Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This Officer Responded To A Lost Mentally Disabled Woman. What He Did Next Is Beautiful

A video of a Bloomingdale Police Officer helping a mentally disabled woman has gone viral.

This Boy Asked His Mailman For JUNK Mail. After Learning Why, He Responded Spectacularly

Ron Lynch, a mail carrier for the USPS in Salt Lake City, was initially confused by a 12 year-old's request for junk mail. When he found out why, he knew he had to do something.

This Diver Was Exploring An Old Shipwreck. What He Found Is Worth Over $1 Million

Eric Schmitt found the artifacts in 15 feet of water off Fort Pierce, approximately 130 miles north of Miami.

Daily Inspirational Quote – July 29, 2015

“Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have.”

This is down to individual choice isn’t it? We choose who and what we allow into our life so it follows that we know what we are getting into right? If only it were that simple? Sometimes the choices we make begin very promisingly and everything in the garden is rosy so to speak and we’re happy. However, perhaps somewhere down the line, things don’t stay rosy and actually turn into something very different. This is where we have to make a choice. We either stay in the situation as it is, aware nothing will change for the better, or we choose to leave. If we do stay, fully aware of the latter, then the consequences are on our own head. I know what I’d choose…what about you?


Work Past The Disappointments

Don’t dwell endlessly on what’s wrong. Do something positive, and change your momentum.

When things are tough and life is unfair, the least effective strategy is to complain about it. The most effective strategy is to get busy.

You’re better than the problems. The way to prove that to yourself and to the world is with your actions.

You deserve to feel like you’re on top of the world, so give yourself what you deserve. Embrace the effort, persist through the challenges, and experience the satisfaction of making a real difference.

Treat every situation as an opportunity for positive and meaningful work. Seize the treasure in every moment by doing something useful with the moment.

Delight your senses and your sense of purpose by jumping into action. Work your way past the disappointments, and up to a whole new level of fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

Getting Hands On With Nature

The joy of children encountering the natural world on their own terms is becoming a lost idyll, no longer an integral part of growing up. There are many reasons for this loss -- urbanization, the changing social structure of families, the fear of stranger danger. But also much of environmental education has become restrictive and rule bound, taking on a museum mentality, where nature is a composed exhibit on the other side of the glass.  This thought-provoking article explores what it means to get hands on with nature.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Arizona Cardinals Hire The First Female Coach In NFL History

The Arizona Cardinals have hired the first female coach in National Football League history.

Daily Inspirational Quote – July 28, 2015

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

We can be extremely talented and skilled at what we choose to do in life and may even be respected and admired because of it! However, rightly or wrongly, other people judge us by the company we keep, the words we utter, and how we conduct ourselves in private and in public. They do this for the simple reason that these tend to truly reflect the choices WE make and, in turn, show us for who we really are. Therefore, wouldn’t it be to our advantage to put thought and care into these choices? I know I do.


Good Place for Everyone

There are a lot of other people in this world. You’ll do much better in life when you are good to those people.

There is one of you, and billions of everyone else. The more of those billions who have a positive experience with you, the better.

Being considerate to others is old fashioned. That means it has stood the test of time.

Before you act, before you speak, think of the impact it will have on everyone else. Then make the choice that makes the world where you live a better one.

Take care not to sacrifice the goodwill of others just to grab yourself a momentary advantage or convenience. Live with respect and consideration, even when it is not noticed.

The behavior of each person directly influences the kind of world we all live in. Make it a good place for everyone to be.

— Ralph Marston

The Life You Could Save

Armed with degrees from both Harvard and Yale, Kentaro Toyama has spent the better part of his adult life trying to come up with technological solutions to help quell social problems that continue to befall some of the world's poorest societies. But in his quest, Toyama ultimately discovered that it's people and not technology, that is the real driver of social change.