Saturday, August 05, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #61

Quote of the day: 

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. 
-Criss Jami

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An 8-year-old girl, Roxy Getter, has become the youngest girl to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She achieved this with her dad Bobby and mom Sarah, including her 10-year-old brother Ben. Although she and her brother had a history of heart issues, they were cleared by a cardiologist before the trip. And even thought the entire trip was trying, Sarah said what they gained as a family could not have been replicated, and is especially a great lesson for the kids -to always keep going even when things get hard.

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Every two weeks for the past 34 years, 58-year-old postman Marcus Perez of Texas, spends two hours donating blood at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. He donates platelets, which is a blood component that allows him to donate more often than if he were to donate whole blood or double red blood cells. He is also the fourth person in South Texas to pass the 100-gallon mark, saving thousands of lives in the process. Perez who was born a premature baby and required a blood transfusion, has been returning the favor over and over again.

As seen on Arch Daily, JC House
Architects: Plus Line Design
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Brief: Energy efficient house with  connection to nature

Theme:  Stone wool layer, concrete panel, hard wood flooring, warm natural atmosphere, and solar panels.

Photograph: Vlad Patru

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Eric Dolphy - Hat and Beard 


  1. Good news! Happy news!
    Have a great weekend.
    : )

  2. The house is a bit austere, my furniture wouldn't look good in it. I'll have to buy completely new stuff when I move in.
    Good for the blood/platelets donor chap.... I got up to about 75 blood donations and then I had to take blood thinners so they don't want me any more. I am a reject!

  3. What an awesome exerience for that family. Himself has donated blood for the past 30 or so years as often as he can. Not sure if he's passed the 100 gallon mark yet.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Have a great weekend, good Sir...

  5. Great stories, but 100 gallons of blood, that's over 800 pounds, WOW!

  6. What inspiring articles today. Girl power is awesome! Good for Roxy.

    Kudos to Marcus. That's incredible, especially since I'm so afraid of needles and pass out when I have to give blood. That's one brave preemie.

    You always find the BEST houses. I'm totally impressed. I adore modern with the clean lines and minimal furniture inside. People in glass houses are very special indeed.

    I also love your quote of the day. It's what I believe, too. However, I've finally given up on perfection in my art and accepted I get what I get!

    Thanks for getting the weekend started with these inspiring stories and photos.

  7. This post gave me a lift. Thanks, B!

  8. What a brave family. Rather than refusing to live like invalids they (wisely with doctor approval) had an adventure.
    The wonderful man giving blood is a true hero.
    The house made me think of the articles I read this week about the new solar panels being made by Tesla. They are predicting that these could provide enough electrical power for the world in a few years.

  9. I am inspired B ☺ Hope you have a super weekend!

  10. Great post to end the week!
    Hope you have a safe, inspired weekend!!

  11. Neat house. Shows what you can do, no matter the age. Giving back is a win indeed.

  12. Wow, that's a lot of blood - whether just platelets or not!

    I appreciate and enjoy seeing homes like these, but would not want to live in something where the interior was so visible. I would need blinds at night!

  13. Thanks, B. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

  14. Thank you so much for your visit to my blog

    Thank you so much for your inspiring articles.

    I'm impressed with so lovely and BEST houses.
    I wish to change my house...
    I love clean lines and minimal furniture inside.


  15. Ładny cytat, a dom jest piękny :)

  16. So uplifting!!! I'm ready for the weekend now. Thanks and blessings!

  17. Wow that girl is truly inspiring

  18. Lovely post! Have a great weekend!

  19. How wonderful and inspiring indeed. To donate so much is incredible.

  20. Very inspiring stories, the little girl climbing the mountain and the gentleman from Texas donating over 100 gallons of blood, not many people have that type of determination.

  21. Wow good for her!
    What a wonderful thing for Marcus to do. He truly is thankful.
    Not a house I would want to live in. : ) Too modern. I like cozy and warm.

  22. It's great to read something positive, makes you feel better as a human being. It's nice knowing that there are people out everywhere doing wonderful things. Have a wonderful weekend.

  23. Wonderful, inspiring post. Beautiful souls and a lovely home for someone to make all their own. xo Karen

  24. Thank you for inspiring our weekend The 4th was you.

  25. Two extraordinary people and a lovely building.
    Nice share, Blogoratti!
    Have a Happy Weekend!!
    Peace :)

  26. Hi Blogoratti - great to read about the kids with heart challenges - who overcame - congratulations to them. Then your Texas platelet chap ... amazing gift for others ... the house I'm sure would be perfect! Cheers Hilary

  27. Amazing and inspiring stories, girl. Heroes are everywhere.

  28. Such an extraordinary post...incredibly inspiring to us all.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Have a fabulous weekend! :)

  29. It is very inspiring to hear and good news about people around us. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Nice to hear from you !

  30. our weekend inspirations are always inspiring-if I may use the word twice in one sentence. :) Good for that girl. What an accomplishment. Happy weekend. :) Erika

  31. Inspiring news!
    Thinking of fingerprints on the glass stairwell ...

  32. Wow. An inspiration to a friend´s son who was born with a heart failure, too.
    He´s 12 years old now and cycling and swimming like crazy. Thanks science and medicine.

    Sadly I cannot donate blood anymore. The last two times I was so weak for two weeks, I had to let go.

    A beautiful house - at least we have real wooden floors, also.

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the inspiration.

  33. Wow, what an achievement at just 8 years old - I can imagine the level to which the journey must have bonded their family!

  34. The youngest of my brothers donates plasma each fortnight. I was a donor too until they slapped a lifetime ban on me.
    Hooray for a family which faces their challenges together - and triumphs.

  35. A lovely collection of uplifting things here - loved this! And thank you for the kind comments on my blog too. - Tasha

  36. Thanks for stopping by.

    I donate whole blood every two months. But platelets must be in short supply because they are trying to get me to do that too.

  37. You know, I believe if you really want to, you'll be able to do anything. Why should age influence what it is... Thank you for your good energy, and your architect too, light and natural, both I love. Have a happy Sunday

  38. nice inspiration. love it when you find people who can and do lift up others. have a great blessed weekend. ( ;

  39. I always enjoy your inspirational weekend posts.
    Three good things here, thank you.

    Hope you've had a great weekend.

    My good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

  40. Hooray for a family which faces their challenges together - and triumphs.

    แตกใน xxx


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