The Monday Sweet Spot – 11/09/2015

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable.

In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”.

A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly appreciate the experience that the smoke has ushered you into.

In the same way, it’s important to take time in our lives to slow down, and open our senses to the world around us. To take notice of the good things going on and the good people doing them.

These are life’s “sweet spots”, and your Monday could use one…

Christmas Comes Early For 7-Year-old Boy With Cancer

For one sick boy who might not make it to Christmas, a Canadian community has delivered the holiday early.

Evan Leversage has been fighting brain cancer for the past five years. When his doctors suggested that the family celebrate Christmas sooner than later, an outpouring of support from the seven-year-old’s community of St. George, Ontario made it happen in October.

Neighbors and friends started decorating their houses, going as far as importing fake snow to scatter around. Carolers have also been gathering early to sing songs on peoples’ doorsteps.

The community even arranged an early Santa Claus parade with 7,000 people in attendance, including Santa himself, who promised to bring Evan “Spongebob Squarepants” for Christmas.

Sure enough, later that night, Spongebob showed up at Evan’s door for a visit.

The GoFoundMe page set up to help the Leversage family with medical expenses had an initial goal of raising $1,500. Today, the fund has collected $45,854.

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Brandon Reed

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