Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wow! What an Update on Caine's Arcade!

Here is a follow-up to my previous post about "Caine's Arcade."

Just a quick recap:
  • A 9 year old spend last summer at his dad's auto parts store in L.A.
  • He makes an arcade out of cardboard boxes using his old toys for prizes.
  • He works hard, tries to get people to play, and they don't.
  • He doesn't give up.
  • His first customer (looking for a door handle for his car) is intrigued by his creativity and "spunk." He also happens to be a film-maker.
  • He plays the games; he makes an eleven minute short film on Caine's arcade.
  • He invites people to surprise Caine by showing up on a Sunday afternoon.
  • They do, they play, and they give Caine "the best day of his life."
  • The short film goes viral (4.5 million views).
  • A website collects money for a scholarship fund. The film-maker (Nirvan Mullick)thought $25,000 was too high a goal. Well, here's the rest of the story...and it keeps getting better!

Oh, and a pinball company gave him a vintage pinball game, too! PLEASE, PLEASE don't forget the power of love, compassion, generosity, and kindness! Is there a Caine in your life who needs encouragement? Well, go and encourage! Today!!!

I loved what one article said about Nirvan. It was something like, "Nirvan set out to make Caine's day, and he's ended up making Caine's LIFE!" Never underestimate the exponential power of LOVE expressed in simple, sometimes LIFE-CHANGING.....KINDNESS!!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Have You Ever Made Somebody's Day?

When was the last time you intentionally made someone's day? What if you didn't even really know the person? Nirvan Mullick, a young film-maker in Los Angeles did that for a nine-year-old kid named Caine Monroy, who spent last summer making his own arcade out of cardboard boxes at his father's car parts store. Nirvan came looking for a door handle for his '96 Corolla, and found Caine inviting him to play. He did, and then Nirvan asked Caine's dad if he could make a short film about Caine and his arcade. Here's the video (that has been seen by almost 4,000,000 people!):

After the flashmob, at the end of the day as Caine and his dad drove home, Caine turned to his dad and said, “Dad, this was the best day of my whole life.

All because I guy looking for a door handle, found a smart, little kid waiting on a customer to play some games he made out of cardboard boxes from his dad's stockroom.

Nirvan had a simple idea: tell Caine's story and invite people into it. The result? EVERYONE was blessed! EVERYONE....Caine, Nirvan, the flashmob, oh, and the folks who have donated (mostly a dollar at a time) over $150,000.00 to Caine's college fund!

All because a complete stranger had an idea to bless a little kid, and ACTED ON IT!

So, again, I ask you: have you ever made somebody's day? What are you waiting for?

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Christ's Death Tears the Veil in the Temple

"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and[a] saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15:37,38

Don't Rush Through Good Friday

Every year I find some pretty good videos to remind me (and hopefully others) of the significance of Christ's death and resurrection. This one focuses on "scars."