Saturday, September 30, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #69


Quote of the day: 

I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be. -Tab Hunter



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Purvi Shah, a 33 year-old graphic artist who lost her 3-year-old son Amaey to acute myelogenous leukemia -a cancer that affects blood cell production, over a decade ago is now helping patients express themselves through art. During the time Purvi spent in hospital with her son she distracted him by drawing and painting, with her projects attracting a crowd. Since then her informal art therapy sessions have grown into a nonprofit called Kids & Art Foundation which has raised more than $68,000. The Foundation 'provides Arts workshops to children with cancer and their care circles to improve their well-being during treatment, as survivors, and in bereavement. children who participate explore and deal with their emotions'. Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.



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Walking into a store wearing a Kaepernick American football jersey, and asking about the cost of X-Box One Video Console, 11 year-old Jaden Watts was overhead saying he was saving to get one as his parents couldn't afford to buy one. He was approached by Washington running backs Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley who complimented him on his jersey, before approaching the boy's grandmother to ask if it was okay to buy him the console and a game. The pair got together and bought it for him. Kelley had overheard Watts talking about having to save up to pay for an Xbox, and thinking “I wish someone would’ve done something like that for me when I was growing up”.






As seen on Arch Daily, Patio House

Architects: Bloot Architecture
Location: Velp, The Netherlands
Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode

Brief: Refurbishment offering sustainability as well as extension of an old 1950s villa.

Theme:  Situated by the edge of a National park and nature reserve. Interior offers spacious and well thought out living spaces all connected to each other and offering natural light and a concrete extension with a patio. Concrete beams and the use of glass in use all through helping the house blend in well with the surrounding environment.


Peace. Love. Light* 

35 comments:

  1. I particularly like the quote you began with today.

    Wishing you a good weekend!

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  2. What great stories. Sad about childhood cancers, but what a way to turn that tragedy around. And cool to buy the kid the gaming console.

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  3. Velp, The Netherlands sounds like a name for a rock group.

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  4. Hello, my friend Blogoratti!

    Once again I am inspired by your three segments. I applaud Purvi Shah for establishing that Foundation for children stricken with cancer. It was also inspiring to read about those NFL players giving back to the community, in this case an impoverished boy who was willing to do the right thing and save his money to buy what he wanted. I admire the simple, uncluttered ambiance of the refurbished 50s villa in The Netherlands.

    Thank you, my friend, and have a nice weekend!

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  5. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I wish you a great weekend! Sometimes there are kind people in the world, aren't there?

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  7. Two nice human interest stories.

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  8. Good post. Have a most lovely weekend!

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  9. Ah, my kind friend, a wondrous, inspiring post. Thank you for this for it heartens me for the weekend.

    Gary

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  10. That woman is noble. I would like to think I would be able to help others the way she does. I'm not sure I would be able to rise above my grief.

    The football players did a wonderful thing. That little boy will be a fan forever.

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  11. ...what a great quote, neat deed and a wow house!

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  12. A reminder that there is good going on in the world!

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  13. The strength of that mothr to turn her tragedy into something so good to help others. And the random act of kindess of those two young men. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. I am really impressed with the mother who distracted her dying son by painting and drawing for him, then later starting the Kids and Art Foundation, this mother's love for her son and determination to do something to help others is something that I truly respect.

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  15. Always such wonderful and heart-warming stories! These are true Angels on Earth. Love the home that it is like living in nature. Hope your weekend is lovely. x Karen

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  16. Hi Blogoratti - wonderful stories and then the house. So delightful to read about Purvi and her approach to helping others through her art ... something I'd love to be able to do - I can't draw for toffee! But the players overhearing Jaden talk about his X-box - what a great gesture to buy it for him ... lovely ... cheers Hilary

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  17. Yupp, I agree with the quote.
    Oh, that we cannot get grip on this horrible desease...
    Lovely story with the two players and such a nice house!
    Happy weekend!

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  18. cool. that kid got a real treat in addition to an x-box one

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  19. Yes, I like that quote you began with too, for me that's inspiring! :)

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  20. Your Friday posts are always inspiring. It's always enjoyable to stop by.Hugs-erika

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  21. These (first two, not the architecture... but, nice house) made me smile and brought tears to my eyes -- and filled me with hope.

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  22. Love hearing stories like this B, they restore faith in human kindness and let's face it, we need much more of that these days ☺ Enjoy your weekend ✨

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  23. Nice stories for inspiration.
    To be thankful and appreciative of all 'the great things' in life and appreciate the 'bad things' too, for they teach us valuable lessons.
    Enjoy your weekend, Blogoratti!
    Peace :)

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  24. What beautiful inspirations. So filled with hope and love...

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  25. Ι love the quote, my friend. And your stories give me hope.

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  26. I'm going to start wearing a Kaepernick jersey

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  27. Looks really interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  28. Tab Hunter! Now there's a stab from the past!

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  29. What wonderful gestures of kindness, shown in different ways. Thanks so much! Hugs...and Happy Monday! RO

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  30. Lovely to see kindness in a world that seems to have gone haywire.

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  31. The "Tab Hunter" quote is perfect. Oh, if only we all thought that. Your blog is uplifting, and I appreciate your thoughts and shares.

    ~Sheri

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