Saturday, November 21, 2015

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Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (35)

Quote of the day: 
Embrace love and compassion with all your spirit. Understand that they never hurt or offend, they just heal and empower.
-Steve Maraboli

image: HuffingtonPost

A New York Philanthropist, Carol Suchman, has purchased an entire stock of a toy store in New York City (NYC), donating every single item to the NYC Department of Homeless Services. Suchman learned that the Hudson Party Store situated in the city’s West Village was going out of business -and wanted to help make sure that the shop’s inventory went toward an important cause. 
Suchman told The Huffington Post, “When I saw all of the toys just sitting in the store, it occurred to me that it would be so great to be able to somehow get them to the kids in the homeless shelters that have so little.” 

image: GoodNewsNetwork

The largest State in Austria, now produces all of its electricity from renewable sources. Lower Austria, which is home to over a million people, has invested about $3bn in new solar, wind, and biomass power plants, and refurbishing the critical hydroelectric stations on the Danube River. It has created 38,000 “green jobs” since 2002 with a goal of 50,000 by 2030. And as a whole, Austria produces 75% of its power currently from renewable energy. 

image: Dezeen

As seen on Dezeen, a house in Belas, on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal. Designed by Architects-CHP Arquitectos and consisting of five smaller houses connected by interior passages. The inspiration comes from the Portuguese villages of São Gregorio and Monsaraz: villages with clusters of white houses, tucked closely against one another.

Peace. And more Peace.

Current Listen:  Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good


  1. I like what you have identified as paths to the future, a brave new world.

  2. carol's good deed will hopefully inspire others to make the season bright!

  3. Renewable is certainly the way forward. Kudos to Austria.
    Enjoy your weekend

  4. Inspiring stories indeed. I like the look of that white house.

  5. The middle picture is the Schnebergbahn - the Snow Mountain train - which takes visitors up and down the 2,600 meter high massif in the background. It is situated to the south of Vienna in the east of Austria. There is an annual foot race when approximately 200-300 runners challenge an old steam train to a race to the summit station. The hardy old engine which has to stop halfway to take on water usually finishes in a top 10 spot.

  6. wow, love that tune. what a great pick. have a great weekend!! toys for everyone. to awesome! ( :

  7. Omg love that house!
    Happy weekend :)


  8. that was very kind of her....
    wishing you a great weekend, good Sir...

  9. Amazing work by Austria. We in Australia with huge empty areas with lots of sunshine should be a long way ahead of the world with solar electricity production, but instead we are miles behind.

  10. With all the disheartening and downright horrifying stories we find in the newspapers and on television, it is a true pleasure to read the good stories you post on your blog. Thank you.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. That first story is amazing. Imagine how much it cost?

  12. Such an uplifting post :D hope you're doing well this week.

  13. I miss your quotes and your inspirational post. Very nice as always.

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  14. OMG! Love this post as always! ♥
    Sorry I've been stranger, so busy recently!
    Love coming back to your blog and truly enjoyed your post!
    Wishing you a fabulous weekend!
    XOXO Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥


  15. Inspiring stories. How wonderful for that woman who bought out the whole toy store and donated the toys. She really is a true Santa Claus. Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Inspiration is always good, gets the juices flowing.
    thanks for sharing.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  17. Sarah's story is such an inspiration.

    Lovely weekend!

  18. Hi Blogoratti - the first story is just heart-warming. We all individually need to do more ... but good to read .. cheers Hilary

  19. I really do admire people like Carol Suchman.

  20. Gostei de ver e gostei do Blog.
    Obrigado pelo visita que fez e comentário.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

  21. Beautiful and inspiring as always!
    Have a great weekend! :)

  22. All good things. Wow, good for Austria, we should learn from them!

  23. These white houses are interesting. I have a blog friend who lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Your quote of the day is beautiful, friend, and I will write that one down. : )


  24. "Embrace love and compassion with all your spirit. Understand that they never hurt or offend, they just heal ... " ya ... I miss Ur comments, Mr. B ... Love, cat.

  25. Hello, what a great quote. I love the first story, what a generous woman. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

  26. A wealthy soul with a heart not looking at accolades. A gem of a being to inspire!


  27. Great post dear!

  28. Yes, I read about the first story you highlighted regarding Carol Suchman ... an inspirational read.

    All the best Jan

  29. Lovely message :)
    I really like this posts!

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