|Me and supermodel Petra Nemcova|
The next night was the actual celebration, Happy Hearts for Haiti. It was such a beautiful event honoring all the wonderful works being done in Haiti. I ran into notables like famed Doctor, DR. Ruth.
But honestly the person I was starstruck over was Sean Penn.
He is one of my favorite actors, but that's not the reason I was starstruck. His work in Haiti is really beautiful and that night, he was being honored by the Happy Hearts Foundation. Since the earthquake Sean Penn has gone to Haiti countless times, staying for nine months straight at a time in tents helping to rebuild the country. What was really interesting though, was that he hates getting filmed or attention for his work so when they were trying to make a video in honor of him for his dedication, they could find almost no footage of him. I love that. A celebrity truly doing something from the heart. I am so honored to have gone to this wonderful event. I also met so many other amazing people who are making a difference. People who are going around the world trying to help as many people as they can, that's so beautiful. Anyway, Josh Groban performed, and Wyclef did as well. I posted a clip of Wyclef performing and dancing with Dr. Ruth, if you'd like to see it.
On Sunday my brother ran the marathon and we watched and cheered him on.
He's such an inspiration. Every goal he has ever set for himself, he has accomplished. I am so proud of him. If you're ever in NYC in November, one of the best things to do is watch the marathon runners. It's really fun, and everyone is super friendly and so supportive. Also some of the marathon runners are hilarious. Many of them will run in speedos, in fur coats, in costumes. It's just a really good time! Everyone comes there with positive energy to cheer others on. It was so inspiring to see all of these people running the marathon. I saw so many people that looked over 80 years old running. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!!!!!! REMEMBER THAT!
Then that night, I went to see Tower Heist with hubby. I'm a HUGE Eddie Murphy fan. It was such a cute film. I'm an Eddie Murphy fanatic so you may not want to take my word for it because he can do no wrong in my book since the movie, Coming To America.
All in all, a few things I hope you learned from this post: In this world, we are all here to help one another every way possible. We should be thankful for our blessings, and share them because they will come back to us in abundance. We can achieve anything as long as we believe. Last but not least, don't take Milly's word about Tower Heist because she loves Eddie Murphy and he can do no wrong in her book.
How was your weekend?
Did you do anything fun?