Heros of The World: Just When You Think The News Is All Bad

Article Title: Heros of The World: Just When You Think The News Is All Bad
Key words (Tags): Heroes, Good News, Inspiration, Independent, New Zealand Herald,.Washington Post, Dennis Mukwege, Congo, Malalai Joya, Afghanistan, Neda Agha-Soltan, Iran
Shared by: Craig Lock
Craig’s new blog with thoughts and extracts from various writings is at craiglock.wordpress.com and
Other articles are available at:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)
I write about the essence of humanity. I try to show the extra-ordinary in ordiniary lives: revealing the generosity of spirit, the strength and courage of ordinatry people in their daily struggles with the sometimes very hard, but often so satisfying journey that is called life.
In this work I aim to try to build “bridges of reconliation”… so just sharing a few thoughts as an introduction to this submission…
What and who is a hero? A hero is not necessarily a celebrity. There are countless unsung heroes around the globe working quietly and unassumingly to make a difference in the world. For me a hero is a person, often unheralded, who inspires someone else to become more than they could/should be. Here are a few of them – my heroes of the world making a huge impact… a better world today
AS a tough decade ends, Johann Hari celebrates some inspiring leaders.
“If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own.”
– newsman Wes Nisker in his final broadcast
Dennis Mukwege, a soft-spoken Congolese gynaecologist rumoured to be number two in the Nobel Committee’s list for the 2009 Peace Prize. He should have won!
Malalai Joya, the youngest woman ever to be elected in Afghanistan, and she was swiftly banned from taking her seat, because she kept speaking up for the people who elected her – against the violent fundamentalist warlords our governments have put in charge of the country. They keep trying to murder her, but she says:
“I don’t fear death, I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice… I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike.”
“You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.”
from The Independent (as published in the New Zealand Herald, Jan 2010)
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“This year hundreds of thousands of ordinary people in Iran braved ferocious official violence to demand their right to vote and to speak freely. Dozens were killed, thousands imprisoned. One of those killed was a woman named Neda Agha-Soltan; her shooting by thugs working for the Islamist theocracy, captured on video, moved the world. A posthumous award for Neda, would have recognised the sacrifices that movement has made and encouraged its struggle in a dark hour.”
– The Washington Post (as published in the New Zealand Herald)
All these heroes have the conquering spirit of a champion.
Shared by craig

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that really matter.”
– Martin Luther King
“Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine that still stirs within each one of our hearts.”
– US President, Barack Obama


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4 Responses to “Heros of The World: Just When You Think The News Is All Bad”

  1. craiglock Says:

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



    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    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.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “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.”

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    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)


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  3. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on The Foreign Correspondent: A Site of "Revealing Interviews" of a Foreign Correspondent, the Journalist and Writer.


  4. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit.


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