A reminder from butterflies

She liked being reminded of butterflies. She remembered being six or seven and crying over the fates of the butterflies in her yard after learning that they lived for only a few days. Her mother had comforted her and told her not to be sad for the butterflies, that just because their lives were short... Continue Reading →

Christopher Ategeka: From orphan to entrepreneur

"Life got really good," Ategeka laughed. "They bought me a bicycle and gave me three meals a day, which is a luxury, by the way." Talk about perspective. It's a bit of a challenge to summarize Christopher Ategeka's amazing life story in a few words, but I honestly feel that I have to share this with everyone... Continue Reading →

Those rules

I'm not advocating breaking all sorts of rules, but if you need to for a really good reason, take Picasso's advice. :)

Christian the Lion

My sister recently reposted this video of Christian the Lion on Facebook. It's one of those videos I've seen at LEAST 20 times on YouTube, to the point where I've probably memorized every single frame. I knew exactly what to expect, but I clicked the thumbnail anyway because I know it will make me smile. It... Continue Reading →

Just like you

I've seen a lot of videos and heartwarming articles over the holidays but for some reason, this clip from Skype is the one that brought tears to my eyes -- even after viewing it a second time! As I have written about before, I LOVE the internet mainly because of its sheer power for connecting people. Whether it's keeping... Continue Reading →

Tips for staying inspired

Sometimes inspiration hits you like a beautiful lightning bolt. On other times, you could almost hear a resounding echo from your head when it is desperately void of ideas -- or any sort of inspiration for that matter. Below is an infographic I saw that shares tips on staying inspired overall. It may not give you fantastic ideas right now,... Continue Reading →

A 99 year-old woman’s mission

  Although I'm not at retirement age yet, I sometimes wonder what I would do when I am not able to work anymore. How would the days look like to begin with? If I'm blessed with good health enough to live up to my 90s and jetpacks aren't around yet, would I read books? Continue... Continue Reading →

The elements of happiness

I stumbled upon this cool infographic from GaiamTV, and it's a friendly reminder for folks who would like to take steps not only towards happiness, but also towards overall self-improvement. :)

Let’s help teachers

My late grandmother and my sister are teachers and I know for a fact that they are not the only ones who spend their hard-earned money to buy school supplies for their students.This weekend, Bill and Melinda Gates will match your Back-to-School donation to teachers via DonorsChoose.org. You can even choose which area you'd like to donate... Continue Reading →

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