I’m gonna trade you ALL of the official Nelson Mandela tributes for this one performance by 11-year-old Botlhale Boikanyo. The mini-poet blew away the judges of “SA’s Got Talent” over a year before Mandela died. Her delightful poem is way too good to stay hidden on the Internet, so press play and if you like it, share it.
“Strong is the new skinny.”
Meet Canadian Camille Leblanc-Bazinet who has been crowned “Fittest Woman on Earth” after winning the 2014 CrossFit Games in California.
The grueling event involves high intensity swims, power lifting and sprints.
1. It’s her first title since entering the annual event in 2010.
2. She’s a 25-year-old student at Sherbrooke University in Canada.
3. She’s 5ft2 and weighs in at 130 pounds.
4. She trains anywhere between two and six hours per day.
5. She eats *a lot* of food. Like regularly has five eggs for breakfast.
6. And her diet is centered around protein.
7. She can straight lift twice her bodyweight. This is 260 pounds.
8. Camille can do dozens of pull ups in one set.
9. Her hands are torn to shreds because of all that lifting.
10. One of her mottos is “strong is the new skinny” telling National Post: “There’s this huge movement… women are just so proud of feeling strong. It’s wonderful to see that.”
11. Her husband is fellow CrossFit athlete Dave Lipson.
12. She’s now a Canadian national hero. Move over hockey players.
13. Camille has the greatest life philosophy.
The younger generation, who is so used to once shocking trends, such as a black president, a woman secretary of state, and openly gay celebrities and public figures, would be shocked if they saw how America, the land of the free, really once was. Gays were detested and hated with great venom, and it was only through time, effort, and difficult struggle that more Americans are considered equal than ever before. There is more work to do, but let’s enjoy how far we’ve come. The video is shared by LGBT rights activist, and Star Trek celebrity George Takei.
ButUncle Mulletis not most of us. The kind good Samaritan loves helping others and knows enough about cars to actually fix the problem. In this video, he,and many others kind strangers, helps a woman whose minivan broke down on the highway on an extremely hot day. We need more people like this guy.
Christmas ads that help raise money, awareness, and goodwill are the specialty for U.K. retailer, John Lewis.
They are truly amazing ads that have strong messages and are produced with a unique vision. Last years ad was all about loneliness. No doubt there are so many out there that are lonely over the holidays. This ad may just push you to take direct action so at least one lonely person you know of can feel joy. The girl in the ad is a stellar example of how one needs to not only look to see the lonely, but really try various ways to reach out to them. Because in the end, you may indeed accomplish something grand. You could put a genuine smile on someone elses face. And that can mean the absolute world to them!
Share this wonderful and very moving ad with all of your friends and family!
This has been Texan Elizabeth Lairds routine ever since 2003: She goes to the airport and hugs each soldier that is headed out for deployment at Fort Hood.
Its a little gesture that the 83-year-old feels very passionate about doing, and you can imagine the emotional appreciation that the troops receive from her kind act. And when the troops arrive back? Elizabeth is there as well, ready to greet them with yet another hug. Matter of fact, Elizabeth has made a name for herself, literally. She is called Hug Lady. A title well deserved after her consistent gesture shes been performing for 12 years! It turns out Elizabeth has been fighting a battle of her own. And suddenly she stopped coming to the airport.
For 11 years now, Elizabeth has been battling breast cancer. She recently had to go back in the hospital. Soldiers, however, have taken notice of her absence. Now it is their turn, to come to her. Soldiers have started visiting her in the hospital, returning the many hugs she has given for over a decade. Not only that, but they have helped raise over $70,000 to cover her hospital bills.
Elizabeths son, Richard Dewees, had this reaction:
The outpouring of people, the comments coming in, its amazing. Shes touched this many people in that way with just a simple hug.
Share this wonderful story of how one elderly woman made such a huge difference, and how our troops are giving back to her to show their appreciation!
Read more: http://damn.com/hug-lady/
Lovely music, a simple yet powerful concept, and a surprise ending really make this clip magical and an inspiration for women all over the world.
There are certain things all human beings deserve in life, and what this community is fighting for is certainly something you’d hope all of us had. It made me smile at 4:20 when one guy sums up what they’re doing to make real, kinda amazing change in the world. The inspirational music is a bonus.
Recycling is great for the planet. But you’ve got to do it right.
Cochlear Implants are amazing, relatively new technology that gives certain hearing-impaired people the ability to hear in a very real sense by replacing the hair cells that do not work in the inner ear with special hardware.
The Internet‘s viral video world was first introduced to the power of the implant when then-deaf Sarah Churman heard for the first time in an emotional viral video from 2011. That video currently stands with over 16 million views.
Now Catherine Arnold‘s 26 year old deaf niece Amy has gone viral after this touching six month old video of her first experience with her new cochlear implant started making the round online this weekend.
Amy has never heard her parents or her son before her implant and now she finally can hear her little six year old boy yell, “Hi mom!”
Ironically, it’s the little things in life that we often take for granted that are the most magical.