Sunday, December 17, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #77

Quote of the day: 

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. 
-Maya Angelou 

Image Credit: ABCNews

It is the season of giving and for many the holidays are a time for giving back. An 8-year-old boy from New Jersey, U.S has showed just how to go about doing this. Jayden Perez held a toy drive at his home to collect toys for kids in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico -where it is still a struggle to live. Jayden's concern to his mother Ana Rosado was that kids weren't going to get toys and he wanted to donate his Christmas gifts to the children. Rosado posted the toy drive on social media, word spread with help from local media and in the process more than 1,000 toys were donated. A shipping company offered to help them get the toys to puerto rico and mother and son plan to travel to Puerto Rico in the new year to help distribute the toys and visit orphanages.

Image credit: AP

A Dallas high school student in the U.S has been praised for her great act of sportsmanship. Ariana Luterman while finishing the anchor leg of a girls' relay at the Dallas Marathon, saw the legs of the women's marathon leader, Dr. Chandler Self, start to buckle from exhaustion just a few yards from the finish line. And acting selfless and instinctively Ariana helped Chandler to her feet and half-carried her to the finish line. Later Chandler said Ariana -also came alongside her two miles from the finish line and encouraged her to finish the race.

As seen on Arch DailyPyramid House

Architects: VOID Architecture
Location: Sysmä, Finland
Photographs: Timo Laaksonen


A house surrounded by nature requiring a distinct character offering the comfort of a contemporary lifestyle while embracing the surrounding landscape.

Theme:  Tucked in a serene area overlooking a mountain forest and lake, the wooden house is built on a steep plot and takes on a geometric shape. With a glazed observatory at the top of the building to enjoy the scenic view. With glass walls multiple levels of the internal space are flooded with natural light. With a timber fram construction, the house boasts terrace decks, and an elliptical staircase that wraps around a stone fireplace -giving access to the balcony level.

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Radiohead -Staircase


  1. The selflessness of people like those you introduced to us never fails to warm my heart.

  2. A heart warming post.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

  3. Such inspiring stories! I'm fascinated by the terraced decks on that house.

  4. Such good news, and boy, I needed it today!
    Thanks and blessings!

  5. Love these stories of kindness! Thank you, B.

  6. What beautiful examples of human kindness and inspiration!! And the pyramid house is stunning!! I love all the windows!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I am inspired!!! Wonderful post.

  8. Hi Blogoratti :) If I had that beautiful natural surrounding - with no other houses around for miles, heck, I'd be happy living in a shack! :)

  9. Such good-hearted people can still be found if you just look a bit harder.
    Love the observatory at the peak of that house, really cool.
    I hope your weekend is inspired, too.

  10. I thank God for the multitudes of good, kind people in the world.


  11. Those young people are inspiring. If we all gave selflessly what a world this would be!

  12. Thanks for sharing uplifting stories!

  13. It's so nice to see wonderful news this time of year. Thank you for brightening the lives of many!

  14. Some wonderful giving people on this earth.

  15. Selfless people who started something noble might not anticipate the encouraging responses of others. Well done for the human spirit!


  16. very impressive post my friend!
    jayden is incredible child who in such young age sensed the truth of life and followed the path which led him towards gratefulness and generosity .

    loved reading about sportsmanship which is lacking now days horribly in sports ,she proved by her behaviour that Humanity is above everything and a good person can be good player too

  17. Oh my goodness...I LOVE that house! Love it!

  18. Hi Blogoratti - that's amazing what Jayden has set up ... and wonderful he's had that extra support - the kids will be so pleased ... as too all those parents and carers helping out with extra help in the aftermath of the hurricane. Selfless support too by the relay lady ... while the house - ah yes ... that would be fine - cheers and happy week ahead - Hilary

  19. Wonderful stories of giving. And what a serene home.

  20. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

  21. There is group of people or a charaity I help during this time of year. Hope I can pass some holiday cheer to others

  22. It´s great how social media can help these days.

  23. nice winner shot :)
    and great house too.

  24. I like to read about people like these. It gives me hope for the world.


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