TFH - July 29th, 2014
If you were to look up the word ‘pulchritudinous’ in the dictionary, you would see it’s meaning is: aesthetically pleasing or physically beautiful. But, if you turn to my preferred reference book, the thesaurus, you would see synonyms for the same listed as dazzling, marvellous, resplendent and admirable. Not only is beauty in the eye of the beholder, but it is defined or considered in many ways. What is ‘easy on the eyes’ (how much do I dislike that phrase!) is not necessarily easy on the soul, and it is those things that make our souls sing in which we find true beauty every time.
Thea Alvin is a true beauty in every sense of the word. Using her bare hands, she shapes and refines even the harshest of materials and transforms them into works of art, and in doing so, expresses her creativity and perspective on the world.
Here’s the message…stones are like humans. We come in different shapes and sizes, but it takes each one of us, working and existing in harmony, to create the complete picture. If we don’t complement one another and support one another, the whole thing collapses. For her vision, her passion and her insight, Thea Alvin is Today’s Favourite Human.
Follow your heart, carve your own path and release your beauty on the world, and use your strength to lift others along the way. That’s how we make it a better place to be.
TFH - July 27th, 2014
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ― John Lennon
Remember when you were a little kid, a teenager, or even a college student and everyone wanted to know “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you remember the day you decided not to be the thing you wanted to be so you could be the thing you thought you should be, or could be, instead?
When I was five years old, I wanted to be a doctor, a writer, a lawyer, an actress, an astronaut, a gymnast, a dancer and a deep-sea diver. Not one at a time, but all at once. And I believed I could be all those things. I believed I could be and would be all those things, because I knew I could do anything!
I have learned a lot since I was five. Maybe not the things my mother thought I should learn or hoped I would learn - but a few things that have helped me along the way.
1. I don’t really want to be a doctor or a lawyer
2. I can dance anywhere, any time and any place I want to!
3. Dreams are a wish your heart makes, and it’s not nice to not listen to your heart.
I think that one of the most important things I have learned since I was five is that if your heart is speaking to you, you really should listen. It probably has something very important to tell you. I also think that if you live a life that is rich in happiness and contentment, you are far more likely to want to be kind and generous to others, and kindness and generosity are things we need so much more of in the world.
Listen to your heart. The sound you hear is the sound of your five year old self reminding you to be happy - because you deserve to be happy. Smile, be true to yourself, be good to others and you will make the world a better place to be.
Dianna David had the balls to follow her dreams. For sharing her talent, her story and her inspiration, she is Today’s Favourite Human.
July 22nd, 2014
Tonight, I bring you the story of Lilica. A beautiful and thoughtful dog, whose unwavering dedication to her friends has earned her the honour of being a Favourite Non-Human.
Each night, Lilica embarks on a four-mile journey to find food - not just for herself but for her non-human family back home. She finds this food courtesy of Lucia, a teacher and caring animal lover who has spent many years dedicated to caring for her canine night-time caller.
As humans, we sometimes forget to consider others in the way we should. Lilica and Lucia are a glowing reminder of what being a true friend should really look like. That is why this pair will share the title of Favourite - one non, and one human.
Be a good friend to someone today. Someone you know or someone you’ve just met. Or someone you just pet.
Be good to each other.
TFH - July 21st, 2014
I DO think this is a damn good idea - and not just for San Francisco.
Doniece Sandoval is the Founder of Lava Mae, an organization working to bring dignity to thousands of people living without homes and with no or little access to shower and bathroom facilities. Lava Mae is repurposing old buses and converting them into mobile clean-up stations for use by those who need it most.
Taking a shower, being clean and having access to basic human requirements should not be considered a privilege. It’s a right. And if anyone does not have even the smallest of conveniences, we should do what we can to help them attain them - because that is right.
Doniece has taken upcycling to an epic and most awesome level, and by doing so, will help change lives - through showers. That is why Doniece Sandoval is Today’s Favourite Human.
Check out the Lava Mae campaign on Indiegogo and spread the word.
Spread the love, where you can, whenever you can.
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It took only a minute for these divers to save the life of this beautiful creature, but by doing so, they help to #maketheworldabetterplacetobe - That’s why Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich are Today’s Favourite Humans.
Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.
The biggest threats include:
Entanglement in fishing gear
Poaching and illegal trade of eggs, meat, and shells
Plastic and other marine debris
Please help protect the creatures we share our world with by making responsible, kind choices that consider others.
Let’s all be #HUMANSFORABETTERWORLD
July 14th, 2014
This is Tim Harris - Business owner, gold medal athlete and world class hugger.
Tim’s amazing enthusiasm, immeasurable spirit and unstoppable self-belief has catapulted him into a life that is rich in love and dreams fulfilled. He is amazing! And, he’s a reminder to us all that we should not allow ourselves to be defined by others expectations. That’s why Tim Harris is Today’s Favourite Human.
If you have a dream - live it. Do it. Be it. Achieve it. Wrap your arms around it and squeeze. Give your life a giant hug - and don’t forget to do the dance of magic.
I love you,too, Tim. Thanks for all the awesomeness and the hugs. Oh ya!
TFH - July 6th, 2014
When you open your eyes, what do you see? What events can you use to inspire hope in the world?
Derreck Kayongo has seen more than anyone should ever see. More pain, more turmoil, more strife and more need than most of us could even begin to imagine. But, when offered opportunity, he also saw possibility; the possibility of turning waste into hope - and health for others.
That’s why Derreck Kayongo is Today’s Favourite Human.
Take a moment today and think about what you see around you and how you can use it to help others, and to help #maketheworldabetterplacetobe.
TFH - July 3rd, 2014
I don’t want to say anything about Today’s Favourite Human. Her words are her introduction. Her words are too beautiful. Let them hang in the air. Let them touch your heart. Listen.
Lauren Owsiany is Today’s Favourite Human