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Countdown to Mother’s Day!
Very seldom in life do we meet people with such amazing gifts that we are left stunned. Earnestine Robinson is one of those rare people. She is able to create music so intricate, many consider it impossible to do without a background in music. Despite no formal music training, with her faith and family, she rises from humble southern roots to become an unlikely composer of classical music that takes her all the way to Carnegie Hall and to a world premiere in Europe.
Earnestine does not question her source. She trusts God to guide her and just continues to create extraordinary music that has taken her all the way to Carnegie Hall three times.
While some stories are interesting and others explore and push the reader to think, it is usually the inspirational stories that touch the soul. Her book “Driven by Faith” is a “must-read” for anyone who has struggled to answer the question, “Why am I here?”
Earnestine’s gift is more than just creating some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear. It’s also about family, faith and giving back. To this end, Earnestine and her family are holding a contest, one that could include you and your mother.
Join us for this very unique “Countdown to Mother’s Day!”
1. Submit in 500 words or less your special Mother’s Day story.It can be funny, sentimental, bold or all of these and more. Submit HERE.
2. Each day, prior to Mother’s Day, come back and share special thoughts you have on the upcoming special day on Earnestine’s timeline on Facebook.
3. Share your thoughts with all your friends.
The first 100 people to actively post on Earnestine’s timeline will win the opportunity to participate in a special live, online Earnestine Robinson Master Class. She will discuss and take questions on how to find your purpose and the role of faith in reaching your destiny.
On Mother’s Day, three winners will be chosen and each receive a $100 gift card from Amazon and a copy of Earnestine’s book “Driven By Faith”. Each of the stories will be posted on Earnestine’s Facebook page.
Make this your best Mother’s Day ever!
The Huffington Post is the exclusive outlet for a compelling blog written by Linda Thompson, former wife of Bruce Jenner.
In 1984 Architect and visionary Miguel Quintana Pali purchased 12 acres in the Mayan Riviera in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo with the idea of building his dream house.
However, when he began to clear the land he started uncovering ancient Mayan cenotes, sinkholes and beautiful underground rivers. Awed by this magnificent sight he felt that so much beauty should not be accessible only to a privileged few and began to formulate the idea of a park open to the public.
He soon joined forces with Constandse brothers Oscar, Marcos and Carlos, and they began transforming this park into a dream come true called Xcaret. Since its opening in December 1990, Xcaret Park is one of the most famous attractions in the Cancun-Riviera Maya destination, an eco-archaeological park where you can experience the natural and cultural richness of Mexico.
At present, Xcaret group has established itself as a great leader in sustainable tourist recreation and socially responsible, capable of responding to the needs of more than 6 million tourists that visit each year the Mexican Caribbean. This new integration scheme features a complete selection of products which complement each other and will offer the best entertainment and unique experiences surrounded by the natural, cultural and archaeological richness of Mexico.
Mexican Government Recognizes Experiencias Xcaret for its Wildlife Care.
For the last 10 years, at the request of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Xcaret has looked after 168 specimens of 45 different species.“Xcaret has been a major ally in the care of wild fauna,” says Ludivina Menchaca, federal environmental representative in Quintana Roo.
Mexican environmental authorities acknowledged the contribution of Xcaret Park of Cancún and the Riviera Maya to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals which have been stranded, injured or confiscated from their owners for violations to environmental legislation.
Among the species that have been entrusted to Xcaret are the ocellated turkey and the Yucatan black howler monkey, as well as species of crocodile, deer, pumas, jaguars, falcons, turtles, and ocelots, among many others.
Mexico is the country of sea turtles. In 2010, Xcaret was authorized by the Wildlife Department to operate as Rescue and Rehabilitation Center for Sea Turtles. Here, Xcaret caters to all turtles that come to rehabilitate and release. WATCH.
In a little over a year, the scarlet macaw population flying free in the jungles of Mexico has increased 41% thanks to Xcaret. “The alliances that have been built are the new path toward the preservation of our natural heritage,” says Rodolfo Raigoza Figueras, from Experiencias Xcaret. WATCH
The scarlet macaw reproduction program contributes to the dream of preserving this endangered species. Xcaret will continue working through the next years, so that the scarlet macaws keep coloring the skies of Mexico and Central America. In 2013, the park was recognized by Guinness Book of World Records for rescuing this endangered species.
Xcaret is a majestic park by the sea where you can relive the history of Mexico through colorful traditions and shows, endless activities and beautiful native flora and fauna. Truly an amazing MUST-SEE park!
Booking from the US? Call Dave @ 1-800-942-1280 and find out about the all-inclusive resort, next door to the park!
He has never had a regular job or a car.
His education has come from the road and his inspiration from the people he has met along the way.
He has crossed West Africa, lived among locals, slept in villages and pitched his tent on endless stretches of white sand beaches.
He has stood in awe beneath the skyscrapers of Hong Kong and slept among the nomadic tribes of Mongolia.
From the north to the south of the America’s, Europe and Australia, he has fulfilled his dream of traveling to 100 countries.
I’m 30 and I’m a nomad. I’ve never held a job or had a home, I’ve never studied and I don’t have a car. Every week I meet dozens of people I have never seen before and I have friends in every corner of the world,” says Peleg Cohen about himself.
Cohen was born in Israel and after finishing the military service, he felt he wanted to see the world. His journey set out in Bangkok and Thailand, where he couldn’t help falling in love with the landscape and its beautiful people.
The thirst for getting to know new places and meeting people kept on growing and he kept on to Nepal, New Zealand, Australia, Lebanon, Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, India and Senegal, among others. And so he got to more than 100 countries in less than 10 years.
“It’s not easy to wake up in a different place every day, without the slightest clue of what the future holds. Nonetheless there’s nothing more stimulating and satisfying than meeting new people and discovering their stories, cultures, traditions and ways of life,” said Peleg.
Cohen developed a global conscience about ways of living of people, and he noticed that not everything was a bed of roses and he felt the need to start helping people he met on the road.
Read more at Sana Sana
SanaSana.com is a socially responsible company that wants to make a positive impact in the lives of orphaned children in Latin America.
How much is your all your stuff worth? And could you part with EVERYTHING, to move and start over??
How much is a life worth? If you ask Kerry Hogan, he’d say about $1.1
million, as that’s the price tag he’s put on his worldly possessions.
The 51-year-old Winnipeg native and owner of Gags Unlimited is
selling almost everything he owns: his fully furnished house, car, boat,
RV, as well as his business, on the listing website Kijiji. He’s doing
this, he said, because he wants a change in his life.
“I’ve always needed new experiences, and I’ve always needed new
thrills, and I guess I’m a bit of a thrill-seeker, but I don’t want to
endanger my life doing it,” he said.
So why not sell it all and leave the country ?
While he’s selling everything for $1.1 million, he said he’s unsure of the actual value.
“I don’t know, and I don’t think I want to. It’s all relative. I got
pictures hanging on the wall that I might have paid 400 bucks for. What
is it worth? Nobody is going to pay me 400, I don’t think. But would
they pay me two, or would they pay me 20 bucks? I don’t know how to
evaluate that,” he said.
His plan, he said, is to go to Mexico to buy a small bed-and-breakfast.
The only things he doesn’t plan on selling are a few personal items:
pictures, records, some clothes and his dog. Though the Yorkshire
terrier is on sale in the listing, Hogan said the dog will either go
with him or stay with his adult daughter. Everything else, people can
” It’s just stuff. I’d like to part with
it. I’d want to know what it feels like not to own all of this and all
the stuff that comes with it,” he said.
The listing has got a lot of attention, with about 39,000 views since
it went up Feb. 19. He said he’s got few firm offers. A couple of
people offered to buy parts of the listing, but he said he’s only
selling it as a package.
He said he’s also been getting emails from people with cancer, stroke
victims and others, encouraging him and telling him how his story made
them rethink their lives.
“I had one email that said, ‘You’re a game-changer and you’re going to do great.’ “
“People sit around waiting for something to happen. They wake up
every morning and they go to a job they don’t like, shovel snow in a
house they can’t afford. They just do it, day in, day out,” he said.
“I’m single, I live in a large house by myself, I go to bed at night
alone, I wake up alone, and I’m sitting there: ‘Wow, what am I waiting
Well, it’s December 2012…finally. Is your mind reeling with
possibilities? Your heart swelling with expectations? Your body anxious
to house more of YOU? Your spirit so very ready to connect with Home in
this new way? Are the many possibilities racing through your mind and
heart about the grand Expiration Date of 12-21-12? Are you as ready for the 12-12-12 through 12-21-12 shift-point as
you possibly can be? Do you have any fears, worries or confusions about
this monumental transition we’re about to traverse…many of us while in
our physical bodies?
The Ancient Mayan calendar speaks of
12-12-2012 as the end of times as we know it, and the beginning of a
new cycle of evolution for planet earth, humanity and the cosmos. Mayan
elders say that the Ancients were informing the modern world to be ready
for a giant transformation for the human race. Interestingly,
traditions across the world including Buddhism, Tao, Hopi and Vedic
knowledge predict a ‘Golden Age’ or ‘Satyug’ in their calendars around
the same period. December 2012 is being looked upon as a significant
spiritual event and a momentous shift in the collective consciousness of
12-12-12 is a beautiful opportunity for
transformation and healing on a personal and global level. We are
invited to allow the supportive energies of Mother Earth to open our
hearts and be ready for expansion.
In a very real sense what occurs on the 12-12-12 is the Ascension,
and what takes place on December 21, 2012is the Initial Birthing
Solstice of the New Earth. That is because the ‘mechanics’ of the actual
ascending process (that enables the Ascension) occurs on the 12-12-12.
Accordingly it is what happens on December 12, 2012 that finalizes
the activations and network-connections of all the Master Crystals,
Crystalline Fields, Grid Points, Power Nodes, & Vortexial-Portal
Sites to the Crysto-Sun Disc and 144 Grid.
On the 12-12-12, for the first time, all of these crucial aspects
combine, network and tie into the completed 144 Crystalline Grid. At
precisely 12:12 pm from the Crystal Vortex, will the ascending energy
merge and be tangibly felt. All will tie initially into the Crysto Sun
Disc of Pinnacle Mountain located in the largest strata of Crystal on
your planet, and then connect to the grid.
spiritualists, astrologers, and other people involved in “New Age”
religions or other approaches to spirituality think December 21, 2012
(or December 12, 2012) is going to be a big day. They say
that the ancient Mayan calendar’s cycle will stop and then restart then,
and that something significant will take place. Their predictions range
from cataclysmic events to the world being “reborn” Dec. 21, 2012 (or
Dec. 12, 2012).
Kiam Moriya, from Birmingham Alabama, was born on December 12, 2000 12 minutes after midday, in Bronxville, New York.
“It’s like one minute out of a whole lifetime,” Kiam told AL.com. “You know, it’s all 12s.”
HOW COOL IS THAT??Do you think he is going to be special? I think so!
SEIZE THE NEXT 10 DAYS!
Chase and LivingSocial are awarding 12 individual grants of $250,000 to 12 small businesses. And a peer of ours is in the running but needs your vote!
Melissa G Wilson is in Chicago. She want to use the grant to launch a non-profit organization to provide affordable ongoing, high quality social media training and book publishing support to all–especially entrepreneurs, small businesses, seniors and students.
Over the past 25 years she has donated thousands of dollars and thousands of hours to help professionals, entrepreneurs and young people from 12 to 29 get affordable social media and networking training. She has donated time and money to help groups like: the YMCA, YWCA, United Way, Scholarship Chicago, University of Dreams and dozens of young professionals.
Will you please help? It takes less than 30 seconds!
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