Saturday, January 28, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend #51

Quote of the day: 
It is never too late to be what you might have been. 
-George Eliot 

Credit: Diana Bowen/SNHU

There are some things in life that are never too late to undertake as long as there is time. Or better yet, its never too late to finally finish what you've started - in this case, the story of 94 year old Amy Craton, a great-grand mother and a fresh graduate, who put her education on hold in 1962 in order to return to work and take care of her children after a divorce. 50 years later, she's earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English -with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, from Southern New Hampshire University, US. She finally decided to complete her degree because it felt like the right time. Timing is certainly everything!

Credit: Ahmer Khan 

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, goes the saying. It certainly rings true in our daily lives and interactions. In India, 45yr old grocery store owner -Rajesh Sham gives back to his community by providing free education for slum children under a bridge, something he's done for the past 7 years, and with no seats or tables and a reliance on public support and donations only, he still manages to teach around 200 kids daily.

Architects: S+PS Architects
Theme: Recycling, collage, exposed concrete
Location: Mumbai, India

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Jack Garratt - Worry


  1. Inspiring! Thank you for posting!

  2. Interesting post, thank you for sharing :-)

  3. I'm glad your back with your FRiday inspirations. This older woman was on our news, living here in New Hampshire, and I think colleges should make free education to people over 75 or 80 (here in the US) to encourage more people to follow in her footsteps. Happy weekend.

  4. All are inspiring, but I especially like the first story!

  5. Hurray for the old lady! Good for her.

  6. Love the old Lady for getting her degree. The man dedicating his knowledge and time to kids who can't afford to go to school just shows how much people, in first world countries take education for granted.

  7. Amy Craton...what an inspiration!

    Rajesh Sham...caring and inspiration, beautiful soul.

    Love the Collage House...very cool.

    Thank you for this uplifting post~

  8. Very inspiring! Very encouraging!

  9. __ We are not able to congratulate Amy to a point that would fully praise her and... illuminate her accomplishment! Just grand_!
    __ The Free School, under the bridge: A master teaches to a point where students begin to teach themselves; learning, then becomes the teacher.
    >Rajesh Sham the master, creating the desire to learn.<


  10. Went back to college and finished my degree in my 40s, so love the first story. Got my degree as a teacher so LOVE the second story too!

  11. Best Wishes for the New Year Blogoratti.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Happy you read these success stories you posted today very encouraging

    Much love...

  12. Your words are true..."the time is now!" Beautiful post!

  13. Muito bom passar aqui! abraços, feliz 2017, mesmo que estejamos quase em fevereiro,rs...chica

  14. Thank goodness for people like Rajesh Sham and Amy Craton. We need their inspiration! And thank you, my friend, for telling us about them!

  15. Wow. Very inspiring! It reminds me of that old saying, "The best time to build an oak tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today."

  16. Hi Blogoratti - how incredible good for Amy ... and yes then Ramesh - both inspirations to us all ... certainly should be. Thanks for highlighting for us ... cheers Hilary

  17. love to see the old lady finishing her studies :)

  18. Inspiring!
    Clap clap for the old woman. Good for her!
    I wish you a beautiful week Ratti.

  19. So nice to see this post and the way it can inspire us all.

    All the best Jan

  20. That's very inspiring about the teacher. Something I hope I can do one day.

    Inez | My Small World

  21. Yay for Ms. Craton! It's very inspiring to know any time could be the right time.


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