Category Archives: LOVE AND COMPASSION

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
We are all people, and we all deserve love.

present xmas

After you see what they asked for Christmas, maybe you’ll change your mind about your wish list

After spending the whole day sifting through websites and stores to find the best presents for my loved ones, I came across this video…

What these homeless people ask for Christmas is so simple and heartwarming

give a home

Homeless Man Gets A Home

If you’ve seen the “Homeless Lottery Winner” video you would have fallen in love with this kind homeless man named Eric. After the exposure the video attracted, youtube user MagicofRahat managed to raise enough money to give Eric a new home! 
If you want more people to find ways to help homeless people like Eric, please share this.

Olympic-Flag

7 Memorable Olympic Moments Over the Years

 

Rome 1960 Olympics

Born into poverty, Wilma Rudolph contracted scarlet fever, pneumonia and polio. She ended up not only walking, but running her way to win 3 gold medals.

“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.”

Mexico 1968 Olympics

After the sun had set, with only a small crowd remaining at the stadium, John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania crossed the finish line. He completed his marathon even after he injured his knee and the winner had finished an hour before him.

“My country did not send me 5000 miles to start the race; they sent me 5000 miles to finish the race.”

Barcelona 1992 Olympics

Derek Redmond was favored to take home gold but mid-race he tore his hamstring. He got up and pressed on, and with his dad by his side he crossed the finish line.

Turin 2006 Olympics

An act of pure sportsmanship when Canadian cross-country skier Sara Renner broke her pole. Norwegian head coach Bjørnar Håkensmoen rushed his team’s spare pole to Renner who later went on to take gold.

Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Alexandre Bilodeau talks about how his brother copes with cerebral palsy and inspires him everyday. After winning gold at the Sochi Olympics he dedicated his medal to his brother saying

“Whatever I do in life, my brother is my real inspiration.”

Sochi 2014 Olympics

Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth returns the sportsmanship Norway showed them in 2006 and pays it forward to Russian skier Anton Gafarov when he breaks his ski.

Sochi 2014 Olympics

Gilmore Junio passes up his spot in the men’s speed skating event to Denny Morrison simply because

“We wanted what was best for the team, what gave us the best chance to win.”

Denny Morrison went on to win Silver for Canada and it all started because of a selfless act and a text message.

give

Give this Holiday Season

Today, I met the woman whose family I adopted for Christmas. At an LRT station I gave her the gifts that I had purchased for her kids and it was in our conversation that I realized something. How truly blessed I am. Her husband had suffered from a major injury and the family was suffering financially as well as emotionally. After a rough few months she’s looking forward to the New Year where she’ll be starting a great new job. In talking with her I saw two things, sadness for the struggles that life has put her through and as well as genuine appreciation and gratefulness. She thanked me over and over again and hoped that good deeds return to me ten-fold. It was then that I realized, I didn’t need it to.

I have a loving family who I’ll be going on a road trip with to Disneyland in a week, a warm bed to sleep in, food on the table that’s been paid for and friends that would drop everything if I needed their help. My job doesn’t buy me a Range Rover but I walk into work happy to be there and am fortunate enough to work with some of the happiest and funniest people I have ever met. And one thing that I have noticed is that, price tags only go so far, but true meaning is in the relationships you build with the people around you. It would have been one thing to hit “donate” on a website, and I am in no way discouraging you to contribute to charitable organizations, but there is something magical about meeting  the people you’re helping and spending time getting to know them. It makes the experience so much more, real.

This Christmas maybe you’ll be disappointed that you didn’t get an Xbox One or a new iPhone but instead of looking for what you’re missing take a look at what you already have. I can guarantee that the time spent with your family decorating the tree or sharing stories with friends at Secret Santa is something invaluable. And when you start to see, just like I did, that you already have everything – find someone to give back to. Because if we don’t appreciate the people in our lives and give to the people that need us then what happiness are we withholding to others and ourselves? Walking away from that meeting gave me a heartwarming feeling that I can’t fully describe to you, so all I can say is try it for yourself and you’ll know what I mean.

Now that I’m done with the cheesiness, onto the cute stuff! These polar bears want to wish you all

Happy Holidays

polar bears holidays

I killed a man

“I Killed A Man” Confession

Drunk Driver Matthew Cordle shocks court by confessing to murder. Video goes viral. 

Many of you may have differing opinions about Cordle’s response video. Perhaps he did it as a publicity stunt, to lighten his punishments, to stir attention about his court hearing and move the audience with his captivating message. My heart goes out to Vincent Canzani and his family and while I hope that this never happens again, there is most definitely a lesson to be learnt here. I applaud Cordle for the courage it took to plead guilty and send a message to the world. I hope that this story is enough to move people to end drinking and driving. One of the comments by a YouTube user is attached below, I hope that by sharing this with others we can move people to change their ways.

“Some of them have probably never drank in their life, and then most have probably never drank and drove in their life, but the message is not aimed at you people, its aimed at the people who do drink and drive , like me, on a regular fuckin basis and i watched this video 6 weeks ago and every night i watch it before i go out drinking and i haven’t drunk and drove since.”