If you haven’t already heard about this story or seen the YouTube video, WestJet recently made magic happen by working with Santa to make Christmas wishes come true. They gave children the fuel to keep their little hearts glowing with the belief that good ole’ St. Nick does exist.
I can only imagine the amount of racing cars, anxious WestJet shoppers, confused sales associates, excited planners and hard work that made this all happen.
Some will call it a marketing ploy, others will say that WestJet really cares. In my eyes, regardless of the intention (which btw I do believe is genuine), the state of the world today has me welcoming this act of kindness. We can all use Christmas Cheer.
For many, this season is a sad time of year or a time they may reflect on with another year passing and thoughts of ‘what have I really accomplished’.
I feel it’s a time to celebrate and appreciate all that I’ve been blessed with and a time to thank God for allowing me to see another year and hear stories such as this.
Though I don’t know anyone on that flight, I want to thank WestJet for bringing joy to the hearts on the flight and those touched just by hearing the kindness of your actions.
Do children seem more talented than ever before or is there more to it?
The reality is, this new generation (I’m talking about babies born in the late 2000’s new) have the technology to easily access information whenever they want. With the fearless mentality that children possess, they quickly adapt to an evolving world which allows them to open their minds to a new way of learning. Though they are in fact bright, I believe there appears to be so many ‘brilliant’ and ‘talented’ children because of the ability to share, like, retweet and follow these little wonders in an instant. Thanks to YouTube and countless other social platforms, we can watch video after video of the youth in action.
Nevertheless, I love watching kids do what they do best…entertain! They will dance, sing, tell jokes and play instruments to their heart’s content. Some do it for a positive reaction from their family, others do it because they know how and they figure everyone can do it too.
We can always count on “The Ellen Show” to showcase these talented little ones. The video below shows a four-year old ripping up the dance floor while his parents and audience cheer him on. I’m realizing that parents can’t help but have a “Toddlers in Tiaras” moment when they watch their children perform on stage. Though that show is so not right, I’ve watched it too many times in disbelief. The show should really be called “Mommas tryin to Make it!”
So the Harlem Shake rocks the world. Who knows why these different dances take off the way they do. So many videos have surfaced with people around the world doing the “Harlem Shake”, some of them in protest. The world as we know it has been shaken up by this new phenomenon. Some are even being fired for ‘shaking on the job’. World Leaders in some parts of the world are speaking against this form of expression, treating it as a dance of defiance.
Well, I can tell you I was surprised to learn that the Harlem Shake has been around since 1981 when the originator, a Harlem Native who went by “Al B” was said to have introduced it to the world. Since its inception, it has appeared in many Urban areas and became popular in music videos.
This year, a group of five teenage students from Queensland Australia created this internet meme and it went viral after it was added to YouTube in early February 2013.
Who knew the effect it would have? It’s even prompted Billboard to bring forward plans to incorporate YouTube views as one of the metrics used to calculate their Billboard 100 Hot chart. It’s amazing how these ‘ideas’ can have such a massive impact on our society.
Here’s footage of the Miami Heat shaking things up in their locker room!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours! I hope Santa gets my hint and hooks me up with the Samsung Galaxy III!! C’mon Santa, open your bag and hook a sista up!! Don’t make me regret being good all year!! : )
I hope you enjoyed my new 12 days of Christmas! Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. Have a happy and prosperous 2013!!