Across the United States, Americans of all races, colors, politics, and creeds will be celebrating Independence Day.
Parades, BBQs, and parties abound from coastal metropolises littered with skyscrapers to humble Midwest towns where the number of street lights can be counted on one hand.
Amidst the history and the celebration, the observance and the fireworks, several popular myths exist for Fourth of July. more >>
As part of an interactive project, seven pianos were set up in various parts of the city of Sarasota in Florida. Signs were placed next to the pianos encouraging anyone who walked by to sit down and play. That's when this homeless man took a seat and amazed everyone.
One of the city's most frequent performers is Donald Gould. He is homeless, but it doesn't stop him from drawing crowds of people to watch him. Donald is a former Marine who ended up living on the streets after battling a drug addiction. He plans to one day turn his life around and music is a major part of his recovery. After one of Donald's performances was captured and put online, his popularity grew immensely.
If you haven't heard him before, you definitely have to hear him now. Many people from his hometown of Sarasota are hoping Donald one day is on the big stage! more >>
A military father was out on deployment and decided to send his little girl a present back home. When she received it she was jumping with joy. But she knew that the teddy bear couldn't replace her daddy.
That's when something incredible happens! It's hard to imagine how it feels when someone you love is away on a deployment. Only people that have been through it can really explain what it feels like. In this video, a loving father sends his baby girl a teddy bear that speaks a message. It says "I love you baby girl" and she falls in love with it instantly. The talking bear was her best friend.
But, as time went on, she missed her real dad. When you hear this hero family's story you're going to need tissues! This is a heartwarming ad really touches your heart. more >>
In life, we face many obstacles and ups and downs. What we learn and how we deal with them makes us who we are. Jessica Cox was born without something many of us take for granted. Her story about overcoming obstacles in her life is very inspiring!
Her story is an inspiration in the arena of not just overcoming, but smashing the hurdles in her life. She believed anything was possible, as long as she put her mind to it. If a girl like that can feel that way, it's hard to think in a negative way about anything in life. When she met an instructor for Taekwondo, he boosted her confidence by speaking to her like anyone else. He told her that a positive attitude would lead to positive results. She received her first black belt at just 14 years old.
Now she is trying to do something that will truly inspire the world and bring it to the big screen for all to see. She has teamed up with Nicolas Sparks with hopes of releasing this film. more >>
It is easy for us to point out those living in an area with without proper education. People tend to jump out and blame the parents. But can we really blame parents if they are working 60 hours a week and making minimum wage? This teacher took notice and decided to do something incredible.
The reality is more of a vicious cycle, and too many kids are born into it without any means of escape. Although many kids live in a populated city, a large percentage of them live in poverty. It can be very difficult for kids to grow up like this and stay motivated at the same time. A teacher who suffered a terrible tragedy decided it was time to make a change. He developed a very creative way to help these kids.
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One mother won't let being eight months pregnant stop her from choreographing this epic dance routine with her daughter. Nikki Taylor and her daughter Jaylyn will have you clapping your hands and smiling when you watch them!
This 6-year-old has so much joy and talent ready to burst out. "She kills me, I'm winded ... but this is as good as it gets," the proud mother writes alongside the cute clip. When you hear what Jaylyn has to say about her mother you will laugh. Only nice things to say along with happiness. "My mom is going to rock!" is something that can make any mother proud.
Not only is she adorable, her dance moves are amazing. You will absolutely love this video, from start to finish. Maybe even try to recreate it with your own child. Be sure to SHARE this with everyone you know! more >>