Refugee crisis rapidly unfolding in Bangladesh

September 19, 2017

Red Cross (Bangladesh)

and Red Crescent


A refugee crisis is rapidly unfolding in Bangladesh.

Almost half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar.

The Myanmar military is waging a violent campaign against minority, sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing.


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“The strengths that are inside you are what will lead you to victory and triumph in your life.”

August 15, 2017

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

“The strengths that are inside you are what will lead you to victory and triumph in your life.”



“The mind is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”


“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!
“We have it within; but we get it all from without. There is a well-spring of strength, wisdom, courage and great imagination within each one of us; but once we draw on this truth, it gets watered from without, by a Higher Source – the Ultimate Source of Life and Love, which is God, the very Ground of our Being.”

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BREAKING THE SILENCE: The principal of New Plymouth Boys’ High School has been winning hearts after making a heartfelt address during assembly about youth suicide.

August 9, 2017

Inspirational videos

Breaking the silence

Speaking at an assembly in front of 1200 male students’ Principal Veric delved into unfamiliar territory.

“I used a word that was rarely used in single sex traditional boys schools and that word was love.



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“No problem is too big to overcome, when people show and share love

love angelou

brilliant dawn

Best wishes from the First City to see the sun, the light each new day

Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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Painting the Sand: British Army’s most highly decorated bomb disposal expert

August 8, 2017


Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes is the British Army’s most highly decorated bomb disposal expert. During a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009, he defused a total of 119 IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and survived numerous ambushes by the Taliban. The following year he was awarded the George Cross Medal from the Queen for his heroic efforts after dismantling seven insurgent bombs by hand without any protective clothing so that four seriously injured soldiers, and the bodies of two dead comrades, could be recovered from the area. It has been described as the “single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan”.

He has just written a tell-all memoir called Painting the Sand – a shocking and devastating story about his time on the frontline in the deadliest area of the country.



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You can be a hero too!

August 6, 2017

Inspirational videos


Share, encourage, uplift…and perhaps even inspire

sun beats down


Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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Death of a prize-winning dissident

July 24, 2017

China’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was defined by his fight for reform and human rights, writes Harrison Smith


“Share, inform, educate, inspire”

light in the darkness

Shining a light for truth in the darkest of places


Brendan Cox – In memory of Jo

July 21, 2017


British Labour MP for the constituency of Batley and Spen, Jo Cox, was murdered on June 16th, 2016 as she met with constituents. A campaigner and an active member of her community, Jo was a wife, daughter, sister and mother of two, and her death galvanised calls for a return to civility in political discourse.

“We have far more in common than what divides us.

– Jo Cox

“I don’t want to fixate on how Jo died, but how she lived.” 

– Brendan Cox

dawn best


Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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Billy Monger: Back in the driving seat after racing accident

July 7, 2017

People supporting others, they’re the true inspiration

“People keep saying I’m the inspiration but I think all these people coming together to support someone, they’re the true inspiration.”

Billy Monger



“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening,  encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!
dawn best

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

July 2, 2017


Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)



I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at
in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

Sorry and hope you can understand.

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

~ Franz Kafka

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”


“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at


All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”

– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)



“An Extraordinary Life”: The Young Kiwi Nurse

July 2, 2017



“Nurses are quiet heroes in comfortable shoes”



“Heroes are simply ordinary people, who find themselves in extraordinary situations and rise to the challenge of helping their fellow man… and so one person at a time, help make the world a better place for all.”




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