Last year, Amelia Dickerson set a national record running a 5K blind in about 20 minutes. This year, the 30-year-old athlete, who lost her sight in a car accident at age 14, went many miles farther, running her first marathon in just three and a half hours. The time is considerably above average, and hard to accomplish even for runners who can see...
Sometimes a small gesture, like a high-five, is all you need to totally turn your day around.
Watch what happens when YouTuber Kyle Berry walks around a college campus to high-five random strangers. The smiles that result from the simple act might make everything seem a little bit brighter, and reminds us that sometimes the small touch of a high-five can be the most touching thing of all.
If this video made you smile, well, high-five!
- Huffington Post
The legendary Maya Angelou has passed away. Her contributions to this world will continue to live on long after this day and touch people for decades to come.
Maya was known for her incredible attention to purpose, love, light and kindness. Let's remember her now with 17 quotes that will inspire you to be a better person...
Thank you to all active duty members of our military and to the veterans both alive and who have sacrificed all.
Got a moment to be inspired?
Join Wade, the Leader of Do Good. Be Great., as he reacts to a listener's email about never being able to succeed and provides some examples of great people who failed hard early on that just might leave you shocked.
Also, Wade's letter to the Class of 2014, plus your messages and the song of the week.
Your path to greatness begins here!
This beautiful song and video were created by musician David Osmond--all for charity. An incredible tribute to the generations of veterans and their families who have provided us the freedom we love and enjoy.
100% of all the profits from the sale of this song are going to benefit a charity called, GOLD STAR MOTHERS. This is an organization of mothers who have all lost sons or daughters while they were serving in the military. This is our little way of giving back funds and recognition to those who absolutely deserve it.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day.
A Good Samaritan anonymously gave a wheelchair-accessible Nissan Pathfinder to a disabled mom of three, lifting her spirits and giving her family a welcome gift in their time of need.
Jessie Bruton, from the town of Oak Flats in New South Wales, Australia, suffered extreme numbness while pregnant with her third child. After undergoing an emergency cesarean and giving birth to her son Klay last November, the 27-year-old discovered she could not walk. Severe nerve damage in her spine left her legs paralyzed...
Ken, 9, has grown up dreaming about someday having a shelter to help the stray animals that live near his home, but he never dreamed he could reach his goal so soon.
Ken did his best to help the local stray dogs and cats he came across near his home in the Philippines, he frequently spent time with them and offered them food, but he longed for the funds to open a no-kill shelter where he could really help his furry friends, according to The Happy Animals Club website...
We've all heard tales about beautiful people being approached by photographers and asked if they want to model. Sometimes that leads to stardom and sometimes it doesn't. But we bet you've never heard the story end like this.
Photographer Kerri Lane was out to dinner with her husband last month in Leesburg, Va. when she saw Mackenzie Clare and her boyfriend.
"I see this beautiful redhead, and of course mermaid flashed in my head, and I said-- that is my mermaid. I've been working on this mermaid shoot and I thought she was stunning," Lane says.
So she approached Mackenzie - who was on on her prom date with her boyfriend...
When faced with insurmountable hardship, sometimes the only solution is to have a little fun.
That's exactly what the people in the video above are doing. When Amy's ovarian cancer came back in October 2013 and turned out to be resistant to treatment, her family knew that their time with her would be limited, according to the video. They made the decision to enjoy every moment, and made this flash mob as a tribute to her...
To the Class of 2014 --
Here you are. At the end of one journey, about to begin another. I know the feelings going through you right now. Sadness to be leaving friends, fear of the unknown, excitement over what’s to come. You stand at this spot looking at what might be four years of college ahead, perhaps a technical school, maybe you’ve decided to launch right into a career. Wherever you stand right now and whatever it is that you’re looking at, may I suggest a few things first?
Get out of town
It’s not a slam to the community you grew up in. As a matter of fact, I’m quite proud that I grew up in my livable, lovable community and it has been a part of my identity in everything I’ve done since. But home towns have a way of building a comfortable, warm cocoon around anyone. It’s a place that changes year to year but somehow manages to stay the same. You owe it to yourself to experience other places, get to know a different culture; be uncomfortable for once!
The world is a big place and there are so many new people to meet. You are selling yourself short if you don’t spend a little time elsewhere. Don’t worry, you’ll always be able to come back home.
Who are you?
In high school it’s easy to get lost in the crowd or think you know who you’re friends are and ultimately, who you are. But following this four year tenure the most amazing thing happens. Friends move on, people change and so do you. The good news is that you make new friends, get to know other people and you start to discover your inner-voice.
What are you interested in? What are your talents? What is it you believe in and are willing to commit to? Do you know your purpose in life or are you still searching?
Don’t worry about that last one. Sometimes it takes a while to clearly see it, but when you hammer out the ones before it, your purpose becomes easier to understand.
As I just mentioned, unless you’ve known from childhood what it is you’re here to do and be, it does take time. The important thing is to not allow culture, society or those that surround your life to define it for you. You have a calling. You have a purpose. Is it to be an accountant at your father’s business or the CEO of your own? Only you know for sure. Is it to get a degree in medicine or go straight into a job working with your hands and creating something from nothing? A diploma doesn’t define you or your dreams.
Don’t be afraid to tell others to back off, diplomatically, of course. You’ll need support from the very people who believe they know what’s best for you and are “just trying to help.” They really do care, but if you have a goal that your heart yearns to accomplish, then go! Do! Be! You define you.
They say life is what you make it. Well in this life, what you do and commit yourself too is a direct reflection of who you are. So commit to something good. Take on a project bigger than yourself, be involved in something because it makes a difference, not necessarily because it makes you money. On the flip side, if you do good unto others honestly and ethically, the money does indeed flow.
The world right now is a very different place than it even was ten years ago. Heck, one year ago. There is a lot of fear, discomfort and gloomy forecasts. People everywhere are hungry for the good, the uplifting and the integrity that there is an alleged deficit of. Let your light shine bright in the darkness of this fear and worry and in your purpose.
You have greatness within you and the power to change the world if you so choose.
There will be challenges. Remember, even Dr. Suess was rejected by 27 publishers before ever selling his first children’s book. But that he tried again a 28th time because he believed in his talent and work proved to not only be successful, but he is still contributing to our lives and culture years after his death.
Whatever it is that you commit your life too, as long as it helps people and fulfills your pursuit of happiness, you’re on the right track. You might be coming from a class of hundreds, but the power of you as an individual should never be discounted.
Be a beacon for others; be the innovator, the creator, the role model and lead by example.
You got this.
Wade Heath is the founder of Do Good. Be Great.
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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being credited with helping save a woman's life after performing CPR on her, keeping her alive until paramedics could arrive.
Spokeswoman Nkenge Harmon Johnson said Kitzhaber was in a car driving through downtown Portland around 5 p.m. Monday when he saw “someone along the edge of the street who seemed to be attempting to resuscitate a woman" who was lying on the ground.
The 67-year-old governor ordered his driver to pull over and call 911. Kitzhaber determined the woman had no pulse and began performing CPR...
Join Wade as he plays all the hits to help you feel good and shares stories that inspire! This is a special Mother's Day edition of SELFIE Radio where we are celebrating Momma's the entire program.
Also, Wade's own Mom drops by to talk what it's like being a mother and of course, how awesome her kids are. It's an all new SELFIE Radio, ready for you now, on-demand...
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