Matt Damon and Other Reasons to be Thankful!
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It's Thanksgiving and I have many reasons to be thankful. My family. My children. Vegetarian options on the T-Day table, oh and Target! This year though, my shoutout is going to Matt Damon. Not only is he easy on the eyes, way easy, he's also an amazing actor. I fell in love with his talent at the start of Good Will Hunting (a role which secured him Best Actor with the Academy), tried jumping into the television to fight his enemies in every Bourne movie and now hope to see him shine this holiday in Hereafter. While he's handsome and talented, he's something far greater which is really where the stalking-potential (just kidding!) admiration kicks in- he's happily married with FOUR girls. As a mother of two teenage girls, I can very honestly say (and pray they're not reading) that parents of girls between the ages of 12-19 need the patience of Mother Theresa. The eye rolling, mood swings, tears, attitude, can drive you to drink, smoke and the closet mall for duct tape. And all the while, we parents worry constantly. Worry that they are safe. Worry that they are confident. Worry that they are independent and secure. I have made it my goal to teach my daughters the above qualities while raising them to be compassionate and proactive. It's not an easy combination of priorities to get across. Don't be bitchy, do be confident. Don't be a mat to walk all over, do be caring. So when I was stalking, eh, reading about Matt Damon's newest addition to the family in Oct. and saw this quote, my heart again melted: "If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No. 1." Of all the things this millionaire could have on his bucket list! Amen! I hope this simple quote and its importance reaches young ears and souls in Hollywood and beyond. Perhaps if Lindsey Lohan's parents had the same attitude..... Matt Damon has FOUR reasons to be thankful! Thanks to him for being one of mine!

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  • Jodi O\'Donnell-Ames

    So true and he makes it look simple! That's what REALLY makes him irresistable!