Javi Báez Anthony Rizzo
The Cubs played three games in Denver. The first was a close one with a sad outcome. The next two were lopsided 10-3 and 10-1 finishes with one win and one loss. Win or lose, I’m a Cubs fan for life!
I’m excited because as a Cubs fan living away from Wrigley Field my team is coming to town. They are on a hot streak and I’ll be at the game against the Rockies tomorrow! Even Charlie is giddy with anticipation. ⚾️💙🐻
I’ve always believed in putting positive energy into the world. I cheer on my friends when something wonderful happens; their joy is my joy. I try to be encouraging when they are facing challenges. Sometimes just letting someone vent or have as much time as they need to talk about what’s bothering them, is a gift.
This is also my habit on social media and with people I don’t know. You never know when your smile, your kindness, your acknowledgment of someone will make a difference.
Last week, after a successful day of two school visits that included seeing children who used to be my students and their families, I was driving in Chicago to meet a friend for dinner. I saw a man spreading out newspaper on the wet street so he could kneel and change a flat tire. I had an empty box that had been full of books that morning. I stopped and offered the box to the man and the woman whose tire he was changing. They were grateful and I was happy to be able to help.
I mentioned that I would appreciate it if they would recycle the box when they were done because it had my name and the title of my book on it. They asked to see the book and each of them bought a copy! When I stopped, selling books wasn’t even on my mind. I just felt like I could spread a little joy after a wonderful day.
photos of the wonderful families who I used to teach who came to see me.
A quinceañera photo shoot
on a beautiful rose garden day
children gather to watch.
Overheard, “Do you see the princess?”
“May we say hello to the princess?”
Children kept at bay, eyes fixed on the beauty, until ….
“Aren’t we lucky we saw a princess today?”