ALS ice bucket challenge and Robin Williams
How wonderful is this ALS ice bucket challenge? I know there are a few grinches who aren’t happy to just scroll a little further (maybe because they haven’t been nominated…?) and are generally poops, but the fact is that this meme has been so wonderful for the als charities! I’m so moved by this.
It’s been a lovely distraction from my sadness over Robin Williams. I have a novel in my drafts right now that I began but haven’t had the heart to finish. Summary: My hero. Devastating end. I want to hug his whole family.
But then I had an idea I hope you tumblr (and my 12 followers) could perhaps give a piece of their brains on? I’m using so many question marks here. Anyway. What if we began a similar challenge to make people SMILE? And gave donations to an organization whose object is to research more about how to handle mental health and/or depression.
I was thinking the challenge would be to essentially find a stranger and make them smile/laugh. Tell a cheesy joke, compliment them, etc. For those a bit weary of strangers, maybe a sad family member or friend.
a quick google search brings up imhro, bbr foundation.
Let me know what you think, please. I love the idea and success of the ALS and I think it would be wonderful to do something similar for another foundation as well.