We got challenged by our friend Quirky Chrissy to do the ice bucket challenge. If you haven’t heard about the challenge it’s designed to raise money for the fight against ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). You are asked to either donate money to the ALSA or to dump a bucket of ice water over your head. Most of us are choosing to do both! As of this moment, the challenge has raised $62.5 million. That is pretty impressive.
Tiny-Small and I are proud to do our part. We donated. We got cold and wet, well I did. Tiny-Small was more than happy to assist me in this activity. She giggled with delight the entire time. Who wouldn’t love the chance to dump cold, ice water over her mom’s head? Especially after said mom has been denying daily requests for cake for breakfast and bedtimes after 9pm? Tiny-Small was ready to do the pouring more than once.
Except she could barely lift the bucket. Instead of pouring the water on my head, she poured it down my back. It was equally as thrilling. I promise you. She also ran around stuffing ice cubes into my pocket afterwards. Don’t worry, I stuffed some ice down her shirt and got her back. She has made her sacrifice for the cause as well!
Will you take the challenge? Will you help us create a world without ALS? Take a moment to donate now by clicking here on The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Then take it one step further and challenge your friends to take the ice bucket plunge too!
Sometimes, when it seems like there are so many bad things happening in the world it does the soul some good to help. Even if it is in a small way. Raising awareness, donating your lunch money, or taking a moment to think about how you can help other people is probably going to do wonders for your own peace of mind. Wasn’t it Mr. Rogers who said to “Look for the helpers” when something bad happens? We all have the opportunity to be one of the helpers today. Let’s take advantage of the moment and donate to a good cause and be thankful this ice bucket challenge didn’t start in December!