Tag Archives: hope

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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Courage to climb your mountains

Manual for Climbing Mountains –by Paulo Coelho Choose the mountain you want to climb: don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm … 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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Make your decisions count

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882)- American essayist, lecturer, and poet

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Day 88: Worth their weight in gold

I love food TV! My husband and I met while we were both attending a little cooking school, so cooking holds a special place in my heart.  So when Guy Fieti from the Food Network did a segment on a … Continue reading

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Day 86: Youth comes but once in a lifetime

Growing into adulthood is difficult enough, even with a loving family and a safe place to call home. But for kids living on the streets, often abused and abandon by their own family, growing up can be littered with guilt, … Continue reading

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Day 80: The American Widow Project

When Taryn Davis lost her husband Michael to a roadside bomb in Iraq, she was instantly thrown into the world of being a military widow, at 25.  She set out on a journey to heal herself by finding other young … Continue reading

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Day 60: Turning abandoned buildings into inspiration

posted on http://www.designworklife.com/2011/09/07/candy-chang-before-i-die/ Candy Chang’s work is so incred­i­bly inspir­ing. Through inter­ac­tive pub­lic art instal­la­tions, she attempts to make cities more com­fort­able for peo­ple, improve neigh­bor­hoods and the well-being of indi­vid­u­als. This par­tic­u­lar piece, Before I Die, Candy turned the side … Continue reading

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