Falling in Love, Adorable Cat Cuteness, the Power of Music, and More Links I Love

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Every month I share some of my favorite links, real-life stories, and other items that I find beautiful and inspiring. I hope you find something that makes you learn, laugh, smile, or just go awwwww.

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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH – It’s amazing the things we never learned in American History class in school:

  • Meet Octavius Catto – He fought for black civil rights a century before Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Meet Bayard Rustin – A activist for both civil rights and gay rights.
  • Meet Eugene Bullard – The only African American pilot to fly in WWI. But he never flew for the United States.
  • Meet Fannie Lou Hamer – She worked to secure social, economic, and political rights for African Americans.

Look at this photo for a minute, parenting is fun tweets, and more Links I Love

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Here are some of the latest Links I Love:

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  • The Hot Dog Princess – this was making the social media rounds last month. If you missed it, you have got to check out the hot dog princess. As someone on Twitter said, “In a world full of princesses, dare to be a hot dog.” I love it!
  • Look at this photo for a minute – it’s not just the photo that I love, it’s the writer’s words, including: “To look at this photo and not grasp its significance is to not only succumb to shallow, jaded and isolated thinking, but also to take for granted a level of freedom that is absurdly great in comparison to the utter bleakness in other corners of the world right now.” … “You have the freedom to not only feel love here, but to demonstrate it, celebrate it, sing it and shine it. Don’t squander it.”
  • Prisoners rescue deaf dogs evacuating California fire: ‘We sprung into action’ – There’s always far too much horribleness that comes from these wildfires. It’s beautiful to read how people come together to help, even those most people might not expect to be a part of the solution.

For the Love of Books

  • The Great Library Rescue of Timbuktu – a different type of hero, saving 377,000 books and documents from destruction. I can’t even imagine.
  • Syria’s secret library – this just proves how important books are to people for information, comfort, and connection. And I thought I loved reading to escape a bad day.

It’s Nowhere Near Over

  • 35 million in 35 years – Such a sad anniversary. It’s easy in today’s world to think this isn’t as big of an issue as it used to be, but the numbers don’t lie.
  • An unlikely tool to help women – I have no words for what these women go through. I hope this option helps make a huge difference.

And on a lighter note, have a smile: Adorable Animals

Video I Love: Mutual Rescue – Eric and Peety

A beautiful story of love and devotion.

If you can’t see the embedded video above, you can view it on YouTube.

Video I Love: A Beautiful Tribute

This is one of the most touching tribute videos I’ve ever seen. What a beautiful relationship. There’s nothing quite like the love of a pet when you’re going through a dark moment in your life.

You can also see photos of Ben and Denali here.

If you can’t see the embedded video above, you can read the full article and watch the video at The Huffington Post.

Videos I Love: Pure joy, happiness, and love

I’m such a sucker for puppy cuteness. Throw in a guy being sweet and adorable with his dog, and I’m all melty. Here are three vids that fit the bill.

Siberian husky playing in leaves. Love the guy’s giggling too.

 

Boxer puppy laughing. Love me a man who loves his dog

 

Confused Boxer Puppy. Boxers have some of the best facial expressions