INSPIRATIONAL SUNDAYS - BRIDGEWATER BROTHERS
This heartwarming news clip has gone viral for the past three weeks.
The video speaks for itself, so for those who have not seen this yet, please hit play!
Nowadays, bullying seems worse than what I remember as an elementary school child. Harassment is now goes beyond the playground too. With the popularity of Myspace, Facebook, YouTube and other similar social media outlets, bullies can strike at any time.
More kids seemed to be ridiculed, while less peers seem to be standing up for them. A lot of situations have escalated to unnecessary lengths, resulting in permanent mental scarring and even suicide. The growing population of internet bullies (of all ages) make the hope for a healthy social environment seem foolish.
Then, I saw this video.
And it has restored my faith in humanity. Without violence, these “brothers” show their support against bullying. It’s miraculous to me that instead of resorting to fists, these young boys have found an extremely creative and intelligent way to defend their friend. It’s touching to know that some kids are growing up with good morals and ethics. I applaud these amazing children for what they’ve done and their great parents for their guidance and support!
(Video credit to WCVB Channel 5 Boston: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq7ZgXz_YLc)
INSPIRATIONAL SUNDAYS - FABULOUS FASHIONISTAS
Last week, I saw this enlightening documentary about six very different, but incredibly fashion forward women between the ages of 70-91.
In today’s society, growing and looking old is a terrifying concept. I vividly remember calling my mom and crying after a college lecture one day. That afternoon, I had learned in skin care class that the first signs of aging happen around twenty years of age. I was turning nineteen that year. I remember that in between sobbing, I kept repeating how I didn’t want to age and how afraid I was of looking ugly. This piece of information was horrifying news at the time. Looking back, it was undoubtedly silly. But it wasn’t unrealistic to feel that way in the world where beautiful people on magazines seem lacklustre in person.
Despite the age of drastic photo retouching and severe plastic surgery, these lovely documentary subjects have remained natural and uncompromisingly true to themselves. Each woman featured is of a different social class and upbringing. Every one has their own unique style. But they all represent fearlessness and individuality through their unified reluctance to let age dictate how they should dress or who they should be.
Although some may view these women as eccentric, I for one find them inspiring and refreshing. Not all grandmothers are quiet, cookie-baking old ladies. Some, like these ones, are vibrant forces of nature.
Everyone has one life to live as they please. Conventions should not bind us to one specific way of life. Age, race or gender should not be restricting factors on our attitudes. No one should dictate the way we dress.
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Walking ten thousand miles of the world is better than reading ten thousand scrolls.
Chinese Proverb (via travel-quotes)
My dad always said that…