bought a couple of books at the Friends of the Library store to donate.
I was invited to attend a volunteer leaders appreciation happy hour. It was fun to talk to other people who want to make a difference in their community. I couldn’t stop recommending State of Giving, an important book about volunteerism in the state of Oregon. I really wish each state could have one and made a required reading in high schools and colleges.
I was excited to read that there will be a picture book version of Mariah Carey’s yuletide classic “All I Want for Christmas is You.” She did co-write the song (and she did co-produce the song) so I think she should get more credit than she’s getting.
American Red Cross
I donated blood and I don’t know why I feel compelled to brag that it only took me 4 minutes and 33 seconds to do so. That’s probably one of my top two fastest- if not the top one- bleeds!
Also, over the weekend, someone was skywriting over Portland and leaving randomly words. It was only afterwards that it was revealed it was for an ice cream shop celebrating its anniversary with a very attention grabbing stunt. The whole thing ended with a happy face!
My Audio/Video Pick of the Week is this behind the scenes look at the book trailer Brian Selznick made for his upcoming book, The Marvels.
What are you celebrating this week?