Tuesday, September 9, 2008
1,000 Cool Points
This is my friend Ann's husband, Clyde. Every few years, he grows his hair, and donates it to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces for disadvantaged children who suffer from medical hair-loss.
Recently, I've been thinking about people who add light to the world in ways big and small. People like Eddie who came out of the foster program damaged, and decided to use his experience to make life better for other foster kids, through the organization Eddie's House. People like the Hubachs of Ocean City, NJ who bring thousands of urban kids to the Jersey shore for a needed day of respite. People who do what they do far more than they talk about doing it. People who, when they DO talk about it, only do so to increase the possibility and breadth of the light. People who never seek the accolades, but keep racking up the cool points where it counts: in our hearts.