Saturday, October 24, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (31)


Quote of the day: 
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. 
-Dennis Prager



image: ChicagoBluesGuide

A surgeon, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich who grew concerned about patients being put on waiting lists due to their inability to afford treatments -has through his nonprofit, OnePatient Global Health Initiative, treated more than 100,000 uninsured or under insured patients in troubled neighborhoods in Chicago. Ivankovich runs three clinics in Chicago and performs more than 600 surgeries a year, and he was named a 2015 top ten CNN hero. 


image: SocialWorkHelper

A charity started by former NFL star Warrick Dunn in 1997, has helped its 145th single-parent family to buy their own home. The initiative-Homes for the Holidays was inspired by Dunn's mother who was a single parent and raised him and five younger siblings- but never got to own her own home. With community and corporate support, Warrick Dunn Charities has awarded around $2.5 million in cash, food and other donations to help support sustainable futures through affordable home ownership and education assistance.



image: ArchDaily

This inspiring piece of architecture by Swatt-Miers Architects, is located in Silicone Valley, California. The tea house is designed as a transparent steel and glass pavilion, hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape, with the design emphasizing sustainability.. 


Peace & Serenity*


Current Listen: Ray Charles -Georgia On My Mind




39 comments:

  1. Lovely. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend my blogger friend.

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  2. Their actions are so awesomely inspirational!

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  3. Very inspiring thoughts.
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  4. It is so amazing what people are capable of when they put their minds to it...this is very inspiring xox

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  5. Great opening quote...words to live by. I'm feeling inspired! Thanks :)

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  6. Oh, quote, one of my words..~..news about the doctor saved so many lives - very inspiring.

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  7. This post has me heading into the weekend with a smile on my face. I hope you have a great weekend, Blogaratti!

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  8. It is a wonderful thing that the surgeon does, but very unfortunate that it is necessary in one of the richest countries in the world.

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  9. this doctor is a real angel and hats off to single parents! I would love o visit this lovely glass house! thnaks for sharing these awesome stories :)
    have a gr8 day!

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  10. Thank God for Canadian health care! We don't have to wait years for an operation, we can see a Doctor right away and get treated and it costs nothing! This Doctor should be recognized as well as the other man who makes sure single parents can afford their own home.

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  11. I learn so much here about strength of character. Love is truly our greatest strength.

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  12. I love the quote. Great inspiration as always!!

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  13. ... very inspired by the doc ... I do the same in my neighbourhood ... buy sandwiches and the give em out to beggars ... works every night ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  14. There are those who sacrificed time and efforts and they accomplished more. And can still make a living. So inspiring!

    Hank

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  15. Great post

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  16. very interesting and inspiring people.

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  17. Greetings Blogoratti, An inspirational post here. Well done, as always. I must check out the architecture online. Hope I can find more pictures of that home. It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a fine weekend.

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  18. Your chosen quote is both beautiful and inspirational with regard to how we treat others!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  19. I love these weekly posts. Very inspiring.

    Have a fabulous weekend. ☺

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  20. Great stories. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  21. Great quote of the day and good sharing. Have a happy weekend!

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  22. The issue of health is a global problem...good I had.

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  23. Nice to hear of people making a difference. We should be doing more of that.

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  24. Love this...especially the nfl's initiative...

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  25. Perfect quote for the charitable souls you have chosen to highlight here. My favorite charity this past year or more has been DonorsChoose.org. I can donate to teachers to assist with the needs of their classroom. Been most fun to see where I might do the most good (although I tend to go toward the books, writing and art supplies. Dear to my own heart to aid children in their literacy skills. And then to express themselves through art. Enjoyed this post of yours.

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  26. I love the quote of the day, and I believe this is true. Thank you for all the inspiration you have on your blog, friend.

    ~Sheri

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  27. Very inspiring as always.
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  28. Very inspiring as always.
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  29. Amazing inspiration
    Great to start up the week

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  30. Thank you. Surrounded by ugliness, nastiness and cruelty it is somtimes hard to remember the good people.

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  31. Love the inspirations :)
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