Category Archives: Inspirational

I’m Inspired by the Goodness of Children

Here is a post on this Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SyrianAmericanMedicalSociety  Since I cannot link to the post:

10154498_659161060800365_5876937656213186829_nMeet Adam, an amazing four-year-old boy. He asked his family and preschool classmates to purchase educational supplies for displaced Syrians instead of buying him birthday presents. Look at what he will give to Syrian children!

Boston Strong!

The past month has been full of remembrance, thanks and gratitude for all we have in life.  Everyone experienced the marathon bombing and the BostonStrongRibbonfiery capture of the culprits differently.  We’re all processing it the meaning of these events and affected by them in a unique way.

Fortunately, such events bring out the best in humanity and the beauty of life.  Sometimes we need these reminders.

  • Steven Tyler and Joe Perry dedicate this version of Dream On to the people in Boston
  • There are so many stories of survival and how people came together to support each other, and forming lasting bonds.

It strikes me, the reason that so many good people are caught up by these tragedies is because most people are good and it’s just a few bad ones who can cause so much pain.

Easter is a great day to recognize the power of hope and determination.  Weather we are challenging ourselves to run 26.2 miles, or to better our lives through education, improving the lives of others through service, coping with the loss of a loved one, or learning to walk with a prosthesis. We’re all connected, we’re all bound together through experience and this wild ride called life.

Living with a Disability

Many people know first hand what it’s like to live with a disability.  I love this woman’s TED Talk about her personal experience and how she challenges our view of disabilities.  And she is very funny.

Stepping Out in the UpseeThen check out this mother’s fabulous invention for children with cerebral palsy or other mobility challenges, this harness gives them a chance to walk with their parents.

The 2nd Solutionary Congress

I wish I lived in Utah to participate in this year’s Solutionary Congress coming up in two weeks.  This is such a fantastic opportunity for high school students.  As a judge for the local debate league, I wish we could adopt this type of program in Boston too.  Maybe one day soon.  Just think of the potential social improvement we might make by harnessing the fresh ideas of young people.

To learn more about what it means to be a Solutionary, watch this TED talk by Zoe Weil.