Some GOOD News

I have to remember that it wasn’t all that long ago I was one of those folks in the world that didn’t pay attention to all this stuff.  I’ve always been able to name the President and the Vice-President but beyond that….not so much.  Secretary of State?  Speaker or Senate Majority Leader?  No way.

So, when I discuss this new found hobby with folks, many of ’em don’t know what I’m talking about.  Or even care.

And then I wonder that if they aren’t plugged into my world is it possible that I’m missing theirs?  That I’m so concerned with the shit that is all things politics I’m missing the much of the point; that is .. life?


I saw this story and sat back.  Maybe it’s all just okay.

APEX, N.C. —

A Middle Creek High School student with leukemia had his wish granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation, but he didn’t ask for a trip to Disney World.

Instead, Rashawn King asked that the entire students, faculty and staff of his high school get a free lunch in thanks for their support of him during his illness. King has acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

So the entire school – 1,900 people – get a free lunch Thursday. The lunches will be provided starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Chick-fil-A is providing the lunches.

Kristen Mercer Johnson, the president of the Eastern North Carolina Make-A-Wish foundation, said the group was “truly honored to be able to grant Rashawn’s wish.”

This program is built to grant a wish to a kid.  To give them something that they may not otherwise ever have the opportunity to have.  Cars, visits from professional athletes and even trips.  This young man didn’t want that.

“It speaks to the character of this young man who decided to use his wish to thank the Middle Creek High School community,” she said.


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