Saturday, September 05, 2015

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Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (24)


Quote of the day:
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. -Bernice Johnson Reagon



image: Today

Sara Fleming from St.Louis has donated her kidney to a mother in Maryland, Akiba Allen, after reading about her story online. At 17, doctors diagnosed Akiba with lupus and she has suffered from Raynaud's disease, pericarditis and most recently, kidney disease. According to Sara, "If I needed a kidney, or one of my loved ones did, and we weren't a match for each other, I would have to rely on a stranger to help us out," Sara said. "How could I expect somebody else to do that if I'm not willing to do it myself?


image: HuffingtonPost

Fifteen strangers have banded together to help an elderly man fix the roof on his house. David Perez of Fremont, California took matters into his own hands after watching his 75 year old neighbor trying to fix his roof for months. He took a photo and sent out a Facebook message asking for help from anyone with roofing skills. In the end, 15 people showed up to work on the roof, with many others donating food and drinks. 



image: ArchDaily

As seen on ArchDaily, a weekend house located in Khao yai, Thailand. Designed by Architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates. It is overlooking a rich natural environment, and is the world’s longest house, topping a hill in the Khao yai forest complex, Thailand.



Peace.Love.Light* 


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78 comments:

  1. I love these stories. Great way to begin my day! Thank you.

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  2. Is that a pool on top of the roof?
    Both stories are great. It's like when our church puts out a call for people to help, it's amazing how many show up.

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  3. Wow, those stories are truly inspiring and that house is simply beautiful, have a great weekend.
    Titi's Passion

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  4. Awesome! as always thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great bunch of people coming together to fix the roof. Perhaps the house owner is the white haired man wearing the lilac shirt.

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  6. This blog mate has had the tests and ready to donate a kidney to a perfect stranger. http://thehesitantscotsman.blogspot.com.au/ A close friend who had lupus received a donor heart when hers failed and nearly ten years later, she is still with us.

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  7. Puts me to shame, this. All I ever donate is money. Ok, twice a year I do volunteer work for an organization that helps women in Bangladesh, but that's about it. I am far too comfortable in my egoism.

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  8. Love this collection! Thank you!

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  9. @Aisling: Thanks for visiting!

    @Alex J. Cavanaugh: I'm not sure that's a pool, probably just some parts of a neighbor's roof. It is amazing indeed how people came out to help. Many thanks!

    @Titola Sogunro: Hello and its so kind of you to stop by, really appreciate it, thank you!

    @Highly Favored: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @Gwil W: Yes I do believe that's the house owner somewhere in the middle, great stuff indeed. Many thanks for your visit!

    @Andrew: That's wonderful to hear. Greetings to you and best wishes!

    @Librarian: It sounds like you are doing the little that you can do, and I do admire you for that. Thanks for sharing and nice to have you here!

    @Chris Lally: Hello and thanks for visiting!

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  10. The world could take a lesson from this. Help others.

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  11. What are we looking at in the house in Thailand? A pool?

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  12. The house sounds fascinating... I'd love to view its floor plan.

    Inspiring stories of helping others!

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  13. Ah...I clicked on your link and was rewarded! Thanks for providing.

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  14. Both stories are awesome indeed. And that is one long arse house

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  15. Always so fascinating to read your inspiration posts. I want one of those share the spare shirts. I will have to look this up. And I wonder what the rest of that Thailand house looks like?

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  16. There are so many wonderful people around the world. These are the stories we should be hearing about in the news, but alas we get all the doom and gloom stories. This post rocks.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  17. So there is still some good in the world... makes me very happy to read about good samaritan.

    One thing bothers me though. If I gave away a kidney and was left with just one, and that one turned out to be useless... how would I feel then?

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  18. What do you know... 5 people showed up to work on the roof, with many others donating food and drinks. You're slowly but surely restoring my faith in the human race. I'm now a lighter shade of blue.

    Have a great weekend.

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  19. I love weekend house in Thailand!
    Good weekend !
    Thanks for visiting!

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  20. An inspiring post, Blogoratti! It's great to hear happy and kind news. What a house! Wow! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Lots of inspiration to start off the weekend. Make one stop to think about the opportunities we have to make someone else's life a bit easier.

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  22. Those first two--well, what can I say! Awesome! :):)

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  23. Thanks for the Inspo!
    I wish you an amazing weekend!XOXO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  24. It's such a joy to read about some of the GOOD things people do. Thank you so much for sharing, and for brightening my day.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. wonderful stories of people helping strangers

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  26. That is the definition of "heroes".... Sara Fleming & the "Fifteen strangers"
    They are, they are really heroes.... wonderful people!

    hugs,
    ઇઉ Ell@

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  27. Love it!

    Happy Weekend!
    With love, Suzy ♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  28. I like reading about such good deeds a lot! World seems much more friendly :)

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  29. i enjoy seeing others doing good, gives ya hope 4 this world. ( ;

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  30. Great stories, ad usual!
    The house in the lady pic is amazing!!!
    xo Paola
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  31. The Sara lady is way too kind...bless her
    Nma's Blog 

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  32. GREAT way to start a holiday weekend here in the USA!

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  33. I love seeing people doing positive things much larger than themselves. And "Get Lucky" is the perfect way to ring in my weekend ;)

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  34. Love these stories. I've heard more than one of those that have helped fix things for elderly neighbors recently. I'm so glad more has happened.

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  35. very inspiring. enjoy your weekend.

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  36. Great post ,love the first quote. Have a nice weekend.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  37. Great post ,love the first quote. Have a nice weekend.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  38. Great post ,love the first quote. Have a nice weekend.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  39. This is an inspirational post...yes, there is good in the world.

    and of course

    Peace, love & light always...

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  40. This is why we were put on this Earth...to love and help one another.
    Thanks so much for finding these heartwarming stories of people helping people.
    Have a beautiful weekend, dear Mr. Blogoratti

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  41. Wonderful stories. A great post!
    ckjacob.blogspot.com

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  42. We should all do our best to help others ...

    All the best Jan

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  43. We should all do our best to help others ...

    All the best Jan

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  44. It's wonderful to see there are still good and generous people in the world because according to the news, everyone's a killer, thief, or terrorist. Or worse, a politician. Have a great weekend!

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  45. I love your two uplifting stories - people, being wonderful - and what a very long house, for your third offering. Thanks so much!

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  46. I think it is a good thing to help others in any way we can.

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  47. I think it is a good thing to help others in any way we can.

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  48. great post! that pool looks fabulous :D
    I’d really love it if we followed each other :)
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  49. For woman, dear! Absolutely :D

    I hope you have a nice weekend :D

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  50. I love the quote that you used because I think it applies to me right now. I've been going through so many self-discoveries, that sometimes, I wonder why I make the choices that I've made. While I beat myself up for it, I can't help but think that maybe, it's meant for the best... to grow and to learn.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  51. Very uplifting stories!
    Thank you !
    Happy weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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  52. Thanks for the inspiration. Just what I needed.

    www.pynk360.com

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  53. The first 2 make me feel Humanity is still alive. Wonderful collection, as always!

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  54. Great post, thank you for visiting my blog. Pls, keep in touch, dear.

    http://mylovelyfashionbih.blogspot.com/

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  55. Inspiring! Makes me want to do more. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Whenever I read the weekend post, am always inspired.
    Thanks for sharing

    A blind woman (Helen Keller) once said, “Those that are actually blind aren’t those that can’t see but those that can see but have no vision.”
    http://www.miimisdiary.com/2015/09/guest-post-my-vision-my-purpose-my-dream.html?m=1

    Www.miimisdiary.com

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  57. I love reading your inspirational quotes and these stories are so good for all of us! Thank you for all your posts! Liuba :)

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  58. thanks for sharing, you have a fantastic blog

    http://abdelkhalekleblog.blogspot.com/

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  59. What a brave soul to donate her kidney like that! And the roof guys...! Truly amazing ;) Great sources of inspiration indeed!

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  60. These are great things. It's nice to see people doing nice things like this.

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  61. thanks for visiting and the quote on top of this post!
    Sara must have unlocked a deep kind of love within her to make that kind donation. much respect!

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  62. great post as usual!! so inspiring :D xoxo

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  63. I love the first two stories, especially the lady who donated a kidney to a stranger. My mom and grandma both had kidney transplants, so it's nice to hear when people are willing to help!

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  64. Very heartwarming to see that there are still good people in the world. Donating a kidney to a stranger is like the kindest act ever. Amazing!!!
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  65. Very heartwarming to see that there are still good people in the world. Donating a kidney to a stranger is like the kindest act ever. Amazing!!!
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  66. blessings and thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. That first story is especially touching. It shows there are true angels on Earth.

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  68. Very nice post. Have a great weekend.

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  69. Inspiring and interesting. Humans --I never get their limits.

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  70. Damn, that house... Love it!
    And love the pool, if that's what it is. I'd put it there, anyway. :D

    picture of hot guys

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  71. That quote is so inspiring! (:
    Have a nice day!

    www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  72. All I can say is there are good people in this world.

    Anything for the Boys?

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  73. As alwys, wonderful quote... and thanks for sharing happy faces!

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