Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (23)

Quote of the day:
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. 

image: BBC

Four men who foiled a suspected terror attack on a Amsterdam to Paris train have been awarded France's top honour. French President Mr Hollande presented three Americans -Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Briton Chris Norman with the Legion d'honneur at the Elysee Palace.

image: Today

An audiovisual and IT company has hired 28-year-old, Karrie Kemeling who quit her sales job, and later took an unconventional approach to applying for a job. After getting tired of sending applications over the internet without replies, she took her search to the street, standing at an intersection in New York with a sign that read "Not Homeless but Hungry for Success!! Take a Resume." According to her, an executive in the company had heard about her passing out her resumes on the street and sent someone to get one before following up with her.

image; ArchDaily

Vacation house in Henne, Denmark as seen on Arch Daily by Mette Lange Architects. It is located in big dunes next to the Northern Sea on the Danish west coast, with a courtyard facing south, to embrace light and sun. 

Peace & Love.

Current Listen: Celine Dion -I'm Alive


  1. It's ridiculous that college graduates are having such a difficult time now. I guess a college degree is becoming like a high school degree? So many people get it now, it holds no real value?

  2. And you have them lined up in order of relevance. Excellent. I love that beach house. What a nice week that would be. Some good books and an easy chair.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  3. that is a neat way to get noticed and get a job. Good on the men too.

  4. You're speaking always about important things, like it!

  5. Courage and innovation, as exemplified by your first two mentions, are always inspiring!
    The house, on the other hand, would inspire long, slow thoughts... always fulfilling. =)

  6. Good Sir, "acts of Kindness" is how I was raised to treat others ...
    "Chivalry" is all but dead .. and you seldom even get a "thank you"... but, we will continue to do kind deeds for and unto other till I die.... just part of my "nature"... often even to "rude" people

  7. What a unique way to get a resume out there! Definitely shows outside of the box thinking. I also love celebrating people who put themselves out there to save and protect others. Bravo!

  8. Hero is an overused term, but in the case of those four men, it is right.

  9. Such a cool way to search for a job ;)
    Well done to the girl for the clever idea!

  10. We've heard about the brave men stopping the terrorist attack on the train while we were on holiday. Well desvered medals!
    The holiday home reminds me of the house that was used in "'The Ghost Writer", a film I reviewed here on my blog a couple of years ago - there is a picture on my blog post of the place, wonder if it reminds you of that holiday home, too.

    As for handing out my CV on a street corner, I don't think I'd go that far. I'd be afraid of my personal details getting into the wrong hands.

  11. Those guys who thwarted the would-be killer deserved the medals and more. I hope there are others who would be just as brave.

  12. Love the "heroes". They are invited to come to Amsterdam!

    ઇઉ Ell@

  13. @Stephanie Faris: I quite understand what you are saying, its not easy out there really. Thanks for visiting!

    @Sandee: Hello, Its great to have you here, thank you so much!

    @Pat Hatt: Yes indeed, many thanks!

    @mundo de caty: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @Jacquelineand....: I agree with you on all levels. Its kind of you to find time to visit!

    @Christine: Thank you!

    @Happyone: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @Dr. Theda: Chivalry is all but dead indeed, good thoughts and great of you to visit!

    @DMS: It is indeed a unique way, and shows great thinking. Its nice of you to visit again, thank you!

    @Andrew: I quite agree, and many thanks for stopping by!

    @Beauty Follower: Yes its a cool and unusual way no doubt. Thanks for visiting!

    @Librarian: Yes indeed. And as for the holiday home, I can see why it reminds you of the house in that movie -quite similar I must say. I'm not sure I'd be that brave to stand on a street corner handing out resumes. Its kind of you to visit, thank you!

    @Valerie: I quite agree, well deserved award indeed. Greetings and have a nice weekend!

    @Ella: That's a lovely gesture, and they are heroes indeed. Many thanks for visiting!

  14. I love the second image..sometimes you dont have to wait for success to meet you,u gat to meet it half way..fight for wat you wnat

    Glowyshoe blog

    1. I agree...most times one needs to think outside the box. That does the magic
      Nma's Blog 

  15. These were wonderful...perfect for ending the week :)

  16. The news from Austria is so bad I think I need all the inspiration I can get.

  17. You chose the right items to inspire me.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  18. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. "

    A great choice for quote of the day.

    All the best Jan

  19. An interesting and inspiring trio of stories.

    It's a shame more builders/architects don't embrace the natural ways to cut down on heating/cooling/lighting costs, etc.

  20. People of courage and deserving of honour. The vacation house is very unique!

  21. My choice? The beach house for the weekend. When is checkin?

  22. All great things happening to people who stepped out to help others or who took a chance themselves. I also read of a college grad trying to sell her degree on ebay for the amount of $ she took to earn it, unfortunate.

  23. Those three guys on the train did a great job!

    And she tried a different, risky approach, and it worked.

  24. The resume girl is a go getter. I love her approach and it certainly paid off for her.

  25. You chose three prime examples to illustrate your point. The brave young men who saved the lives of so many people deserve all the honors they are receiving. The young woman who made her own luck is someone for others to admire. And the vacation home is beautiful.

  26. The concept of handing out resumes on the street is a daunting one, so I take my hat off to her! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  27. That was such an amazing idea with the resumes. Effort always pays off in the end.


  28. That 2nd to the last image. I wish it could be possible in my Country

  29. Kindness! Yes. please!
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the inspiration!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥


  30. Wonderful diverse post! All very wise in their own way!

  31. love, love, love the vacation house. great post

  32. Yep...these have definitely inspired my weekend!
    And that delightful Danish Vacation House...oh how I wish I were there! :))

    Another fabulous post...many thanks!

    Have a great weekend.:))

  33. The first story had me in goosebumps. Good men! This post made my day, Blogoratti!

    I like reading the news on your blog. Good vibes only! Just yesterday I opened up a mainstream online news portal and I got so overwhelmed with all the negativity, I couldn't stand it for more than a few seconds.

    Good work here, do keep it up!

  34. All these stories are so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Happy weekend!!

  35. Thanks for sharing - these are all great. Awesome for that girl who took her resumes to the street. I'm glad it worked for her.

  36. fantastic stories, really inspiring

  37. Lol ! Great idea for her resume !

  38. appreciate the inspiration.

  39. May God bless those brave men. Inspirational post. Greetings!

  40. That girl's story is really powerful...
    Plus, the Celine Dion classic hit! <3

    hot guy of the day


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