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February 15, 2013

AE Heart & Soul | Soulpancake.com

Today I want to introduce you to a new Friday series called Heart & Soul.

The simple goal is to share something that’s lifted me up – something that’s inspired me, made me think, opened me up or encouraged me to live more fully awake and alive.

Here’s a little something that lifted me up this week:

Katie introduced me to this video on Monday (she found it via her Mom) and it was such a great start to the week.

Favorite line? You were made to be awesome.

Watching the video led me to checking out the people who produced the video: Soul Pancake. I love them. What a cool concept and wonderful way to spread good.

Which lead me to watching this video:

Bring on the good!

Hoping these lift you off to a great start to your weekend.

Comments

  • 1.
    Jo said…

    Wow! I wish there were a ball pit in my town! So cool!

  • 2.
    Ellen n said…

    Love these! Thanks for sharing. Going to show my son now

  • 3.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Thank you for sharing, Ali! These clips were awesome! That kid is the cutest! And the ball pit idea.. I wish there was something like that here! I’ve never been in a ball pit before!

  • 4.
    Sue said…

    This was very inspiring. I was moved by a clip on WIMP where a young baby has received a cholear implant and it is turned on as he sits in his mother’s arms. This really touched my heart!

  • 5.
    Neisa said…

    Thank you so much for these! Just what I needed. Favorite line: We can cry about it or we can dance about it. So simple and yet so meaningful.

  • 6.
    J Allen said…

    If life is a game…aren’t we all on the same team? Wow!

  • 7.
    Heather V said…

    Thank you for sharing these, Ali. They really made my day! I’ve passed them along to my mom, I know she will love them, too.

  • 8.
    Tanny S. said…

    Thanks for sharing! This completely brightened my day! I’m going to have to share with everyone…
    AWESOME!

  • 9.
    Colleen said…

    How cool is that idea?!? I am living abroad right now in Norway and a ball pit would be a really neat way to meet people. I wonder if Norwegians would go in for something like that. Thanks for sharing, Ali. Have a great day.

  • 10.
    Wendy said…

    These were both amazing! That little boy is just to cute, has the sweetest voice:) And the ball pit…we should all live our lives like we are in them everyday. Every city or town should have them!

  • 11.
    Judi said…

    Loved it – ball pit what a great idea

  • 12.
    dawny dee said…

    oprah has a wonderful show on her network called Super Soul Sunday that features Soul pancake segments – always thought provoking and positive. she did a great interview with rainn wilson who is one of the creators of soul pancake and i was so surprised and impressed by him. worth a look for sure.

  • 13.
    Stacy Milford said…

    LOVED both of these! Thanks Ali :)

  • 14.
    Shere said…

    Made me cry but in a good way. TFS

  • 15.
    Elizabeth A said…

    So awesome. TFS.

  • 16.
    Angie Blom said…

    totally love these both.. a great way to start my day. thanks xx

  • 17.
    Margie S said…

    I love Soulpancake. I have it set on my DVR. There is a show on Oprah’s network hosted by Rain (sp?) Wilson and Oprah and they do things like this every time on the show. I’ve only seen a couple of episodes so far. Good stuff.

    • ….
      Margie S said…

      It’s called Soulpancake. :)

  • 18.
    cinback said…

    So made me teary! We need more of these kinds of connections with people. Just so cool…

  • 19.
    EmmaJohns said…

    Loved the ball pit. I especially liked that there were prompts. I tried to think of times we talk to strangers, like on the plane. How fun would it be if we had prompts to help us connect!

  • 20.
    Yolanda D said…

    How cool

  • 21.
    Renee Hoffer said…

    Wow! What an awesome site…thanks for sharing this!

  • 22.
    Deb J said…

    Both were really good. Great way to start the day.

  • 23.
    Cortney said…

    They wrote a book a couple years ago that is chock full of good writing prompts and BIG questions. It’s on my shelf & I often paw through it. Recommend!! Thanks for these superb videos. Good stuff.
    http://www.amazon.com/SoulPancake-Chew-Lifes-Big-Questions/dp/1401310338/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360946435&sr=8-1&keywords=soul+pancake

  • 24.
    Debbie said…

    Cry,laugh,cry,smile….AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

  • 25.
    Stephanie George said…

    Your wonderful perspective on life is something that has kept me coming back to your blog day after day, year after year (I love this idea for Friday posts). I love scrapbooking, but your positive outlook (despite life’s struggles) is so refreshing. You always remind me to keep it simple and get it done. You encourage and inspire us (by your own words and actions) to self-evaluate our daily lives without being critical of ourselves. That is something that we all need. Thank you!

  • 26.
    Kathy P said…

    That was the coolest thing I have ever seen….and really uplifted my spirits today! THANKS!

  • 27.
    Marilyn Hillam said…

    Thanks, Ali. I especially loved the Kid President, and will share it with my grandchildren.

  • 28.
    Corinna said…

    I love that kid. Favorite line – Not cool Robert Frost! :)

  • 29.
    kellystar said…

    got sent the kid president message from a co-worker a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it. My kids thought it was great too. The ball pit friendships were wonderful-thanks for sharing that too

  • 30.
    trisha said…

    Thanks for sharing this!! :)

  • 31.
    JC said…

    And this is why I love the internet.

    Totally made my week! Thank you for sharing, Ali!

  • 32.
    lee said…

    What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing these videos, and I look forward to seeing what else inspires you in the weeks ahead. Happy Friday!! =)

  • 33.
    AshleyM said…

    “He wouldn’t have made Space Jam. And I love Space Jam.”

    Ha ha ha ha ha. Awesome.

  • 34.
    AshleyM said…

    Oh wow. I just watched the ball pit video. I have to do this at some point in my life.

  • 35.
    Lindsay Moreno said…

    My favorite part is at then end when he says “LIKE A BOSS!” haha. I die laughing every time. I showed my husband and just waited for his reaction to that part! So good.

  • 36.
    Wynn H said…

    Wow ! These are great videos. I want to find a ball pit.

  • 37.
    JenRay said…

    I particularly enjoyed the ball pit clip. Big smiles!

  • 38.
    Vianna (in Florida) said…

    The news Networks should take a cue and share ONE good thing in the world every day (or how about every hour? Woudnt THAT be nice …) ♥

  • 39.
    Marian said…

    The kid president video made me cheer, made me laugh, and made me tear up a little. Such a great inspiration. I’m definitely pawing along.

  • 40.
    DEe said…

    WOW, just like lily and the plastic purse…all I can say is WOW!

    awesome…

  • 41.
    April Irving said…

    Thanks for sharing!!! I have no words. If life is a game….aren’t we on the same team. That is such a profound statement.
    Again, Ali thanks for sharing.

  • 42.
    carolyn said…

    awesome Ali,made me cry that ball pit.People have more in common than they think … :)

  • 43.
    Shiloh Fairbanks said…

    I love the Kid President vids! Here’s another if your interested, Ali: http://www.youtube.com/embed/IcZVGjG6LWM?list=SPzvRx_johoA-YabI6FWcU-jL6nKA1Um-t … Also, the soul touching & inspiring story of the adoption & struggles of little Robbie & his sister, Alexia: http://www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/interior.php?mid=4334
    Love the ball pit! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 44.
    Kelley said…

    Thanks so much for sharing this! My daughter and I just spent an hour watching kid president videos, and starting the day off on such a positive note!

    Shine on!
    Kelley

  • 45.
    Lakeisha Bing said…

    Thank you so much for sharing these videos – watched it with my girls and shared this video. Both made me laugh out loud and I was totally encouraged!!!!! Thanks Ali you have inspired me for years!

  • 46.
    Nicky H said…

    That’s fantastic. Both of them. Thank you for sharing.

  • 47.
    Jocelyn Thompson said…

    so love that! Kid President…I hope you don’t mind I shared on my facebook page. Thanks for always being so inspirational! :)

  • 48.
    Angela T. said…

    Thanks for sharing, Ali! Loved the videos! Kid President is some kind of awesome!

  • 49.
    Bev Mascara said…

    Thanks for sharing so much of your life.

  • 50.
    Tanny S. said…

    Thanks for sharing! I watch it whenever I need a little boost.

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