“Be the change you want to see in the world”Ghandhi

The resilience of the human heart to survive, surmount and do right by others is profoundly displayed in this video which moved me to tears of appreciation. Bless the beasts and the children. It is children like this beautiful boy that can change the whole world.


A homeless 13-year-old Filipino won a very prestigious award for his commitment to improving the lives of fellow street kids. Cris “Kesz” Valdez, who lived off a trash dump and slept in an open tomb for the majority of his childhood, was awarded last year’s International Children’s Peace Prize in The Hague on September 19, 2012. 
Gifts of Hope
For his seventh birthday, Kesz didn’t want any presents for himself. Instead, he wanted to give something to other street children: Gifts of Hope. That same year, Kesz started his own organization, Championing Community Children, aimed at giving street children hope and showing them that they can take their future into their own hands. Every week, he and his friends go to underprivileged communities to teach children about hygiene, food and children’s rights. He even takes things a step further, by teaching children how to teach each other. He…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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16 Responses to “Be the change you want to see in the world”Ghandhi

  1. adinparadise says:

    It’s a wonderful and heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  2. The media likes to focus on all that bad in the world, yet I know that in our hearts is the potential for goodness. This story is such a fine example. Thanks for reminding me to keep on believing in the goodness…

  3. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    What an awesome story and an awesome boy, so cool that he was recognized!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  4. seeker says:

    Hi Paulette, Thank you for helping in sharing the Gift of Love and Hope. Blessings to you. Perpetua

  5. It is a story of life, survival and hope. It transform us from within.

  6. I don’t even know how to say how beautiful that child is. Why aren’t we following his lead?

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