Saturday, August 22, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (22)


Quote of the day: 
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. 
-William James



image: SunnySkyz

A Golden retriever service dog in the U.S named Yolanda, saved the day by dialling 911-on a specialized phone, and pulling the owner to safety after their home became engulfed by fire in Philadelphia. The owner, Maria Colon who is blind woke up to her house on fire and kept shouting 'danger' over and over, in order to get her service dog to help her. 


image: Dwayne Johnson -Instagram

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has attended the graduation ceremony of prison inmates -part of a six-month inmate boot camp program run by the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation. A summary from his Instagram page reads "6 months ago these youth offenders all faced prison time... In front of the judge on the day of their sentencing they accepted to be placed in an extremely hardcore one of kind bootcamp. I gave them my word that they would be broken down in ways they never knew imaginable... but if they stuck with it and didn't quit, they'd be built back up to become better men. That was 6 months ago. TODAY, in front of their families, drill instructors and judges they graduate and become free men. Stronger men. Better men."

image: ArchDaily

As seen on Arch Daily, a vacation house in Monemvasia, Greece, by Architects LM Architects and others. It is situated in a high pitch ground with panoramic view to the sea, allowing a great exploitation of the panoramic view and offering continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces.



Peace & Love*


Current Listen: Will Smith -Miami


76 comments:

  1. What fantastic stories! Such a brilliant dog for sure! Initially, I loved Dwayne Johnson's smile, then I realized that there was so much substance behind the smile and seeing this reminds me so much of his kindness. Hugs...

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  2. You always present the quotes which inspire me :) Thanks for sharing, I really love the first one!

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  3. What a fabulous dog. A hero indeed.

    Love that house.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

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  4. One of my nephews opted for a boot camp after an arrest for drug possession. He made it, had his record expunged and went on to work for Google and now another tech start up and is a fine upstanding young man, wealthy too! He never went to college either!

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  5. Dogs are men's best friends! He is a hero! That is a nice vacation house.

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  6. @RO: Yes indeed, thanks for your visit and warm thoughts!

    @Author: I'm glad that you enjoy the quotes. Many thanks!

    @Sandee: I agree, thank you for visiting as always and do enjoy your weekend!

    @Marcia: Hello, that is truly a wonderful testimony. I thank you for sharing that, in the hope that it will inspire someone out there. Its nice of you to visit!

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  7. @Nancy Chan: A true hero indeed, its nice of you to stop by, thank you!

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  8. very cool on the dog rescuing his owner and very cool on the boot camp as well in giving those guys a second chance and new perspective

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  9. I am in love with golden retrievers!

    ♥ HAPPY THURSDAY! ♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  10. All very inspirational. Thanks for sharing these. :)
    ~Jess

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  11. Beautiful post!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  12. A couple of heartwarming stories is a good was to start Fridany.

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  13. Wow,great news, this one about dog was amazing!

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  14. Great stories! I saw the one about the dog dialing 911 on my news and was SO impressed.

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  15. All wonderful stories.

    I am glad to see help for unguided youth.

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  16. Wonderful post, love the idea of teaching those in prison, so they can contribute to society in a better way when they are released.

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  17. These are truly inspiring stories, thank you for sharing them. Warm greetings!

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  18. Thank you for this post. I am encouraged by it.

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  19. One smart dog. A great thing for The Rock to do as well.

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  20. These were interesting and varied. Could use a little inspiration and motivation today, so thank you for the lift!

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  21. Love the quote and all of the inspiration...thank you for helping me to keep a positive outlook on life~

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  22. Amazing shares!
    Dogs are brilliant like that, you know?
    Have a Great Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  23. Dogs are truly man's best friend. Heartwarming for real. Believe that life is worth living... I love that quote so much.
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  24. Dogs are truly man's best friend. Heartwarming for real. Believe that life is worth living... I love that quote so much.
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  25. Brilliant quote and amazing stories...
    Feeling refreshed as I begin my day!

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  26. Very interesting and fresh post :-) Have a nice weekend!

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  27. What an amazing dog :)

    Rachel xx
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  28. @Claudia: Yes indeed, very heart warming. Its so kind of you to visit!

    @Annell: Hello and thanks for that!

    @Suzy: Many thanks for coming by, greetings!

    @DMS: Its great to have you here, thanks!

    @Blodeuedd: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @The History Anorak: Indeed, a good dog. Many thanks!

    @Marcela Gmd: Its so nice of you to visit, thank you!

    @Andrew: I quite agree, many thanks for coming by and have a nice weekend!

    @crafty-zone: Hello and nice of you to drop by!

    @Kelly: Yes very impressive indeed, thanks for visiting!

    @Gail: Hello and thanks for visiting and have a nice weekend!

    @Linda Kay:

    @Jacquelineand....: Yes indeed, its nice of you to drop by again!

    @Geo.: Greetings to you and thanks!

    @Patt Hatt: Truly it is. Its great having you, thanks!

    @Happyone: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @Aisling: I'm glad you felt inspired, its so kind of you to stop by!

    @Denise: Many thanks for stopping by!

    @Jan: Hello, thank you for visiting as always!

    @GreenComotion: Yes they are, I agree. Thanks a lot!

    @Diary of Dido: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @Idu Emeziem: Its so nice of you to visit, and thanks for your comment!

    @Alieux (Daij): Indeed it is. Great of you to stop by!

    @Loco mente: Thank you so much!

    @So Alice: Hello, many thanks for visiting!

    @Rachel-Beth: I know right, nice seeing you!

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  29. Service dogs are awesome! It's nice to see The Rock giving back to the community. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Wow, you always find such inspiring pieces. Got to love a good dog and what they won't do for their people. Hope you re having a great day!

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  31. These posts always make me feel better :)

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  32. These are both very nice stories. And I like the vacation house in Greece, as I am part Greek myself.

    ~Sheri

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  33. I love these posts! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  34. The first quote is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥ ♥ ♥
    Jeanne
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  35. The story of the dog is really impressive!

    Thanks a lot for your last comment : )
    Xx
    Larissa
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  36. Some comforting stories to embark upon a week end. Enjoy it.

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  37. Smart dog .... sure they are an intelligent species :-)

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  38. Golden retrievers are so wonderful and this news confirms that!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  39. Beautiful quote - wonderful stories! It's been a pleasure visiting your blog today.

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  40. Nice post.... The dog is a life saver
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  41. I hope more youth offenders all over the country are soon offered an alternative of participating in a life-changing boot camp. Life has already beat some of them down; why not work to build them back up again into productive citizens?

    Love that top quote. And it's true. Face the world with a smile, and before ya know it, you are truly happy inside.

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  42. Amazing post, poor cute doggy
    your posts are always so inspiring
    and i love yur way of writing as i probably mentioned before :)
    have an amazing weekend x
    Thank you for sharing this with us hun.
    Visit me whenever you can,
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  43. Wow beautiful stories.!!
    Loved the prison rehabilitation boot camp. I pray they hold on to all learnt as they move ahead.

    Cheers to the weekend.

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  44. Such a lovely and inspiring post! Thanks for sharing))

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  45. Thanks for sharing. I think my favorite story is the second.

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  46. All three very inspiring...but you have to love that dog. Enjoyed the read. As always thanks for your visit to my blog.

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  47. I have a soft spot for dogs so I really loved the story about the golden retriever. The prison inmates going to boot camp was a great idea and I'm glad to see that those young men were able to get a second chance.

    You know, every time, I hear Will Smith's, Miami, it's the Whispers, And the beat goes on' that stays in my head, instead. I guess that's still one of my favorite oldies. Have a great weekend.

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  48. Belas imagens amei a postagem, bom final de semana
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  49. I saw that story about the dog dialing 911. Impressive.

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  50. It's amazing whats dogs can do we just don't give them praise.
    Merle...............

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  51. It's amazing whats dogs can do we just don't give them praise.
    Merle...............

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  52. Animals are amazing in what they can teach us and how they help us. Wonderful and inspiring post, thank you so much for sharing.

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  53. Animals are amazing in what they can teach us and how they help us. Wonderful and inspiring post, thank you so much for sharing.

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  54. I have learnt that the opportunities to do good or do what is right are as plain as day... Have a great weekend too

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  55. Service animals are such an inspiration. So loyal and helpful.

    The ROCK did a great thing. Rehabilitation is a great way to give back. Most people deserve a second chance, especially if they are sorry for what they did.

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  56. Wow! that dog is bright and brave.

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  57. Wow-- what a smart dog - have to tell my dogs that they have more to do than eat and say wuff! lol!

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  58. Dogs are amazing. Some of them have more sense than humans.

    Boot camps should be introduced where I live.

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  59. The boot camp is an amazing thing, this men are all given second chances and sometime thats all it takes. The dog is so cute and really brave
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  60. Nice and interesting Post.

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  61. Most inspiring Blogratti! A trained dog is more alert and fast in its reaction as its mind is already 'programmed' Obviously the 'Rock' has lots of faith in humankind!

    Hank

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  62. Monemvasia is such a beautiful plece in Greece... the perfect spot to stay is in the old castle above the sea!!!

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