Listaliciousness: Father’s Day, Women on Money, and Hidden Meaning in “Lilo and Stitch”

Family upon couch

My family

Happy Father’s Day! I miss my father so much on this special day. At least, we talked on the phone which was wonderful.

Anyway, here are some links. A few are Father’s Day themed while others deal with history, coping skills, and Disney of course. Enjoy!

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Why Are People So Blind to Others?

Who Will Love Me

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved. – Princess Diana

So many people are struggling in the world. Just think of a five people (coworkers, friends, family, etc). Then think about what they are dealing with right now. You will probably notice that most are dealing with something difficult. Those who are not currently will in the future or did in the past; either that or you do not know about their current difficulties.

If that is the case, why are people so blind to others? How come instead of reaching out to each other, we draw back in fear? Why are others so closed to seeing the pain of those around them?

Lately, this has bothered me a great deal. Whether I am congratulating others for getting into a show and they fail to ask about me, nearly in tears over confusion with my faith, or working while others chatter with friends, I constantly feel alone. When no one reaches out to me, anger boils up inside as bitterness towards the whole human race increases.

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One Thousand Thanks: 877 – 887. People With Disabilites

Dressed up at the film festival with my friend Rachel

Dressed up at the film festival with my friend Rachel

This week, my university has celebrated Disability Appreciation Week. Speakers during chapel shared with the student body what life is like with OCD, dyslexia, sensory processing disorder, depression, albinism and many other health issues. In fact, I shared in a panel today about my journey with an eating disorder, aspergers, and more.

During this week, I have realized more than ever how many wonderful people struggle with some type of disability. Whether from a mental illness or a learning disorder, many gifted people throughout history have faced some health issue. Many great people in my own life have as well. This post is to honor all of them and state my thankfulness that they are in this world and made a positive impact on it.

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Listaliciousness: Leonardo’s Ice Bucket Challenge, Wholock the Musical, and Google Birthday

Mario goofing around on a vacation
Mario goofing around on a vacation

Mario goofing around on a vacation with Maria and me in the back

Well, I just worked from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 and am very tired. Here is a quick, but hopefully interesting, listaliciousness for you with some great links from this week.

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Recovery in the Media: #34. The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

The amazing story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan shows the importance of hope and perseverance.

34. The Miracle Worker

One of the most incredible people ever to have lived was Helen Keller.  She went on to change the world with her deep wisdom and perseverance through struggles partly because of being blind and deaf.  Both versions of the movie The Miracle Worker only show her childhood.  However, the story reminds viewers that what seems impossible can be done and great things can come out of difficult circumstances.

Synopsis: The Kellers are nearly ready to give up on their little girl.  Helen was once a normal child but now is deaf, mute, and blind who demands her way all of the time.  Unsure of what to do, the Kellers cater to their child’s whims and fear for the worst.  When a teacher, Anne Sullivan, comes to try to help Helen communicate, the training seems pointless at first.  Yet, the determined woman refuses to give up as she continues to try to teach her pupil how to experience the world and interact with others.

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