Friday, July 10, 2015

After His Wife Leaves Him, Man Finds Inspiration In His Bull Terrier Named Jimmy Choo

On his 30th birthday, Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him. She took everything in the divorce: the furniture, the photos, appliances.
All she left Rafael with was an empty apartment with bare white walls and their beloved dog, Jimmy Choo.
With nothing but a bull terrier as his companion, Rafael managed to turn his life around.
The relationship between dog and human is always unbreakable. Just take a look at how Badgi protects Rommel, a homeless boy living on the streets. Even in adversity, man’s best friend is always there to watch over us.
Inspired by Jimmy’s energetic attitude and excitement, he began using him as a model for his art and photography.
And, like most dogs who love affection from their humans, Jimmy loves it.
“It’s a part of my day that I devote myself solely and exclusively to him. He loves to be the center of attention. I think this is a feature of every bull terrier,” Rafael says.
See their incredible friendship and story below.
SHARE if you’re glad Rafael got a best friend out of his divorce.
This is Rafael Mantesso and his bull terrier, Jimmy Choo.

"On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me. She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo," Rafael said.

"On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me. She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo," Rafael said.

After his wife left him, Rafael went to therapy to learn why his relationship didn't work out. There he discovered he had autism. “As a child, I was very shy, anti-social,” he told TODAY.

After his wife left him, Rafael went to therapy to learn why his relationship didn't work out. There he discovered he had autism. “As a child, I was very shy, anti-social,” he told TODAY.

Heartbroken but resilient, it was Jimmy Choo who helped him heal his broken heart. “He is the best partner ever,” he said. “[He is] definitely my best friend and companion.”

Heartbroken but resilient, it was Jimmy Choo who helped him heal his broken heart. “He is the best partner ever,” he said. “[He is] definitely my best friend and companion.”

Then one day he decided to turn his wonderful friendship into an outlet for his art.

Then one day he decided to turn his wonderful friendship into an outlet for his art.

"One day I was playing with him in the room and decided to make this picture, holding his hand [while showing the] affection and friendship that existed there,” Rafael said.

"One day I was playing with him in the room and decided to make this picture, holding his hand [while showing the] affection and friendship that existed there,” Rafael said.

"With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee."

"With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee."

"When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning."

"When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning."

"Taking pictures and creating art with Jimmy is my hobby, but it's so great that I have to time to play with Jimmy, who is my best friend," he said.

"Taking pictures and creating art with Jimmy is my hobby, but it's so great that I have to time to play with Jimmy, who is my best friend," he said.

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Homeless 4 Year Old Boy Uses The Light From McDonalds To Change His Life.

A young student changed this young poor boys life forever when she snapped a picture of him doing his homework outside a fast food restaurant because he had nowhere to go.
A homeless boy in the Philippines is getting help after a student snapped a photo of him doing his homework outside because he had nowhere else to go.
Joyce Torrefranca, a student in Mandaue City, posted uploaded the photo’s on to Facebook and she was blown away by the response. The photo’s soon went viral in the country and spread across the world. “I got inspired by a kid,” she wrote.
After the photo blew up, the Philippine news stationABS-CBN reported that it found the boy at a restaurant near where the picture was taken.
The young homeless boy was identified by the news channel as third-grader named Daniel Cabrera. His mother, who is a widow works at the restaurant.
The station reported that the family doesn’t have a permanent home. After it was destroyed in a  fire. Daniels mother was struggling to make ends meet she makes 80 Philippine pesos a day, which is equal to about $1.77.
The boy and his mom appeared on a local radio station, and Daniel said he hopes to one day become a police officer.
He said his dream was inspired by his father.
As Daniel’s story spread across the web, donations began to pour in for his family.
As Daniel's story spread across the web, donations began to pour in for his family.
The dedicated young boy has been given a scholarship by a local politician, and his mom has been given grants from sponsors to start her own business.
The family have been overwhelmed by the amount of donations and food given to them, and they now have a chance to live a happier life together.
Torrefranca (the student who shared the photo) wrote on Facebook she was amazed by the power of a simple photo.
“I didn’t think that a simple photo can make a huge difference,” she wrote. “Thank you guys for sharing the photo. With that, we were able to help Daniel in reaching his dreams. I hope Daniel’s story will continue touching our hearts so that we will always be inspired and motivated in every situation we face in life.”
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14 Amazing Psychology Facts Everyone Needs To Know

 1. Your favorite song is likely associated with an emotional event.

You and everyone else. 

2. Music impacts your perspective.

This one seems kind of obvious! A study at the University of Groningen showed that music has a dramatic impact on your perception. 

3. The more you spend on others, the happier you are.

According to various studies. Be sure to give plenty this holiday season! 

4. Spending money on experience instead of stuff also makes you happier.

Collect memories not things, right? 

5. Kids are more high strung today than the average psych ward patient in 1950.

Which is pretty scary but not surprising. About half the human population now suffers anxiety, depression, or a sort of substance abuse. (source)

6. Certain religious practices lower stress.

“The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders” shows that people who engage in meditation and prayer religiously are less stressed out. 

7. Money does buy happiness, but only up to $75,000 a year.

For the average American, $75k a year buys happiness. It liberates you from poverty and gets you what you need in life. 

8. Being with happy people makes you happier.

This should come as no surprise. (source)

9. 18 to 33 year olds are the most stressed out people on earth.

Family, education, work, it can all be pretty stressful. 

10. Convincing yourself you slept well tricks your brain into thinking it did.

Thus giving you more energy. They called it “placebo sleep”. 

11. Smart people underestimate themselves and ignorant people think they’re brilliant.

It’s called the Dunning Kruger Effect, it’s real, and just go on Facebook and you’ll see what I’m talking about. 

12. When you remember a past event, you’re actually remembering the last time you remembered it.

Alright, that one blew the hell out of my mind. This is why our memories fade and distort over time. 

13. Your decisions are more rational when thought in another language.

A university of Chicago study showed that Korean citizens who thought in foreign languages reduced their overall bias. Neat. 

14. If you announce your goals, you’re less likely to succeed.

It’s true. Tests since the 1930’s have pretty well proven it. 
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THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR