Dog’s Hug Saves Them

Two dogs in a shelter appeared to hug in a photo posted by an animal rescue, and that hug lead to both of their lives being saved and a new dog owner having two more additions to his family.

This feel good story started when the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue submitted an online photo of two dogs that were named Kala and Keira by the rescue agency to their Facebook web page and posted a story about how the two dogs would be put to sleep if they weren’t rescued. The post went on to describe the two dogs, one a boxer mix that is black and the other what appears to be a brown lab. The photo is particularly touching with one dog hugging the other and the post indicating how scared they are unless someone has the heart to save them.

The photos of the two dogs only lasted on a Facebook post for a little over two hours before the dogs were saved. 

The savior was the like and share features on Facebook. When you like a photo it becomes more popular and easily accessible by other Facebook viewers. In addition, when you like a photo your friends are alerted that there is something out there that you like, or that touched you, as it did in this case. When you share a photo the photo is then sent to the people you direct the photo two, which can lead to the photo quickly being widespread. In just that limited time frame, the photo of the two dogs was liked by over 700,000 people and shared over 10,000 times.

The next message from the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue went on to say that the duo were saved and are now together as they have been jointly adopted. A photo of a young man with the two dogs in his arms was shown as they lick his face happily. 

He now has two wonderful new additions to his family thanks to the patience of the shelter, the adopter, and of course thanks to Facebook and its like and share features. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue also benefited from the event gaining positive publicity, donations, and offers for rescue, which they thanked everybody for on a new Facebook post. However, they appear most happy that these two dogs were able to find a permanent new home.

Dog’s Hug Saves Them

Note of Appreciation for New Jersey Firefighters

I know many people who serve in the Armed Forces, or as police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, and I have long supported anyone involved in those fields. The hard work, dangerous situations, and long shifts to which these people are subjected can be overwhelming. It is not something I would choose, and so I appreciate those who can and do. Recently, one small act of kindness left two New Jersey firefighters feeling very appreciated.

Entering a diner for something to eat, firefighters Tim Young and Paul Hullings received a pleasant surprise. After spending 12 hours of the night putting out a north Brunswick warehouse fire, Young and Hullings relaxed with good food and conversation. Liz Woodward, a waitress who works at the Route 130 Diner in New Jersey, heard their discussion and decided to show her appreciation for their courage and strength. Instead of a bill for their meal, Woodward gave the two a note of thanks and covered their $15 expense.

While it was not an expensive meal, the thoughtfulness of her act touched the firefighters, even bringing them to tears. Young later posted the hand-written note on Facebook, displaying Woodward’s kindness. He encouraged his friends to visit the diner and help support the small business, and, of course, to tip big if they had Liz as their waitress.

Young and Hullings later found that Woodward’s father, Steve, is a quadriplegic. She has been trying to raise money for a wheelchair-accessible van so that her father can get around to appointments in an easier and safer way. In an effort to show their thanks for the kindness shown to them, Young and Hullings vowed to help Woodward as much as possible by holding a fundraiser. The firefighters hope to “pay it forward.”

I have seen and personally experienced this sort of kind act. It can certainly lift your spirits when you least expect it. If you would like to help pay it forward, check out Steve Woodward’s Go Fund Me page at

The original article about this story can be found on the Sunny Skyz

Note of Appreciation for New Jersey Firefighters

Donald Trump Releases Financial Statement

Like it or not, Donald Trump has dibs on the famous seat in the White House. He wants more than anything to run this country, if for nothing less; he wants to handle the financial debt. True, Trump is a successful business man and he has made several wise decisions in his days. However, having all the money he does doesn’t make him fit to run the country and face leaders. His new campaign says that he is worth more than $10 billion dollars. Last year alone he made over $350 million in income. But do the American people see this as more hype than ability to run a country that is in perilous times? Some think he’s the answer, but other’s aren’t convinced.

He is more of a celebrity than a politician, but perhaps that will get him the recognition he needs to get elected. A wealth statement was released this week that showed his assets and his net worth. It’s a political move to show how financially secure he is. It’s clear Trump is not in it for the money; he has other things in mind. That salary that the president gets would be chump change to the billionaire. Analysts are not convinced that he is actually making as much money as he says he is. Forbes magazine has been following Trump for more than three decades. What they have found is that he is probably embellishing a bit for the sake of the campaign.

The thought of Trump for president is strange to some people who are used to watching him on TV. However, given the candidates that are out there now, he is one of the better options. He will run under the Republican Party if nominated and his support seems to be rising as quickly as his bank account. How would Trump handle foreign policy, fix Obama Care, and deal with other officials of other nations?

If anyone looks at his reputation from his famous show “Celebrity Apprentice,” he lacks that certain charm and charisma that is needed to help get the job done. A great deal of things has been said about Obama, but he was never unkind or arrogant. Trump would give new meaning to the word “unapproachable.” What about calling the Mexican people all sorts of names and getting thrown off his famous show by NBC? Doesn’t sound like he’s being too charming by calling names to the Mexican people and many of these people are living and voting in this country.

Still, the American people like what the Trump has to say. It doesn’t matter what mistakes he has made in the past and who he has offended, he very well may be the next president of the United States. With the choices being between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it looks like the only loser in this race will be America.

Donald Trump Releases Financial Statement

Mobile Home Park Banning Food Deliveries

When there are people in need of food, there are often organizations that can help. One company bought a mobile home park in Palmetto, and when the company found out about food deliveries being made by a local church, it threatened to evict at least one of the women who lives there. 

In addition to the woman who is being threatened, there are almost 30 other residents who depend on the delivery service who have been given letters asking them to leave. The church delivers boxes to some of the residents. These boxes contain food that will last for at least a few days. There are people with children who need these boxes as well as elderly individuals. If the church is not allowed to deliver food to the residents any longer, there are people who will need to look for other ways to get the food that they need in order to simply survive in some cases. 

The reasoning behind the decision to stop the food boxes from being delivered is that the company has the restrictions in the bylaws. Just because a company isn’t happy with a church bringing food doesn’t mean that it should prevent people who are unable to go to a store to get food or who have no means to buy food from getting what they need. This is a decision being made by people who are likely not facing this kind of situation and who have probably not dealt with the situation before. If the owners of the park would think about the assistance that these food boxes are providing, then they would realize that it’s a benefit instead of something that is bad for the area. This vital service is a lifeline to those who might not have a car. The company should consider decreasing the number of deliveries so that more food can be delivered at one time if it doesn’t want to have the church in the park as often.

Mobile Home Park Banning Food Deliveries

Joseph Bismark: A Businessman With Strong Views About Health And Wellness

Today Joseph Bismark plays an important leadership role in the international direct sales company, QNet. He helped co-found Qi Limited in 1998, and then became a Managing Director of the Qi Group in December, 2008. A quote attributed to him sums up his visionary business philosophy: “What may appear an obstacle for many is an opportunity for a leader.”

A Dynamic Entrepreneur

According to Susan Crasto, Joseph Bismark resided for several years in a spiritual community in the Philippines. She indicated in an online posting that he lived in an Ashram between the ages of 9 and 17, spending many hours learning meditation and contemplation.

Although he does not share extensive personal information concerning his background, the Singapore-based business executive today reportedly devotes much of his time to working on behalf of a foundation established by the Qi Group to promote an environmentally green lifestyle.

Strong Views About Health And Wellness

He has played an inspirational role in helping to encourage business entrepreneurship on the part of the independent representatives who help market QNet’s health, wellness and educational products lines. The company enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, a phenomenon rooted in an corporate culture of teamwork and entrepreneurship. Many distributors believe that Joseph Bismark’s dynamic personality and his emphasis upon business leadership qualities contribute to this marketplace success.

As part of the company’s efforts to further corporate responsibility, the Qi Group’s foundation encourages activities such as energy conservation and materials recycling. For example, under Along with founder Vijay Eswaran, Joseph Bismark’s leadership the company’s Prana Resort in Koh Samui has relied on the use of solar power as a source for generating electricity. Similarly, the multi-story Qi Tower in Malaysia reportedly emphasizes the use of paperless business practices which avoid the use of extensive paper products in the course of conducting business, a practice which helps conserve timber resources.


Joseph Bismark has been described as holding strong views about the importance of maintaining a health and wellness lifestyle. This philosophy meshes well with the QNet product lines.


About Joseph Bismark


Joseph Bismark is known for success working with only some of the the biggest corporations in the industry. He has helped provide top of the line marketing services, pitch perfect advertising, and guided businesses to reaching the top in their industry. What makes him different than most business leaders in the industry is how he handled the stress involved using his spiritual side. In this article, find out how he is using his spiritual side to help build businesses. Use this information and all of these ideas to help cultivate a successful business regardless of the position.

How To Put Joseph’s Spirituality Into Your Business

– Be A Strong Encourager

One thing he has been consistent on doing is helping people in his office. His fellow employees have explained that he is their favorite boss. The reason behind that is because he a strong encourager. He works hard on enhancing people’s lives and how they see themselves. Joseph has been known for pushing every person in his office to being their best self. Whether a person is a boss or just a small employer, being an encourager to everybody is powerful for giving off that sense of leadership in the sense of style. Encouragement goes a very long way.

– Team Work

Being the best that a person can be is great, but trying to actually help others and instill a sense of team work can help develop a strong relationship between each person. Joseph has exclaimed in the past that he is only successful because he has a group of people and a team who is hardworking and dedicated to being successful. He understands that growth is achievable by joining forces with others. Encouraging team building activities and doing partner work can help bring everyone together.

– Letting Creativity Roll In

Another thing he has been able to share among his fellow businessmen is how he understands the importance of creativity. It is the ordinary people who has been able to achieve great success in life by simply using their creativity to shine through. Always be on the lookout for ways to help anyone in the company bring their unique and creative ideas out there. When Joseph sees potential, he makes sure to give that person a quick push.

– Don’t Be Afraid To Use Spirituality To Help

As a student of the Ashram faith and living in the Philippines for eight years of his life, he learned about treating others with respect, remembering integrity despite the struggles, and also finding the spiritual side in all situations. He learned that integrity, honesty, and a hard work ethic towards finishing projects all help the business in the end. He also holds onto himself a sense of humility in his life. He takes advice with pride, gives advice when needed, and he works with his team on a consistent basis listening to everyone’s input.

Building a really successful business is not easy, but adding in a sense of spirituality into a business can help keep business afloat, build better teams, and work with everyone in a stronger level. As a down to earth guy, he is respectful of others and works hard to keep businesses at the top of their game. He has taught before that being grateful goes a long way in this industry. Projects, employees, and small aspects of a business can come and go, so it’s vital to be grateful along the way because a grateful attitude helps enhance the workplace. When working with others, be sure to work extensively hard on building strong relationships with the ones in the workplace.

Mr. Joseph Bismark is a distinguished business person and a foremost spiritual intellect. He is the Co-founder and managing director of QI Limited, which was founded in December 2008. Through his enduring rein at the company, he presided over a period of exponential growth, which saw the company lay a solid foundation that has stood till today. QI is a diversified multinational entity that controls a number of businesses in various sectors including; direct selling, hospitality, retail, financial services and education. QI has over 1500 staff members in its employment roster working in over 30 countries. The company operates offices in Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Bismark’s Life Inspiration
As a highly talented and versatile leader, Bismark has pursued various interests which have made him stand out as a yoga instructor, vedic philosopher, martial arts adherent and bonsai master. His other interests include animal welfare, science and technology, economic empowerment, human rights, poverty alleviation and promotion of arts and culture. He is also a devotee of the lord and a follower of absolute truth. Bismark’s corporate and spiritual journey began at a tender age of 17, when he left the comfort of his home in the Philippines mountains. Bismark’s business acumen has been largely shaped by his childhood years in the Philippines, where he had a simple upbringing. Besides his position at the helm of Q1 group and Qnet, Bismark is also the co-founder of RHYTHM foundation, which is Qnet’s corporate responsibility arm.

The spiritual side of Business
Bismark’s ingenuity in Qnet, a subsidiary of Q1 Group of Companies has taken the company to great heights, thanks to his enduring spirit and innovative mind. His entrepreneurial spirit has awed millions of people who appreciate his business approach and profit making ideas. Having said that, the checkered waters of the corporate world is both stressful and demanding. This challenge becomes even tougher when you want to start or run a successful business. Under such a competitive and stressful environment, little attention is given to everyday living virtues like peace of mind, spirituality, harmonious working relationship and a feeling of brotherhood. Bismark has seen what these virtues can achieve in terms of self-esteem, team work and productivity. For this reason, he greatly believes spirituality and business are all intertwined.

Social Network
Bismark has published numerous works and posted numerous words of wisdom in his blog and website; one of his popular post titled “Stress is Good” was posted on February 2014. Under this title, Bismark reiterates that a right amount of stress is necessary in performing work; for example, building muscles and growing a healthy body and soul. Bismark maintains an active life in the social scene. He has an official Facebook fan page, Twitter account, blog and YouTube channel, which he uses to communicate and share ideas with his many admirers, critics and peers.

Joseph Bismark is truly an incredible individual and an inspiring role model for all who know him. He is dynamic, innovative, and uniquely spiritual putting others and their health above his own. He is known for many things but his love for mankind trumps all. When he was just nine years old he became a monk in Ashram. Ashram is located in the mountains of the Philippines and is an excellent place to connect with spirituality. This is where Bismark initially started embracing his true spirituality. He stayed as a monk in Ashram until he was 17 years old.

When Joseph Bismark was 17 he made the hard decision to leave his life as a monk in Ashram and move into the corporate world. He felt that he had something unique to offer. He wanted to bring spirituality into the business world. Normally business and spirituality are different, but if anyone would find the connection and make it work it was certainly Joseph Bismark. He practiced business the same way that he practiced as a monk- with respect, love, devotion, and great morals.

Joseph Bismark is the founder of the QI group. In 2008 he assumed the position of manager director soon after the company restructured itself. He has proven to be quite successful and well loved as the manager director of this business. He is incredibly interested in human growth and development in the workplace and lives by the motto “everyone has the potential to do extraordinary things”. This statement speaks to the true person that he is and how he runs the QI Group. He believes that everyone can succeed with a helping hand and the needed push. For this reason and many others he has quickly become one of the most praised and well-loved managers at Qnet.

Well being and human relationships are an important interest of Joseph Bismark. He has brought these ideas into the workplaces in many different ways. He has even restructured how the employees eat and what they eat because he wants to see them be successful, happy, and healthy. He is currently based in Singapore.

On top of being an incredibly successful business man, Bismark is an astonishing intellectual and spiritual person. He has been quoted saying “We are not the physical body, we’re spirit-souls. True happiness lies in the understanding of our real identity as spirit souls and not the physical body.” His uplifting spirituality has proven thus far to be completely infectious. Amazingly enough he manages to bring this part of himself into the workplace.

Today Joseph Bismark continues to live a life of peace. Where most would find the business world stressful and overwhelming, Bismark sees potential and overwhelming success. His grounded nature, calm attitude, and views of life help him to be a very successful man. His love for humankind, respect for everyone he meets, and positive attitude make him well loved and highly respected by all who know him. Though Joseph Bismark is not like most business owners looking only to earn a profit for their company, he is rich beyond all that is measurable. He knows what love is and what it is like to respect people. This is why he can live such a happy, healthy, and successful lifestyle. The business that he founded and now manages is thriving and all of the employees are very happy to be working for him. He couldn’t ask for more!

Joseph Bismark will continue to inspire young business owners, spiritual individuals, and mankind in general for many years to come. He is truly a role model worth following, a businessman worth working for, and a spiritual intellect worth acknowledging.

Joseph Bismark: A Businessman With Strong Views About Health And Wellness

Bold Prediction From Tesla CTO on Affordable Renewable Power

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, is betting on solar energy and battery technology in a big way. Solar energy certainly does seem like a safe bet in the long run. The technology for solar cells and their efficiency keeps advancing relentlessly. His investment in Lithium-ion battery technology is evident as Tesla Motors is building an enormous factory in Nevada that will be devoted to building batteries. They have purchased 3,000 acres and the $5 billion plant will start churning out batteries, both for electric cars and larger models for homes, businesses and utilities, by late next year. 

The chief technology officer of Tesla, JB Straubel, spoke at a solar energy conference in San Francisco recently. In his talk, he predicted that battery prices will fall faster than expected and that the combination of solar power and batteries for backup to run home and business power needs when the sun is not shining will combine to offer everyone cheaper electricity in about 10 years than we currently get from fossil fuels. The big selling point of renewables such as wind and solar has been that they are good for the environment. However, the thought that they will someday be cheaper as well will certainly only spur growth in this sector even faster. With the construction of its so-called ‘gigafactory’ in Nevada, Tesla will have a leg up on any competition as we head into a brave new world of far more electric vehicles on the roads and many more homes and businesses powered by solar panel arrays with batteries for backup. 

Tesla will also be unveiling its Model 3 car early this coming year. This should help bring electric cars with an impressive range from a single charge down to the level where average people can afford them. Getting the price point of clean energy to where it is accessible to the masses is the key to getting renewable energy widespread enough to start making a real impact on the environment. It will be wonderful to live in a world where no one needs to feel guilty about wasting energy because, except for raising their own electric bill, they won’t be hurting anyone else.

Bold Prediction From Tesla CTO on Affordable Renewable Power

Canada Leads the World in Reputation

Canada and the United States share one of the longest borders in the world and the longest peaceful, undefended border. With so much talk about the Middle East whenever people discuss gas prices, not many Americans realize that Canada is actually our single largest foreign supplier of oil. Canada and the United States have the biggest trading relationship on the planet, and we are their number one tourist destination. Friendship aside, national pride eventually rears its head and comparisons ensue about which country is best. In sheer economic powerhouse terms, the U.S. takes the top spot with our massive economy, but in at least one way, Canada has been ranked number one in the world above all other countries; national reputation. 

The Reputation Institute has come out with their annual list of nations around the world that are the most highly regarded in general by people of other nations and Canada has come out on top. This organization solicited opinions from nearly 50,000 people living in the world’s 55 wealthiest nations and found that Canada was the most admired nation followed by Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia rounding out the top five. One interesting aspect of their survey is that they also looked at where a nation’s residents ranked their own country and compared this with where the rest of the world put them. People in the United States seem to think of ourselves as the sixth best country in terms of reputation while we finished 22nd according to others around the world. 

It is not surprising that the U.S. is not close to the top on such a list. Our good name around the world has certainly taken a beating from the Snowden revelations about how much we spy on other nations, even allies, and some of our conservative hawk politicians vocal musings about who to attack or bomb next. Given what might be called our overly healthy ego in this country, the most surprising thing is that Americans in general do not consider ourselves number one on such a list. One result that is not surprising is the huge gap between perception of national reputation internally as opposed to externally in less free and more jingoistic countries. Russia leads the pack in terms of the divide between self-image and worldwide image where their residents say they are third but they are 52nd on the list according to the accumulated opinions of other nationalities.

Canada Leads the World in Reputation