Dr. Steve Thompson
11 hours ago

"Principal Adopts Student Who Was Sent to His Office"

"A middle school principal in Kentucky adopted a girl who was acting out after she had spent her whole life in and out of foster homes. Sent to his office after being suspended, he realized that she just needed, perhaps one time, for 'something to go in her favor.'”

#courage #kindness #changedlives #education

2 days ago

To this day, #JimmyCarter remains the only #POTUS who had enough #humanity & #courage to say that #apartheid by #Israel is why #Palestinians are being murdered & having settlers take over their homes.

FYI, in #landback movements here, in #Canada - what Israel is doing is abhorred & not supported whatsoever. Almost every #FirstNations here(& around the world) has demonstrated #solidarity support with #oppressed Palestinians & taken several actions to show it.

Whenever I search for silver linings and respond with gratitude to every cloud life throws at me, discouragement quickly wanes off.

Note, not that I don't ever get discouraged, but the more room gratitude occupies within, the less space there is for depression and discouragement from without.
#courage #depression #happiness

WIST Quotations
5 days ago

A quotation from Bacon, Francis:

Nay, number (itself) in armies importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for (as Virgil saith) It never troubles a wolf how many the sheep be.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #army #courage #military #morale #numbers #predator #prey #quality #quantity #size #strengthinnumbers #weakness

6 days ago

Józef Ulma led his family courageously. A devoted father, hardworking and inventive, a mind bursting with ideas.
His home was the first to boast electricity in the village.
Socially active, he was attentive to the affairs of the local community.
His ultimate sacrifice was risking and giving his life for sheltering Jews.

During World War II, the Nazis murdered anyone who hid Jews, and their family. The Ulma family took the risk, and payed the highest price for it.

Their example and courage resonates deeply within the hearts of the Poles, and is an example for the world.

#Ulmafamily #Ulma #history #Poland #Jews #IIWorldWar #example #courage

iamcanehdian :mstdn:
6 days ago

Take big steps

Laugh along the way

Live it all

~Janet Sweetman

#live #love #laugh #lifeisgood #courage #DumSpiroSpero

News18 India
1 week ago

PM Modi also heaped praises on people associated with the rescue operation and said their bravery and determination have given a new life to our workers
#Courage #Patience #PMModiWishesUttarkhand #WorkersGoodHealth #Speaks #CMDhami

1 week ago

A #RisingTide of people seeking to put spokes in the wheels of the the #DeathMachine putting corporate profits before a #HabitablePlanet.

#Solidarity and #gratitude to the hundreds of people who used kayaks and their bodies to blockade the world's busiest #coal port for 32 hours this weekend, and to the thousands who supported them, and to the millions who cheered them on, and to the billions for whose sake they were acting. This was a taste of an unstoppable force of collective #courage, #care and #commitment

#DirectAction #EndCoal #DirtyEnergy #CoalChokesOurFuture #CivilDisobedience #LeaveItInTheGround

WIST Quotations
1 week ago

A quotation from Weeks, Edward:

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #adulthood #courage #danger #fear #maturity

Craig Constantine
1 week ago

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

~ Harper Lee


#7ForSunday #Courage #HarperLee #Quotes

Jeannie @ Wolf in the Mist
1 week ago

Holistic Wellness for November 24, 2023

Feel a surge of determination as you channel inner strength. Embrace the color red to ignite passion and courage in your daily journey. 🔴 Basil becomes your healing herb, enhancing focus while easing stress. For aromatherapy, turn to grounding Vetiver oil; let its earthy tones stabilize and center your spirit.

#Wellness #Passion #Courage #Basil #Vetiver #Aromatherapy #Healing

Vincent Breton
2 weeks ago
Galou le chien remonte un chemin pentu vers le causse
Jelbert Pinkwarth
2 weeks ago

Auch depremiert vom Herbst (der Menschheit)?

Hier ein kleiner Stimmungsaufheller:

#hope and a little #courage

2 weeks ago

New #HouseSpeaker Johnson has started to release some 40k hrs of #January6th #video footage with blurred faces of #Capitol bldg interlopers, in hopes to show most so-called #CapitolRioters were just curious tourists, more like kids lost at #Disneyland than threat to #Democracy as portrayed in #J6 reports. #CapitolPolice and #HouseDemocrats like #RepRaskin of MD and #RepMorelle of NY have said releasing all the unedited footage only provides a #terrorist roadmap to future #insurrectionists on camera locations and other sensitive details about #USGov #Security operations around #USCapitol . Johnson was praised for his #courage by #Trump and many #RWNJ #GOP members of #Congress.

2 weeks ago

A few months ago, when I entered the doors of the Louvre Museum in Paris, I felt a sense of historical import when I first viewed The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also known as Nike of Samothrace. I joined with others to witness the artistry and skill of the sculptor who brought the statue to life.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre Museum

Crafted in the 2nd century BC, this magnificent sculpture, offers a tangible connection to the ancient world and the people who lived during that time.  Made of luxurious marble from Paros, The Winged Victory of Samothrace represents the goddess of Victory, Nike, poised to land on a ship after a triumphant sea battle.

Nike inspires awe and wonder with her imposing size and flowing drapery. With her soaring wings spread wide, her victorious pose stirs up a sense of success and achievement. She is a radiant symbol of victory that resonates deeply within us.  Her presence inspires us, filling us with courage and hope. We see in her the triumph that we aspire to achieve in our own lives.

Winged Victory allows us to step outside our current moment in time and immerse ourselves in a narrative that extends far beyond our own lifespan. She evokes a sense of humility, respect, and reverence, reminding us of our interconnectedness with the past and the shared human experience that unites us all – the pursuit of beauty, creativity, and self-expression.

We are part of a legacy that has been shaped by the artistic achievements, cultural traditions, and historical events of countless civilizations. This awareness encourages us to reflect on our own place in history and the impact we can have on future generations.

The positioning of Winged Victory of Samothrace at the Daru staircase was a deliberate one, as it allows the statue to command attention and be admired from different angles. Its elevated position emphasizes the sense of grandeur and magnificence that the sculpture exudes.

This juxtaposition of ancient sculpture and modern architecture adds another layer of interest to the presentation. The sleek and contemporary design of the staircase complements the timeless beauty of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, creating a harmonious blend of the past and the present.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace stands as a testament to the enduring power of art and the stories it can tell across generations and cultures.

#Courage #Nike #TheLouvre #WingedVictory

P Gurgel-Segrillo
2 weeks ago

"Will our kids judge us for being so spineless? Or will they pity our crippling insecurities? Maybe they'll curse us for wasting so much time torturing each other on social media for sport.

It’s funny, but the kindest people I know are bold. They love fiercely." #Kindness #BeKind #MoralCourage #courage

Vincent Breton
2 weeks ago

Une jeune fille catholique – nouvelle
Chaque semaine d'été, retrouvez une nouvelle crue qui se lit en moins de 7 minutes. Avec une jeune fille catholique, découvrez comment les mots "courage" et "sacrifice" peuvent réduire une vie.

Une jeune fille catholique

Marie-Françoise avait bénéficié d’une éducation catholique. Sa mère, une maîtresse femme, ne s’enfermait pas dans la rigidité d
#NouvellesCrues #courage #nouvelle

WIST Quotations
3 weeks ago

A quotation from Carlyle, Thomas:

The Courage we desire and prize is not the Courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #bravery #courage #gooddeath #goodlife

3 weeks ago

“When you see hundreds of young people, dead and wounded and fleeing into the fields and terrorists shooting in every direction, you put everything to one side, the fear, the family, and you go to get them out.”

Heroic farmer saved 120 young concert goers from Hamas terrorists, making 20 trips

#heroes #courage #Israel
#terrorism #music #concert #nova #rage

3 weeks ago

"Fear is a tool of enslavement. Vikings, despite facing odds, embraced courage. Learn from them: reject fear, advance boldly, and let freedom guide your journey. Never be afraid, always move forward. 🛡️⚔️ #Fearless #VikingWisdom #Courage"

WIST Quotations
3 weeks ago

A quotation (not) from Churchill, Winston:

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #courage #enthusiasm #failure #persistence #success

3 weeks ago

Some of us may already be contemplating specific deeds of #courage and conviction requiring sacrifice or risk. This may be the time for such acts: blow that whistle, take that #DirectAction, start that initiative, quit that soul-destroying job, reach out to that neighbour.

For others, it may require the painful acknowledgement of disturbing realities, accepting that so many of the dominant cultural narratives in which we swim are not neutral truths about the world, but are carefully designed to harm, pacify or recruit us into movements taking the world to darker places, exploiting hate, shame and fear to paint a false picture of life as a tragic #ZeroSumCompetition. This may be the time to question such manipulative claims. For many people, this is a season for redoubling our current efforts to build communities based on life-affirming narratives that are deeper, kinder and more honest than the ruthless logic of the market. And for yet others again, our task may simply be opening ourselves to discovering that such possibilities exist, that #AnotherWorldIsPossible.

True Quotation
3 weeks ago

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
— Mignon McLaughlin
#quote #courage

Carmelite Quotes
3 weeks ago

To be Your Spouse, to be a Carmelite, and by my union with You to be the Mother of souls, should not this suffice me? And yet it is not so. No doubt, these three privileges sum up my true vocation: Carmelite, Spouse, Mother, and yet I feel within me other vocations.


Finally, I feel the need and the desire of carrying out the most heroic deeds for You, O Jesus. I feel within my soul the courage of the Crusader, the Papal Guard, and I would want to die on the field of battle in defense of the Church.

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Manuscript B, 2 verso
8 September 1896

During the First World War (1914–1918), the presence of Thérèse of the Child Jesus in the trenches was extraordinarily tangible. The voluminous mail from that period asks for her support during the war. Many ex-voto offerings were sent to the Carmelite nuns of Lisieux as tokens of gratitude from soldiers and their families.

The official website of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux offers a sample of mail received from the front line that includes a selection of illustrated letters, postcards, and holy cards, as well as ex-voto offerings from grateful soldiers.

This banner was offered to “Little Sister Thérèse” in 1914 by “Grateful French Canadians” from Salem, Massachusetts, thankful for her intervention during the 1st World War

This sample letter comes from Corporal Charles Gérard, who writes from active duty with the French army:

Drawn from the depths of the abyss of disbelief, I’m slowly journeying towards faith. Intensely aware of my own indigence, I one day came across Story of a Soul, which the chaplain at our camp lent to me. And there I read that there is one road, and one joy, which is called holy joy, and that even simple souls can follow it and won’t go astray. Sister Thérèse, the humble wildflower, emboldened me and made me see that Jesus loved the humble in a very special way. She instills courage within me and, with her, I wait and hope… she has completed my conversion. When I have the honor of going to fight, I would like Sister Thérèse – henceforth my patron saint – to accompany me. I will take her with me in my heart and in my head but I would like a flower from her grave to be placed in my wallet, against my heart.

Charles Gérard, Corporal
February 1916

Another example comes from Pierre Vanlaethem, who was a Belgian sergeant stationed at Camp d’Auvours near Le Mans:

A few days ago I received from a comrade a small collection of the life of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, and this reading has put me completely back on the path I had unfortunately forgotten. Since that day, I’ve been praying to Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and I find that I’m quite different, but something is missing, and that’s what I’ve come to ask your kindness for. I’ll soon be going to the front. Before going where duty and God call me, I ask you kindly to send me a medal of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, and it will bring me happiness.

Pierre Vanlaethem, Sergeant
July 1915

Charcoal drawing by Charles Jouvenot
Commissioned by the Carmel of Lisieux

of Lisieux, T 1996, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, 3rd edn, translated from the French by Clarke J, ICS Publications, Washington, DC.

Translation from the French text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

Featured image: This photo from Paul Castelnau (1880–1944) shows a group of poilus, i.e. French infantry soldiers resting in front of a shelter that is situated in a trench on the front line in the Bois de Hirtzbach region of the department of Haut-Rhin, France. The Bois de Hirtzbach is located approximately 35 km west of Basel, Switzerland. You can view more images of the famous French poilus on Wikimedia Commons.

#CarmelOfLisieux #courage #exVoto #France #letters #soldiers #StThereseOfLisieux #trenches #WorldWarI

David Sabine
3 weeks ago

I've noticed a growing number of #AgileCoaches post frequently of their angst toward corporations/leaders/managers. Not criticism & debate but loathing & resentment.


I rather appreciate people with #courage to employ others & coordinate #teams around worthy endeavors.

4 weeks ago
Catherine Ivers Norton
4 weeks ago

The opposite of anxiety is faith. If it's meant to be, it will happen.

Let it grow.

#ReadTheStain #writer #coach #psychology #philosophy #spirituality #mentalhealth #mindfulness #presence #flow #nature #growth #faith #courage #confidence #worthy

A dandelion wishy releases from it's tether and floats in a slight breeze. The caption reads, "Allow things to happen naturally."
4 weeks ago

@robcornelius I've been saying for years that we need #curiosity #kindness and #courage in the face of interlocking planetary crises.

WIST Quotations
1 month ago

A quotation from Smith, Sydney:

The object of preaching is, constantly to remind mankind of what mankind are constantly forgetting; not to supply the defects of human intelligence, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #courage #encouragement #preaching #reminder #resolution #support

Quick Quotes
1 month ago

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
― Winston Churchill

#Bot #Quote #Courage #WinstonChurchill

1 month ago

i was really lost for a sense of community the first 4 weeks of the conflict
and i looked too in a lot of places
finally i have found the voices of the anti hamas moderate arab populations on twitter to be so on point.
their fight is my fight and it wont be easy and they know it and i have nothing but admiration for people who have the courage to stand up for their cause even when everyone around them is telling them they are traitors
#courage #arab #jew #Yemen #EndFundamentalistDoctrine #NoToHamas #YesToTruth

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1 month ago

'Flinging #Joy In the Face of Oppression: On Fighting Tyranny At Every Turn' by @thorncoyle

"Choose one thing. Speak up. Show up. Do what you can, when you can, where you can. And notice joy where you can find it." 💛

CW for specific examples of tyranny and oppression - but also specific examples of how to resist and why.

#Resist #Resistance #Activism #Courage #Encouragement #Community #Kindness #Hope #SpeakUp

Wisdom in Space
1 month ago

Courage is grace under pressure.
-- Ernest Hemingway

#Quotes #ErnestHemingway #Courage

#Photography #Panorama #Panopainting #Graffiti

photo by richard rathe
Wayne McDougall
1 month ago

Today's #meditation prompt:

Think about #Hope combined with #Courage and #Patience

How can this be understood through the life of Jesus Christ?


I finally #cameout as #gay at 55 years old after 2 #marriages with #women. #Telling my #children was surprisingly #easy.

My #sexuality was a #burden I carried for so long, and #hiding it became part of my #core #identity, weighing me down. But I finally had the #courage to #comeout at 55. Honestly, I sometimes wish I hadn't waited so long.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Nevada #ComingOut #Representation #Culture

Dr. Steve Thompson
1 month ago

"In Smuggled Message, Imprisoned Nobel Laureate Calls Iranian Regime Change An 'Unstoppable Process'"

#Iran #courage #NargesMohammadi #Nobel #humanrights

@mkmiller63 Sing the Song The World is in Our Hands. #Joy #Peace #Love #Courage #Patience #Practice

Catherine Ivers Norton
1 month ago

Without the courage to begin, a great story can never happen.

Ask: What steps can I take today?

#ReadTheStain #writer #coach #psychology #spirituality #mindfulness #presence #journey #beginning #courage

A heart shaped leaf of a sprout emerges in a garden. The caption reads, "The beginning of a journey is more important than the end."
Poetry News
1 month ago

Hail the brave fisherman who faced the icy sea
Floating atop his raft, facing uncertainty
For 14 days and nights he sustained himself
We give thanks to him, such an incredible wealth
He was hungry, but his courage never waned
Until a salmon filled his belly and he was sustained
We marvel at his courage and his will to survive
Grateful for a story of courage that thrives

#fisherman #courage #survival #pacificocean #ode #poetry

Wayne McDougall
1 month ago

Today's #meditation prompt:

Think about #Prudence combined with #Courage and #Patience

How can I cultivate a positive response?


Janice Selbie
1 month ago

I 💜 THIS! A #powerful recounting of #pain #fear #courage - and the victory of #freedom. #religioustrauma #lgbtq #pride #family It Took Decades For Me To Realize My #identity Was A Lie. I Was Prepared For Pain — But Not This. | HuffPost

Tim Mocarski
1 month ago

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."

- Jonas Salk

#quote #QOTD #quotestoliveby #hope #dreams #courage #BeingHuman

1 month ago


Devastating order from #Engoron declaring #Trump a liar, upholding $10,000 fine. The official rebuke was withering—"Anybody can run for president"—unlike any that Trump's ever faced.

Here's a judge who had the #courage to single-handedly rule "I have a right to protect my staff … I don't think that's impinging on anybody's First Amendment rights"

And here, a #GOP #House unable to protect even themselves, much less their own constituents, meekly elected an #insurrectionist #speaker

Marina Ormes :toad:
1 month ago

Today the Moon 🌔 is in Aries ♈️ reminding us that we have to take action to make things happen.

As we head into the Full Moon 🌕 & Lunar Eclipse, it's a good time to:

✨ start new things 🌱
✨ take risks 💥
✨ find the #courage to do what you need to do 💖

Shifting patterns to bring more #balance ⚖️ and #peace ☮️ into your life means...

standing up for yourself and your needs as you step up and move forward. 💪🏽

More in this video!

#astrology #AstroVibe #AstrologyHeals #Aries

Dr. Steve Thompson
1 month ago

"A gay Israeli soldier says he's going to fly the LGBTQ+ flag on his tank while fighting Hamas"

"A gay Israeli soldier said he plans to display his LGBTQ+ flag on his tank as he fights against Hamas, despite it likely making him larger a target for attacks by militants.

Yoav Atzmoni, 31, was called up to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after Hamas militants stormed Israel on October 7."

#Israel #courage #LGBTQ #pride #Hamas #Palestine #terrorists

Many of us have been taught to think of it as something you either have or don't have, but the truth is much more complex. It isn't something we have or don't have, it's something we build. Let's explore how to build courageous confidence and reframe our fears. #confidence #courage #mentalhealth #selfgrowth

The Confidence Equation -

2 months ago

Headstone of Sergeant William Pyers, Company C, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Winchester National Cemetery, Virginia; he was killed in the fighting at the Cooley Farm during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864 (photo courtesy of Randy Fletcher, 2014).

Bio available online here:

#history #histodons #AmericanCivilWar #ArchivesMonth #FamilyHistoryMonth #genealogy #military #usarmy #death #cemeteries #courage

Photo of military headstone of Sergeant William Pyers, Company C, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Sgt. Pyers was killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864. Initially interred where he fell on the grounds of the Cooley Farm, his remains were exhumed, post-war, and reinterred at the Winchester National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. (Photo used with permission, courtesy of Randy Fletcher).
2 months ago

Tutorial: how to draw a tiger.🐯🎨 🖌️

#TuesdayTiger #MastoArt #Courage #Illustration

We see an orange cat that is quite happy. From the left a hand with a brush comes into the picture, painting black stripes on the cat. The colour used is called "Courage".
David Roessli
2 months ago

@zachleat I didn’t realise… I’m happy to hear you’re bouncing back #courage #goodvibes

Cassandra Lee
2 months ago

@aethelshane #haiku #575prompt


Threats inside and out
But you forge ahead with your
Blood, sweat, toil and tears

2 months ago

Really difficult exploration of how depression can unmoor a family. The Fettermans' openness about this is exemplary and heart rending. Long read, gift article
#Depression #Courage #Endurance #GiftArticle

2 months ago

grateful for you first
responding in true courage
and you’ll never know

#haiku #575 #SmallPoems
#writing #WritingCommunity
#poetry #PoetryCommunity


Cassandra Lee
2 months ago

@aethelshane #haiku #575prompt


Driving off a cliff
Jumping off a tall building
Setting off a bomb

#irony 😂 ☠️

3 months ago

Iran's women on #MahsaAmini's death anniversary "Things have changed so much since last year," a 20-year-old music student in #Tehran, who we are calling Donya, tells me over an# encrypted #socialmedia platform. She is one of the many women who now refuse to wear the veil in public. "I still can't believe the things I now have the #courage to do. We've become so much bolder and braver. #HumanRights #WomensRights #FreeSpeech #CivilDisobedience

Max von Webel
3 months ago

Ein iPhone mit dem selben Kabel laden das ich zum Laden all meiner anderen Geräte verwende? #onlyApple #courage

Arena Cops 🇺🇦✌
3 months ago

Miracles can happen. Miracles do happen. You can make them happen.

“And it was for the next 10 seconds after that immediate impact – that was the only 10 seconds of the day that I was afraid. Terrified, in fact.”

“He gave me a big kiss,” Mr Clark later remembered, laughing uncomfortably. “I said, ‘Uh, I’m Brian.’ He said, ‘I’m Stanley! We’ll be brothers for life!’”
Of all the people in the floors above where Flight 175 crashed, only four survived. Mr [Brian] Clark and Mr [Stanley] Praimnath are two of them.
#September11 #NeverForget #WorldTradeCenter #Pentagon #Shanksville #LetsRoll #Courage #Intervention #Help #Solidarity #RespectLife #Rescue #Terrorism #Fanaticism #Hate

so this still is a thing on Winblows then....

3 months ago

Call to action written by Yotam Marom

"What to Do When the World Is Ending"

Rather than pretend we know how it all ends, we should do the things we know have worked before: nurture and join powerful social movements, and build institutions that provide masses of people with a vehicle for belonging, meaning, and long-term struggle.
Our lives will be infinitely richer in that struggle than outside of it.

#ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #future #hope #courage #unity

Sampath Pāṇini ®
3 months ago

myopia where there should be vision;

cluelessness where there should be discernment;

ineptitude where there should be competence;

cowardice where there should be courage;

shamelessness where there should be dignity;

totalistic selfishness where there should be empathy and altruism;

greed and grift where there should be sacrifice.

#vision #discernment #competence #courage #dignity #empathy #sacrifice #leadership

Janice Selbie
3 months ago

#trust #try #courage #growth Learning to trust ourselves is a key part of recovery from #religioustrauma. You CAN trust your own ability to make decisions!
-Start with small choices
-Research when necessary.
-Don't beat yourself up over poor decisions; hindsight is always 20/20.
-Stay curious.

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
3 months ago

#Serenity comes from the ability to say ‘Yes’ to #existence. #Courage comes from the ability to say ‘No’ to the wrong #choices made by others.”

#AynRand, “The #Metaphysical Versus the #ManMade,” from ‘#Philosophy: Who Needs It’

Full #essay here:


“Serenity comes from the ability to say ‘Yes’ to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say ‘No’ to the wrong choices made by others.”

—“Philosophy: Who Needs It” by Ayn Rand
Guilherme Rambo
4 months ago

. @kabiroberai I’m still amazed that you had the #courage to demo building an iOS app on Linux and running it on-device live at SwiftTO 😂

Daniel AJ Sokolov
4 months ago

Congratulations to Melissa Borjas, the #referee at #England v #Nigeria at the Women's #soccer #WorldCup. She corrected her erroneous penalty decision after viewing the replay. That takes a lot of #courage.

My call, after viewing the #replay: Holding outside the box. But inside the box, it was a picture book case of #diving . Feet higher than the buttocks.


4 months ago

Good morning!

This is one of my favourites.

Do you have this in your life? Are you able to be this for others?

'The question is not who influences you, but which people give you #courage.' ~ #HilaryMantel  (from a Paris Review interview)

#Influence #Encouragement #Allies #Allyship

#TravellingLight #KeepGoing 💪​

4 months ago

One woman changing desert in an green area. What an impact did she have!


#Desert #Trees #Impact #Courage

David Roessli
5 months ago

@marcoarment I feel for you #courage -- and I've seen this happen before (aka got bitten before). Independance and scale are key. I love our local ISP that's only getting better 💜

James Endres Howell
5 months ago

@doctorjaymarie Do you love #freedom? Do you hate #tyranny?

Do you admire those with the #moralcourage to fight tirelessly, in public, with their voices? From behind bars? With their last breath? Those with the
physical #courage to risk their freedom? Their very lives?

Then your heroes include Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, Mumia abu Jamal. просто догодина ш'а има #COURAGE, щото ш'а пуснат айфон без дупка. 🙂

My fellow #vmstio members, one of the freedoms enshrined in the US Constitution (that hasn’t completely been negated, yet) is that of speech and press.

So on this holiday, I grant you the ability to express yourselves just a little bit more by increasing our instance character limit to …


I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, as a little nod to the now defunct — which was were I started.

I can’t wait to see what you do with those twelve extra characters.

#courage #mastoadmin

I put myself out there. It’s hard. Thanks #BreneBrown for these words. They help.

#Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of #courage

“The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.” ― Desiderius Erasmus

"Will the Real "Me" Please Stand Up - Truth or Consequences .. new blog post:

#knowthyself #courage #readytobeready #learner #searcher #amwriting

Image of an eye - circled in a mandala
Aral Balkan
6 months ago

“[A]ny act of speaking the truth can cause incalculable transformations in social consciousness. And we all have this power. It's a moral act to use this power. You may or may not achieve the results that you wanted, but there is eternal beauty in trying to find truth, in risking everything you've got for what's right, stop calculating your profit and just taking a leap of faith.” – Nadya Tolokonnikova

#NadyaTolokonnikova #PussyRiot #truth #power #courage #freedom

Max von Webel
6 months ago

Aber schön das man nun mehrere Timer auf dem iPhone habe kann. Das ist die Art von Innovation, die nur Apple hinbekommt. #courage #wwdc23

Jakob Rosin
6 months ago

Aaaha! Now we are advertising the headphone jack as a feature to enhance connectivity even more. I’d say its pure #Courage #WWDC23

Marcin Krzyzanowski
7 months ago

#courage is to launch new programing language without releasing language

➡️ White Bird: A Wonder Story (Movie, August 2023)

You know how in recent years there has been a lot of "be kind"?

Being kind takes a lot of courage. It isn't easy. It's hard stuff. And with what is happening all around us, we each have to be courageous. ❤️


#WhiteBird #Movies #WWII #WW2 #HelenMirren #GillianAnderson #Courage
8 months ago

“I didn’t realize that my action would garner such a response.”

With a star blanket draped across her shoulders and an eagle feather in her hand, Jully Black sang by request “O Canada” at the Special Chiefs Assembly on April 3. She sang her version “our home on Native land” to applause.

Jully is a truth teller, said Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald.

#Canada #FirstNations #arts #courage #anthem #AFN #cdnpoli

Singer Jully Black stands on a stage in front of flags. She had just been wrapped in a star blanket. A man and woman stand on either side of her. Black had been honoured through this ceremony. She looks down, her face filled with emotion.

Opinion: If you say you’re a #trans #ally, this is what you have to do.

“Telling me you #love me in private is not enough. Anything less is a detriment to my #survival. Your silence is just another nail,” said #JDMelendez, a friend who is #transgender, on #socialmedia recently.

Young people need us to see them as they are, and #adults are off the mark, study says

“I need my loved ones to be #bold. Show the #courage I show by just #existing,” they said.

9 months ago

Here's a kind of courage I don't often see recognised.

Lindy Butcher fosters orphaned baby wombats, usually found in the pouch of a mother wombat that's been killed by a car. These "pouch babies" are essentially premature, and need highly skilled, labour intensive round the clock care.

Lindy is realistic about the fact that each tiny baby she takes on is incredibly fragile and might die, but still loves each one tenderly, gently, with respect and humour and awe at their individual beauty.

That's courage. To love despite the risk of grief.

The link goes to an Instagram video where she shows one of the newest babies, who has just opened his eyes. She's been wearing him next to her body. She says:

"I'm never not surprised and delighted when these tiny babies open their eyes."

#hope #courage #kindnes

9 months ago

Maybe in the future we will even be able to develop a phone port to interface with all the consumer and professional audio equipment that's already on the market, and cheaper than the wireless versions we have to put up with now, due to phones' limited space to accommodate such technology.

But imagine: not worrying about whether you charged everything, using less battery because we skip Bluetooth, and better for the environment because they won't be obsolete in 3 years due to battery degradation. And harder to lose!

I propose we call it Audio Port, and industry insiders tell me such technology could even be made waterproof, and occupate negligible amounts of space as well!

The future truly looks bright.

#ecofriendly #audio #technology #courage

ManyRoads :coffeecup:
10 months ago


"Jimmy Carter enters hospice care at home
His foundation said Saturday the decision comes after a series of hospital stays and in lieu of "additional medical intervention."

#Death #Dying #Hospice #Heroism #Courage #Charitable #Caring

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10 months ago
Isaac Halvorson
10 months ago

I used to dislike pineapple on pizza, but now I like it #PersonalGrowth #PositiveChange #OpenMinded #Courage

Jonathan Beckett
10 months ago

Here’s to the fleeting moments when the walls fall, and our world is filled with unwritten stories.

#life #reflection #walls #bravery #courage #friendship #love #diary #journal #blog

❤️ Artist: #TVBOY 🇮🇹 in City: #Bucha Oleksa, Tyhogo lane, #Ukraine 🇺🇦 2023 - Title: "Kids are sacred" - (📷 by Fabrizio Spucches) - #Streetart #Art #Mastoart #Mural #courage #strenghtness #Ukrainewar
#CesviFondazione #StandWithUkraine

On the front of a house in the town of Bucha is a pasteup about 1.50 meters. The windows of the house are all broken, the front is sooty. The pasteup shows a little girl with brown hair, jeans and yellow-orange t-shirt. She has a golden halo and holds a STOP sign in Ukrainian colors on the left and raises her right flat hand.
The Artist:
"The very first day there here in Kyiv, i have been told a story that truly moved me. Olga, a woman from Bucha, lost his daughter of 8 y.o. after Russian bombings.
One day Olga dreamt of her daughter telling her: "Mom I'd like to have a little sister". For this reason Olga decided to adopt a child, of the same age as her daughter, who lost her parents because of war."
Pratik Patel
10 months ago

Warsaw Ghetto’s defiant Jewish doctors secretly documented the medical effects of #Nazi #starvation policies in a book recently rediscovered on a library shelf.


David Roessli
10 months ago

@evacide Your post resonates so strongly within me it's uncanny #courage 🤗🤗🤗

A quotation from Bolton, Sarah Knowles:

I like the man who faces what he must,
With steps triumphant and a heart of cheer;
Who fights the daily battle without fear.

Full quote, sourcing, notes:

#quote #quotes #quotation #cheer #courage #determination #life #living #struggle