We just celebrated mother’s day although every day is Mother’s Day at Soaringwords. This is because moms are often the emotional and practical link that keep families together when a child is ill. That’s why everything that we do for ill kids is also our way of giving moms a giant hug. Letting them know we are thinking about them and sending them love. So today and every day, if you know a mom who is grappling with illness in her family, why not send her a card, leave her a message, drop off a home-made dinner for her family, offer to drive car-pool or take the other kids for a few hours. Any of these small gestures lets her know that you are thinking about her and that you care. “Words from the heart enter the heart” and your small gesture can create an opening for healing for the mom, and the rest of the family.
On Thursday, April 28 millions of kids officially cut school with permission from their moms and dads. It was not “senior cut day” instead, these children were carpooling, taking subways and buses to participate in the 20th anniversary of Take Your Child to Work Day. Our friends at Horizon Media, hosted fourth and fifth graders from PS 152 and gave them a VIP tour of their dazzling new offices which one student aptly named “the coolest offices ever and the best day of my life.” Wow, kind of makes you feel great about getting up in the morning. Several Horizon staffers led a friendly competition where the kids had to guess fun facts about Horizon’s iconic brands including the Geico gecko, ESPN and Visa. Soaringwords also visited Marsh & McLennan Companies in New York City and Hoboken, N.J. and met hundreds of cool kids eager to help hospitalized children. Later in the day, while leading an event at BD, for a group of engineers, we were going around the room introducing ourselves to everyone. One of the engineers introduced his daughter, Maya who loved being part of the action, although at first she was very, very shy. I asked him how old she is and got the most unusual answer ever, “she’s 2.85 years old.” Spoken like a true engineer and Maya might be next in line.