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“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker

Hello everyone! Taking action leads to change. When we trust ourselves and act on our inner wisdom -- even when fear, worries, or doubts are present -- amazing things can happen. This week, we learn about a woman referee who dedicated herself to an impossible dream, an animal sanctuary that offers love from turkeys, and a country that gives the gift of culture to young adults as they turn eighteen. May we be a witness to the flow of diverse feelings, listen to whispers of our inner knowings, and take action. Wishing you well!

SPORTS

One Of The First Women To Officiate World Cup Forges Path For Females

One Of The First Women To Officiate World Cup Forges Path For Females

Alexander Fox | Pixabay

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicks off, one ground-breaking element is that women referees will be officiating the game. For the first time in its 92-year history, six out of this year's 129 referees are female. It's a dream come true for Kathryn Nesbitt, an American who has dedicated herself to the job without knowing whether a woman like herself will ever be allowed to officiate one of the world's biggest sporting events. Before receiving the good news, Nesbitt had already become a top referee for women's soccer and one of the first female referees in Major League Soccer tournaments. "This was an impossible dream for me, and just being able to witness females at this event now makes this realistic for all women," Nesbitt said. "Whether it be in refereeing, whether it be in a different sport, whether it be in something completely different -- sometimes just having a visual like that can make something actually be real. If I get to play even a small role in that, that's really cool." For years, Nesbitt juggled between officiating soccer and working as an assistant professor in chemistry at Towson University. In 2019, she decided to leave academia to focus on refereeing. "One of the biggest things I've learned in my career -- and this has been in chemistry too, both being very male-heavy areas -- is the best way to impress is to do your job well," Nesbitt said. Read Full Story.

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FUN

This Farm Offers Turkey Cuddling

This Farm Offers Turkey Cuddling

Tyler Donaghy | Unsplash

Barbara Slaine, 63, was visiting the Gentle Barn animal sanctuary in Santa Clarita. She never encountered a live turkey, let alone one which unexpectedly came up to nuzzle her. "It was just the sweetest moment -- I could have sat with her forever," she said. Gentle Barn was founded 20 years ago and has since rescued 200 cows, horses, donkeys, goats, and other farm animals. Read Full Story.

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ARTS

Rogue Artist Fills City Potholes With Mosaics And Social Commentary

Rogue Artist Fills City Potholes With Mosaics And Social Commentary

Jim Bachor

Jim Bachor is a "Pothole Picasso" from Chicago, US. Using hundreds of pieces of Italian glass and marble, he turns potholes into beautiful mosaics. It began as a fun hobby in 2013 when he filled a pothole with the words "pothole" in black and white. Since then, Bachor's works have evolved into masterpieces, including mosaics of TV remotes, wolf silhouettes, Ramen noodles, and even imitations of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh and Edward Hopper. They can be found in the streets in Nashville, New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Read Full Story.

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ARTS

Germans Turning 18 To Be Offered €200 Culture Pass 'Birthday Gift'

Germans Turning 18 To Be Offered €200 Culture Pass 'Birthday Gift'

Kenny Filiaert | Unsplash

In efforts to encourage young adults to experience live culture and drop home-bound (and screen-bound) pandemic habits, the German government has created a €200 "Kulturpass" for all 18 year-olds. Germany's culture minister, Claudia Roth, said the culture pass is the "equivalent of a birthday present" for 750,000 teens in Germany who turn 18 in 2023, The Guardian reports. Finance minister Christian Lindner called the pass "cultural start-up capital," where the 18-year-olds can use it over two years, for anything from theater and concert tickets to books or music. The funds are managed through an app and a website connects pass recipients to a virtual marketplace for the purchase of theater tickets, books, etc. Emphasis is placed on smaller, local organizations, like independent bookshops and cinemas, and exclude large online platforms like Amazon and Spotify. If the scheme is successful, it may expand to other cohorts of teens as well. In recent years, before the pandemic, other European countries like France and Italy have introduced similar initiatives. Read Full Story.

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EVERYDAY HEROES

A Search For The Man Who Saved Her: 'Before Twitter Goes Away, Maybe Help Me Find My Hero?'

A Search For The Man Who Saved Her: 'Before Twitter Goes Away, Maybe Help Me Find My Hero?'

Johannes Blenke | Unsplash

After a visit with her ill father-in-law in North Carolina, Rose Andresen and her husband Adam Terrell were driving back to their home in to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It was night. Ten hours into the drive, Terrell suddenly lost conscious at the wheel. Andresen, taking hold of the wheel, veered the car away from traffic, crashing into a cluster of trees. A mysterious stranger in an SUV heading in the opposite direction deliberately turned around and pulled up beside to help. He called for emergency services and stayed with the couple until they arrived. The stranger disappeared before the couple could track him down. "I would like to be able to thank him for stopping. I'd like to be able to tell him that we lived," said Andresen. Read Full Story.

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