Tag Archives: compassion

Courage to wear a pink tutu

It takes courage to be vulnerable. Cancer patients don’t have a choice. They are thrust into it.  Bob Carey, a photographer who loves to make his wife laugh, chose to share that vulnerability as his wife worked her way through … Continue reading

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Long term friends

“Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don’t regard others as strangers.” Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai … Continue reading

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Story: A heart shattered by a glimpse into autism

Sometimes I read a story that hits me so hard I just can’t stop thinking about it. I keep rolling it around in my head, looking for answers, but knowing there are no simple answers when it comes to autism. … Continue reading

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Facing autism with courage, and lots of heart

When I began writing this blog, to celebrate ordinary people who act with extraordinary courage, Lisa Ackerman was one of the first people I featured. My brother and sis-in-law know Lisa personally, and they will be the first to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Love deeply

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.   Lao Tzu  – Chinese Taoist Philosopher (600 BC)

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Team Rubicon- A passion to help

We all know someone with enthusiasm that is simply contagious. They have a passion that can’t be bought or sold. It’s just in them. Jake Wood is one of those people. After serving as a US Marine, he found it … Continue reading

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Care a whole awful lot….

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not!” Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), American writer, poet, and cartoonist- from The Lorax

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The time is now to do something

Sometimes we get so caught up in our busy lives that we can stop noticing what is going on around us. The people that live in small towns down the road may be no more than a blur as we … Continue reading

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Draw your family circle

“The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small.” Mother Teresa – founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India -(1910 – 1997)

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A young girls courage to give

Rachel Beckwith was fast approaching her 9th birthday and had one wish, to have all of her friends donate $9 each to a charity that would bring wells and fresh water to villages that had none.  It was her goal … Continue reading

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