Webspiration #2

Dancing to your own beat takes courage... but if you persist you can inspire others to dance along with you!

It has been another busy week for me, yet there’s always time for a bit of inspiration seeking from around the web. Here’s a few things that have inspired me lately:

1.     I’ve been getting nostalgic on Dear Photograph. The premise is simple: take a picture of a picture from the past in the present. I find it captivating – wondering about the stories behind the images and why people have chosen these particular images to merge their pasts and presents.

2.     7 year old Andrew Kirz donated two years worth of piggy bank savings ($137.88) to the Nature Conservancy in the USA. Imagine how much that is to a 7 year old?! If the next generation are half as generous as this young man, we have a lot to look forward to.

3.     Lexy Raine shares 15 easy ideas for spreading kindness. I’m totally going to pick a random name out of the phone book and send them a surprise.

4.     This guy is just dancing to his own beat – ok, he looks a bit nuts, people are sniggering at him – but then he starts a dance revolution. People are literally running to join him. I love this video. It’s inspiration for all of us who sometimes feel like we’re out on a limb by ourselves, working for the world we want to live in… perhaps one day the crowd will come dance with us too!

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What’s inspired you this week?

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About Cassandra

Hi, I'm Cassandra. I work in fundraising, love travelling, and am fascinated by how we can inspire one another to greatness and spread human kindness. Connect with me on twitter @cassandra_nz

2 comments

  1. The “group dance” video is really fascinating. What is it about this guy’s demeanor that rallied other’s to join him?

    • I know – it’s really interesting isn’t it.

      For me, I gleaned a few small lessons from this fun little video:
      (1) Persist – even when everyone thinks you’re a fool,
      (2) Have fun – people never would have joined the dance if it didn’t look like fun, and
      (3) Support is essential – for me the most intruiging part of the clip is when the dance group seems to hit a “tipping point” – a few dancers have joined in and then, all of a sudden, dozens of people start running to join in. This really reinforces how important it is for us to support one another in our social projects. We all need a great supporter base to help us spread the word and create a groundswell of change.

      Did you find anything else interesting about this example?

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