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Grandma Forced to Sell Homemade Goods To Get By - Then, a Stranger Walks Up to Her

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday without fail, Inez Hudson can be found stationed outside Super Choice Foods supermarket in Lakeland, Florida.The 73-year-old woman sells homemade pies and cakes to support herself as her fixed income isn't enough to cover her living expenses.She has her good days and bad days. That is, until now. Because thanks to the kindness of a stranger and the power of social media she just became a viral sensation. And now? Her baked goods are selling like hotcakes.

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Kids Frequently Visit Neighborhood Deli Owner - For This Sweet Reason

In a world where heartwarming moments often get overshadowed by high stakes politics and celebrity drama, one humble deli owner’s simple yet profound gesture has captured the hearts of millions. A video shared by Good Morning America recently went viral on TikTok, showcasing a touching interaction between a deli owner and a young boy from the neighborhood who achieved a surprising milestone.

Poor Dad Crying on the Street Holds His Kids and a Loaf of Bread - Then a Stranger Who Notices Him Asks One Simple Question
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Poor Dad Crying on the Street Holds His Kids and a Loaf of Bread - Then a Stranger Who Notices Him Asks One Simple Question

It’s hard seeing a grown man cry. Especially one who is barefoot and carrying two small children and a loaf of bread.Such was the case, though, on a dusty street in Cape Town, one sunny afternoon. As the man struggled to carry the bread and his two small boys, he couldn’t hold back his tears. He was tired and overwhelmed. And that’s when a stranger stopped him with a simple question.“Why are you crying?”Why One Man Was Crying in Public At first, the man just shook his head; but the stranger was persistent. Finally, the man could hold back no longer.“I’m struggling,” he said, as you can hear in this video that was posted to Facebook and YouTube. “Every day I do what I have to do. I love them so much, I would give them anything. I try my best.”He was talking about his two children, who he hugged to his chest as he tried to catch his breath. The man worked down the street, but as was evident to the stranger and to those who saw him with a single loaf of bread that day, his salary wasn’t enough. “But why are you crying?” The stranger persisted. The man was yet unaware that the stranger represented a charitable organization in South Africa known for their random acts of kindness. The stranger was trying to get to the heart of the man’s anguish. He knew that the man wasn’t crying over his long work hours or the few groceries that he had that day. There was more to it than that.So he asked him again, “Why are you crying?” And this time, as the man looked down at his children, he understood.“I want to give them more,” he said.How One Stranger Proved the Importance of EmpathyThe stranger expressed his sympathy and then told the man to sit down. And it was a good thing that he did, as what he was about to do shocked the father.“I’ll do what I can just to show you that I care,” the stranger said as he began to hand the man cash. The stranger reached into his pockets over and over and gave the father what he could. The man was in shock. All he could reply at first was, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” As he calmed down, he thanked the stranger profusely. “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much,” he said through his tears, in disbelief.But the stranger simply shook his head. “Don’t thank me,” he replied. “Just thank God.” He told the father not to despair because God loves him. He reassured the man that the money would help him provide for his family, even give them a Christmas to remember.The Bi Phakathi Foundation states on its website that “the secret to happiness lies in helping others” and encourages people to do whatever they can to “spread sunshine.” Although it was sunny that day, the father of two couldn’t see it through his tears until a kind stranger helped him.

Woman Stops Visiting Her Baby Daughter in the Hospital - So the Married Nurses Taking Care of Her Take Her In
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Woman Stops Visiting Her Baby Daughter in the Hospital - So the Married Nurses Taking Care of Her Take Her In

Taylor and Drew Deras have a special place in their hearts for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Not only is it where they both work as registered nurses, but it's also where they met and fell in love. And now? It's where they found their family too, adopting a little girl, Ella, who was once one of their patients. On the Brink of SurvivalElla was only 1 pound, 2 ounces when she was born in May 2021. A micro-preemie, she was roughly the size of a mango.Born months before her due date, at 23 weeks and one day, she faced a long stay in the NICU, and even then, her odds of survival were low. Knowing her complex health challenges, Taylor immediately signed up to be her consistent caregiver. Unable to breathe on her own, Ella spent months on a ventilator. "She was intubated for multiple months at a time," Taylor told ABC News. "She was just very sick. There [were] times where the doctors would tell us, 'Watch her. I don't know if she'll make it through the night tonight.'" Miraculously Ella survived. By the summer of 2021, Ella required less oxygen and was drinking from a bottle. Her biological mother, who was in her early twenties, started working more and visiting less. Unable to cope with Ella's complex medical needs, eventually she just stopped visiting altogether.In December 2021, Ella became a ward of the state. Becoming Foster Parents to a Medically Fragile ChildBy this time, Ella had spent eight months in the NICU and both Taylor and Drew had fallen in love with the tiny fighter. They both spent hours with her, holding her and reading to her. Terrified about what would happen to the medically fragile girl in the foster system, the couple made a bold choice. They reached out to Ella's social worker and asked to be her foster parents. “When Ella’s biological mom heard we were interested in fostering, she said, ‘I want Ella to go to you,’” Taylor said. “She trusted us with her."But Ella wasn't out of the woods yet. Just as the couple were preparing to bring her home, Ella's health took a nose dive. The left side of her heart was failing. Instead of going home, Ella was rushed to the Children's Nebraska.She needed a tracheostomy — a surgically created hole in her windpipe that provides an alternative airway for breathing. As a result, she could no longer eat on her own but had to be fed through a tube in her stomach.It also meant she would require round-the-clock care. Already committed, the couple refused to back out. "As a foster parent, it was just like, the guard that you had prior to protect yourself of not falling in love with someone else's child, it just fizzled away, and you're just like, 'OK, this child needs me and I need them,'" Drew said.Ella Comes HomeOn April 7, 2022, Ella finally came home. Because of her special medical needs, the couple had to hire a nurse to be with her when they couldn't. That summer, Ella's biological parents relinquished all parental rights. And on November 18, 2023, National Adoption Day, Ella, now two years old, came home...for good.In front of a crowd of 40 family and friends, Ella became Ella Deras. And Taylor and Drew officially became “mama” and “dad.”After the judge announced Ella’s new name, the courtroom was quiet. “All you could hear was Ella go, ‘Yay.’ It’s the one thing that brings me to tears every time.”Drew DerasToday, Ella is thriving. With the help of a number of therapists and specialists, she's meeting all her milestones. "Now, she's walking and talking and meeting developmental milestones that a 2-year-old would do. And she'll start preschool in the fall," Taylor shared.It Was Meant to BeTaylor believes it was all part of God's master plan. "There's no other way," she said. There isn't just one road to parenthood. Families come in all shapes and sizes and through all different means. For Taylor and Drew, their family came together when they least expected it and in a way they never saw coming. But now? They can't imagine life without their little Ella. "We just feel lucky that it gets to be for the rest of her life," Drew said. "We just love her so much."More from Goalcast:Man Finds Out His Ex-girlfriend Wants to Put Their Daughter Up for Adoption – Flies Across the World to Stop ItNurse Notices No One Shows Up to Take Care of 14-Year-Old and Her Triplets – So She Adopts Them AllSingle Man Adopts Sick Baby With No Parents – He Grows Up to Make History

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Nicola Coughlan Has Brilliant Response To Fan Calling Her Bridgerton Scenes "Very Brave"

Bridgerton is arguably the HOTTEST show on Netflix (and not just because it's one of the streamer's most popular series ever). Every season focuses on a different Bridgerton sibling and their respective love story. And while seasons one and two did not disappoint, season three is the one fans have been waiting for. Finally, #Polin takes center stage. While Penelope and Colin are the talk of the "ton," it's the actress who plays Penelope, Nicola Coughlan, who's really got people talking after shooting down a body-shamer in the most epic way possible.

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The Untold Story of Michael and Janet Jackson's Complex Relationship

Michael and Janet Jackson, two of the most iconic figures in the music industry, captivated audiences worldwide with their talent and stage presence. However, behind the scenes, their relationship was a confusing cocktail of deep affection, intense rivalry, and profound challenges.

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The Disturbing and Beautiful Story Behind Danny Trejo's Salma Hayek Tattoo

Actor Danny Trejo is known for many things, including one of the most famous tattoos in the world. When Danny revealed it to his co-star Salma Hayek, she was shocked to learn the truth behind its uncanny resemblance to her face.

The 11 Best Bridgerton Quotes to Make You Feel Powerful, Romantic and Wise
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The 11 Best Bridgerton Quotes to Make You Feel Powerful, Romantic and Wise

In case you've been somehow lost in time, Bridgerton is one of the most streamed series on Netflix, and one of the most popular shows on TV today, period. Now with two seasons under its belt, the binge-worthy show has captivated and entertained audiences across the world. Set in Regency era London, the romantic drama series centers on the social season of the city’s elite, when eligible young adults fill their dance cards and vie for enviable marriages — along with money, power, social status, and love — at fancy balls and parties. RELATED: The Best Love Quotes for Him and HerBased on the bestselling Bridgetron novels by Julia Quinn, the show thrills with its sexy, modern take on the classic British high society period drama as it follows the fictional Bridgerton family’s eight children and their romantic escapades. Epic plot twists, peppy dialogue, gorgeous sets and costumes, and lots of cheeky gossip and steamy chemistry keep eyes glued to the screen. Even better, its first season, which began streaming in December 2020, provided a welcome reprieve from the doldrums of pandemic lockdowns. And stunner Regé-Jean Page, who stars as Simon, the Duke of Hastings, aka the smoldering heartthrob of the show, won a legion of loyal, panting fans. Season two, which was released in March 2022 didn’t disappoint either, becoming the most watched Netflix show in 92 countries.But the show is more than its smoldering stars and the tension of navigating courtly manners with rompy romance. Captivating dialogue makes Bridgerton a wellspring of quotes that stick with you well after watching the series.“You have no idea what it is to be a woman..." -DaphneFull Quote: “You have no idea what it is to be a woman, what it might feel like to have one’s entire life reduced to a single moment.” -Daphne BridgertonIn this quote, Daphne Bridgerton, the “diamond” of the season, laments to her brother Antony about the inequities faced by women, particularly that the person they marry will define the rest of their lives. Even today, the choice of whom women marry remains a seminal moment and topic of conversation. However, it is gratifying, as the viewer, to know that it no longer reigns as the biggest and only life-changing choice in a woman’s life.“If you desire the sun and the moon all you have to do is...” -EloiseFull Quote: “If you desire the sun and the moon all you have to do is go out and shoot at the sky. Some of us cannot.” -Eloise BridgertonEloise Bridgerton, sister to Daphne and Antony, is a budding feminist who rails against the corseted confines of female life for London’s nobility. RELATED: 75 Relationship Quotes To Cherish The One You LoveIn this line, she explains to another brother that the world works very differently for men and women. In their world, men get to have adventures and go after their dreams, while women are stuck with aspiring to be a bride — relegated to spinsterhood.“There is but one thing that humbles the highly-regarded...” -WhistledownFull Quote: “Be it shame or slander, seduction or smear, there is but one thing that humbles even the most highly-regarded members of our dear ton…a scandal!” -Lady WhistledownLady Whistledown reports and feeds on every scandalous deed and misdeed happening during each courtship season. She aptly notes that the nobility and gentry thrill at reading about every last bit of gossip in her breathless society newsletter — but they certainly don’t want to be the subjects of her posts. Here, she speaks truth that, no matter how big the personality, or how vaunted the family name, the great equalizer during this period boils down to one thing: reputation. Interestingly enough, even in our modern world -- or perhaps especially in it -- that remains truer than ever.“You wish to follow your heart and I wish to nurture my mind.” -EloiseFull Quote: “You wish to follow your heart and I wish to nurture my mind. Let us leave it there.” -Eloise BridgertonIn this quote, Eloise is talking to her sister Daphne. The siblings often butt heads but come to an understanding of sorts. Each, in their own way, want something more than the traditional marriage match. RELATED: 50 Sex Quotes & Sayings to Share with Your PartnerDaphne seeks love, which tends to be quite low on the optimal courtship priority list, while Eloise isn’t much interested in being courted at all. Instead, she hopes to pursue developing her mind and interests rather than jumping into becoming a wife and mother.“Her heart is no matter, as long as her hand remains free.” -Queen CharlotteQueen Charlotte is a force with which to be reckoned. Highly political, mercurial and attuned to the public’s perception of her, Queen Charlotte has her hand on the pulse of every budding romance. Here she makes the point that love isn’t the key to these marriages — and really, doesn’t matter at all. Essentially, she wants to be the arbiter of the most important matches. Ironically enough, love is a big driver in the queen’s own marriage.“Why must our only options be to squawk and settle?” -EloiseFull Quote: “Why must our only options be to squawk and settle or to never leave the nest? What if I want to fly?” -Eloise BridgertonEloise longs for much more than to be engaged — and doesn’t keep quiet about her disdain for the demeaning pageantry of the social season. RELATED: 60 Confidence Quotes That Will Boost Your Self-WorthLike many modern women, she’d rather not settle into a small life sequestered at home under the thumb of a man she barely knows. Instead, she wants the freedom to test her wings and fly.“The ones we love have the power to inflict the greatest scars.” -WhistledownFull Quote: “The ones we love have the power to inflict the greatest scars, for what thing is more fragile than the human heart?” -Lady WhistledownHigh society’s anonymous gossip columnist, who uses the pseudonym Lady Whistledown but is actually wallflower Penelope Featherington, always has her own unique take on every potential match — and power play — happening in town. But she also sees the truth (and pain) all around her, often noting what others miss. For instance, how those we love often disappoint us and can cause us immense heartbreak."You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires." -AntonyAnthony Bridgerton is poised to marry the lovely Edwina Sharma. However, despite his best efforts he can’t help but fall for her pragmatic older sister, Kate Sharma. RELATED: 25 Trust Quotes To Help You Build Stronger RelationshipsThe two burn for each other, despite trying to hide their feelings from themselves — and everyone else. Perhaps the forbidden nature of their desire is what fuels it, making it impossible to ignore.“We chose to love each other, every single day...” -VioletFull Quote: “We chose to love each other, every single day. It is a choice, dearest. One that is never too late to make.” -Violet BridgertonIn this quote, Violet Bridgeton explains what made the relationship with her dearly departed husband so magical. She makes the point that marriage and romance are not fixed institutions, but instead require love and care every step of the way to maintain or stoke passion and harmony. She reminds us that even if it’s been ignored, a couple can find each other again."I love all of you. Even the parts that you believe are too dark." -DaphneFull Quote: "I love all of you. Even the parts that you believe are too dark and too shameful. Every scar. Every flaw. Every imperfection. I love you." -Daphne BridgertonHere, Daphne professes the all-encompassing depth of her love for her husband Simon. The couple shares an intense passion, but so much more. RELATED: 90 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes for WomenShe is letting him know that the secrets and deep shame he holds need not stay hidden from her. Their love is beyond anything he can imagine and nothing he can do or has done will break that bond. So, he can let go of his fears and self-doubt and simply trust their love.“It is not a man’s appearance or title that will woo you.” — KateFull Quote: “It is not a man’s appearance or title that will woo you. It is his mind and spirit that will court yours.” — Kate SharmaKate Sharma participates in the social season for the sole purpose of helping her beloved sister, Edwina, find a superior match that not only secures their family’s financial future but also provides Edwina with the love, passion and care she deserves. In this quote, Kate reminds her sister to look beyond outward appearance and achievements and instead focus on what the man himself has to offer. Ironically enough, by unwittingly following her own advice, Kate gets swept up by the mind and spirit of a man she tries her hardest not to love.KEEP READING:25 Loyalty Quotes That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships

100 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Help You Rise Above
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100 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Help You Rise Above

Every member of the human race knows that life can present difficult challenges, often taking all the fun out of our day to day lives. To overcome these obstacles there are a lot of good strategies you can employ, and very often the answer lies within. One great way to dig deep and overcome your difficulties is to get motivated! You may need motivation for work, home life, or simply to gain the extra positive energy necessary to develop success and get through the week. Enjoy the inspirational quotes below, and remember that the only limit to achieving our desires is one of imagination! Create your own happy life by filling it with purpose, and you can achieve excellence and fulfill your own dreams and your own life plan on your terms.Motivational Quotes: Information to Inspire Your LifeThere Is No Greater Thing You Can Do With Your Life And Your Work Than Follow Your Passions – In A Way That Serves The World And You.RICHARD BRANSON (more Richard Branson quotes)Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.ROALD DAHLIf you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.DOLLY PARTONThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.HELEN KELLERLife is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness.HODA KOTBBe thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.OPRAH WINFREY (more Oprah Winfrey quotes)To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.REBA MCENTIRESuccessful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking: “What’s in it for me?”BRIAN TRACYThe biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.OPRAH WINFREYAs soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.RICHARD BRANSON"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, '"What are you doing for others?""MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (more Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes)"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."MICHAEL JORDAN"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."MAYA ANGELOU"It's not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters."MARGARET LAURENCE"Embrace the glorious mess that you are."ELIZABETH GILBERT"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."DR. SEUSS"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."HELEN KELLER"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."CHARLES SWINDOLL"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON"Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing."WARREN BUFFETT (more Warren Buffett quotes)"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently."WARREN BUFFETT"Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."DALE CARNEGIEWork for that feeling that you have accomplished something…Don’t waste your time on this earth without making a mark.JOE ROGAN"Life is not fair, get used to it!"BILL GATES"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."RALPH WALDO EMERSON"Live for each second without hesitation."ELTON JOHNWe define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures.JOE ROGAN"You don’t need to be better than anyone else, you just need to be better than you used to be."WAYNE DYERSuccess Quotes To Inspire and Help You Overcome RoadblocksFor some, there is only one motivation that they need, and that’s providing for their family. For others (like Elon Musk, for example) motivation can be harder to come by - especially if your goal is to move the human race forward and onto Mars!. Everyone feels like quitting at some point, and no one has all the answers. And even though it can be tempting to get under the blanket and shut out the world sometimes, quitting won’t make the challenges go away. If you give zero effort, you’ll have exactly the same number of chances at getting what you want.Use these motivational quotes for work, for your personal life, and for anything that requires that extra boost of motivation.When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.ELON MUSK (more Elon Musk quotes)Talent is god-given. Be humble. Fame is Man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.JOHN WOODENEverything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.WAYNE DYERThe Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.WINSTON CHURCHILL (more Winston Churchill quotes)If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.JACK CANFIELDWhatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.NAPOLEON HILL (more Napoleon Hill quotes)A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.TONY ROBBINS (more Tony Robbins quotes)Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.HENRY DAVID THOREAUBy recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.MARK VICTOR HANSENLife is what happens when you're busy making other plans.JOHN LENNONYou will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.CHARLES BUXTONYou cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.ERIC THOMASNothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.CALVIN COOLIDGEThere is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.PAULO COELHOBelieve in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.ROY T. BENNETTThe best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.SWATI SHARMAYou can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.DALE CARNEGIEI can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.JIMMY DEANNothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I’m possible'!AUDREY HEPBURN(Derek Hudson / Contributor / Getty)Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.HENRY FORDEverything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.GEORGE ADDAIRBelieve in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.NORMAN VINCENT PEALEIf you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.LES BROWNSomeone else’s success does not equal a failure for you.JOE ROGANSuccess is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.WINSTON S. CHURCHILLTry not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.ALBERT EINSTEINYour time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.STEVE JOBSDon't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.JOHN D. ROCKEFELLERThe most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.ALICE WALKERYou have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.JESSICA HERRIN, FOUNDER AND CEO OF STELLA & DOTInspirational Quotes About Persevering Through Difficulty: From Albert Einstein to Babe RuthIt may be just an opinion, but a so-called “minimum wage work ethic” will not get you want you want (or deserve!). Use the following handpicked motivational quotes to inspire you to not give up, but rather, to come through the other side and emerge as a winner!I like criticism. It makes you strong.LEBRON JAMESA person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.ALBERT EINSTEINNever give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.WINSTON CHURCHILLOur greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.THOMAS EDISONIt is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.ARISTOTLE ONASSISIt’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.VINCE LOMBARDIWhen everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.HENRY FORDIf you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.VINCENT VAN GOGHOur greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.CONFUCIUSHardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.C.S. LEWISWhen you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELTIt always seems impossible until it’s done.NELSON MANDELAThe greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.NELSON MANDELAHard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.BOB RILEYStrength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.MAHATMA GANDHIYou’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.JOEL OSTEENEvery problem is a gift –- without problems we would not grow.TONY ROBBINSTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.MARK TWAIN (more Mark Twain quotes)Believe you can and you’re halfway there.THEODORE ROOSEVELTIt’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.JILLIAN MICHAELSThe man who says he can, and the man who says he can’t are both correct.CONFUCIUSNever give up. You only get one life. Go for it!RICHARD E. GRANTYou just can’t beat the person who never gives up.BABE RUTHIf you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.TONY ROBBINSIt is never too late to be what you might have been.GEORGE ELIOTYou don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.RICHARD BRANSONOnly those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.ROBERT F. KENNEDYMotivational Quotes for Women - From Eleanor Roosevelt to Lady GagaWe all look forward to strong, successful and independent women. But have you ever wondered how they managed to become strong and successful? Here are some motivational quotes about success for you to achieve your ambitious goals from some of the most impressive women throughout history.If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.MARGARET MEAD (more Margaret Mead quotes)Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.CELINE DIONDo all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.HILLARY CLINTONNever give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.HARRIET BEECHER STOWEI've always been famous, it's just no one knew it yet.LADY GAGA (more Lady Gaga quotes)Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.JOAN CRAWFORDFame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.VANNA BONTAOptimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.HELEN KELLERMy mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.RUTH BADER GINSBERGHappiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and enjoying it for everything that it is.MANDY HALEWith the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.ELEANOR ROOSEVELTWithout an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.MARTHA STEWARTIf you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.ANITA RODDICKThe most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.AMELIA EARHARTWe may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.MAYA ANGELOUFearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. ARIANNA HUFFINGTONLife is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.VIVIAN GREENEBelieve in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.CHANTAL SUTHERLANDWe don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.BARBARA DE ANGELISI may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.CATHERINE THE GREATNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent.ELEANOR ROOSEVELTA woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.DIANE MARIECHILDWhatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.CHARLOTTE WHITTONI want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.AMELIA EARHARTSome women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.LADY GAGAAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.MARGARET THATCHER (more Margaret Thatcher quotes)Motivational Quotes for Business Starting a business is tough, but if you want to change the world and make money while you’re at it, you might need some inspirational quotes and motivational quotes to get you going. You can not only plan to be a success, you can plan to succeed beyond your wildest dreams! Who knows – you could be the next Steve Jobs! Let these quotes for business inspire you, remind you of why you started in the first place, and get you out of your comfort zone.Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.GEORGE HERBERTYou don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.ZIG ZIGLARLife is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.HELLEN KELLERPlay by the rules, but be ferocious.PHIL KNIGHTEvery problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.ANTHONY ROBBINSYou only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.WARREN BUFFETTSuccess usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.HENRY DAVID THOREAUAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.ANAÏS NINYou cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.ERIC THOMASDon’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.ASHTON KUTCHERTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.MARK TWAINPress forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.GEORGE WHITEFIELDWhen you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.JIM ROHNFortune always favours the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.P. T. BARNUMMany of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.THOMAS A. EDISONMost of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.DALE CARNEGIEWhen obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.ZIG ZIGLARSuccess is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.PELECharacter cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.HELEN KELLERSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.WINSTON CHURCHILLI am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.STEPHEN COVEYThe road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.COLIN R. DAVISOpportunities don't happen. You create them.CHRIS GROSSERIt is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.HERMAN MELVILLEI’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.MICHAEL JORDANBusiness opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.RICHARD BRANSONThere are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.COLIN POWELLThe only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.VIDAL SASSOONThere’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.SETH GODINMotivational Quotes for College Students - Quotes About Life in School and BeyondBeing a college student is stressful. After all, preparing for the real world is not an easy job! We can all use a little bit of help getting through, so check out these motivational quotes about life to keep you resilient.A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.NELSON MANDELA(Gideon Mendel / Getty)Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.OG MANDINOIt never gets easier. You just get better.JORDAN HOECHLINThe true success is the person who invented himself.AL GOLDSTEINAll progress takes place outside the comfort zone.MICHAEL JOHN BOBAKMake the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.RALPH WALDO EMERSONDefiniteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.W. CLEMENT STONEThe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELTLittle minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.WASHINGTON IRVINGReal difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.THEODORE N. VAILWith realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.Dalai LamaBelieve in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.CHRISTIAN D. LARSONAll our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.WALT DISNEYIt does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.CONFUCIUSEvery problem is a gift –- without problems we would not grow.TONY ROBBINSDon’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.JIM ROHNTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.MARK TWAINChallenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.JOSHUA MARINELearn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.DENIS WAITLEYBelieve you can and you’re halfway there.THEODORE ROOSEVELTIt’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.JILLIAN MICHAELSIt is never too late to be what you might have been.GEORGE ELIOTYou don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.RICHARD BRANSONCollege is the reward for surviving high school.JUDD APATOWEducation is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.MALCOLM XEvery year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.JOHN GREENStriving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest when you haven't planted.DAVID BLYCollege inspired me to think differently. It's like no other time in your life.LARA OLEYNIKMotivational Quotes from CelebritiesEveryone looks for a little wisdom and inspiration now and then, even celebrities. Here are some of the top motivational quotes from celebrities to push you forward on your journey to success. Allow these inspirational quotes to fill your mind with clarity and purpose, straight from Hollywood.You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.GEORGE CLOONEYDon’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.ASHTON KUTCHERLove yourself first and everything else falls into line.LUCILLE BALLDon't give it five minutes if you're not going to give it five years.MEGHAN MARKLE​Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.REESE WITHERSPOONSuccess is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.COCO CHANELI refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.KANYE WESTLife is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.KARL WALLENDALife is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.DENIS WAITLEYIt is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.J.K. ROWLINGWhen you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.ELLEN DEGENERES Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.CELINE DIONStick around. Don’t lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it.MARK RUFFALOI'd rather be called a boy and play with paper airplanes than be called a man and play with a girl's heart.NIALL HORANI don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.GEORGE CLOONEYThe image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.ELVIS PRESLEYI've always been famous, it's just no one knew it yet.LADY GAGAAny actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.JOAN CRAWFORDFame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.VANNA BONTAYour imperfections make you beautiful, they make you who you are. So just be yourself, love yourself for who you are and just keep going.DEMI LOVATONo matter how talented you are, not everybody is going to like you. But that’s life, just stay strong.JUSTIN BIEBERDon’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.EMMA WATSONIf you can do what you do best and be happy, you are further along in life than most people.LEONARDO DICAPRIOIgnore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job.CHRIS PINEI’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.RYAN GOSLINGI can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.EMMA STONEI’m a big believer in accepting yourself and not really worrying about it.JENNIFER LAWRENCEI don’t do things for the response or the controversy. I just live my life.RIHANNAMotivational Quotes for EntrepreneursPlanting a sapling and starting your own business are similar in terms of growth. First, you need to invest money and time. Then, gently taking care of your new project, you must build with no expectations in return. During the entrepreneurial journey, you may require constant motivation. Here is a collection of motivational quotes for entrepreneurs to help you keep the fires burning bright. Hopefully, these inspirational quotes will help you so that you never lose the passion you need to succeed.I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.ESTÉE LAUDERDon’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.KEVIN ROSE, CO-FOUNDED DIGGThink big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life is too short to think small.TIM FERRISSI owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.G.K. CHESTERTONI don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.SUSAN BUTCHERFar and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.THEODORE ROOSEVELTIf you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.STEVE JOBSAlmost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space.CHRIS HADFIELDEven if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.WILL RODGERSThe real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.BARACK OBAMAWinners never quit and quitters never win.VINCE LOMBARDIThe first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.ANDREW CARNEGIEThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.WALT DISNEYSuccess depends on employees. For me knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.DIVINE NDHLUKULA, FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF DDNS SECURITY OPERATIONS LTDLimitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.JAMIE PAOLINETTIDo not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.CASSEY HO, FOUNDER OF BLOGILATES.COMYou have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.JESSICA HERRIN, FOUNDER AND CEO OF STELLA & DOTIn the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.ALEXANDER ASSEILY, FOUNDER OF JAWBONEIf you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion. You need that otherworldly passion. Just start.JENI BRITTON BAUERDon’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.CHIEU CAOIt’s necessary to find a mentor who can invest time to know your personal capabilities and business model.NIGEL DAVIES, FOUNDER OF CLAROMENTISDon’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.JAS BAGNIEWSKI, CO-FOUNDER OF EVE SLEEPYou have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally. Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that. I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally.LEILA JANAH, FOUNDER OF SAMASOURCE AND LXMIYour ability to attract, evaluate, and forge strong working relationships with co-founders, early employees, and investors often mean the difference between failure and success.CLARA SHIH, CO-FOUNDER OF HEARSAY SYSTEMSMy advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions.SHEILA LIRIO MARCELO, FOUNDER OF CARE.COMIf you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work.SALLIE KRAWCHECK, CO-FOUNDER OF ELLEVESTBe nicer to your customers than your competitors.RICHARD REED, CO-FOUNDER OF INNOCENT DRINKS

Inspiring Celebrities

Musician Jelly Roll speaking into a mic and a teen wearing a cowboy hat looking shocked.
Uplifting News

Bullied Teen Makes Desperate Plea at Jelly Roll's Concert - So, He Changes Her Life

Country-rap artist Jelly Roll (real name Jason DeFord) may be on top of the world right now but he had to spend a lot of time in the hole before he got there. Notoriously jailed 40 times, he spent a decade drifting in and out of jail on various drug charges. It wasn't until a prison guard told him he was the father of a baby girl in 2008 that he finally got the motivation to do whatever it took to get out of jail and stay out.He completely changed his life. And now? He's paying it forward and doing the same for others.

Kate Winslet Leonardo DiCaprio posing in front of TItanic and Revolutionary Road
Celebrities

The Best Moments: Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's 30 Years of Friendship

From declarations of love to laughter on the red carpet, we've rounded up our favorite moments between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet that have kept our hearts aflutter for over two decades.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson smiling and a screenshot of Dwayne Johnson's post on Instagram.
Uplifting News

Dwayne Johnson Serenades 4-Year-Old Girl in Home Hospice Care With Her Favorite Song

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson surprised us all with his singing chops as the lovable, shapeshifting demi-god Maui in the Disney smash hit, Moana.But it's his performance off-screen for one very special 4-year-old girl that's currently making waves on social media.

Self-Improvement

Beyonce and Jay-Z dressed up on the red carpet
Dating

Why Setting Relationship Goals Is Important - And How to Do It

Ever wondered how power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z keep their love alive for 16 years? Hint: luck has nothing to do with it. If you've been blaming your failed relationships on "the wrong person"—think again. It may be time to reconsider who is really at fault.

They've Been Divorced for 27 Years, but When His Ex-wife Got Sick, He Was the First to Step Up
Family

They've Been Divorced for 27 Years, but When His Ex-wife Got Sick, He Was the First to Step Up

When couples get divorced, most exes shut the door, lock it, and throw away the key. It's not just the end of a chapter, it's the end of the whole dang book.But for Megan Tai's parents, divorce, as it turns out, wasn't the end of their story.Nearly THREE DECADES later, her dad walked back into her mom's life after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometrial cancer. He didn't just show up. He stayed; honoring old love, loyalty, and vows at a time when she needed it the most. A Cancer Diagnosis Brings Love Back AroundMegan's parents met more than 30 years ago in California. Her father, originally from Hawaii, was stationed there during his time in the military.They fell in love and had two children, Megan and her older brother. Shortly after Megan's birth, the couple separated. Her dad returned to Hawaii and her mom became a single parent, raising the kids on her elementary school teacher salary.For more than 20 years, they lived completely separate lives. And then came a devastating cancer diagnosis."Fast forward 20+ years later to my mother's diagnosis - my father was one of the first people by her side when she was released from the hospital."Megan Tai via GoFundMeMegan, who works full-time in domestic violence services and is also a graduate student studying Marriage and Family Therapy, moved back in with her mom to help.Overwhelmed with trying to take care of her mom alongside keeping up with her work AND school, Megan was struggling.So, her dad stepped up. In an incredible act of love, he left his life in Hawaii, hopped a flight back to California and moved in. TikTok Video Goes ViralIn a gutwrenching TikTok clip, Megan shares snippets of her parents battling cancer...together.It may only be 20-seconds long, but boy, it packs a punch. She captions it: "POV: Ur parents have been divorced for 20+ years and ur dad's still the first one there when your mom gets diagnosed w Stage 4 cancer."In the video, Megan's dad lovingly helps his ex with her exercises, spots her going up the stairs, and keeps her company, reading with her and playing video games. Take a look:According to Megan's GoFundMe, this is the first time in her 27 years that she's seen her parents live together under one roof. "He did everything - helped her exercise (even when she felt like she couldn't), cooked her meals, took her out on drives, picked up her medications, and so much more," Megan writes. "They talked for hours. They bickered like they were still married. They laughed.""They helped me see them as they were when they were younger."Megan TaiAnd in doing so, not only did they work on healing her mom, but it also helped to heal a lot of childhood trauma for their daughter.Reaction to the VideoSo far, the video has garnered a staggering 8.1 MILLION views in just one week. Because...LOVE. And while they may not be IN love with each other, it's clear that despite everything, love remains.And it turns out, these exes aren't the only ones to honor a life and love they once shared. A number of people came forth to share their own stories. "My parents divorced 30 years ago and when my mom was on her death bed, my dad came to visit her often with goodies and they told each other they loved each other," wrote Hi_Dee Aye.MVP10210 commented, "My father held her hand when she passed. They were so close. Divorced 25 yrs by that point. Never saw my father cry ever until that woman died.""Parents divorced 20+ years too. Dad was hospitalized 2 weeks, my mom insisted he come stay with her after he was released so he wasn’t alone during recovery. It really is beautiful," said Lon."I took care of my ex-husband during hospice. I loved the life and children he gave me. I owed it to him," shared Brenda Carmichael Da.Enduring Bond of FamilySometimes people just don't fit as a couple and marriages end. But as Megan's parents prove, that doesn't mean that the love just ends with it. No matter how their marriage ended, at some point in their lives, Megan's parents obviously loved each other very much — and that love still counts for something. Even 20-plus years later.As one commenter so aptly put it, "Love has so many forms. This one is pretty freaking great."And it's a powerful testament to the enduring nature of love and the lasting impact it can have.Ultimately, Megan's parents' story serves as a poignant reminder that while marriages may end, the unbreakable bond of family always remains.More from Goalcast:Man Takes Care of the Bills for 4 Decades – After He Passes Away, His Wife Makes an Incredible DiscoveryWoman Has a Dream About the Same Baby for Months – Fights to Adopt Her Husband’s Dead Ex-wife’s SonTeen With Cancer Invites Taylor Swift to His Prom but She Rejects It – Then She Does This

Woman Wakes Up to Husbands Dirty Dishes in the Sink - Instead of Cleaning Up, He Left Her a Note With 3 Words
Marriage

Woman Wakes Up to Husbands Dirty Dishes in the Sink - Instead of Cleaning Up, He Left Her a Note With 3 Words

Relationships can be tricky, especially when it comes to domestic labor. Trying to find a balance that is equitable and fair isn't always easy and typically, one partner ends up doing the lion's share of the work. Because after all, someone has to do it. And that someone usually ends up exhausted, overwhelmed, and with a heaping side of resentment. Susan Lehman, a hairstylist, wife, and mother of two teenage sons, shared a now-viral video on TikTok about her husband leaving a sink full of dirty dishes after having a few friends over to watch the Sugar Bowl. Understandably, she was less than thrilled. But what happened next? Is pure relationship goals. Woman Wakes Up to a Sink Full of Husband’s Dirty Dishes“My husband had people over for a big game last night,” Susan, 43, begins in the TikTok video.She then zooms in on the mess that was waiting for her when she came downstairs at the crack of dawn. "Look at all these freaking dishes in the sink."Susan Lehman via TikTokAnd as millions of viewers sit nodding their heads in solidarity and feeling their blood pressure rising — because who doesn't know how rage-inducing this can be? — Susan reveals a surprising plot twist. She pans over to a sticky note on the counter with 3 simple words, "I got it!" and an arrow pointing to the sink.It seems her husband, Matt, knew she would be annoyed by the dishes and would feel like she had to clean them herself so he decided to ward her off with a pre-emptive strike. It worked. (And gained him some serious brownie points).Upon seeing the note, Susan exclaims, "What a good guy!... I just love that he acknowledges that he left a mess in the sink and don’t worry, he’ll take responsibility for it.”She ends the clip smiling and saying, "Ah, we've come so far."Reaction to the Viral Video Susan isn't the only one loving how her husband tackled what could have turned into Dishgate. The short 24-second clip has amassed over 3.5 million views, 521,000 likes, and nearly 3500 comments.And while the majority of commenters love the outcome, praising the communication and writing things like, "The note changes everything! Amazing communication" and "I love this communication. He was too tired to do it after a fun 'party' but knew that if he didn't do it, you would've been annoyed :)" Others? Not so much. Reactions to the clip were mixed, with some people calling the note “the bare minimum” and noting that “the bar is on the floor” for men. Susan decided to address the controversy in an interview with Today and set the record straight.“After we got married, we definitely fell into these very cliche roles, where I did the cleaning and he did the man things, and for a long time, that arrangement worked," she says.“And then one day I was like, ‘You know what? Other people can help me in this house.'"Apparently, it's worked wonders.“Matt and I are high school sweethearts but it feels like a new relationship,” she says. “That bare minimum note was the max for me. Our communication is better than it’s ever been and I’m proud of how far we’ve come. Everybody — our sons included — pitches in now. I can't tell you how much our lives have changed."Marriage Is a PartnershipPitching in and taking responsibility for your own messes not only goes a long way in helping the household run more smoothly but it also has a significantly positive impact on your relationship too. As do effective communication and gratitude.And despite what the critics say, there’s nothing wrong with celebrating your partner for the small stuff. Because it's all that small stuff that adds up to the big stuff. At the end of the day, we all want to feel loved, valued, appreciated, and seen by our significant other. And sometimes? As this story proves, that can be as simple as three small words on a sticky note. More from Goalcast:Man Explains Why He Refuses to Help His Wife and 4 Kids Around the House – And Strangers Are Praising Him for ItMan Accuses Wife With Full Time Job of ‘Doing Nothing Around the House’ – So After Getting Revenge, She Leaves for VacationWoman Has a Dream About the Same Baby for Months – Fights to Adopt Her Husband’s Dead Ex-wife’s Son

Inspiring Speeches

Dan Lok | My Hero is My Teacher
Friends

Dan Lok | My Hero is My Teacher

Dan Lok - Believe In Kids Entrepreneur and author Dan Lok shares a life-changing moment with his teacher Ms. Fallon who saw in him the potential he never saw in himself. This is a story about the power of teachers. Transcript: I got bullied. I wasn't good at communicating with people. I was very afraid because I couldn't speak a word of English. At the time I remember I had to deliver a little speech in order to pass the class. You know, to get the grades. And every time I had to give a presentation, anything like that, I would skip the class because I was so afraid. I would just hide in the bathroom because I didn't want to be found. And Ms. Feldon saw that. She was like, "Well, what are you doing, Dan? You need to do your speech." And I said, "Ms. Feldon, I can't do it. I'm so afraid. I'm so scared. I have stage fright." And she said, "You know what? If you don't do the speech, I cannot let you pass." She said, "Why don't you come to my office after class and I will help you. I will coach you." And she did. And she was helping me overcome some of my shyness. Speaker 1: I still remember I was very nervous. My palms were all sweaty and my face grew pale, and I did it! She let me pass. And she was the first one to believe in me that, "Hey, you know what? You can do better. Don't let the circumstances hold you back." And she took the time. That's very important. Fast-forward many, many, many years later, walked right into school. I said, "I've come to thank you." She said, "For what?" And I told her the whole story. Remember back then? And she said, "Yeah, of course I remember!" Right? And she said, "I always saw something in you. That you've got potential, you're a great kid." And I gave her two books and she was shocked. "What is this?" I said, "I wrote these two books." And so she was very, very emotional. That was a very special experience. Speaker 1: As a teacher myself, to so many people, young people, entrepreneurs around the world, I understand the impact that you could have on somebody by one gesture, one encouragement, one quote, one story. Spending a little bit more time with a kid after school just giving him a little bit of encouragement. She believed in me. And I think people underestimate the power of having someone believe in you more than you believe in yourself.

My Life Online Workshop | Two Questions to End Bullying for Good
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My Life Online Workshop | Two Questions to End Bullying for Good

My Life Online Workshop - Be Kind Online Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will ‘always’ hurt me. What if we lived in a world where online haters and trolls magically turned into your own motivational guru? This simple 2-question test makes that world possible. Transcript: You are sick. Get help. You're retarded. Then Keairra says, "O.M.G." At which point, Emma goes, "Don't you ever brush your teeth? I bet the camera is dying of your breath and oh my god I can't say more. There's so much more things about you like your ugliness." Then Zoe says, "Okay, please don't post videos. Please." Now just pay attention to how this room feels right now. Behind that screen, is a real human being with emotions, with feelings, with hopes, goals and dreams. There's this huge thing that will either hurt your chances or help your chances of making it all happen. We're talking about your life online. Let's say that someone in this very room wants to be in the NHL, because I'm a coach. In this day and age, you can hop on Google, look up your name and you happened to be someone named Zoran. And I see that Zoran once upon a time put a comment underneath a video that said, "Child, you are sick. Get help! You're retarded." Do you think that in this moment, for me, someone who can give you an opportunity to do something you want in life, I would keep him or cut him? The fact that I would probably cut this dude before he's even been told he's on the team, is exactly why you have an incredible opportunity. Because if you want to hurt yourself and others, hey, online, great place to do it. So this is an example of someone who might have never even known they were going to get the best opportunity possible to achieve their goals, to maybe get that dream job, to go all the places they want to go. They might never know they lost that opportunity over a simple comment. We don't say this to scare you. We say this to excite you. We say this to get you motivated and inspired and empowered to approach your life online in a way that actually relates to all the things you say you want to achieve in life. Here we go. I've got a post ready to go. I get to ask myself a couple questions. What's the first question? Is it... True. And if it's not true, what do I do? Don't post it. But if it is true, what do I do? And the second question is it... Kind. Is it... Kind. And if it's not kind, what do I do? Don't post it. We're not dealing with cell phones. We're not dealing with Ipads. We're not dealing with someone on the screen. We're dealing with an actual human being. This program belongs in every, single classroom that's out there. Your life online can help become a veterinarian. Help learn a language. Help meet amazing people. What do you want to say to the world? Live your life online, in a way that helps you get all of those things that you say you want in life. So the question becomes, who do you want to be?

Life Advice from Who's Been Through Everything
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Life Advice from Who's Been Through Everything

Look UpIn this motivational video, these seniors tell you how to live your best life one mistake at a time. Learn from their mistakes. They're life-changing.Transcript:I don't look back on the tragedies that I have went through in my life; jail, drugs, liquor.I don't put those labels on myself anymore, because I have found that I have more love and respect for myself to carry me through anything.Yeah, I've been in prison most of my life, half my life.My life has just been disfunction. The last 30 years I've spent downtown Los Angeles on Skid Row.I was one that was homeless at one time.And when we feel that way, we give up on life, and when we give up on life it destroys our spirit.But I did not go, you know, you can go to the left or go to the right, I went to the right. I didn't wanna spend my whole life in there.So there are gonna be struggles in life, I mean that's life, and that's how life is presented to every individual that's on earth.Because nothing turns out in your mind how you think they're supposed to be. Open your eyes, open your heart, look at things exactly the way they are.Just listen to your heart and head. As long as your heart and head are together, then you're whole.Try to find somebody that you can talk to about anything.Don't be shy, just ask for help if you need it.And I try to be a happy person, I'm a giving person, and I get back in return.The night I got out, they told me I was gonna get out after 18 years, and I got on my hands and knees and I asked God, please let me have a better life than I had before I came in. And he gave it to me.I don't care how much street life you have, it's nothing. The real game is education, and that's what I want.You have to grow up in your mind, you have to know and understand what you've been taught.Don't be a follower, be a listener and a learner.Go to school, get your education, I did not do that, I ended up doing drugs.You learn and you move on, and you use those type of experiences as strength in your struggle and doing more positive things in life and not making those same mistakes again.I really admired the kids yesterday and watched them turning all over the country, marching. Keep it up, don't stop.That special prayer that I had for the state of the world. I just live day by day.Time to take action, give up your apathy, get involved, that's my advice.Don't let anybody tell you what you can't achieve, you can achieve anything you want, if you want it bad enough. Never surround yourself with negativity. Shy away from negativity at all cost, because that is the very root that will continue to have you down. Don't look down, always, always look up.