TFH - April 20th, 2014
No matter what our beliefs, helping people is always a good thing. Pastor Rick Wood is doing his best to offer sustenance and support to homeless people in his area, but is being told - to stop.
He’s not stopping, because he believes you don’t need a permit to be kind. That’s why Pastor Rick is Today’s Favourite Human.
Wherever you are today and whatever you celebrate, I wish you a happy, healthy day and hope you’ll take the time to try and #maketheworldabetterplacetobe
TFH - April 16th, 2014
John Kitchin had a successful medical practice, a mansion and an unhappy life, until the day he discovered a way to make the world a better place to be.
3 Simple Steps:
1. DO WHAT YOU LOVE
2. BE GOOD TO OTHERS
3. DO YOUR BEST TO NOT BE AN ASSHOLE
That seems like a pretty good start to me!
Keep on rollin’ John. You are Today’s Favourite Human
TFH - April 15th, 2014
This is Hector Picard. In 1992, at the age of 24, Hector lost both his arms in a work related accident. What he found was the strength to overcome all obstacles, to fight back and to keep living.
Hector now dedicates his life to living to the best of his abilities and to inspiring others to reach for their dreams and believe that nothing is impossible. Everything is possible.
You could describe Hector as a bi-lateral amputee. Or you could describe his as a 4X IRONMAN winner, athlete, motivator, or all-round amazing person. I like to describe him as Today’s Favourite Human.
"I want everyone to know that no adversity is too great when you embrace life through hard work and positive thinking, you will overcome anything."
Seriously! With 2 hands, an instruction booklet and a week to finish - I couldn’t do this!
Help Hector work to help others by supporting him at DontStopLiving.org
Hector Picard is Today’s Favourite Human.
TFH - April 13th, 2014
Teaching your children the necessary skills in life to make them self-reliant and productive human beings makes you a very good parent.
Teaching your children to share those skills to help others - that makes you Today’s Favourite Human.
Eddie Ebel is Today’s Favourite Human.
TFH - April 9th, 2014
One Teacher. One World. One Dream. One Tutu.
Four Words: I LOVE BEN HAMMOND
Have I ever told you the story about the time that Jack Johnson (yes, the Jack Johnson) called me a trend setter? I haven’t? Well…ok, just one more time.
So I was at a Jack Johnson concert, as a guest of Marine Conservation Society, and was invited backstage to meet Jack. Jack had seen me dancing during his show, when no one else was. He high-fived me, said thanks and ‘called me a trendsetter’.
I am a firm believer that nothing bad can ever happen when you’re dancing, and you are almost guaranteed that amazing, wonderful, even life-changing things WILL happen!
Just ask Ben Hammond. This two-steppin’ teacher is on a mission to dance his way around the planet.
Why? Because he wants “every child, no matter where they are born, to grow up in a world where they are free to choose their dreams.” Wow.
Ben has a goal to raise HALF A MILLION POUNDS for Unicef during the course of his ten year challenge. You can help him by supporting the cause at planetprancer.com.
For inspiring me and people everywhere to live big, live happy and shake their stuff, Ben Hammond is Today’s Favourite Human.
Just one more thing…TAKE ME WITH YOU!!! No seriously, take me with you.
Ben Hammond is Today’s Favourite Human
TFH - April 8th, 2014
Why is Travis Lewis Today’s Favourite Human?
You tell me…
This is Travis Lewis. Travis is pursuing a degree in Political Science at Brock University - which just so happens to be in my hometown.
Travis is a residence don at Brock; a sort of Godfather of student well-being, on-hand to look out for the needs of his higher education brethren (and sistren). So, when Travis got wind of the garbage issue on campus, he got upwind of the problem. He actually got knee deep in it to show us all what a mess is being made.
Through his duties as ‘lead good guy’ the students in his charge made him aware of a lack of available recycling posts within the residential complex. This was leading to more and more students disposing of recyclable materials in landfill bins.
Cue the rubber gloves.
To investigate the problem, Travis climbed rubber boots first into the waste receptacles to show just how much recyclable material was being thrown away.
Travis isn’t afraid to get down-and-dirty to bring to light just how easy it is to be more considered in our choices and how much of a difference we can make when we put in just a little effort.
Of course, his valiant efforts were applauded by the university who called him to their offices to award him with a green badge of honour! Except, no they didn’t. Instead of being applauded for his work, Travis ended up in hot water with the powers-that-be, because, I guess - garbage made them look bad.
Lewis said he made the video because going through official channels wasn’t working.“I am always going to do what I believe in, I am not going to be a bystander,” he explained. “I am just trying to make an impact here that will follow these students.“It’s not just me that wants this, it’s the residents who say they want it.”
The university called him ‘insubordinate’. I’m calling him Today’s Favourite Human.
Travis Lewis is heading off next year to study abroad. I have a funny feeling he’ll be cleaning things up everywhere he goes. I have a very good feeling that Travis Lewis is going to make the world a better place to be.
TFH - April 7th, 2014
Life is short. Dance like everyone is watching! Be good to each other and make the world a better place to be.
TFH - April 6th, 2014