Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Simply Amazing

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. ~Elbert Hubbard

It is easy to complain. It is easy to be negative and criticize others and even yourself. However, I choose to be positive. I am an eternal optimist even on my darker days. I want to see the good in the world because I believe we can all use more inspiration! This is part of the reason why I don't watch the news often. It hurts my heart. If there was a channel that only showed good and positive" news I would totally watch that---maybe even stream it in my classroom. Here are so simply amazing stories I came across this week!

Never leave a man behind: Marine helps boy finish 5K

A 9 year old boy was running in a 5K and he got separated from his group. While he was running, he net a 19 year old marine and asked him to help him finish the race. The marine did not hesitate to help and encourage the young man to complete the race. He even let the little boy finish before him so he wouldn't finish last.

This little boy will never forget the kindness of this stranger. He will always remember this choice, this moment and the lesson of encouragement will last forever not only on his heart, but on the hearts of everyone who witnessed or read about.

Chris P. Bacon, a pig in a wheel chair

Chris P. Bacon has congenital defect that affects his rear legs and he can not walk, but he is otherwise happy and healthy. He was recused by the vet, Dr. Lucero, who was supposed to put him down. This weekend. Chris P. went to Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida where he met and spend he afternoon with a great group of people who are also handicapped.

This small gesture brought happiness and inspiration to a large group of people. Dr. Lucero's choice to give Chris P. Bacon a chance and showcase him to the world through books, TV interviews, Facebook and other social media outlets brings light a cause and cheerfulness around the country and world.

88-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Receives Ohio High School Diploma 7 Decades Later

Mr. Puma, a Navy veteran, never received his high school diploma because "he was embarrassed that he couldn't afford a $9 suit for the ceremony." It wasn't until recently that he shared his story and reasons with his family. With the help of his daughter and the school board, he was awarded his diploma. His family gave it to him as a surprise!

I hope that some of these stories brightened your day! I know they did for me. I will close today's post with some words from Gandhi, “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”  

How will you seek out positivity this week?

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