"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall. Happy Earth Day everyone! We hope you are out there making a positive impact on the world.
79-year-old Sarah Patricia Jones (“Paddy”) stunned judges on Britain’s Got Talent with her sassy salsa routine. Paddy began dancing at age two, but gave it up after she got married and had children. It wasn’t until her husband passed away 10 years ago that she took up dancing again and here are the results! ”You’re an amazing example to older people because you’ve shown that however old you are you can still be spectacular and beautiful and do something amazing,” said David Williams, Britain’s Got Talent judge. What an inspiration!
It is no secret that our country’s history is tainted by the ugly mark of prejudice and racism. However, this week, a wrong was righted as President Obama awarded Medals of Honor to 24 war heroes who had previously been passed over for the award because of race or religion. The three men pictured here are the only men that are still living. Honorees, from left, include Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela, and Specialist Four Santiago J. Erevia. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). Via The White House
Check out how the Affordable Care Act is benefiting seniors. Via National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Too old to become an indie star? Hmm.. we think not! This is 70-year-old Linda Perhacs from Topanga, Calif. Although Linda spent most of her life working as a dental hygienist, she now finds herself recording and performing for an indie label. It’s never to make your dreams come true. Go Linda! Via New York Times
"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."