Saturday, September 02, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #65


Quote of the day: 

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. -Brian Tracy


Three of the four bakers trapped in bakery after hurricane Harvey
Credit: DailyIndependent/Three of the four bakers trapped in bakery after hurricane Harvey

A lot has been written about the flood incident in Texas, US, with stories of relief efforts and people doing heroic deeds for the affected. When four bakers working the night shift became trapped in their bakery for two days after hurricane Harvey hit, they could have spent their time worrying about their safety and also their families but they decided to continue baking instead. The workers from the El Bolillo Bakery, a Mexican bakery in Houston made it their duty to bake bread and pan dulce -a Mexican sweet bread through the day and night, before eventually getting rescued. By the time the owner got to them they had made so much bread that the loaves were taken to emergency centers across the city for victims affected by the flood.


Credit: Today

It's not very often that siblings from the same family gain admission into the same school, especially if the siblings are quadruplets. In Ohio four members of a family begin a new chapter as they start their freshman year in Yale University. Wade family members and quadruplets, Zach, Nick, Aaron, and Nigel who were accepted to majority of the top schools including Harvard, all decided to go to Yale due in part to the sense of community they felt at the prestigious school -and by so doing becoming the second set of quadruplets to attend Yale since the year 2000.


Exterior of home in São Paulo, Brazil
A home in São Paulo, Brazil

As seen on Arch Daily, Pacaembu House
Architects: DMDV arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Photograph: Maira Acayaba

Brief: New build from old house using some the preexisting pieces

Theme:  Bricks and floor stones from previous construction reused, use of interconnected spaces to connect with nature. System that captures rainwater reused for automatic irrigation system for the garden. Use of glass closures, frames and muxarabis of cumaru wood.



Peace. Love. Light* 



Current Listen: Coldplay -In My Place

48 comments:

  1. I have seen the quads on TV several times but not the story of the bakers. amazing and uplifting story.. and I know the people eating the bread were happy.. glad the bakers made it to safety

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  2. I just read the bakers' story the other day. A bright spot in not so good news. And congratulations to those four brothers as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

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  3. Warm thank yous went to the bakers, I'm sure, when getting food in was a difficulty. Good for them! Also good for the boys to all get into such a prestigious school! Making new out of old - good job! Nice space!

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  4. Hi Blogoratti - I hadn't seen either the bakers - what a brilliant thing to do -must have helped many; while the quads - that's extraordinary ... I'm so pleased for them. The home looks pretty nice?! Cheers Hilary

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  5. The house has way to much glass for me. The first thing I would do would be putting up curtains.

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  6. I've read about those quads before... impressive!

    I hadn't seen the story about the bakers yet and how wonderful that they were able to give back upon being rescued!

    I like that the house managed to recycle so much.

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  7. I hadn't seen either of these stories, very uplifting, thanks.
    Don't architects have some good ideas ...

    Happy September to you.

    All the best Jan

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  8. we had read about those bakers... very good of them...
    as for the other ... we give of ourself, though expect Nothing in return...

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    1. Our best to the many Flood victims here and in India ... and Hong Kong on Sunday...

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  9. If I were quadruplets, I'd go to Yale, too. I wouldn't get accepted, but they have really nice tours.

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  10. I especially loved the story of these bakers and how the extra bread was donated to those in need. It has been a horrific and heroic time in the aftermath of the deadly flooding.
    Thanks for the good news!

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  11. Thanks for the inspiration, B. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend!

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  13. Inspiring examples.

    What did Trump say about Mexicans?!! : (

    I wish lots of success to the quadruplets. What a story!!

    As for the house... I can see myself living in this one... with window blinds! : ) Only for the evening...

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  14. Can you imagine arriving at an evacuation center and getting some fresh bread? It must have tasted like a bit of heaven. Love is the one thing you can give away and it never diminishes. The more you give, the more it grows.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. Two uplifting stories. I love your inspirational posts.

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  16. Pretty house. I can't imagine how their parents are paying for quads to go to Yale at the same time! That's gotta be expensive. Love the story of the bakers.

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  17. The bakers made to our tv news - what a way to pass the time, doing something you enjoy that will give joy to others. Wonder if the 'tutors' at Yale will be able to tell the boys/men apart 😊
    And as for the house - open plan with big windows is great as long as it's well heated in winter and I'm wondering how you or anyone else would get to dust the top shelves ~ Cathy

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  18. People dont need reminding to be good they just are

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  19. And the multitudes will be feed the bread of life. This story is a fine example of how to do something positive in a time of negativity.

    Peace, light and love!

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  20. Consider me inspired! Great post!

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  21. Some awesome stuff goes on that so many people don't know about. Bravo everyone!

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  22. Had already seen that first story, but just loved it. Think of how grateful all the recipients of that bread were, once the bakers were rescued.

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  23. I shared because others are enjoying these.
    I especially the inspiring tale from Texas.

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  24. The bakers to continue baking bread until they were rescued is a very good story, the bread they baked fed so many people. You have to give these men your respect for doing this.

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  25. A good story about the quadruplets.

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  26. Wonderfully inspiring! There is so much good news to share, even with the bad. xx K

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  27. It's so wonderful that the bread the bakers made went for a good cause. I had heard of the kids being accepted in Yale, and thought that was so cool. Always love that you end the week with positive stories. Hugs...RO

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  28. Two heartwarming stories at the too cool begin of Autumn, thank you for that!
    And a pretty cool house, too - happy weekend!

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  29. I really love the concept of love growing by sharing it; very wise words, as always.

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  30. Three cheers for those Houston breadmakers.

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  31. Wonderful story of the bakers B, how good would it be if everyone could be so nice in everyday life and not just when there's a crisis.

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  32. Great story of the bakers, well done to them. have a good Sunday. Diane

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  33. I LOVE the bakers who kept on baking - everyone doing what they can do. This lifted my heart.

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  34. A wonderfully heartwarming story of the bakers...so inspiring!:)
    And I love the house...

    Greetings on a wet Sunday! :))

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  35. Wow! So interesting! Thank you for sharing, my friend!

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  36. Very inspiring to read, especially the brothers at Yale. :)

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  37. I salute to these bakers who stayed POSITIVE to turn things into better ,great job indeed.

    beautiful read my friend.and LOVED the place it is absolutely inviting!!!

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  38. The story of the Mexican sweet bread was charming. I love that. My friend used to own a Mexican restaurant, and they sold Mexican sweet bread, and what was even better were the PINK Mexican cookies. : ) You must try them, my friend.

    ~Sheri

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