People I Admire
The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently. - Dalai Lama XIV
Doctor Jane Goodall, one of the most amazing people I've had the honor to hear speak.
1962 Jackie O was pivitol in setting the style for the 1960s. She was just 31 when she became 1st lady + instantly was considered a style icon. Oleg Cassini is credited for her "look" which was minimalist, clean-lined tailored suits, crisp knee length skirts, 3/4 sleeves, tailored notch collar jackets, simple A-line dresses, opera length gloves, pearls + pillbox hats.
Style Icon: Jackie Kennedy Onassis
"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work." -- Mother Teresa
"A wealthy, single socialite, Edith was 36 years old when she boarded the Titanic. On board she befriended a 59 year old wife and mother named Caroline Brown. The two women were among the throng trying to reach a lifeboat as the Titanic sank. When only one space remained, Edith pushed Caroline forward saying “You go first, you have children waiting at home.” Edith was one of four first class women to perish in the sinking of the Titanic. Her body has never been recovered."
Rev. Josiah Henson (July 15, 1789 - May 15, 1883) and his wife Nancy. After he escaped to Canada in October 1830, Rev. Henson aided more than 600 enslaved Africans to freedom. He founded a settlement and school for other freedom seekers called the Dawn Settlement in Dresden, Ontario. He helped African-Descent Canadians join the Union Army. He advocated in support of African-Descent education and spent all his life in his Dresden community.
Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue were an interracial couple aboard the Titanic. As the ship sank, Joseph stuffed his coat with money & jewelry, took his pregnant wife and children to the deck and managed to get them into a lifeboat. He gave the coat to his wife, and said: “Here, take this, you are going to need it. I’ll get another boat. God be with you. I’ll see you in New York.” Joseph died in the sinking. He was the only passenger of black descent on the Titanic. His body was never found.