Category Archives: Inspiration

Basketballer scores with “irredeemable” kids

LeBron James is a basketball legend, despite a terrible start in life. His education was disrupted because he and his mother were effectively homeless — but, thanks to a number of mentors, he surmounted his difficulties, and built a great … Continue reading

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Generosity defeats crime

What do you do to a shoplifter? Call the cops, of course. Jitendra Singh instead chose to talk to the boy, and ended up making a gift of food to him. THIS is what life is for: not wealth, power, … Continue reading

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Old ain’t decrepit

The stories of these five oldies blew me away. How about a 104 years old sprinter!!! The others are equally inspiring. So, stop laughing at me when I do my exercises! But no, I am not anywhere near their class.

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Guns Down, by Igor Volsky

You may have read that the NRA started as an organization for sportsmen and hunters and only turned their focus towards politics in the 1970s when more radical members took over the organization. But that’s not true. “Such [gun control] … Continue reading

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Decency wins

A nice lady in Slovakia first attracted attention for organising a protest to block local environmental vandalism. Then she organised a national protest about two murders. Now, she has just been elected as her country’s president. In her campaigning, she … Continue reading

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Brown is beautiful: a Kenyan monk to admire

St. Francis of Assisi established the Franciscan order based on voluntary poverty and service. Peter Tabichi, a humble Kenyan village teacher, is the perfect friar of this order. He stopped local warfare, taught villagers to survive by growing drought-resistant crops, … Continue reading

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You can do miles better than Trump

Trump did nothing to help storm survivors in rural Alabama. What will you do? When Trump’s helicopter buzzed over Beauregard, Alabama, all he could see was one trailer still standing. Everything around the trailer, for 24 miles, had been crushed … Continue reading

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8 women to admire

Well, two of them are teenagers. I’d never heard of two until I read the article, but agree with their selection. Please read this inspiring account of eight people who are working hard to make our world a better place. … Continue reading

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Wait, by Stuart Perkins

I’m watching from my window today. For a few minutes more, at least. Saturday errands call, but right now the view into the garden has my willpower paralyzed. Soothed by the peaceful nothingness happening out there, I stare blissfully through … Continue reading

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Hungarian PM in a hurry toward extinction

He has announced tax breaks and other financial incentives to mothers of four or more children. The reason is to increase the birth rate, so there is less need to rely on immigrants. You know, those poor unfortunates he is … Continue reading

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