We invite you to remember your loved ones who have died by committing an act of kindness in their honor. Love, kindness, generosity, sharing, these are the gifts we can give to them.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

From Stephanie Ferguson:

For Theo, I donated 3 bags of cleaning supplies and treats to my local Humane Society. Love and Hugs, Fergie.

From Pam Powell and Annie Zoll:

Annie and I served free breakfast to the homeless at Kountry Kitchen, a downtown Indy soul food restaurant that provides breakfast and a gift to the homeless. Over 2000 meals were served! Cynthia and her staff are wonderful. When we arrived at the restaurant and discovered that the restaurant was short on men’s hats to distribute, Annie took us on a whirlwind trip to the only store open and bought them out of men’s hats to donate to the cause. With Theo in our hearts, we committed random acts of kindness along the way and hopefully spread love and smiles to as many as possible. I love you, Jamie, Lula and Theo with all my heart.

From Carol Schall:

For Theo’s Christmas Stocking, and for my mom: A girl on Em’s basketball team will heal with less pain because Emily and I gave her the good ice machine--it is electric and pumps ice water through a cuff that attaches to the knee. It is great for someone who has had knee surgery and makes recovery so much better.  Also, I emailed a friend of Em’s to find out how his coming out to his family went, and to let him know that we are here for him. Finally, working to make the world a better place through our law suit! Merry Christmas Theo! We remember you often, especially during our acts of kindness at this time of year.
            Note: Carol and her wife Mary Townley are suing the Commonwealth of Virginia in the federal court system claiming that Virginia’s amendment against marriage equality violates their rights granted under the U.S. Constitution. They are joined in the case by Tim Bostic and Tony London. Carol, Mary, Tim and Tony have the support of the American Foundation for Equal Rights--as well as the support of the Helbert-Fueglein family and so many others who love them and support them and believe that all people should have the right to marry they person they love.

From Michaux Dempster:

There’s a feral cat that lives close to the Five Guys we go to every Sunday, and a lady that comes to feed her every day. We offered to take a share in this work, and exchanged information with the lady so that we could relieve her of this sometimes.

From Eugene Gudym:
Hello Professor Fueglein,
            First off, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, and soon a Happy New Year.
            It has been a couple of years since I was enrolled in your course yet have contemplated doing this since the very first time I heard about Theo and the blog you have created. Besides the daily unmentioned kind acts and expected male chivalry, I would like to play my family an original song in honor of Thelonius Luther Helbert Fueglein. I hope you take no offence to this because you truly do not know my skill of piano. I could be an amateur making a mockery, but I am not; I have played for a majority of my life and will play it for my family after dinner tomorrow in honor and in memory (already have it recorded). I hope Thelonius enjoys my song up there and I’m sure he’s proud of you for receiving so much positive affection from people who didn’t even get a chance to meet him. 
            Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
                                    Eugene Gudym

From Kevin Tran:

In honor of Theo this Christmas I committed an act of kindness. My neighbor who is a single struggling mother raising two kids was worried she couldn’t provide some holiday cheer for her kids. My sister and I took some time out to present these children with some eggnog, snicker-doodles, and crafted gingerbread houses with them. 

1 comment:

Fergie said...

For Theo I donated three bags of cleaning supplies and treats to my local Humane Society.