Connor's message is clear and simple: life is all about love, be grateful for that love everyday, and give it unconditionally to others. And be sure to give those closest to you a big "choke out" hug.
Unless you have been living under a rock -- or if you don't use social media (same thing) -- than you have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Some people are asking, "What kind of message is the NFL sending to women and girls about how they are valued in society?" We have another question: What kinds of messages are young boys receiving from the Ray Rice incident?
The other day while driving home from the grocery store with a car full of groceries, my mother saw an unforgettable scene that many of us have seen countless times, sometimes on a daily basis.
I understood Clevelanders who declared LeBron forever dead to them. Still, I have my own journey as a prodigal son who once had to leave Cleveland in order to grow up, only to later return so I could discover my real story.
With strong arms typically used to score touchdowns, Nelson picked up the young boy and just held him. With the young boy in his arms, a fire began burning in Nelson's heart that sparked an idea in his mind.
As the first turbaned Sikh American to play basketball for an NCAA program, I knew I needed to voice my opinion when I learned Sikh players on India's team were told by FIBA they must remove their dastars before playing at the Japan-India game.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...
"My vision is to expand the audience for chess," he says, modestly, his words backed up by years of action in creating this audience.
Fortunately, after spending the last four weeks in Brazil doing impact work in the local communities, I've learned one very important thing: Brazil is more than football.
Cities 3.0 mayors are not sitting on our hands, waiting for the feds or someone else to solve our problems. We're embracing good ideas no matter where they come from, innovating to provide better services and building strong economies for the global marketplace.
As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, now is the time to enter an era of good governance of the world's most popular sport. That means FIFA, football's governing body, must change to ensure this beloved sport is a force for good in the world.
Garçon's hope for fans, friends and supporters alike, is to demonstrate by example that it is always a good time lend a helping hand.