Sunday, October 24, 2010

Everyday heroes

While The Adventures of Mali & Keela follows the adventures of Mali and Keela (and let's not forget Bongo - a hero in his own right) as they sail the oceans and explore their world, back here in the real world the true heroes often go un-noticed.

I'm talking about the everyday parent. Regular people, doing all they can to make this world a better place for their young'uns to grow up in.

That doesn't mean having to change the world (although, we are just a collection of 7 billion individuals, right, so if we all shift together...) simply making our our small patch of planet better is heroic enough.

I was searching for info about Linda Kavelin-Popov on the web and stumbled upon T.E.M. — a blogger who has written a few blog posts about the Virtues Project. Her latest blog is about friendship. She is also a mother, and one of the many everyday heroes out there.

So here's to the everyday heroes. Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Virtues Project Kenya

Here's something I stumbled upon which made me appreciate the reach of The Virtues Project.

Bibiana and Richard Andabwa are Virtues Facilitators in Kenya.

This 10 minute video talks from the heart about introducing The Virtues Project to Kenya and the positive impact it is having. In the video Mr Andabwa says, "... gave us the idea that Virtues would give us an opportunity for healing and reconciliation... we started training Virtues to our teachers. The experience that we saw in class was that it was transforming..."

I think the comment left on their YouTube page says it all: So much beauty and truth in these 10 minutes. May this spirit of peace and harmony spread throughout Kenya and our needy planet.