Saturday, August 12, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #62


Quote of the day: 

What a liberating thing to realize that our problems are probably our richest sources for rising to the ultimate virtue of compassion. -Krista Tippett 



Credit: TheStar.Com

A Toronto police officer Niran Jeyanesan who was called to a report of shoplifting at a Wall mart ended up buying a shirt and tie for an 18 year-old alleged shoplifter after learning that the young man needed the items for an upcoming job interview. The officer said that he wanted to 'show kindness to someone who had fallen on hard times', after hearing the background story of how the teen ended up shoplifting. After taking the teen to the station he went back to the store and paid for the items. Constable Jeyanesan said he wasn't rewarding the behavior of a criminal, but only used his discretion to determine that the case did not merit criminal charges.


Credit: Associated Press

A 91-year-old Thai woman Kimlun Jinakul, who spent more than 10 years studying for a college degree finally earned it and received her diploma from her country's King. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human and family development at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University which is government-run just outside Bangkok. She traveled over 450 miles to attend the ceremony. The University has courses catering for the elderly and this year alone had 199 students who are over 60 years old.



Aperture in the Woods, House in the UK


As seen on Arch Daily, Aperture in the Woods
Architects: Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charlie Luxton
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK

Brief: A conversion of a derelict 1960s modernist house working as much as possible to maximize the existing structure

Theme:  Glass entrance and apertures. Retention of original brickwork and painted black to make the house recede into the shadows of the surrounding woodlands.

Photograph: Edmund Sumner


Peace. Love. Light* 



Current Listen: Eric Dolphy - Hat and Beard 

58 comments:

  1. What wonderful examples of achievement and kindness.

    Love the mid-century architecture.

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  2. amazing stories thanks for sharing and your quote today is so intriguing!

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  3. The officer believes in second chances! A good torontonian.

    We see more and more seniors going back to university. Great example for the younger population.

    As for the house, I would not mind having one similar to that one.

    :)

    Greetings

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  4. I truly appreciate this post. Showcasing the goodness of the world is not done often enough.

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  5. I really like this weekly post. You highlight the good in the world. We need more of that.

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  6. These are life-affirming stories. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. You always have the most inspirational stories to send us into the weekend. Thank you.

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  8. It's never too late to go back to college :)

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  9. I'm wondering if the young man got the job. Do you know?
    I wish I was sharp enough for learning anymore. Good for her!
    I like the house, very airy and free.

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  10. So I've still got time to get a degree.

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  11. Good for that woman for persevering! (and traveling so far to receive her diploma!)

    I like the effect as a result of painting the brick black on that house.

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  12. Yay for the officer and the graduate. The house is beautiful.

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  13. What a kind gesture for that officer to do for someone in need, and to not give up is the perfect example when getting a degree when being over 90. That's pretty phenomenal and impressive. Hugs...and Happy weekend to you!

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  14. This cop has been all over the news this past week and I think it was grand of him. I hope the young man got the job and truly thanks this cop. The older lady just proves we are never to old learn and she is inspiring. This modern home looks like it was built in the 60's but how sad it went derelict. I'm glad it was restored. Wonderful to read this

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  15. The Thai woman is rather amazing. I like the house. It appears light and open and uncluttered.

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  16. That is one kind and compassionate cop! We need more people like this cop. The Thai woman is really amazing! The house is beautiful! Have a great day!

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  17. Just when you think things are terrible in the world people go and do the best things to inspire us.
    I like that house!!!

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  18. Your blog is so uplifting, thank u, I always enjoy it, blogratti!

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  19. Hi Blogoratti - wonderful policeman story, and yes I'd spotted the Thai lady continuing on with her studies, til she passed - and that house would be rather nice to live in! Cheers and enjoy the weekend - Hilary

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  20. Showcasing the goodness of the world is not done often enough.

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  21. Very interesting stories, have a nice weekend :-)

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  22. Wonderful news to hear in all cases. There are more good and kind policemen and women than we hear about. It is nice to showcase their good not just when they lose it dealing with a perpetrator. Bravo for the 90 y.o. woman getting her degree. My philosophy is never stop learning, so I am always researching or studying things that interest me.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. ...I had read the first stories, nice to know that there us still good in the world. " Aperture in the Woods." WOW!

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  24. i love the degree at any age. nice!! love all the light in the home. so happy. ( :

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  25. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air! :)

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  26. Those are each inspiring. Beople can find a way. Hooray for the Toronto constable and the Thai lady. Way to go!

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  27. Read the cop story, a great thing for him to do indeed. Can sure learn at any age.

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  28. So nice to read uplifting news items.

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  29. The story of the 91 year old Thai woman who got her college degree proves you don't have to retire from work and then just fade away. But many people do exactly that, letting their mind fossilise instead of looking for new challenges.

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  30. Those are great stories! Thanks for the inspiration for the weekend :-)

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  31. I love these people. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  32. The police officers actions are an amazing use of common sense and compassion, I like that he chose to help this young man rather than bring charges against him.

    I saw a story on the news about the 91 year old college graduate, this is very inspiring and we should all be touched by this woman's determination.

    Excellent post my friend.

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  33. I love that old new home. really beautiful, light and airy. and standing ovation to the officer for caring. amazing to get that degree at her age and to travel that far

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  34. Such a cute! I hope you're having a great week!

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  35. We should hear more stories of kind acts like these, I'm sure there are many. It's always the bad that makes the news. I hope my mind is as active at 91 😀 happy weekend B ✨

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  36. That´s the right thing to do of the police officer.
    Wow, 91, quite an achivement.
    And the house... wow, so much light, just beautiful. Quite dark here with all the rain... Happy weekend anyways.

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  37. I like all of these, but especially the first one. The world needs more demonstrations of kindness and compassion like that. What one man may see as a tragedy, a caring man will see as an opportunity.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  38. Thank you for taking the time to post inspiring and postiive things. Everything is so negative right now. This brightened my day! Thank you!

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  39. Great post! Now I am ready to face the weekend.

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  40. Thank you for these valuable inspirations.

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  41. That police officer going above and beyond the call of duty truly touched my heart. I hope his acts of kindness to this young, misguided man will help him stay on the straight and narrow from here on.
    Blessings!

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  42. Thanks a lot :D

    this is amaizng. I really like this kind of story time posts!

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  43. The first one touch my heart and i feel peace that such wise people still exist who try to understand the difference between good and bad .
    Heads of to that lady who finally succeed in her mission.

    Elegant last one .
    thank you sooo much for bringing light to my day dear

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  44. That was really a very nice gesture of the policeman !! Wished there would be more of them !

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  45. Thanks for the inspirations! After my father died in '87, my mother went back to school. She took every class she could at the local community college... for 27 years. But she refused to take one math requirement that would have gotten her a degree (she had enough credits for 3 degrees). She simply loved learning. I thought that degree would have been really special for her, but she insisted she didn't care.

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  46. This post does exude Peace Love and Light!

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  47. Still love these architectural gems.

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  48. Great stories. I know a house like that I wish I had the money to remodel

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  49. Wonderful inspiration for today! I love the policeman story. :)

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  50. It's all good here, Mr. B. I had read a similar story about a police officer who came upon a young woman shoplifting as she needed items for her baby. The officer paid the tab in that case as well. Kudos to Kimlun for getting a degree and we should always keep learning for sure. I like the house make-over which looks light and airy despite its dark exterior color.

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  51. Lovely post! Have a great weekend!

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  52. That first story was lovely. Too many people judge harshly, and they are quick to condemn. It's the one thing that puzzles me. He did a good thing buying the shirt and tie for the young man who needed them for a job. We all need to show more mercy in this world. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, it put a smile on my face. : )

    ~Sheri

    ~Sheri

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  53. I thought that degree would have been really special for her, but she insisted she didn't care.


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