Sunday, December 20, 2015

"Helping Others": The Meaning of Christmas

"Philly," a homeless man in Louisiana, set up a tree which was then taken away by the city.  

When people in the area heard what had happened, they brought trees, decorations, and gifts (to put under the new trees).  There were so many trees that Philly gave them away to a women's shelter that didn't have any.  He also said that the gifts people brought were for anyone who needed them.  In addition to the gifts that people donated, Philly said he was most impressed that people were giving each other hugs.  When asked what Christmas means to him, Philly already knew exactly how to respond: Helping Others.  Philly, you are an inspiration and you represent the true meaning of Christmas.  Thank you to Philly and all of the people who reached out to him to share Christmas cheer with their community during this holiday season!

If that isn't a story of hope, community, and love...well then I don't know what is.  Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2015

365 Days of Grateful: A Year Long Lesson for Life.

She took a photo every day for a year, and it changed her life. Now, she's spreading the power of gratitude to others. (via 365 Grateful the documentary)
Posted by Upworthy on martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Selfie Skydiving!

This guy Skyped his parents while skydiving! Via Hostelworld
Posted by The LAD Bible on jueves, 17 de diciembre de 2015

This is not being posted for the awe factor but for this guy's parents whose reactions are just hilarious!  Need a laugh or a smile?  How would YOUR parents react?  Spread the joy! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Animals: The best teachers?

It's hard not to watch animals sometimes and wonder if they may be more civilized than humans.
Elephants have big hearts (literally).

This Elephant Calf Stuck in the Mud Symbolizes All of Our Stru...
This elephant calf stuck in the mud symbolizes all of our struggles
Posted by storyful on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

When Beauty has Brains... recognizes that all of us are beautiful, that a brain makes you beautiful, that being a good person is beautiful, that image is powerful, and that image is not beauty; it is fiction.  

It is a sculpture of a desire.  It is a contrived moment.  
"Beauty," says the brains, "are not everything: trust me...I'm a model."

Thank you Cameron Russell, for the reminder of what beauty is.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Seek Beauty. Reflect Beauty. Be beauty.

Let people know when you see their beauty.  
They might not see it, themselves 
...but that moment when they hear it, they become it.

Thanks to Upworthy for sharing this project 
from the inner-mind of a high school art student in Chicago.

Empowering Each Other

A local barber gives free haircuts to children before "picture day."  Why?  "Just to support the community...empowering each other."  Good people doing good things and the name of the greater good of the communities where they live and work.  Good on you, dude!

A local barber took time out of his day Wednesday to help out RCSD students ahead of Picture Day!Read the story here:
Posted by 13 WHAM ABC on miƩrcoles, 28 de octubre de 2015

How will YOU use your skills, talents, and passions to Be The Change?