Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter

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Mark Bezos is both a New York volunteer firefighter and Head of Development for the poverty-concerned nonprofit Robin Hood. He charismatically shares a lesson about humility in heroism. As he illustrates with a firefighting experience, sometimes it's the smallest, almost forgettable acts that can make the biggest difference. He encourages viewers to be aware of daily decisions, and to make the choice to be an everyday hero. To "save the shoes."




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    What doing things for others does for ourselves.
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    There’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea.
  • 6 Ways to Empower Others
    What makes a good leader? The gift of strengthening everyone else.


The above resources accompany the February 2012 YES! Education Connection Newsletter



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