The wonderful story of the traditional practice of facial tattooing by the women of Kobane. A large array of photographs are included. By Amanda Ricks @surprisinglives
Australian artist Sonia Singh is giving second-hand Bratz dolls “radical makeunders” to make them look more like the children they’re designed for. Now, her Tumblr images of these “Tree Change Dolls” are going viral and showing the world just how inspiring a doll that looks like an actual child can be! Singh finds her Bratz …
“I know one thing for certain… absolutely, positively for sure… Courage is stunning to watch.” ~ Andrea Owen
Random acts of kindness have become very popular in the media lately, and I wonder how many people are practising this concept. Perhaps part of getting people to participate in this excellent idea is the very concept of it being random. This details of the concept can make it very easy to forget, especially with …
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams
“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert I love this quote, it’s funny and also so motivating. I had to share it.
“When it seems that nothing’s happening, that’s when everything’s happening.” ~ Ian Hecox This is so true, isn’t is?
Camp Oki is a unique camp in Muskoka Canada for kids with congenital heart defects. It is run by volunteer staff from the Hospital of Sick Kids in Toronto, Ontario. Full funding is supplied through various organizations although mainly the Labatt Family Heart Centre. By Amanda Ricks @surprisinglives.net
“What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, …
Beautiful photograph of the tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. Post by Amanda Ricks @surprisinglives.net