When the Arizona Food Bank Network received a call that Taylor Swift wanted to make a hefty donation to the charity as she kicked off her Eras tour in the state, some staffers thought it was a prank.
But it was no joke. The megastar, who is raking in big bucks from her blockbuster concerts, has been giving back to communities where she plays. From Georgia to Michigan to Texas to California and in between, food banks have benefited.
In Arizona, Swift’s donation in March allowed the network to send several tractor-trailers filled with 40,000 pounds of fresh produce to its member food banks, said Terri Shoemaker, a spokesperson at the nonprofit organization. Plus, it bolstered funding for programs aimed at combating hunger, such as helping eligible children gain access to free and reduced-price school meals and senior citizens obtain food stamps.
Taylor Swift is a hero to food banks from coast to coast
Arnold’s Monday Motivation
“Opinion is the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self.”
Someone sent this to me this week, and it said it was from Plato. I looked it up, and apparently, he never said this (just like a lot of quotes I see from myself!). But that doesn’t bother me. It’s a great quote, and we can all learn from it.
It’s easy to have an opinion. Today, it’s easier than ever to broadcast your opinion to everybody. Unfortunately, because of the way social media works, it’s the negative opinions that get the most love. People love to complain or criticize. It doesn’t take much effort, and it’s an easy way to get likes.
Like always, I’m asking you guys to take the harder road. Try to understand other people. Find your empathy.
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Appears to be from Nepal:
It’s Nepali (topi hat)
This is definitely Nepal. Around Pashupatinath Temple, to be more specific.
Enjoy the little things – nice day, fresh air, and a walk in the park.
If you need a break from negativity, check out the links below.
A place to share things that made you smile or brightened up your day. A generally uplifting subreddit.
A place to read and share positive and uplifting, feel good news stories.
A place for sharing videos, gifs, and images of people being total bros.
A place for sharing videos, gifs, and images of animals being bros.
A cozy place to enjoy the rain.