What we’re all longing for, pet snapchats that cracked me up, and more links I love

ADORABLE ANIMALS

LOVE THIS

GRATITUDE

  • Prompts for 30 Days of Gratitude – I’ve been keeping a gratitude log in my planner for a while now, and it really does make a big difference. It’s one moment of the day where I make the time to stop and really think about how amazing my life is and how fortunate I am in so many ways. If you’ve never tried keeping a gratitude list or journal, this prompt graphic is a neat way to get started. Gratitude logs don’t have to be anything fancy. Just one or two words a day can really help shift perspectives.

INTERESTING

To Love Somebody

Here’s my latest pick for my “video I love” series. A beautiful montage from several movies and TV shows.

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

Adorable: A man saves the day, or in this case, a cow

My latest video I love: I don’t know what’s more beautiful, the cow’s frolicking with joy or the man’s interactions with him, moments like this one…

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According to a facebook post: Bandit, a bull who was chained all his life, is rescued. Watch his delight when he realizes he is no longer chained.

Here’s the full video. If you can’t see it embedded below, you can view at YouTube.

Read more about Bandit’s story here.

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

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Source: BoredPanda.com

Here are some of the latest Links I Love:

Too Funny

Just Beautiful

Love this!

  • 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

Some Love Stories Can Change the World

“From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry.” – Focus Features

I cannot wait to see this movie. A real-life love story that serves as a reminder that love is an unstoppable force. It’s stronger than hatred and discrimination. It’s stronger than unjust laws and bigotry and intolerance.

Thank you to all the brave people like the Lovings who fought injustice and won.

If you cannot see the embedded video above, you can watch it on YouTube.