Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happiness Project - June

So, I'm a bit late doing this post.  This months resolutions are all about strengthening friendships.

  • Remember birthdays
  • Be generous
  • Show up
  • Don't gossip
  • Make new friends

My May Resolutions went so so.  

I went off the path with my reading choices - World War Z
I added to my photo collection -
I was silly with G

I feel a bit like i'm running out of steam with this but i am determined to keep trying.

Inspirational Woman #2 Malala Yousafzai

Born in 1997 Malala Yousafzai is a pakistani school girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for talking openly about and demanding women's education.  She was unconscious and in a critical condition, but managed to recover enough to be brought to the UK for intensive rehabilitation.  The Taliban still intend to kill her and her father.

She is the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace prize and won the first Pakistani National Youth peace prize.  Malala started speaking publicly about education in 2008 when she addressed a local press club.  And, she started writing for the BBC in 2009 about life under taliban rule.

Malala was back at school in Birmingham 6 months after her shooting which is pretty impressive.  She describes it as er "happiest moment".

I hope one day i will be as brave as this girl.