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Inspiration Is Everywhere

Posted by Val Fox on November 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM


A recent online search for inspiration led me to some of earth's inhabitants worth mentioning. You may have already heard of them or read about them in the news.  They've each made a difference in the lives of others, and they each carry an important  message.  This blog is to acknowlege their courage and inspiration, and to say Thank You for making a difference. 


                                        

Mary Grace Henry 16, of Harrison, New York founded a not-for-profit foundation that helps fund the education of girls in Third World countries, through the sales of handmade hair accessories.  You can learn more about Reverse The Course at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51PwhzjzlRY.




 
Kriti Bharti is a 26-year-old child rights activist in India who has helped annul 150 child marriages, despite numerous death threats.  Kriti made international headlines when she helped 18-year-old Laxmi Sargara become the first woman in India to annul her child marriage, which has given courage to other child brides to challenge this practice.  You can read more about Kriti at  http://fridaymagazine.ae/features/the-big-story/i-ve-had-over-50-death-threats-but-i-won-t-stop-saving-child-brides-1.1252439



                           

Chesley B. Sullenberger landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River in January 2009 after the plane hit a flock of birds and needed to make an emergency landing. This seasoned pilot saved 155 people and he made sure he was the last one off the plane. He wrote a book called Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters.  You can learn more at  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lisahendy/2013/02/sully-sullenberger-grace-under-pressure-and-faith-in-action/



                                          

Leymah Gbowee, a Nobel Peace Laureate brought Liberia's women together as they led a nation to peace.  As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her pain into action.  She wrote the book Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer And Sex Changed A Nation At War.  Her talk, The Power of Women drew tears and two standing ovations at the Sydney Opera House.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxkxcsrveLw



     
Coal was rescued as a pup in Kentucky following a drug raid and  was soon adopted into a new home.  This pit bull earned his Canine Good Citizen certification in 2009 and in 2010 he was certified as a therapy dog with Love On A Leash: Healing Paws Indianapolis Chapter. Coal and his handler participate in the program Welcome Home Dogs where Coal provides comfort to soldiers returning home from deployment.  Soldiers are unable to see their families until they complete a four-day demobilization process.  Coal is also a search and rescue dog with Indiana K9 Search and Recovery.   You can learn more at http://www.stubbydog.org/2012/03/coal-the-super-dog


In our ever-changing and often frightening world there are still champions shining their light.  Many carry loud messages for all to hear; others quietly yet faithfully do their part to help Earth and Its Inhabitants. Do you know a champion that makes a difference in the world?  Let us know!  We'd love to hear about them.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a safe weekend.

 


tags: heroes; inspirational people; animal heroes; causes; humanitarian; human rights; womens rights; good news; positive news        












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