This week I’ve strayed from the typical blog posts and I ventured into two new (for me) types of postings: the compilation of responses from a group of great bloggers, and now this video posting. I pull from many sources and incorporate suggestions and ideas that resonate for me. I owe Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha my thanks and appreciation for suggesting this idea of putting out a question to many bloggers and then creating a post with all their responses. It certainly sent a lot of traffic to my site, which was her intent for me.
Today’s blog idea I owe to Jimmy of Life Architects. I’m ‘copying’ one of his blog posts where he featured a couple of uplifting videos. “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” (Charles Caleb Colton)
There is so much inspirational material at our fingertips via social media – quotes, photos, utubes – that after awhile a lot of it blurs together. But you know you’ve found a winner and a keeper when it plants itself in your gut and finds a home in your feeling and thinking states. You talk about it, think about it and ‘re- feel’ the emotions it originally stirred up in you. Such is the case with these two videos that I share with you now.
In this first one, I’m enthralled with the way this photographer has used his artistry to create beautiful positive images in the hope of changing the perspective of the world-at-large towards a different-abled population. It’s education in the truest sense in that it opens us all up to see the beauty in an often over-looked (and at the risk of sounding harsh but truthful, an often shunned) group of people.
This second one revves me up. It’s totally exhilarating with the message of, get out there and live it up while you still can. These guys push beyond their hardships and challenges. Ready, set, go!
I’d love to hear your reactions to what you just saw.
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