Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 60- Operation Smile and RENT on GLEE

My body used to work in a way that really ticked other people off.  I used to be able to eat anything and everything I wanted (which was A LOT of stuff... cheesy, gooey, steaky, buttery, saucy, baaaaaaaaad stuff), and I spent a good six years or so operating on just a few hours of sleep a night.

These days all the butter and sauces go straight to my food baby, and I have learned that sleep actually has become a crucial part of my ability to function.  Last year I was great about throwing something together for the blog every single night.  This year I have a whole lot going on.  Some nights I stay up late to get things done.  There are other nights when I fall asleep on the couch way earlier than intended as a result.  Sometimes the blog just doesn't come together.  I'm learning not to beat myself up about that.  That's not the point of this whole thing.  I will always catch up.  That being said... here's what I would have written last night had I not fallen into an early slumber.

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Dr. Finkenbinder made my smile a little brighter on this day last year.  Of course.  He's a dentist.

It makes perfect sense to me to donate to Operation Smile today.  A logical connection!  Here's why. 

Operation Smile is a charity organization healing children's smiles, making the world a better place.

As a children’s charity, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we're more than a charity organization. More than an NGO. We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

More than 200,000 children are born with a severe cleft condition each year — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.

That's where we come in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided free surgeries to children around the world. As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 50 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.

Making this donation today really made me smile.  Too cheesy?  Sorry.

http://www.operationsmile.org/

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The title of this post is RENT on GLEE... need I really say more?

Rachel and Amber sang a duet of "Take Me or Leave Me" tonight.  I was so pleased that I almost cried.  Happiness overload.  Truly.

If they would have just added in one more four-letter-all-capitalized-extravaganza, ABBA, I may have exploded. 

I'm sighing with happiness just thinking about the song... and then rewinding and watching it again... over and over and over...

Thank you, RENT on GLEE, you made my day.




  

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