It’s true that this world if filled with pain, suffering, injustice, and other ugliness. How’s that for a start to a blog post about beauty??
It’s also true that this world is filled with people acting beautifully. I’d like to spend a couple minutes today appreciating the better side of human nature, acknowledging the progress being made, and celebrating our successes.
As we donate our hard earned dollars to make this world a better place, let’s remember the good that’s already happening.
Men Behaving Beautifully
Schoep is one lucky dog. John Unger adopted him from a shelter at 8 months old. And today, Schoep’s 19! He has terrible arthritis, and every night, John Unger takes Schoep into Lake Superior where the buoyancy of the water gives Schoep relief from the pain. Schoep rests his head on John’s shoulder and falls asleep for a few minutes. Isn’t this beautiful?
I also love that when this picture went viral, donations poured in to help with medical costs. When they received more money than they could use, John set up a fund to help other dogs with their veterinary care.
Success! Afghan Girls Skate Club
We hear horror stories about girls in Afghanistan, but let’s take a moment the celebrate success and progress that’s happening there, too. I think there is no greater joy than to see children being children, and this inspirational video will have you cheering for these young girls who are attending school and… skateboarding! Yes, skateboarding! I don’t know about you, but seeing these young girls with helmets, elbow pads, and giant grins gives me hope for the future.
A Veteran’s Inspirational Recovery
We have resources inside us we don’t even know exist, and it’s never too late to show up as the person we were born to be. Arthur was injured in the Gulf War. He was told he would never walk unassisted again, and he spiraled into a deep depression. At 47, he weighed 297 pounds and had given up hope of ever being happy again. After taking up Yoga, he lost lost 140lbs in just ten months and can not only walk without his canes and leg braces– he can run! Watch his inspirational story below.
It’s a Beautiful World
I hope you enjoyed a look at some of the beauty in the world and that you will discover the beauty all around you, too.