Sunday, November 05, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #74

Quote of the day: 

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful.
-Rashida Jones

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Akil Ross, principal for Chapin High School in the US has been crowned National high school principal of the year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Many parents credit him for making Chapin High one of the best schools in South Carolina since 2010. Ross who repeated the third grade as he was not "up to par" as a student, is now known for what he calls the six Rs: “Ready to learn, Respectful to others, Responsible to ourselves, Rigor in teaching, Relevance in learning and meaningful Relationships among students, faculty and staff.” The national award caps a series of milestones for both Ross and Chapin High.

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About a year ago Brennon Jones started giving haircuts and shaves to homeless people living on the streets of Philadelphia. And with over a thousand free haircuts to his credit, after hearing his story a complete stranger -Sean Johnson, decided to award Jones with a fully renovated barbershop so he could continue to offer his services to those in need. The new shop will set aside days to specifically cater to the homeless who now will not have to worry about grooming during winter months.

As seen on Arch DailyHadar's House

Architects: Asante Architecture & Design
Location: Åfjord, Norway
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale


A small house right on the coast of Norway overlooking the sea. Part of a rural development project on the island of Stokkøya focusing on developing a Norwegian houses into a dynamic village.

Theme:  Built beside the sea, the house fulfills its purpose with strong architecture and sustainability. The house co-exists with the nature perfectly as seen with the surrounding landscape. Constructed with wood, the façade was built to endure harsh weather. Wooden panels is in use through the house, with the roof made out of metal sheets and sedum grass, adding some greenery to the beautiful landscape.

Peace. Love. Light* 


  1. Your posts are always so inspiring....I LOVE the tiny home movement and wish Tofino had that for all the low income people struggling to survive here. Including me. LOL.

  2. It's so great when people do kind things for the homeless.

  3. Congrats to the National high school principal of the year, Akil Ross. It's really impressive to hold the record of one of the best schools in South Carolina since 2010, I'm kind of proud since this is my Home State also.

    It is really great to see Brennon Jones reaching out to the homeless like he is doing, simply giving them free haircuts and shaves goes a long way in helping them feel better about themselves, a small thing like this to many is a big thing to those in need.

  4. What beautiful, inspiring stories!! With so much bad in the world, it's so heartwarming to read about the good!! And I would love to have that view from my house!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. How nice about the renovated barbershop!

  6. I've heard of Chapin High School before. I like their philosophy.


  7. Hi Blogoratti - amazing stories - thanks for sharing ... cheers Hilary

  8. There is love in the world. Sometimes, if we watch too much news, we forget that.

  9. Very inspiring! I love the barber shop story!! That house is just my cup of tea! :)

  10. I love all three!!!! Thank you to you and thank you to each of them!!! Is the house a tiny house? On the other hand, I'm not sure that the house inhances the landscape? Who will live there?

  11. Wow! I've heard that SC has had a bad history with education, so I'm thrilled to see this wonderful news! Also, as you know, I'm an advocate for the homeless (specifically the homeless), and can't believe this kid has been doing this for a year! I admire his kindness and dedication to those in need. I hope you don't mind that I share this info on my blog one day soon. Hugs...RO

  12. Both stories are inspiring, but I'm especially moved by the barber's story.

    It might be a lovely home, but too close to the water for my taste!

  13. Luv the house at the seaside. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    much love...

  14. Oh, what great inspiration here today, Blogoratti! Thank you!

  15. Hello, thanks for the information.

  16. Sempre muito bom aqui! abraços, linda semana,chica

  17. Have heard of the man who commenced haircuts for the homeless, what a delightful person he must be.

  18. Somehow I missed this for the weekend and now the weekend is over. Guess these stories will have to inspire the start of my week.

  19. Very inspiring post, as usual. Brennon Jones and Sean Johnson- God Bless them abundantly. I know how great I feel after I get a haircut. I really feel this in my heart.
    God Bless Mr Akil Ross too!

    Great post!

  20. i LOVE John Coltrane anything, by the way

  21. Smiling is definitely good ...
    Love the first two you've shared here, they are inspirational

    All the best Jan

  22. This actually reminds me of how much I need a haircut. :-)

  23. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!


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