Last year I wrote about an amazing couch nap experience. Those experiences are rare lately, and this made me feel a little nostalgic for those drooling good times. However, the good news is that even if I'm not the best sleeper these days, I did find a way today to hopefully make a few other people sleep better.
Sweet Sleep is an organization focused on providing beds for orphaned and abandoned children. And this is important? Heck yeah it is!
Orphaned and abandoned children around the world suffer from lack of sufficient or healthy places to sleep. These children often sleep on old, broken and soiled beds or have no beds at all – forcing them to sleep on paper-thin mats or cold, hard floors, making them susceptible to crawling, biting insects and disease.
Donations help get these kids into "healthy, comfortable beds" and provide mosquito nets to protect them. I would imagine that giving another a good night's sleep would have to be one of the best gifts you could possibly give.
I laughed really hard today. At a video. Of a five-year-old. I don't know her, but I like her.
If you're on facebook, you've probably seen this video posted alllll over. I have too. I like it so much that I click on it every time someone posts it. That has been quite a few times. I can't help myself. This little five-year-old feminist is hilarious, and I think I may vote for her in an election in thirty years or so. I'd like to help give her that job she's dreaming of.
Please watch and enjoy. :)
"I don't wanna marry someone if I don't have a job first. If a man comes asking me, running out, no! I don't wanna marry you yet. I WANT to have a JOB. And, if he says, 'I will not come back to you,' fine! I'll find a different man. This is my life. You better stop caring. I'm not going to do anything for you until I have my job. I don't care if I marry you. I don't care if I marry another man. I care if I do something that's special. I don't wanna marry someone if I don't have a job first."
This little one cracked me up today (and yesterday too, if I'm being honest). She's also kind of my hero. I hope she does the television circuit so that I can see her sassy, precocious little self share more of her views in some interviews. You go, Ms. Thang!
Thank you, five-year-old feminist, you made my day.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Posted by Jessi at 9:50 PM