Monday Mentionables: Inspirational Stories

Hi everyone! I apologize for the lateness in getting this post up. It was a busy weekend with a preschool open house and a birthday party to attend – I feel like I’m only now catching my breath!

So before it becomes Tuesday, here are today’s mentionables, which I hope you will find inspirational and heart-warming.

1. Bus Shelter. This bus shelter set up by Duracell (the battery makers) is not powered by electricity, but by people. Check out this video of how human touch warmed up some Canadians in the middle of winter.

2. Homeless Shelter. This story featured on the Today show tells about a couple who both fell on hard times and happened to meet at a homeless shelter where they were staying. They eventually got back on their feet and moved out of the shelter, got married and started their own organization helping people stuck in the cycle of poverty. They even passed out food to people on the street on the day of their wedding. Check out their tale in this video.

3. Storm Shelter. This story is not about storms in the weather sense, but in the trouble sense. This CNN article (with video) features a teenager named Charles who faced and endured many dark days in his life with the help of his adoptive family. There are no words adequate enough to describe the love and strength his parents and siblings extended to him during his short life. Read and watch his powerful story here.

May these stories inspire us to love and reach out to others this week. Oh and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, too! 🙂

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Image courtesy of lamnee/

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