Feel good stuff :)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/richard-johnson-single-dad_56441699e4b060377347c03c

Young Dad Pens Emotional Letter About Life As A Single Parent

http://www.today.com/kindness/teenage-boy-skate-park-moms-letter-goes-viral-t51816

“She’d only ever seen boys skateboard so she just assumed that it was a boy sport,” said Thomas, 29, who grew up skateboarding as a teen. “She and I had a long talk — there’s no such thing as boy things or girl things, there’s just things, so if something interests you, you can do it.”

They dug Thomas’ childhood skateboard out of the basement, bought a pink helmet and went to the skate park…

Within five minutes, though, one skateboarder offered a helping hand and tips that made Peyton’s first time skateboarding a great experience. Later that night, Thomas was so touched she wrote a “Dear teenage boy at the skate park” letter, hoping his parents would see how wonderful he was.

“I want you to know that I am proud that you are part of my community, and I want to thank you for being so kind to my daughter, even though your friends made fun of you for it,” she wrote in the letter that’s since gone viral. “She left the skate park with a sense of pride and with the confidence that she can do anything, because of you.” …

In case you missed it, here’s my experience at a local skate park:

https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/graffiti-and-karma/

3 thoughts on “Feel good stuff :)

  1. What a great story! The only part of it that bums me out is the pink helmet. Why pink? Are little girls restricted to pink now? I go in the girls’ toy section, everything is pink. Same with clothes. What’s the message here? Same as my EZ Bake Oven. Girls are meant to be girlie. They squeal. They do other girlie things like ride pink bikes with pink helmets. I have never been a girlie girl, and I do respect the rights of those who are, but I hate seeing it crammed down girls’ throats that girls wear pink and only pink. I feel like it’s an anti-feminist plot by Sara Palin. I bet she shot her grizzly with a pink shotgun! I bet her automatic weapons are all pink! She wears pink camo hunting boots! This little skater needs to get her a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helmet, man. When she goes to the Nationals, I bet she won’t be wearing pink. Unless of course it’s really her favorite color, in which case I will proudly eat my hat.

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