Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
She rewrote 7 years by Lukas Graham
Posted by New Age Origins on martes, 22 de marzo de 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Love, then, is not enough in and of itself, if it is not communicated in a way that the receiver of that love recognizes it. That is to say, we all have different ways of receiving love, the same way that we all have different ways of learning or receiving information; Some people really need visual information to learn, while others need to be physically involved in the learning process or it will never stick. The same is true with love, according to Chapman. Like teachers, lovers also tend to err when they stick to solely teaching or loving others in the way that they themselves learn or receive love the best. If you learn from simply hearing lectures, it is easy to assume that this is how all of your students will learn, because that is your personal experience with receiving information. Similarly, in love, if you feel love when other people touch you, it is only natural for you to feel that the best way to express your love for others is through physical touch.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Along the southwest border of the United States, where a wall separates it from its neighbor to the south, Mexico, there are people who don't see the wall as a way to divide humanity, but a way to promote humanity. They see the wall and they say, "how can we use this to connect with people that we're told not to connect with?" The answer since '79 has been Wallyball...and it's exactly what it sounds like: volleyball over the international border wall between the U.S. and Mexico!
Every April, teams unite on both sides of the border to compete across the wall as a sign of friendship and joint condemnation of the division of people. These people recognize the importance of keeping strong ties between their friends and neighbors, even when the powers-that-be don't share or promote the same logic and/or emotional connections.
When we see each other as humans, when we connect over our love of fun and sports, we are olympians. We are champions of the world and of humanity. We say "walls are objects, but we see you as humans, like us, and we appreciate and acknowledge you and your struggles and your triumphs."
What a beautiful demonstration of continuous friendship and playful rivalry over an object meant to divide, that only makes the people who REALLY understand it, grow closer.
Be the change, wherever you may be!
Little Pearl has cerebral palsy. The New York City Ballet had two principal dancers give not one, but FOUR workshops for 19 children with special needs. The results are beautiful. The parents, the dancers/teachers, the Doctor who freed the children from their braces, and, most of all, the children...being children!
Thank you NYCity Ballet for giving these kids a chance to see that they are normal and can do normal things (and then some)! A true example of how to be the change any which way you can!
Friday, February 26, 2016
Well, for parents, seeing their kids learn to read is a huge thing...that may or may not trump puppies.
In the case of an animal shelter in Missouri, though, we can get the bet of both worlds!
The director of education a the Missouri Humane Society explains that many shelter pets are very timid and are not very social, which can make it difficult when they have to impress potential new families who may consider adopting them.
How does this fulfill a parent's dream of seeing their children read? The humane society has teamed up with local children who are interested in helping with the animals. These kids go through an educational program where they learn about shelter animals and their socialization and they are then paired up with a pup. They practice their reading skills by sitting in front of the dog kennel and reading out loud to them, sharing the photos from the picture-books, and giving treats to any dogs that come out of their shell and approach the front of their kennel. The kennel director explains that dogs that are confident in coming to the front of their kennel are more approachable and more adoptable than timid dogs.
So kids learn to read and practice reading out loud to scared puppies to make them friendly and happy puppies which make them more likely to be adopted by a happy and loving family.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Instead of giving citations to homeless people for panhandling, Albuquerque passed a new initiative that allows them to earn money for jobs in the city. (via Mayor Richard J. Berry)
Posted by Upworthy on miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2016
It's a simple concept, and it's working! Take a look at the faces of those around you. Imagine the things that may have put them in their position, and think about how little it takes to end up in their shoes! Supporting projects like this is supporting your neighbors, friends, family, and maybe someday it'll help you, too! Your neighborhood is cleaned up and other people are getting the help they need. What could be better?!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I believe that people are naturally good.
I believe that we do bad things and that doesn't make us bad people unless we recognize that they are bad and continue to do them anyway.
I believe in the phrase "do harm to no one" and I'm frustrated when others don't live by it the way I do.
I believe we sometimes hurt one another to feel better, and that it makes us feel better or worse or both...but only until we realize that we cannot take it back.
I believe in love at first sight, in soul mates, in second chances.
I believe that honesty is the best policy and that karma really is a bitch.
I believe that I can do anything I set my mind to.
I believe in proving people wrong for a positive cause.
I believe that women are either cruel or supportive and there isn't much in between. I won't comment on men.
I believe that love takes work.
I believe in forever.
I believe that you have to take chances to get where you want to be.
I believe in saving cash-money instead of maxing out credit.
I believe that we have the opportunity to change lives every day.
I believe in fresh starts.
I believe in miracles.
I believe in hard work and in sacrifice.
I believe in being loyal.
I believe in Darwinism and evolution.
I believe in standing up for what is right.
I believe in friendship and making an effort to let others know that I care.
I believe in communication and understand its difficulty under special circumstances.
I believe in being social, and not in social media nor regular media, for that matter.
I believe in sunsets and rain storms and the smell of freshly cut grass and bonfires and when the clock reads 11:11.
I believe in the beauty of the world. And I believe I wouldn't be here if I wasn't supposed to be part of that beauty.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
These trolley passengers in San Diego were treated to a special show by Aaron Evans Art and beatboxer Generik LNC with a powerful message of unity. (via A Trolley Show)
Posted by Upworthy Video on miércoles, 27 de enero de 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
After losing his arms and legs, this vet decided to embrace life to the fullest, and now he's helping fellow amputees do the same. (via NowThis)
Posted by Upworthy on viernes, 8 de enero de 2016
Some people make everyone else look like big babies, including me! Thank you to those of you who are going through tough times who don't give up and who not only learn to survive with their problems, but to thrive, who not only continue making their lives work but teaching others to do so as well. Keep your head up. Keep learning. Keep living!
Friday, January 22, 2016
She was a supermodel, originally found by brands from her blog and instagram posts. She recognizes that social media edits out imperfections that make us all interesting, and are detrimental to our own health and the health of others. I thought she was beautiful in her still photos (which she explains could take a whole day to pose, shoot, and edit), but she is even MORE beautiful when she speaks so passionately and intelligently about the social media culture and how "likes and numbers" cause addiction to validation from strangers and how she believes we can change and what SHE finds interesting and beautiful! Thanks, Essenia O'Neill, for shedding some light on this major issue throughout the world as we become "more connected" and "less connected" at the same time.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Humble and Kind
This song is so special to me. I really wanted a video that showed the universality of the message of Humble and Kind. Thanks to Wes Edwards for executing this vision and to Oprah Winfrey for lending us scenes of Belief from all over the world. I hope you like it as much as I do.Posted by Tim McGraw on jueves, 21 de enero de 2016