In honor of Aunt and Uncle’s Day, here are 7 reasons why being one of these special relatives is so wonderful:
- When they babysit they get to experience what life with kids is like. The only difference is they still get to enjoy sleeping through the night!
- Nieces and nephews will be honest with their aunts and uncles about anything.
- Kids will actually listen to the advice their aunts and uncles give.
- They get to have a blast at their nephew and nieces’ birthday parties, but don’t have to clean up the mess afterwards (unless they are asked to help)!
- Uncles and aunts get to relive their childhood through their nieces and nephews.
- Kids treat their aunts and uncles like their best friends.
- Aunts and uncles get to spoil their nieces and nephews on their birthdays and holidays, which makes them the favorite relative (for at least two days).
To all the aunts and uncles out there, we are wishing you an amazing day with the special little ones in your life!
When life hands you lemons, what do you do? According to American writer, Dale Carnegie, you should make lemonade! And that’s exactly what seven-year-old Quinn Callender decided to do to help raise money for his best friend, Brayden Grozdanich. Brayden has cerebral palsy and needs a surgery that will help him to walk without braces.
With the help of Quinn’s parents, social media, a fundraising website and some lemons, Quinn was able to spread the word about his lemonade stand to raise money to help pay for his best friend’s surgery. On July 6, 2014, Quinn and Brayden sold lemonade outside their local grocery store and needless to say, their fundraiser was a hit! The boys exceeded their goal of $20,000 and have reached over $59,000.
Photo from Youcaring.com
This Thoughtful Thursday, we applaud Quinn and his effort to help his best friend Brayden. We wish Brayden and his family a successful surgery!
If interested, there is still time to donate toward Brayden’s refreshing cause through Youcaring.com.
Bullying has become a growing problem in schools around the world, but seven-year-old Cameron Thompson is determined to put an end to teasing at his elementary school. His journey to stop bullying started when Cameron made fun of another boy for bringing a doll to show-and-tell. He was caught in the act and took the lesson he learned about the dangers of bullying to heart.
Photo by: Manila Bulletin
Even months after he apologized to the other student, Cameron still felt bad about what he had done, so he decided to start an anti-bully club at school. More than 75 kids showed up for the club’s first meeting. He was even able to spread his message further by creating an anti-bullying video, with some adult help of course.
Learn more about Cameron’s mission to stop bullying and why this cause is so important to him:
This Thoughtful Thursday, we thank Cameron for spreading a positive message about taking responsibility and embracing our differences.