Fantastic Friday

What a day to celebrate – today is the day of one.  11-11-11 all ones that equal 1. One you, One God, One Faith, One humanity, One love, One grace, One focus, One family, One heart, One grace, One expectation….

Make your own One …. declaration. One ?

Fantastic!

Today I want to highlight a concept for Fantastic Friday.  11 Alive News (www.11alive.com), a local television station in Atlanta, is celebrating what is fantastic, fabulous, and factitive about sharing and giving goodness from the heart.   The news takes a new twist at this station; instead of all gloom, fear and death, they are championing what is good that children and young people do to make this world a better place.

“It’s a movement meant to have a positive impact on people’s lives every day.”  Add to the Chain, using the example of Rachel Scott,  the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 is linking up Georgians all across the state. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for Rachel’s Challenge, is Georgia’s response of trans-formative positive impact.

Schools and businesses and people from across Georgia   volunteered time, contributed creative solutions and took an active part in giving that added to the chain of kindness. One random act from the heart makes a difference.

I plan to join the thousands of celeebrants at the Georgia Dome today for the culmination of  this year of service,  kindness and thoughtfulness and bask in the prominence of happiness and joy so that I have an indelible imprint to carry forward.

Don’t stop! It does not matter where you are in the world, keep the chain of kindness going.

Make a fantastic contribution of positive sharing today and everyday.  As six year old Zalissa Lomax of Gainesville, Georgia knows,  “just a smile can change something, and that’s never too small of an act of kindness.”

Recommended Reading: One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity Debbie Macomber, Howard Books, 2009

You are fantastic, be fantastic and give what is fantastic in you.

Happy Friday!

Fantastic Friday

Crystal Forrester, a mother of three children, is an angel to grieving parents. This Gainesville, Georgia woman has a compassionate heart to serve others in spite of her hectic schedule which includes working part-time delivering pizza for Domino’s.  Forrester started a charity called Charlie’s Little Angels.  “If a child passes away and the parents can’t afford to pay for their funeral, we will come in and help them out, buying headstones, donating coffins.”

Fantastic, sympathetic, sensitive, servant – these are just a few words I would use to describe Crystal. To step in and help heal a family’s grief when one of their children ascends is an incredible good deed that deserves recognition.  Be sure that recognition is not important to Forrester at all, but others notice her generous heart and feel that her acts of kindness deserve a spotlight or two.

Crystal Forrester is a fantastic woman who deserves praise on Fantastic Friday. Read her story: For more information on Charlie’s Little Angels here’s their web site, www.charlieslittleangels.org.

(Let me know about someone you think is fantastic and I will post their story here on Fantastic Friday. Let’s celebrate and honor what is Fantastic in each other.)