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2014 inspiring moments

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end. Each year, it seems like time flies by.

You anticipate the New Year and what it will bring, but you also reminisce about the things you did and didn’t do during the past year. Sometimes, it feels good to sit back and reflect on all the positive things that happened throughout 2014, which inspired you and the world.

In a world often filled with so much tragedy and loss, it does the soul good to focus on the inspirational events, rather than dwell on the bad things that happened.

Check out these top 10 inspiring moments from 2014.

1. Olympic athletes who participated in the 2014 Olympics in Russia, were moved by the number of stray dogs in the city and many decided to adopt the dogs and give them a life full of love and care.

2. The infamous Oscar selfie Ellen DeGeneres snapped inspired others to unite groups of people and take a fun photo that will be cherished forever.

3. A family-friendly Disney movie, Frozen became the highest grossing animated movie of all time. Moms, dads and kids everywhere were enamored with the theme song, “Let it Go,” which brought families closer together.

4. The ALS ice bucket challenge went viral with people from all walks of life getting in on the fund raising effort to find a cure for the fatal disease.

5. Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person in the world to win a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to allow girls an education in Pakistan.

6. Scientists sent a spacecraft into space and landed it on a comet. This is exciting and will provide plenty of information about something that has remained elusive for decades.

7. The Freedom Tower, which stands in the place of the World Towers, opened its doors after eight long years of construction. It is a testament to our freedom and strength.

8. NFL rookie, Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, made an amazing catch during a game that has been dubbed “the greatest catch ever.” It goes to show you don’t know unless you try!

9. We witnessed the world’s biggest election during 2014, when more than 814 million people registered to vote in India. That is more people than the United States and Western Europe together.

10. A 15-year-old Russian girl, who was barely able to participate in the Olympics, is the youngest Russian athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics. She defied all of the odds against her due to the chaos happening around her in her country and proved perseverance wins the gold!

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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