I encouraged you to e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org tell us about a movie, TV show, book, play, song; or even a recipe, remembrance, person, dream or life’s experience that takes you to your Happy Place. I received some great submissions and today I am publishing a few of them. One submission was about a book, one was about a pivot a reader took from her career that gave her time to learn to cook and to lose weight, another spoke about her dogs, and we also found a very perceptive article about a movie that took the journalist to her Happy Place.
But in the interim something happened that is so extraordinary and historic that it filled me with me absolute untamed joy. Vice President Joe Biden chose Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential pick for the 2020 elections coming up in November. So I will lead off Part II of my Happy Place article with this...
参议员卡马拉·哈里斯变成由一个主要政党选择成为副总统候选人的第一位非洲裔/亚裔女子。副总统拜登宣布他为民主党选择周二，8月11日，2020年这让我充满了野性十足的喜悦。我克制不住的幸福的泪水，希望我哭了，当我听到的公告。卡马拉·哈里斯是一个明智的挑选 - 辉煌，强大的，从她的地方检察官（读尼基·索利斯为什么哈里斯是一个渐进的先驱文章角色经历here）和加州总检察长在运行的国家以外最大的司法部该美国司法部，以及服务于司法和情报委员会她在参议院的角色。她也有在公共健康问题，这将有助于该大流行期间建立急需的国家领导的背景，帮助说情。
她会打运行时，她在白宫担任副总裁，她有同情和怜悯，以帮助在这个历史的关键时刻医国在地上。她是公平的，将代表所有的人，不只是少数。在链接的视频here, Joy Reid explains why Biden's picking Harris is the greatest affirmation of Black women's power since Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in 1972. And Nicolle Wallacegave Joe Biden his props作为一个男人谁不害怕挑选竞选搭档谁在总统辩论中为他艰难。她说，哈里斯代表地震的优势。
Marian Tompson, co-founder of the La Leche League tells which book gives her hope
One of the seven founding members of the La Leche League International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the world about breastfeeding, Marian Tompson has been tireless in her advocacy efforts. Ever since she began her 24 years of service as the league's president in 1956, Tompson has traveled the world and met an extraordinary array of people, including her friend Princess格蕾丝·凯利of Monaco. On July 16th, 1971, she introduced Kelly at a La Leche conference held at Chicago's La Salle hotel (you can find the video of it above).
When asked where she currently finds joy in her spare time, Tompson says, "RereadingThe Alchemist由保罗科埃略总是平息我失望了未来的希望。”
玛丽·米切尔Sun-Times文章“A Most Beautiful Thing" and why the movie touches her soul
Chicago Sun-Times记者玛丽·米切尔最近发表的关于电影“一个最美丽的东西”美丽和快乐地关节运动的文章，为什么纪录片是非常重要的（你可以完整地阅读它here). The movie, which follows the story of the first all-Black rowing team from Manley High School on Chicago's West Side, "shows the power of empathy," according to Mitchell.
“我们中的许多人无法与疼痛,这些young men experienced just trying to get from home to school,” she writes. “For instance, I grew up poor, but I don’t know what it is to have nothing to eat because my mother was strung out on crack and my father was nowhere to be found. I grew up in public housing where crime was a fact of life, but that was before the gangs and guns took over and young Black men were being shot dead on the street. The fact that these young men are alive to tell their own stories is itself a true triumph of the human spirit.”
"My friends were at first so surprised that the woman who eats out or does take out most nights and doesn’t really know how to use her oven would want to learn to cook," she continues. "These FaceTime cooking lessons have been my #untamed joy over the past few months. I love the feeling of accomplishment and connection. There’s plenty of laughter and along with these FaceTime cooking lessons I’ve built an amazing vegetable garden and lost close to 20 pounds, wonderful silver linings that bring me to my #happyplace in these unprecedented times."
It gives me joy to see a portrait of leadership in the making, Naomi Wadler, who delivered an impassioned speech at the 2018 March For Our Lives rally when she was only 11 years old. AsToni Morrisonsaid: "If there's a book you want to read but it hasn't been written, then you must write it." Let's write a world full of equality and joy.