Inspiration Report

This is an awesome Rascal Flats song, “My wish.” I know this song has been around for a while, but perhaps it is a new discovery for some of you as it was for me. Just want to send a shout out to Virginia R. for sharing the link. This is the kind of song you want to dedicate to your kids. But we can also dedicate it to ourselves! We grown-ups also deserve smooth sailing and good news in our lives. If you have a good news story, inspiring video, feature item, favorite media link, good newsy insight to share, please share in the comments section and we will follow up. In the meantime…enjoy. And, “May your dreams stay big and your worries stay small!”

Everyone is talking about the 7 year old who has collected $240,000 to help the people of Haiti.

Charlie Simpson of West London had hoped to raise a fraction of that by cycling five miles around a local park. His sponsored ride, for UNICEF’s earthquake appeal, ended up raising $240,000 (that’s £150,000).

“I want to do a sponsored bike ride for Haiti because there was a big earthquake and loads of people have lost their lives,” said Simpson on his JustGiving page, a fundraising site that helped launch his efforts. “I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti.”

Seek and ye shall find, or receive, in this case. That request got the donations pouring in. Yesterday the number was $160,000 and after exposure on CNN International leaped another $80,000 today.

Read more about the small boy with the big heart on  Visit Charlie’s donation page here.



Jeff and Erin’s video went off line mysteriously last night after I posted it. So here, for your viewing pleasure, the famous video from Jill and Kevin’s Wedding. This fun-loving couple and their attendants danced their way down the aisle one of the most memorable wedding days ever. Because they danced to a Chris Brown song, they set up a website to accept donations for domestic abuse. Jill and Kevin were among the nominees for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of 2009. I still get a giggle every time I see this video..

This is awesome. Jeff and Erin’s Epic Wedding Trailer will introduce you to a couple that truly stands out! They have gone out of their way to remind people of their big day. This is guarenteed to put a smile on your face!

Sorry folks, this video was made private after we posted it yesterday, so it cannot be viewed. But trust me, they used every Hollywood movie trick in the book. Instead, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy Jill and Kevin’s Big Day!