See this site: http://www.dailygood.org/
Thanks to Stacie for the One Lovely Blog Award nominations! I have finally gotten it together to write a post of celebration.
The requirements of the Lovely Blog Award are to mention who nominated me and link back to his/her blog, display the award image, reveal 7 things that you may not know about me, nominate 15 blogs for the award and tell them of the nomination (linking their blogs in this post) including a link back to this post.
1-I will not kill bugs and other creatures if I can help it.
2-I’m into writing, photography, and journalism (sorry that counts as 3 things).
3-I admire the Buddhist approach to life.
4-I interned at an online news platform this summer, GoLocalProv.com.
5-I make a crane in about 1 minute.
6-Reading sources include Ode, The Sun, Google News (individualized of course), GoLocal, Fast Company, Good Reads, Mother Jones, NYT, BBC, Tweets, WordPress, etc. (Er, books too.)
7-I’m interested in social entrepreneurship.
1-Hardly a blog it’s so beautiful: http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/
2-Gorgeous all around, with words and images: http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/
3-An inspired idea: http://5thingstodotoday.com/
4-A collection of “all things beautiful” from two architects: http://hovercraftdoggy.com/
5-This blog has been nominated for everything, it seems!: http://thewondrousdharma.com/
6-Some good nature photography: http://toddnaturepics.wordpress.com/
7-Some solid quotes can be found here: http://flashfirephotosblog.wordpress.com/
9-You can never have too many quotes!: http://christinappolo.wordpress.com/
10-The writing is as clear, crisp and engaging as the site’s format: http://patrickobrien.wordpress.com/
11-Hoping to see more…http://laurensorigamiproject.wordpress.com/
12-Sincerity at its best: http://projectexpansion.wordpress.com/
13-Who can resist joyology?: http://joymoves-cincy.com/
14-Inspiring quotes!: http://inspirationrevelation.wordpress.com/
15-The title is self-explanatory!: http://exploresmilelaughlovelive.wordpress.com/
This lovely poem is by Henry David Thoreau:
My life has been the poem I would have writ
But I could not both live and utter it.
“People living in disenfranchised and traumatized communities often became totally silenced and invisible to the world.”
“Awakening creativity in people in general, especially in traumatized situations, empowers and heals. It gives them space to express themselves and share their grief, despair and dreams for the future.”
“Art is a powerful took in building community and social change. Artists can be at the center of that change.”
–Lily Yeh, who began Barefoot Artists, a non-profit that works with the poor communities to creates social change
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” -Iris Murdoch
This is a beautiful photo essay by Steve McCurry, a worldwide photographer. It is called “Afghanistan: A Look Back.” Subscribe to his blog to get these kinds of posts by email.
Steve McCurry has a wonderful blog featuring his photography from around the world. Here are a few quotes of his:
There is nothing more gratifying than helping people whom I have photographed because most often, it is impossible to locate them again.
I have always been interested in the ways that people around the world share things in common. All of those things remind us of what the human condition is really about.