Did you perform a random act of kindess?
Updated: March 24, 2012 8:11AM
Today we once again visit the land of Loose Ends & Random Ramblings, a vast domain comprised of those little pet peeves or asterisks after the meat-and-potatoes issues, which may not shape our lives but certainly add flavor.
In the lead-off spot is a question for you. Last week was the annual Random Acts of Kindness week, a growing movement to add a small but impactful element of the human touch to our increasingly strident world. So, did you remember? Were you able to find a random act of kindness to perform for some unsuspecting person? I know, with all that’s going on these days, it’s hard to remember everything. But I think this simple yet meaningful campaign, held annually mid-February, has the potential to remind us that we get as much, maybe more, from giving than from receiving. It also serves to reinforce that in life, just as we say here in Loose Ends, it’s the small things that can make such a difference in someone’s day. Food for thought for next year. To bookmark their website: www.randomactsofkindness.org
Next up are a couple of congratulations to our local high school students. At Vernon Hills High, the cheer squad recently celebrated a fourth place finish in the medium school division. Being a veteran of cheer competitions myself, mostly due to our oldest Lenhoff daughter’s cheer coach position at Round Lake Middle School (first place and seconnd place winners this year in their comps, shameless proud plug!), it may sound like a lightweight type of competition compared to say, basketball or football. But believe me, these squads and coaches work their tails off and undertake some very complicated routines and maneuvers, because the judges have high expectations. Ask any cheer parent and veteran of these competitions, those medals are hard-fought and well-earned. Congrats, VHHS cheer squad!
Also in the winner’s circle recently is the Show Choir program at Mundelein High School. Featuring the groups Lights (all female), Sound, and Sound FX, they rocked the house at the Feb. 11 competition in Manteno, Il with eight trophies coming home to the school. With the success of TV’s ever-popular Glee, cheesy and unrealistic as it often may be, there is still a high level of dedication and hard work that students put into this activity. Congrats to the MHS students and directors for a job well done. I have only one question District 128 has no show choir style program, why? It certainly seems to bring out the best in musical talent, and is highly enjoyable to watch for spectators. Thanks for being ahead of the trend, MHS!
That’s it for today. Send in your own Loose Ends and/or Random Ramblings, and we’ll discuss.
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