From the Momma Bear: I love hearing the Pay It Forward stories at places like Starbucks and Chick-fil-a. People spreading kindness without expecting anything in return. Just simply doing something to bring joy to another person’s day. This, my friends, is what we should all strive to do each and everyday. Big and small acts of kindness purely done to be uplifting to others. Which brings me to this post for today….
Friday Night Lights and Pay it Forward?!: I just had to share the story that happened to Tami, one of my sweet friend’s, son named Spencer who just happens to have Autism. Spencer is an amazing kiddo and is one of the two big blessings to Tami and her husband Mike.
Their other blessing is Spencer’s big brother, Parker, who plays football for the Katy High School varsity team (in case you do not know, football is a big deal here in Texas!) Mike, Tami and Spencer go to Parker’s games to cheer him on and what could be an event that spotlights Spencer’s autistic difficulties turns into an amazing display of true human kindness.
Check out the video below of Katy High School Band drummer letting Spencer play with the band. This has not happened one time, but several times. The drummers include Spencer and it means the world to him and to his parents.
One of Tami’s friends wrote “Max watches for Spencer and the other percussion kids all greet Spencer as he comes in. They want him to play! At one point the cadence wasn’t fast like Spencer likes to play so Jordan changed cadences. This is s story about drummers and their passion for drumming!”
Because we at Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance greatly believe in promoting all of those who live with hidden illnesses, we also like to focus on those young people who are often “invisible” to the general population due to disabilities or disorders. We also like to encourage our hidden youth to not just look at being served, but how to “Bless Up” and serve others. When a “normie” teen reaches to the hidden, it makes my heart sing even more. Thank you Katy High School Band and Spencer for being another example of goodness in our community!
And don’t forget! Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance 3rd Annual Boo Bash Charity Casino Night will be held on October 25. We are raising money to help further our mission to reach out to homebound and hospitalized youth both locally and nationally with our programs such as Hope Kits Care Packages and our very popular Anti-PROM to be held in Spring 2015 in Houston at the wonderful Maggianos.
Please consider helping us towards our fundraising goals AND attend the Bash! To learn more, go to www.MiksHiddenHearts.org.