Friday, April 30, 2010

A Celebration and a Cause

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh

Last night we attended the Cook Children's Volunteer Dinner with part of our family. Dick was one of the volunteers being honored for his service.  A very nice evening...dinner a the TCU Student Union Center..we got to meet some of the people he works with on his floor.  These are the ladies who nominated him for the award.  Of course, I had to tease him about making a speech...being a more than reticent person, he was adamant that he would not have to give one!!  There was a video presentation about the volunteers.  It was really inspiring to see many of the things they do at Cook... to hear their stories...and the gratitude of the Cook people for the volunteers.

And the second part of my blog is the "CAUSE"!  I don't usually listen to Oprah, but I do often watch "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" which came on right before Oprah.  So today, after the Millionaire, before I turned the tv off, Oprah's show came on...I was intrigued by the sign a pledge to not use cell phones or text while driving.  That happens to be a subject I am very concerned they say, texting/talking while driving is as dangerous as driving drunk!  So after the show, I went to her website and have signed the pledge (although I am not one who does that anyway; I hardly ever even have my phone on!) but I do want to encourage everyone I know to sign the pledge and to really live by what you have pledged!!

1 comment:

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with the cell phone thing ( we call them mobiles over here :) ).
    It is illegal, yet people do it all the time. The young people can write a text whilst driving, but apparently can't find their friends number in the phones address book so that's when they concentrate on the phone and not their driving. It's frightening isn't it - that they consider driving is so easy that they can text at the same time?