Amazing people doing amazing things

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’m doing a weekly podcast with a friend where we spotlight people who are making a difference in other people’s lives.  I wanted to take the opportunity to share another one of the episodes in case you are looking to brighten up your day and/or be inspired by the amazing people there are in this world.

This one is our interview with a father making a difference in fathers and daughters’ lives by helping them bond through hair: Father’s Initiative Helps Dads Bond With Their Daughters.  Although this may seem like nothing special, I beg to differ.  We all know how important parent-child relationships are to inner growth and happiness in life (this isn’t an opinion, just take a look at all the psychological studies on child emotional development and parental influence).  So, what this dad is doing has an impact on so many levels, and extends way beyond dad/daughter hair days.

Through the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory initiative, this dad and daughter team help to create a lovely bond between fathers and daughters; make daughters know their fathers care about them; and through this time together where fathers learn how to do their daughters’ hair (and different hairstyles), the girls get that selfless love that can help their inner growth (to an immeasurable degree), plus a whole lot of memories they will cherish forever.

When someone shares with us something we love, it is one of the best feelings in this world!  We all know that feeling; and those special moments we carry in our hearts that can lift us up when we are down and give us strength when we need it.  You can imagine how daughters feel when their dads take the time to learn and to do their hair in a way that makes them smile, and how that moment will be with them forever.

There’s no way of beating that loved feeling that you carry within you from positive childhood moments!  I hope you enjoy the podcast; and if you’re a single dad, you’ll love connecting with this community of awesome dads 🙂

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The Make A Difference Spotlight podcast episode 29

This week’s story on the MADS podcast is about a man who does something amazing to help homeless families.  He actually gives up his home so that they can have a roof over their head while trying to get back on their feet.  His act of kindness has spread way beyond helping families.  Listen to the story and you’ll see why, maybe you’ll even be inspired to do something similar yourself.

MADS Episode 29: Man helps homeless families by giving them his home

A special announcement!

I’ve missed writing so much; but sometimes things get way too busy to have time for everything (I’m sure you’ve all had a similar experience at one time or another, so you can relate).

A short FYI for those who have been following me since I started my blog and for new followers…I have slightly updated some of the pages and content, and I’m also getting a schedule ready to see if I can fit more writing in 2016.  Wish me luck and I’d love to hear how everyone is doing, if you’d like to leave a comment 🙂

On that note, I do have something exciting to share!  I am doing a podcast with my dear friend Joe where we spotlight individuals who are making a difference in other people’s lives.  The podcast is called: The Make A Difference Spotlight (aka MADS). We’re on Stitcher and iTunes if you’d like to follow us.

I’ll most likely post our weekly stories on the blog from now on, they are really inspirational and share so much of the beauty of humanity! Will love hearing your thoughts if you tune in and if you have someone you think we should spotlight please let me know (leave a comment or write).

This past week’s MADS story was about two sisters on a journey to find bone marrow donors across all 50 states on their road trip. Here’s the link if you’d like to tune in (the episodes are not long, about 20 min or so).