Happy Thorsday, little friday and thankful thursday. Today we’re rolling it all into one… I’m thankful I stumbled across another great dog cause.
Have you heard of 2 Million Dogs? Their premise is simple. Cancer. Touches. Everyone. You can read more about them here, or you and your dog(s) can become part of the 2 million dogs walking to draw attention to cancer. There isn’t a walk near us, and Gretchen doesn’t do well with strange dogs, but I’m still toying with the idea of starting a walk in our area. (You know, because I have all this free time when I’m not working, running a non-profit, walking 30+ miles a week with the fur-girls, blogging, reading, being an administrative member of our fire company…)
Some things are THAT important. Cancer awareness, canine cancer awareness, finding a way to support friends… Are any of my local pals up for a little walk in a local dog-friendly area for a good cause? (At midnight, under a blue moon, because I think that’s the only time I’ll be available… hem.)
The fur-girls have a special call for support up today too.
I’m thankful for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good campaign on Facebook, because that’s how I learned of 2 Million Dogs. I’m not naive enough to think that these companies are purely philanthropic; I took marketing in college and am getting a refresher course as the JLC has its first-ever Marketing Vice President now to keep us focused on our brand and message. I realize what I see as heart-warming charity is really a tax write-off, but I still am impressed with companies that put their money into something other than their top executives’ pockets.
And since I’m composing this at home the night before, I am ridiculously grateful for the 1987 “musical” and that the Knight knows every line and every song by heart… Dirty Dancing. (No coincidences… guess why Patrick Swayze left us too soon?) Music is memories. I saw this movie on my first college date, in Georgetown, just so you know.
Or as Eric Church puts it, “…funny how a melody sounds like a memory…” The entire Dirty Dancing Soundtrack – both albums – would have to be in the soundtrack of my life.
What is it about the first summer heatwave that makes me think in song lyrics?
What music and/or movies are you grateful for?