A Celebration of some inspiring Humans who dance, are shoe-less, renew vows and a heartfelt thank you to those who make themselves vulnerable and create an open space for conversation and change.
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
Inspiring Dancer Eileen Kramer is 106 Years Young
Eileen Kramer truly inspires us. At age 106, Ms. Kramer allows us the speace to rethink what years, birthdays and feeling “old” means!
Born November 8th, 1914 in Australia, Ms. Kramer started off studying to be a singer but she was transfixed when she attended a performance of the Bodenweiser Ballet. She knew she had to dance. She auditioned and began a 10 year tour with the very same dance troupe. She has continued her lifelong passion of dance throughout her full, glorious life.
Besides dancing, she currently paints, writes and creates choreography. She doesn’t use the word “old” or “aged” in conversation. According to the BBC news she says, “I’m not old, I’ve just been here a long time and learnt a few things along the way. I don’t feel how people say you should feel when you’re old. My attitude to creating things is identical to when I was a child.” Want to revived and alive? Read more about Eileen Kramer here
Not a Dry Eye
A Husband With Alzheimers Remarries His Caretaker Wife
According to People.com, Lisa Marshall has been caring for her husband, Peter, for the last three years. Peter was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2018 at the age of 53 and Lisa has been chronicling their daily experiences on the Facebook page: Oh Hello Alzheimers.
Lisa’s writings and posts are so beautiful and lovely… especially one of the most recent where Lisa talked about their marriage vow renewal. While the couple was watching a marriage scene in a TV show, Peter asked Lisa to marry him! He had forgotten they were married… but felt such love for his wife that he asked.
According to People…”I said, ‘Do what?’ And he pointed to the TV, to the scene of this wedding and I said, ‘Do you want to get married?’ He said yes and had this huge grin on his face. He doesn’t know that I’m his wife. I’m just his favorite person.”
Giving From The Bottom Of Your Sole
Every school has rules and many don’t allow different types of dress or shoes to be worn at graduation. It can be devastating when a student shows up in the wrong outfit and that’s exactly what happened when Daverius Peters showed up for his high school graduation in “athletic shoes”.
Feeling humiliated and defeated that he could not fulfill his goal of walking across the stage to receive his diploma, Peters saw teacher John Butler who was attending the ceremony as a parent whose daughter was graduating. He explained the situation to Butler, who proceeded to ask the school representative if they could make an exception for Peters. When they were told no – without missing a beat, Butler took off his shoes and gave them to Peters!
According to the Washington Post, even though Butler’s shoes were 2 sizes too big… Peters was able to “shuffle” across stage and receive his diploma.
Telling The Truth
A Heartfelt Thank You to those that have shown more of themelves
We have all been through so much this past year and we are so grateful to all those in the headlines who have opened up, made themself vulnerable and revealed their truth.
Thank you Jojo Siwa, Elliot Page, Daria Berenato and all our LGBTQIA+ friends and family for coming out and showing us you!
Thank you Brittany Spears for being so honest in your conservatorship hearing.
Thank you Naomi Osaka, Michael Phelps for allowing us the space to see that overwhelming emotions and mental health issues can be discussed and treated openly.
Did You Know?
That according to Bustle.com there are ways to let yourself be more vulnerable:
- Accept that you’re worthy
- Know what your “skiddish” tendencies are
- Stop yourself when you’re resisting
- Trust you can deal with the outcome
- Share your hurt with others
Want more? Read more Here.
“Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.”
– Bob Marley
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