Being Brave.

Sometimes all you need is one good thought strong in your mind.


Moon|california

letmespitonit:

lovealwaysangelairene:

allthingshyper:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

A pastor in Seoul, South Korea has created a “baby box” for people so that people who would otherwise abandon or kill their newborns can leave them somewhere safe instead. The box has a light, a towel lining, and a bell rings as soon as a baby is placed in it so the pastor, his wife, or one of his staff can come and get it right away.

Lee Jong-rak started the box in 2009, and has welcomed all babies, often disabled or the children of single mothers, that have been placed in the box since. The babies are given a loving home, food, and shelter in his orphanage. Currently, an average of 17-18 babies are placed in the box every month. 

One mother who had considered poisoning her baby before she heard about the Baby Box left her baby in the box with a letter pinned to his clothing that read: 

‘My baby! Mom is so sorry.
I am so sorry to make this decision.
My son! I hope you to meet great parents,
And I am very very sorry.
I don’t deserve to say a word.
sorry, sorry, and I love you my son.
Mom loves you more than anything else.
I leave you here because I don’t know who your father is.
I used to think about something bad but I guess this box is safer for you.
That’s why I decided to leave you here.
My son, Please forgive me.’

- ‘A single mother’s tearful letter’

Lee Jong-rak is the subject of a documentary called “The Drop Box”, which I haven’t seen - but I can recommend this 13 minute Dateline video. You can find the Facebook page for the BabyBox here.

GIVE THIS MAN A FUCKING AWARD

I seriously reblog this every time it passes my dash.  I just…can’t NOT reblog…

Humanity is restored… we can all go home now!!!!

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I’m pretty happy with what I did with my first day off in over a week.
-Two antique stores,
-two thrift stores,
-dishes, organizing, vacuuming,
-Put the gems in their new homes,
-Watched jaws with the neighbors and planned our next movie night (Amelie? Eraserhead?)
And now it’s back to work for four days, and then the play with Conference of the Birds on sunday, paying my care card again, utilities, payday, etc.
And the weather, oh the weather is so nice.
All the happiness. I’m excited to work only a short shift tomorrow night. Ah! Full of contentment.

“My heart swings back and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run.”

—   (note to self)

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humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

http://itsyourdistraction.tumblr.com/post/95289179513/justanotherpalestinian-white-people-praising

justanotherpalestinian:

White people praising Humans of New York for ‘humanizing’ the people of the Middle East… what the fuck did you think they were before? Terrorists? Savages? Extremists? Subhumans? It needed to take a white guy with a camera for you all to realize that our people are…

weirdfoxes:

Somewhere along the rail to Flåm, Norway

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humansofnewyork:

"My grandmother remembers the Arab world much differently than people view it today. She remembers a place known for its music, innovation, and intellectual abilities. I may be naive, but I want to help work toward unity in the Arab world— both between our countries and within our countries— so that we can get back to that place again." (Amman, Jordan)

humansofnewyork:

"My grandmother remembers the Arab world much differently than people view it today. She remembers a place known for its music, innovation, and intellectual abilities. I may be naive, but I want to help work toward unity in the Arab world— both between our countries and within our countries— so that we can get back to that place again." (Amman, Jordan)

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merristueller:

Art nouveau flower shop, Brussels

merristueller:

Art nouveau flower shop, Brussels

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antikythera-astronomy:

Michel @quark1972 created this incredible image which shows the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko to scale with Los Angeles.
The comet in question is the one Europe recently reached with their Rosetta spacecraft.

antikythera-astronomy:

Michel @quark1972 created this incredible image which shows the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko to scale with Los Angeles.

The comet in question is the one Europe recently reached with their Rosetta spacecraft.

(via amazingphysics)

takeprideinyourheritage:

The Ferguson protest has lasted this long because they thought we were gonna give up. They thought We’d protest for a few days, give up, then move on. They’re trying to wear us down. No, not this time. We are in this one for the win. We will wear YOU down.

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