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mr wright

Mr. Wright teaches us how to do right by life.

Mr. Wright is not only an amazing physics teacher but an amazing dad. From his goofy humor to his exciting experiments he keeps students intrigued in the world of science. But it is his story that is truly enlightening. He is truly an individual who cares enough about students to help them succeed not only in school but in life. And it is here that he tells them of his challenges in becoming a dad.

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”
― T.S. Eliot

This video documented by NY Times story entitled “Wright’s Law” follows Jeffery Wright, a Louisville high school teacher. The post can be viewed at:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/laws-of-physics-cant-trump-the-bonds-of-love/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

If you want more teachers to be like Mr. Wright, please hit share.


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

Give a little love pic

If You Give A Little Love

A world where we spread love instead of hate. Where we give instead of take. Where

If you give a little Love, You can get a little Love of your Own

Uploaded by youtube user TheCorpfa this video shows the beauty in giving, in simple gestures of kindness. We are not born into this world alone. We should be one with those around us, we should love and help those around us. What may be the easiest task for you to accomplish may mean much more to the person receiving your kindness. The smallest things may have the largest ripple effect and what You Do, Today, may have ended up helping someone out on the other side of the world. Let’s follow this video and come together to make the world just a little bit better.

Brothers love triathlon pic

A brother’s love leads to Triathlons

A little boy with Cerebral Palsy and a brother who doesn’t want him to feel alone. 

“If he isn’t gonna do it, I’m not gonna do it… and I feel bad for him sitting on the sidelines when I’m racing without him.”

What started as a simple child’s wishes to play with his brother and spend more time with him led to a beautiful story. Cayden Long has cerebral palsy and is the younger brother to Connor Long. The two share a sibling bond that can only be explained as brotherly love. Participating in triathlons this dynamic duo shows us that physical barriers can be defied. Winning isn’t everything to this pair, simply the joy of being together and finishing these races is enough. It amazes me how something so simple as not wanting his brother to be left out can move a kid to doing so much. If anyone’s ever seen the animated movie Lilo & Stitch they’d remember the quote “Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.”