In a Heartbeat by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy
October 11, 2010 in Book Club Possibility, character education, Elementary Educators, Fighting world poverty, Helping Girls and Women Around the World, Middle School Teachers, Preschool to 1st grade teachers Tags: Cheerful Giving, Helping Children in the World, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy
This is going to be a super short post today as I have a busy holiday planned. That’s a good thing–but makes getting all the work done a little harder. Anyway, I listened to this book: In a Heartbeat by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy recently,and I really loved it. The Tuohys are the couple who are featured in the movie The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw (based on the true story about NFL player, Michael Oher).
Anyway, this book is all about easy and simple ways to give and also tells the “rest of the story” that couldn’t fit into a 2-hour movie. It will make you smile and laugh and want to help out in your own community. Their basic message is that however you can help, do. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money or a big charity event–you can buy someone lunch or invite someone over to dinner whom you know has fallen onto hard times.
In the end, the Tuohys share about their website and foundation: http://www.makingithappenfoundation.com. Check it out to help children in communities keep from falling between the cracks.