Showing posts with label be inspired. Show all posts
Showing posts with label be inspired. Show all posts

Sunday, 31 May 2015

"If you twist for anyone, they like the twisted shape of you not you." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells women.

Award winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, yesterday had the honour of giving the commencement speech to the class of 2015 at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She spoke on her favourite topic, Feminism. She urged the graduates to try their best to change the world to one more equal for men and for women by giving men the freedom to be vulnerable, and women, the choice to be strong.
Excerpt and video from her speech below:

We can not always bend the world into the shapes we want but we can try, we can make a concerted and real and true effort. And you are privileged that, because of your education here, you have already been given many of the tools that you will need to try. Always just try. Because you never know. 
And so as you graduate, as you deal with your excitement and your doubts today, I urge you to try and create the world you want to live in. Minister to the world in a way that can change it. Minister radically in a real, active, practical, get your hands dirty way.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Be Inspired! Touching poem inspired by the injustice done to young African-American. (Video)

This poem was inspired by the many injustices done to young African-American men and women daily. It's a culmination of thoughts, quotes, stories, and life disguised in a poem and it was done by Cynthia Amoah, titled - Flowers Only Bloom On Upper-Eastside
Watch the video after the cut: Listen and be inspired!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Just because people don't listen to your dreams & aspiration doesn't mean they are irrelevant. (Must read)

On January 12, 2007, a man sat on the side of a train station in Washington D.C. USA, while playing on a violin that cold morning. He played for about 45 minutes as over 1000 people passed by him. A minute later, the man received his first dollar tip from a woman who without stopping threw the money into the basket beside him.

A few minutes later, someone stopped to listen to the music, but looked at his watch and walked away. The only one who paid the most attention to the violinist was a 3 year old boy who kept turning his head to look as his mother hurriedly tagged him along. Several other children did the same but all the parents, without exception, forced them to move on. Out of the 1,100 people who passed by, only 6 people stopped and 20 gave him money. He collected a total of only $32 that day. 

Suddenly, silence filled the train station as he finished playing. No one noticed it, no one applauded, no one recognize that the man putting on an old face cap, who played the violin was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Woman donates kidney to save an unknown child after reading his request on newspaper.

Can you beat this? Stories and acts like this make me believe there are still some very good and selfless people living in this selfish world of ours. A woman gave her kidney to a kid she didn't know and never met, because he asked for it in a community newsletter. Click HERE to read the amazing story.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

5 regrets people make on their deathbed.

According to World Observer Online, a nurse revealed the five top regrets people make on the death bed. She wrote:

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

Sunday, 10 November 2013

"Unconditional" - An Inspirational movie to Inspire At Least One Person.

Happy Sunday you all and i hope you had a wonderful weekend and played safe. This is an inspirational movie to relax your nerves after a fun-filled weekend. I hope you learn a thing or two from it. 
Synopsis: It's about two best friends who grew apart and lost track of their dreams; one got married and was living a fairytale life when all of a sudden, her husband was murdered and the rainbow in her sky lost it's colour. On the day she made up her mind to end it all and take her own life, a miracle happened, a miracle that led her into finding her lost friend, finding herself all over again and realizing that there is always a reason for the season.
Happy viewing!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Time-lapse transformation of homeless vet makeover to see the potentials in people we ignore everyday. (Video + pix)

If there is one thing that'll make you cry in a feel-good kind of way today, it's this.
A 25-years-old American local video producer, Rob Bliss, has set out to prove that potential exists even in the people we ignore in footage that has quickly spread across the internet. The clip features a homeless U.S. Army war veteran, Jim Wolf, who struggled with poverty and alcoholism for years. While these internal struggle can take a long time to cast off and reverse, it took only a few hours in a saloon chair to change wolf, an homeless man, into an incredible handsome man with potentials. 

Rob Bliss, the video producer, said he did the transformation because he was trying to get himself into doing things for a better purpose. "If I can only get people to look at any homeless person on the street and see the mirror image of them - the image of someone who would look socially acceptable - realise that potential, that 'what if,' and root for their success," Bliss said.
Since his makeover, Wolf will soon move into his own apartment and has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

While this transformation was for one man and the video encourages people to donate to a specific, local ministry, it also contains messages that reach much further.

One is that "an outward transformation is important, but an inward one is more important and the other is that hopefully, it will help to change stereotypes to give people a perspective that "everyone is worthy of being treated with dignity and respect."
See more photos and watch the video after the cut:

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The touching moment Pope Francis halted his weekly audience to kiss and hold disfigured man with 'Elephant Man' disease(Photos)

These are photos of the pontiff embracing a disfigured man suffering from a rare genetic disease called neurofibromatosis. The pictures have gone viral with commenters praising the pope for his compassion. Since being elected to the Holy See earlier this year, the pontiff has made headlines around the world by washing the feet of juvenile delinquents, personally calling distraught worshipers on the phone and inviting homeless people to dine at St Peter's Square.
He is truly a man after God's heart.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Awesomeness! Nick Vujicic, the limbless man welcomes son into the world.


Evangelist and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic has announced the birth of his son, Kiyoshi James Vujicic. He made the announcement on the 13th of february and later posted photos of the baby, himself, wife and family members via his Facebook Fanpage with caption:
 "Dream come true. Holding my Baby Boy Kiyoshi. Amazing grace and gift from God. Love you all so much. Thank you for your showers of prayer.
Kiyoshi James Vujicic is his first child with wife Kanae Miyahara who he got married to last year. Nick has inspired so many people around the world with his story of being born without arms and legs and how he succeeded in leading a happy and fulfilled life despite his physical limitations. He encourages people, especially the youngsters not to give up in the face of difficult circumstances and to develop a positive outlook on life in respective of what they are going through.

More pix after the cut:

Friday, 22 February 2013

Singletons: Things To Know Before You Fall In Love.


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Don't ever rush into falling in love for love never runs out. Even if they mock you because you are single, its better to be single than to be in a relationship of SORROW Just tell them this "God is busy writing the best love story that will sweep me off my feet!"

If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, let it go and be gentle on yourself. There is nothing wrong with you, Love just didn't choose to rest in the other person's heart.
Let it go, there's a reason and a meaning, you will know in time....

Always remember that sometimes we have to ignore how we FEEL and realize what we DESERVE!
True love isn't something that is forced, it is something that just happens. Many people are so hungry for love that they choose to bite the first type of love that they may see even if it's toxic; don't be a fool for love, choose your love wisely.

If you decide to sell your love for a pack of Mr.Biggs meal or McDonald's Burger chips....,don't blame anyone in the future. 
Remember it's not about being what everyone wants you to be, it's about being yourself and finding someone who truly loves you for who you are and never forget it is not how you feel now that is really important......, it’s your state of happiness in the future.

Think about this if you are single and really ready to mingle.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentine's Thought From Me To You: Love & Friendship.

This song blew my mind from the first moment i heard it. It was in 2011 and i was in Nigeria with my best friend; there was this popular demand on a radio station and when i heard it, i called in to the radio station, gave my name and that of my friend and dedicated the song to him. 

It wasn't like there was no other person i would have dedicated it to, but no other person was him. We grew up together, we fought, we hated,we loved and we got each other's back even when we had nothing. While we were and still far away from each other, we still fight and make up on phone over nothing, we hurt each other on purpose but hate to see others hurt us, we talk about everything and anything, we insult each other at any given opportunity and no one ever interferes in our drama. Now we are grown ups and we can throw money around but we still remain grounded and committed to our friendship. This is what i call love and friendship because we were and will always be there for each other and that's why i call him my best friend.

Each time i listen to this song, it blows my mind. This is what love stories used to sound like. I just hope that people listen to more of such musics and live by them. Money is a necessity but it should never be equated to love. It's really something of shame these days to see guys and ladies turning relationships into something of 'Trade by bata". 

Well, let's stop equating money to love and we will always be happy.
Singles like me spend valentine period sharing love and that's exactly what i'm doing right now. #I'm sharing my thoughts lol#
Enjoy the music peeps after the cut and have a wonderful evening. (ONE NAIRA by MI feat WAJE)

Sunday, 10 February 2013

The G.O of RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye sent a congratulatory message to the Super Eagles & Nigerians.


The G.O of the RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye sent a congratulatory message to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and a word of peace to Nigerians in general. In his message which he posted to Facebook, he wrote:  
Congratulations to the Super Eagles. i have always been Proud being a Nigerian but with this win, i pray all Nigerians will put their differences aside and thank the Almighty GOD for giving us victory. We Pray for this same victory in all areas of our Great Nation of Nigeria in JESUS name
I'm sure Nigeria politicians will forget to use this medium of Super Eagle's victory to preach peace and togetherness instead, they will use it to enrich themselves. uhm..Naija na wa!


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Find out how #ladies GRADE #men. (Hilarious #BMV Video)


Why do people, especially ladies, go for outlook and material things?
This is a BMV advert that tells it all; even though it's very hilarious, but it so disturbing that our generation lacks "value".



I'm sure BMV will lose a lot of customers with this advert. lol

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Inspirational Thought Of The Day! #Marriage & It's Ups And Downs.


I read this somewhere and decided to share. Enjoy reading and don't forget to learn from it.

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE AND IT'S LESSONS:

I, Sarah Adams take you, Lawson Kuti as my lawful wedded husband, to love and to cherish, in sickness and in health, till death do us part” she smiled at him through her veil.

“You may now kiss your bride Mr. Lawson” The Pastor beckoned.

Lawson’s heart raced as he gently unveiled his bride’s face. She looked so beautiful. He gently bent over and placed a soft kiss on her lips. Sarah in turn embraced him tightly with tears of joy streaming down her face.

“Never leave me Sarah” He whispered in her ear.

“I will never leave you” she whispered and they slowly released themselves from the embrace.

“I present to you the latest couple!” The Pastor exclaimed excitedly

The church cheered and Sarah cried more in her husband’s arms

5 years Later

Friday, 25 January 2013

Ladies..., Be Wise, Be Vigilant & Don't Be At The Losing End.



He won’t use condoms
U use pills… why?
Cos he wants it natural (ovarian cancer n infertility in view )
He gets u pregnant
U have aborted like 5 times….why? 
Cos he is not ready!#gbam
Cos he is tired of natural place for copulation
He moves to ur ass
Saying its tighter
Then u begin to lick n smell ….why?
Cos u want to please and not loose him (ODE)
You av been wearing his engagement ring 4 close to 4yrs
He is not wearing any …why?
Cos he has promised u marriage 
#May God help u#

Continue after the cut:

Thursday, 24 January 2013

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT OF THE DAY!


When a poor,skinny black boy announced that he wanted to be the President of the USA, America laughed at him. He wasn't rich, wasn't experienced and wasn't WHITE. And YET, today, that boy is the PRESIDENT OF the USA

When an old, poor, ugly woman auditioned for the British show, BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT, the judges laughed at her. She was old,dirty,ugly and shaggy. BUT the 47-year old SUSAN BOYLE amazed the World with her vocals,won the competition, and has sold 100 million copies of her first album!