May 15, 2011

Music Sunday: Why Can't We Be Friends?

Over the weekend, I visited the Optimist Youth Home and Family Services, and the Optimist High School in Los Angeles, California. I was there as part of the Pacific Southwest District Meeting; a one-day activity to provide education and inspiration for Optimist Club members, but meeting at the Optimist Youth Home was inspirational in itself. The facility, founded in 1906, has been supported by Optimist Clubs in California since the late -1920s.

Optimist Club members volunteer at the Home, serve on its Board of Directors, are involved in fundraising, and make philanthropic donations. It is one of the largest examples of living the Optimist International motto, "Friend of Youth" and inspired me to choose today's Music Sunday song, 'Why Can't We Be Friends?'  This version, from Bridge to Terabithia, reminds me of diversity and how important it is to reach out to others. Enjoy.

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