Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press. I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference, sharing some fun things with you from the past year.

Top 10 Inspiring Videos of 2017 - mariadismondy.com

Today I will be sharing my top 10 videos that have been shared on our Empowering Kids with Character Facebook page. Do you know about this Facebook Community Maria started? It’s a fantastic place where like minded parents, caregivers and educators gather to share ways to raise children in a way where they are taught positive character traits.

Love Alone is Worth the Fight, by Switchfoot. A music video that shows the beauty of the world we live in and shares a great message.

This video shows the power of our time, especially as parents and/or caregivers to children. A boy completes some tasks, quietly, for his mother. He tracks the time it took, all in an effort to “save her time” so she could come see his school play.

A great video about friendship!! Men gather to play a game of basketball, as equals. A strong message about community!

A commercial from HoneyMaid that has a powerful message about what family really means!

#likeagirl – YES!! When did “like a girl” become an insult? Always® created this extremely powerful video about “like a girl” and I believe everyone should watch.

This video shows the true meaning of “love thy neighbor”. A young man takes care of and becomes family to an elderly woman who is diagnosed with leukemia. Such a powerful message of taking care of others, selflessly!

This video is about a son and father who appear to clash (as often happens, at some point, in that father/son relationship). Tragedy hits and the father doesn’t give up. I love that mealtimes are emphasized in this video and shows that family is forever!

Such a beautiful video on how a seemingly small act of kindness for an elderly invalid woman just makes her world. You can see the joy she’s experiencing. What an amazing gift that was given to this woman!

This video was shared with group by member Alli Largent – a rare set of “twins” make a case that their uniqueness is more than skin deep.

This video is so powerful – it shows the importance of standing up for others!


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