Archive for Inspirational
Every country has inspiring leaders who encourage people to create the best and brightest future for all its citizens. In the USA – MLK was one of these special leaders. This video shares some favorite quotes from his speeches that continue to inspire today – even decades after his monumental life.
This song from the Phillipines is in the Native language of Tagalog and in English. We love the images of beautiful children seen with the words behind this song. This is perhaps the best known version of the song, sung by Lea Salonga who is a beloved singer and actress from the Phillipines. You can find out more about her and her music at: http://www.leasalonga.com. Another version of this song was recorded in the USA with English only lyrics by a performer named Roger Whittaker.
Everyone knows the song, Kumbayah. Here the Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa performs a different version of the song with great new lyrics. Formed in 2002, this 52 voice choir has performed to rave reviews all over the world. To learn more about this beautiful choir, you can visit their website.
Music can cross boundaries and borders, but can it inspire across species? You bet it can! Here a group of mariachi musicians serenade a whale – and the whale loves it! A beautiful little video!
This video comes from one of Daria’s songs with the same name. It was inspired by a Native American Grandmother who talked about how all the colors of humanity (all the colors of hands) must work together to heal the plant. She spoke about how each race and type of people were like special puzzle pieces and each one was needed to complete the picture of a renewed and restored planet. Inspiring!
This song was created as a part of contest for NASA in the USA and has become a favorite of many families around the world. Not only about space and space exploration, the spoken words in the middle of the song talk about how what happens about our planet can help to promote peace and unity down here on Earth.
The lyrics offering thanks to the NASA Space Program say: “ Your work fosters a true culture of learning – about ourselves, our planet and our universe. Your missions have united nations, extended a hand of friendship, and even altered world-views. Your spirit of cooperation and the common good of all mankind is now on a pedestal for all to see.
Thanks to the Plunkett Family for creating and sharing this awesome video!
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