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Southern accents voted as the most attractive

US marines bringing aid to the Philippines

Bruins defeat Lightening, 3-0

Miami Dolphins bullying scandal

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Motivation Monday: Create a Circle of Caring


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week and you need words of encouragement, to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Create a Circle of Caring

In this 3 min TED talk video we see cartoonist and educator Jok Church give a reflective talk on the concept of “circles” and how one teacher who did not only save his life, but taught him how we must give back through love, caring, and dignity.

When I watched this video, I could not help but to feel a mixture of joy and pain: I was happy that his teacher was able to care for him in High School, which he then returned the favor by helping her in her time of need, but I was saddened by the fact that “school bullying” still does exist, now more than ever through “cyber bullying.” We can never predict the events of bullying, but we–including teachers AND students–must always be ready and willing to stop abuse/violence because that person who you save might save your life one day.

So this week, Create a Circle of Caring.

We need a helping hands from others, from anybody. You can never know where it comes from: a person on a sidewalk, a boss, a coworker, or a complete stranger. We need to find time to help and give back to those who surrounds us in our life. Circle of caring is like that old saying “What goes around comes back around.” Indeed, once you help out someone, that person will never going to forget you and will find a way to give you back his or her help one day. It doesn’t cost anything to help but it means a lot when you do it.

To follow Jok Church and his TED talks go to:

http://www.ted.com/speakers/jok_church.html

You can also contact Jok through his online resume: http://makemagic.org/resume/