It is our responsibility to do something about this for our world, for our planet, for future generations, for these non-humans who cannot do it for themselves.We must not sit back and do nothing. Things will not change on their own if we don’t change things ourselves. Please make yourself aware of what is going on in your world.
Do not shut your eyes.
Do not close your ears.
The tropical rainforests of Africa and Asia play a crucial role in keeping our planet healthy. They moderate our climate, absorb the carbon we produce, and act as a major source of atmospheric moisture – which can fall as rain many miles away.
One of the biggest tropical forests in the world is in Congo. Its huge size and incredible biodiversity is partly thanks to an unlikely ally – the elephant.
Here is a link to a short (couple of minutes) video:
I don’t watch the X-Factor but Julie Glover shared this on Facebook. While watching it, I felt almost sick to my stomach for this young man. He was so nervous, he was shaking and looked as if he was going to have a heart attack before he had a chance to sing. Listening to his story then watching him sing — I promise you, it will blow you away.
It shows you what “believing in yourself” can do.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
Christopher Maloney’s audition – Bette Midler’s The Rose – The X Factor UK 2012
STRAIGHT FROM THE TED BLOG:
Many first met Brother David Steindl-Rast through a viral video called “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude,” where Louie Schwartzberg’s footage of time-lapse flowers in bloom is narrated by Brother David’s moving words asking us to simply be … grateful. Since 1953, Brother David has been a monk of Mount Saviour Benedictine monastery in New York, dividing his time between hermitic contemplation, writing and lecturing. He’s the cofounder of gratefulness.org, supporting ANG*L (A Network for Grateful Living).
He was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and is the author of The Ground We Share, a text on Buddhist and Christian practice, written with Robert Aitken Roshi. His other books include Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and Deeper Than Words. His most recent book is 99 Blessings, a series of prayers for the general reader — whether people of faith, agnostics, or uncertain.
Click on “Watch now” below to watch a short video.