A tiled wall with each tile painted by a different child….an example of what we can do together. I wish adults would follow in the path of children. Hatred and racism are learned behaviors.
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Heroism by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright, October 15th, 2013
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Here I am listening to Andre Bocelli singing Corcovado about “quiet nights and quiet stars”; one of my favorite Latin American songs, typing to the beat of the music in a samba beat in the wee hours…
Yesterday’s theme of the day to the blog posts was “heroism” with blog posts shared from Nisha Ellis’s movie review and video about Tom Hanks portraying Captain Phillips in a great movie that will be at your local theater, if it isn’t already.
Rob Brooks shared his post called “Endurance” about the historical account about the incredible voyage of Ernest Shackleton and how he survived the Antarctic expedition that went horribly wrong. The book is entitled: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage”, by Alfred Lansing. It would be a great book report for your child, if he or she has one to do!
BlueJayBlog told about the life of Army Corporal Desmond Doss and how even though being a Seventh-Day Adventist he served his country and protected it.
The blog on Word Press entitled “Dream, Believe, Achieve” depicted with a striking digitally enhanced photo combined with a powerful quote: “Your spark can become a flame and change everything.” I totally agree and that applies to so many things in our lives. BE it politics and voting, helping a senior citizen across a street, helping a child learn a concept they didn’t know before, or teaching someone how to say their first words when nobody else could get them to speak.
There are ways to become what I call a “change catalyst” or a “fire starter”. You can volunteer at your library and teach a literacy class opening the world of reading and learning to people, expanding their horizons.
Today’s Theme is Random Acts of Kindness and Knowing You Have the Power to Change a Life.
You can do something like go into a children’s hospital and bring some big stuffed dolls anonymously and some fresh flowers to a senior in a hospital, just because you can and to see them SMILE. That is what it is all about. It isn’t about the glory of having your name in lights, but in knowing you made a difference.
What matters to you? Ask yourself and write down whatever comes to your mind.
Whatever sentences come rolling into your mind, write them down.
1. Help the school with preparing lunches
2. Offer your services at some homeless shelters in your area, even make the food if you have the budget and the time. Nothing is more rewarding than to see how appreciated something you take for granted is.
3. What relatives are getting up in age in your family? Make a list. Do a good deed that is unexpected and unasked for.
4. What about your dad-is there something you know he loves that he mentioned? Why don’t you make it possible if you can or get it for him? There may be a time when he isn’t here and you cannot do it.
5. What about your mom-is there something you can do for her to show her you love her? After all, she gave you life, and made it possible for you to live, breathe and be the person you are.
Today’s theme is Random Acts of Kindness. I shared a story from The Kindness Blog called “Flowers of Kindness” where the author handed out flowers to people on the street and that she met. The responses were overwhelming.
In A Project For Kindness blog Claire Sinclair shows a photo of a little dog riding on the back of a horse in the water. I am amazed at shots like that because they seem almost unreal, but from http://www.MyLovelyQuotes.com, it is real. Animals and people all have the capacity for generosity and kindness and through our days there are plenty of opportunity to be the kind one or the hero.
In Step Up For Your Community’s post called “A List of Kindness” S. Murphy, author of the blog recounts the word of Princess Diana: “Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
Next time there is a grand opportunity, don’t look to see what someone else is doing, just get up and open the door for the lady with the stroller and three kids.
Watch what happens afterwards.
Text and photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko