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Jean Vanier was awarded the Templeton Prize this week! If you don’t know who that is, he is founder of the L’Arche communities for the mentally disabled. If you don’t know what L’Arche is, go check this out and come back.
If you have four and a half minutes, go watch this video in which Jean Vanier talks about what it means to be fully human:
What an amazing world we would live in if there were many more of us like Jean Vanier!
For more Vanier videos, visit the L’Arche website.
I’m proud to say that we have a L’Arche community not far from us, in Mobile, Alabama. The First Light Marathon/Half Marathon/Fun Run supports L’Arche and the medals are all handmade by members of the L’Arche community. Sarah Kate and I both have the 2014 versions. 🙂
Nathan is five today! How is this even possible? I’m trying not to think about it because five sounds so OLD. It’s really easy at times to keep Nathan artificially young in my mind…then a birthday sneaks up on me and I realize he really isn’t that young anymore.
Sarah Kate tried out for a small solo in show choir this week. We don’t know if she’ll get it, and that’s not really the point. I’m very proud of her for putting herself out there in front of the rest of the choir. She should find out next week. Curious what the song is?
“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey – of course.
As I mentioned Tuesday, I was asked to speak to a group of SLP grad students this week. I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to go, since I said things like I hate therapists. I don’t fully trust therapists. and Therapy waiting rooms suck. but the clinical instructor (who’s also a friend and Nathan’s former therapist) said the feedback was positive.
Having a puppy is like having a baby. You can’t leave them alone, they have to eat at frequent intervals, and they do a lot of sleeping (but it’s chaotic when they’re awake!)
I highly recommend it but only if you’re at least a little disposed to jumping on the Crazy Train.
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to This Ain’t the Lyceum’s 7 Quick Takes.