Saturday, September 19, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (26)


Quote of the day:

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. 
-Richard L. Evans


image: HuffingtonPost
An investment Bank, Sandler O’Neill & Partners,that was once headquartered in the old World Trade Center’s south tower, has paid for the college tuition of 54 children of employees who died in the September 11 tragedy. The Sander O’Neill Assistance Foundation was founded to offer 100% educational support to 66 of the employees who died. Siblings Johnny, Emily and Robert Wright, are pictured above at a game, children of John W. Wright Jr. who was one of the employees who died. 


image: GoodNewsNetwork

A lawyer, Mike Morse, in Detroit has given full backpacks to every elementary school kid in Detroit. Many students show up to class with used or secondhand school supplies. His company, The Mike Morse Law Firm invested nearly $500,000 to purchase 23,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, for each student up to Grade 5. 


image: ArchDaily

As seen on ArchDaily, a home by Architects Pitsou Kedem Architects. It is located in Ramat Gan, Israel. With the design, the variations of opaque glass yields a colossal appearance of yet more concreteness unifying the building’s construction and yet still appear natural -with the glass acting to embrace the light. 



Peace & Love*

Current Listen: Linkin Park -In The End



43 comments:

  1. All three are inspirations. Love the backpacks for the kids the very best.

    Have a fabulous weekend. ☺

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  2. I just dropped off a couple of boxes of no-longer-needed stuff at my local thrift store; proceeds from sales go to habitat for humanity to help refurbish houses in my community.

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  3. Awesome things for each to do. I guess some rich people aren't so bad.

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  4. Thank you for the good vibes!



    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
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  5. Inspirational - so nice to read about positive things, thank you.
    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  6. Inspirational - so nice to read about positive things, thank you.
    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Great stories. I grew up near Detroit, so loved that one especially. It is cook that you were listening to Linkin Park. You seem to have eclectic musical taste...as do I.

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  8. It's always nice to hear about good stories! Thanks :)

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  9. The youngest guy in that first picture must have been a baby when his father died cos it happened 14 years ago, and he is still young. So sad that he never got to have a relationship with his father.

    Disobedience temporarily disfigured my face

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  10. May these kindnesses be contagious.

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  11. Really inspiring stuff.
    Good will goes a long way

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  12. The backpack thing really struck me - one should think that in a rich country like the US, local government would be able to find the money for basic equipment for its students. We're not talking brandname bags and luxury pens etc., just the basics which sadly seem to be lacking in so many families.

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  13. Great quote! And yes, inspiring for sure- nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something!:-)

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  14. Good deeds make my heart sing. Thank goodness there are people and organisations who actually CARE.

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  15. Good deeds, just what this world needs every day. Have a nice weekend

    Much love...

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  16. I enjoy reading these wonderful stories! Have a fruitful weekend,love!

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  17. Lovely post this morning...I have two bags of things to take to a local thrift store, just need to load them up.

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  18. I wish they had a good news channel where we could hear things like this all day long. :) :)

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  19. That story about the backpacks is fantastic! Seriously!

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  20. What an impact on lives of children those first two stories inspire. I hadn't heard of either of those generous gestures.

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  21. How nice to be reminded that in the midst of ugliness there is also some life changing kindness. Thank you.

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  22. Love these kinds of inspiring stories. More often than not they may not hog the headlines as the benefactors usually refuse to have too much publicity. Thanks for sharing Blogoratti!

    Hank

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  23. It's nice to know that there is still a few good men remaining
    pheezy's corner

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  24. I never think of Detroit as being 'poor' so the backpack thing really shocked me. How sad that, in this day and age, kids need handouts for basic educational equipment. I'm glad they got them.

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  25. How nice to know that there are such good people in the world !!
    Happy Sunday !

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  26. Hello, it is wonderful knowing that there a good people in the world. I am so happy for all these children. Maybe someday they will pass on a good act of kindness too. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  27. The first quote is so inspiring! ;)
    Beautiful deeds also!XOXO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  28. Definitely very inspiring. Imagine if we all gave one backpack

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  29. This time I choose the villa ... has the effect of "wow"!!!
    Have a nice Sunday afternoon... :)

    ઇઉ Ell@

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  30. Amazing post!

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  31. Interesting article, does not know!
    I wish beautiful Sunday!
    Thanks for visiting!

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  32. Interesting article, does not know!
    I wish beautiful Sunday!
    Thanks for visiting!

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  33. Inspiring indeed!I'm clapping my hands and throwing my hat into the air :) You go, you beautiful hearts, you!

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  34. GIVING is the largest word of all.

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  35. Good news, how refreshing! It's too easy to forget how good it feels to give - until you do :-) Glad I popped in for this uplifting post!

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  36. Very inspiring indeed. I love the introduction quote.xx

    www.sophsinspirations.com

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  37. I sometimes think... if rich people gave more to the poor, especially in poor countries, instead of f. ex. buying 2000 pair of shoes...

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  38. I sometimes think... if rich people gave more to the poor, especially in poor countries, instead of f. ex. buying 2000 pair of shoes...

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  39. I love these quotes, they are beautiful!

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