THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
I’m so excited! My absolute favorite sugar factory in Houston has a fun event next week for kids and their families. The Dessert Gallery is focusing on families next Monday (November 19) through Friday (November 23), just in time for Thanksgiving (note: they are closed for that day). Each time you buy a cookie or cupcake for a child, you’ll receive one Children’s Museum pass good for 4 people through December 31. Dessert Gallery is paying homage to the United Nations’ “Universal Children’s Day,” which is celebrated annually on November 20. Established in 1954, this special day promotes international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. Dessert Gallery – “like Grandma’s but better” – has been in business since 1995 and owner Sara Brook and her Dessert Gallery crew have been serving up some of Houston's favorite sweets. An added treat is watching their foodie films featuring their cakes, cookies, and all the other scrumptious delights.
Interestingly, another organization in town is also highlighting a United Nations commemorative day: the “International Day of Tolerance,” which is celebrated annually on November 16. Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance is presenting the “Gala Concert for Arts of Tolerance” this Saturday, November 18 at 7:30pm. Launched on April 12, 2018, “Arts of Tolerance” is a multidisciplinary artistic series designed to bring people of different religious, cultural, and social backgrounds together. Three stirring works will bring over 150 artists to the stage in this Saturday’s concert.
I was so upset about many happenings in our country and also locally this week that I felt I needed to take some time and sit with myself and think about how to deal with the onslaught of negative information. Sure, I can turn the news off – but I feel it’s important to stay aware when I have the energy to. So I came up with a four-part process as a way to deal with it and I’m sharing it today as my VIDEO PICK. I hope it helps you!