Category Archives: POSITIVELY SPEAKING

“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
― Nelson Mandela

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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

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Duncan, The Two-Legged Dog

This is Duncan Lou. He’s an adorable Boxer who was born with severely deformed rear legs that had to be removed. He’s captured the hearts of millions on this regular day at the beach as he takes off without his wheelchair.

If you know a dog lover who would love Duncan as much as we did, please hit share.

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“Wheelz” Fotheringham is the kid on a wheelchair who stole our hearts

This video follows Aaron Fotheringham aka “Wheelz” as he invites each day with new tricks and the same lovable smile.

“Aaron has a passion for what he does, not only is it a lot of fun, but he wants to change the world’s perception of people in wheelchairs, as well as helping everyone see his/her own challenges in a new way. Aaron’s appeal is universal. You certainly do not have to be disabled to be inspired by what he is able to do.”

- www.aaronfotheringham.com

“Honestly, there’s just wheels stuck to my butt. How can that not be fun?”

If you loved Aaron’s humor and view on life as much as we did, please hit share.

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Woman who can’t gain weight speaks out on Bullying

Meet Lizzie Velasquez the woman who has a rare incurable disease that prevents her from gaining weight. The doctors said she would never talk, walk or be self-sufficient.

 

 

You are different. And it is in your differences that you will find beauty.

Here is a woman who is incredibly kind, loving and successful. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and a vibrant glow about her that captivates her audience and makes people want to listen. She has defied the odds that doctors predicted for her at birth and has now grown into a woman who reaches out to thousands of people everyday by her books, conferences and videos. While those that have bullied and teased her may call her disease a curse, it may perhaps be a blessing in disguise. The struggles and difficulties that Lizzie has gone through have made her stronger than ever and she has shown resilience against when the world told her she couldn’t. Not only that, but instead of hiding in a room and pitying herself she chose to become a motivational speaker to inspire kids and people of all ages.

This is Lizzie today, living her dream as a motivational speaker and on a TedX stage showing woman and people everywhere that you can do anything you want to.

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Validation – A short film

Starring T.J Thyne, best known for his work on TV series Bones, this short film depicts a parking attendant who gives people validation – parking and compliments included. People begin to line up to just to hear his validations. There’s not a single person he can’t make smile… that is until he meets a woman who changes everything. Watch this film to find out if he can conquer her heart and bring her to smile.

 

That moment when someone genuinely compliments you can brighten your whole day. I challenge you to put Validation into practice. Tell those around you how much you appreciate them, how beautiful their smile is and just how important they are to you. Your family, your friends, your teachers, co-workers and peers could all use a little validation. From the bus driver you see each morning to the barista at your coffee shop or the janitor that makes sure the office trash is emptied out each night, the options are endless.

Share your thoughts on the film or your story of validation below!