Saturday, December 05, 2015

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Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (37)

Quote of the day: 
If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.
-Chad Sugg

image: GoodNewsNetwork

A US man, Tony Berard, who rides his bike down a busy highway to work the midnight shift at a local grocery has been rewarded with a new car. He was offered a ride by Jason Kapoor who was driving on the opposite side. He later found out that Tony was having financial problems due to taking care of his sick wife and they couldn't afford to repair their car or buy a new one. Jason later raised a GoFundMe page that amassed donations of $19,000, which was used to buy a minivan for Tony. 

image: HuffingtonPost

A Syrian refugee, 33-year old Abdul Halim al-Attar who was photographed selling pens in the streets of Beirut with his daughter on his shoulder, now runs three businesses in the city. This was after an online crowdfunding campaign in his name collected $191,000.  Two months ago, the father of two opened a bakery and has since added a kebab shop and a small restaurant to his business venture -and he employs 16 Syrian refugees.

Tunquen House, as seen on ArchDaily 
Architects: DX Arquitectos
Location: Tunquen, Algarrobo, Región de Valparaíso, Chile

Current Listen: Lana Del Rey -High By The Beach


  1. Blessings....

    We can all use a dose of inspiration as life sometimes tears the scales of the flesh in our sobering realities.

    thanks for sharing.

  2. Very inspirational! Amazing what can be accomplished when we all work together. :)

  3. The story about the Syrian refugee reminds me of my hairdresser. She came from Syria with her (large!) family when she was a toddler. After school, she started work at a hairdresser's here in town, just round the corner from my place. A typical "career" for a girl with migrant background, you'd say; a lot of the girls whose mother tongue isn't German here work as beauiticians or hairdressers for a few years before they marry and have children. But this girl wanted more: She worked VERY hard for several years to complete a master's course for her profession, and two years ago, she took over the salon where she first learned the trade. She's not even 30 yet and runs her own salon now - I really admire her for all her hard work and tenacity, and always with a smile!

  4. Hi Blogoratti - these stories always uplift me - people are amazing ... they work hard, then there are others who support and who support more. Inspiring and as Rhapsody says reminds us the realities of life. Thanks - Hilary

  5. I must have said this before but I'll say it again, there are so many good people in the world yet we only hear of the bad ones. That's why I enjoy visiting your blog, because you bring the good ones to our attention.

  6. Hello, I loved these uplifting stories. It is great to know there are good people in the world. Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

  7. I haven't stopped by for awhile but enjoyed your inspirations this week.Glad to be back again.

  8. When crowdfunding is used for good! Both great stories.

  9. They both are lucky men, especially Tony who's met good people.

  10. and there is goodness in the world...

    peace, light and love always...

  11. It is wonderful :)

    Happy Weekend!

  12. What wonderful stories of people helping strangers!!
    We need to hear positives. Thanks. :)

  13. It's so refreshing to hear some positive, people-helping-others stories. Thanks for the warm fuzzies today.

  14. Deep help_ well said, as centered here Blogoratti_.

  15. Such wonderful stories! Happy weekend !

  16. It's a nice change to read of people who do good things and help one another. Regards, Valerie

  17. Very inspirational and uplifting! Thanks for sharing!

  18. The second photo resonates with our society here in Trinidad. The Syrian immigrants in our society were known for going house to house selling cloth in grips long ago and today they own most of the biggest fabric store around

    thanks for visiting my blog today

    much love...

  19. Lovely stories and loved the qoute a lottttttttttttttt, I am alive, happy and blessed. Wishing you a great Sunday! Liuba :)

  20. I always enjoy reading your inspirational picks ... Well Done

    All the best Jan

  21. There is a wide spectrum of humanity. Those on the lower end pale compared to the higher end filled with compassion, inspiration and pizzazz!


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