Smiling kids in Cape Town

http://youtu.be/E4_2gbx2Kxg This video is bursting with excitement and smiles, you'd think the kids won a trip to Disneyland...  but the children are orphans from Cape Town, South Africa and they are simply excited. To say that they do not have much is an understatement, yet they really are just THAT happy  to see a friend/volunteer whom they've missed in... Continue Reading →

Arthur’s transformation

http://vimeo.com/41271653 Although this video mentions a fitness program, Arthur's story is true and utterly inspiring nonetheless. His journey is not just about weight loss -- it shows a person's inner strength, earnest perseverance, and having faith in one's self against all odds. He demonstrated that the human spirit knows no bounds, and it motivates me in a way that only inspiration could.... Continue Reading →

Grandpa Dobri from Bulgaria

Grandpa Dobri from Bulgaria is not a typical 99-year old man. In the past couple of decades, he has been walking 15 miles from his home to the city of Sofia daily, so that he can beg for money. He doesn't keep the money however; he donates every single penny  to the city's churches and... Continue Reading →

WEBSITES I LIKE: Humans of New York

I’ve been in the internet industry for over a decade and there are many, many websites I like. However, only a handful make a difference,  and a select few make a positive global impact. For this reason, I’m choosing to feature Humans of New York. The concept is simple: Brandon Stanton goes around New York,... Continue Reading →

A 97-Year Old Microsoft Paint Artist

These are samples of Mr. Hal Lasko's art pieces made pixel by pixel via Microsoft Paint. This story blows my mind in more ways than one: 1. Mr. Lasko is 97 years old. Almost 100! 2. At his age,  he is using a computer to draw. That's pretty neat. 3. Microsoft Paint. 4. Ridiculously cool... Continue Reading →

Spreadsheet Art

  The artwork above were made via Excel spreadsheets. Who would've thought this was even possible? Maybe it's just my corporate-life-trained head, but  spreadsheet art did not even cross my mind until I read about 73-year old Tatsuo Horiuchi recently. He saw other people build pretty graphs thirteen years ago, realized he can use it... Continue Reading →

Haircuts for hugs

  In the past two decades, 82-year-old Anthony Cymerys sets up shop in a Connecticut park every week to give haircuts for the homeless. His fee? A hug. "It's all about being kind to people, and it works three ways. You feel good, the person you're doing it for feels good, and people that are... Continue Reading →

Katie’s 34 acts of kindness

Some people want a lavish party or a fancy present on their birthday. Katie decided to celebrate by doing 34 acts of kindness, while urging the recipient to pay it forward. To me, this is such a good reminder that anyone can do something kind for a stranger. It does not have to be grand,... Continue Reading →

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