Thursday, October 23, 2014

Daily Inspirational Quote October 23 2014

“He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.” – Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

When we harbor resentment, it matters little how many blessings we have in our lives, for that seed of hatred will spoil it all. It’s like the worms that cause us to discard the whole apple as inedible. Many of us put a great deal of time and effort into the things we cherish such as our health, prosperity and personal relationships, and realize only after we suffer regret that none of this will bring us true and lasting happiness if we allow even one person to take up residence as an enemy in our hearts.

Everyday Inspiration

A breathtaking vista or exotic adventure can be very inspiring. Yet inspiration is not limited to mountaintop experiences, not by a long shot.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you can choose to be highly inspired. No tear-inducing video or soaring music is required.

The thing is, every little part of life has the potential to inspire. Even the ordinary moments can be the source of refreshingly extraordinary inspiration.

Look around you and consider all the work and passion that has gone into the everyday things within your view. Think about the wondrous path you yourself have taken to get to this very moment.

Then, consider the possibilities. What you have is really quite amazing, and what you can do with it all truly boggles the mind.

In every situation, there is ample raw material for exhilarating inspiration. Be inspired by everyday matters, and from such a constantly inspired state you’ll know that all good things are possible for you.

— Ralph Marston

Bridging the Clothing Divide

Developmental organizations typically work on food, education, health care, and economic opportunity, but very few address the need for clothing. For materially poor people, however, clothing is shelter. Anshu Gupta shares, "In earthquakes, the shake kills people; in a tsunami, the water kills people; but in winter, the cold does not kill people. It's the lack of proper clothing. Why don't we consider lack of clothing a disaster?" Gupta and his wife Meenakshi founded "Goonj", a non-profit organization that is using an intricate sharing network to address what the Guptas consider a non-natural, perpetual disaster. Read on to learn more about the everyday couple that is saving lives using a model built on empathy and respect.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/871/goonj-rescuing-uttarakhand-and-bridging-the-clothing-divide-david-bornstein/

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Inspirational Quote October 22 2014

“It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.” – Philip Adams

I was invited to join a year-long goal-setting group some months ago. While I was honored to be asked to join these strong, powerful women in collectively manifesting new success and fulfillment, I have to admit that I was hesitant to make the commitment. After all, I barely have time to keep my current responsibilities afloat most days, much less to add new goals and spend precious time meeting to discuss goal attainment in general. My intuition told me to do it, however, and I’m so glad I did. I have made more progress in the past three months than I believed possible when I first made that decision, and I’ve learned anew that we have only to try to discover that we are capable of far more than we consciously realize.

A Healing Poem From Haiti

Nobody should die from diseases we know how to treat, but over 50,000 people die daily from them. Two UCSF Physicians have started a project called the HEAL Initiative that aims to address health workforce in resource poor communities, from Navajo Nation in New Mexico to Liberia and Haiti and India. They attempt to improve the quality of care, support and train local health professionals. This article and moving poem share more.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/864/poem-from-haiti-sriram-shamasunder/