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Warm Fuzzies part Three!

Ok, third try, lets see what we can do. Does the term warm fuzzies mean anything to you? This post was inspired by one of my friends who reminded me of something important that I learned in a High School that wasn't mine.

As most of you know i have the same best friend since kindergarten, he moved away in 5th grade, but we stayed friends. We became better friends. the 15 to 20 miles that separated us did nothing to stop our friendship. the 400 miles that separate us now is still nothing.

When I was in high school most of my good friends didn't go to school with me. I didn't feel the people i hung out with at my school really cared about me. My true friends all went to school in orange county at Loara or Savannah high schools. Phinny has the strange ability to attack quality friends. So on a non-student day (a day when the teachers learn how to deal with inner city kids, and the kids trash the city) I went to another school. I snuck in to Loara high school and saw what it was like to go to school there... I was surprised. no teacher seemed to really care that there was an extra student in there small 30 student classes, they had to notice... there were only 30 kids! The teachers were very passionate about what they taught, but the most amazing thing would have never happened at my high school.

The teacher pulled us out of the classroom, had us all gather under a tree (we didn't have many at my high school) in a remote part of the school and he read a children's book to us. I had read the book when I was little... but I think it was probably the most important book that i had ever read/been read too in high school.   The book available at amazon of course was Tale of the Warm fuzzies.

This big, gym coach looking man read to us the story which you can read at the link above about how important it is to give out "warm fuzzies."

I am so glad he read it to me, I couldn't begin to even tell you his name but he changed my life. he taught me something that I really did learn and have remembered. sure I read the book when I was little, but it didn't sink like the in the way it could once I had gotten into my teens. I try to give out warm fuzzies to everyone... like my friends in OC did, and i have found i get a lot more back. So I am giving warm fuzzies out to you all tonight and an extra big one who inspired this. You are special... and i mean that in a good way!

damn I meander a lot...
It's probably due to more Royal than Ginger!

Lets stay together - Linley - Linley

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fagtastic
May. 30th, 2004 02:32 am (UTC)
kawinkydink
i find it strange you posted this song, when i just posted saying i was listening to al green singing lets stay together...
monkeyx3
May. 30th, 2004 03:01 am (UTC)
Re: kawinkydink
Really, wow, i will have to give you this version. My friends put the words to the music "creep" by Radiohead... it's brilliant!
mingerspice
May. 30th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
The first time I encountered "warm fuzzies" was in this game that we played during staff retreat for the LGBT.CRC, in which we passed the warm fuzzy ball around, and each time you got it, you'd say something you respected and appreciated about somebody else, then throw the ball to them, and they'd do the same.

Reading the story you linked to... Perhaps it's just the mood I'm in, but warm fuzzies sound like goodsex, and the witch sounds like Religious/Capitalist society. I guess they could be any source of self-esteem, but really - sex seems to be the strongest analogy.

Anyway, whatever they are, warm fuzzies right back atya, Monkeymonkey.

Btw, still waiting for contact info to send you your t-shirt. The stencil languishes.
monkeyx3
Jun. 1st, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
hmm never thought of that analogy before... but it sure works!

I'm so lame... I mailed it to you today! Thanks for the Fuzzies!
q_knox
May. 31st, 2004 12:02 am (UTC)
Warm Fuzzies Infinite x 2 4 U :>)
I adore that story.
roosterbear
May. 31st, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
I loved that story when I was little, and it's no surprise to me that it impacted you too. You have always struck me as a warm fuzzy with legs. Really!
monkeyx3
Jun. 1st, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
even my legs are fuzzy... that is how much the story affected me...
maybe that's why I like hairy men... hmmm!
et_blackbird
Dec. 28th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
Have a Warm Fuzzy!
Warm fuzzies means a lot to me now! I love this story, and I'm so glad I have the link to it; I didn't realize it was right here in your journal all along.

It's great the way your friendship with Phinny has lasted and lasted: it's a sign of the quality of your heart. And the quality of your warm fuzzies.

What an awesome way to experience the story too. That must have been cool. I wish I was still a teacher.

A warm fuzzy for you today, tomorrow and every day thereafter, you inspirational friend.
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