Hello Friday! Here are 5 things I'd like to share with you today:
Last night I headed along to the Blog Awards Ireland 2018 as I was in the final for the best business blog.. and I came 2nd! Delighted to get the silver medal for my blog (the one you're currently reading!) after just one year of writing. Thanks for sticking with me and for all of your support!
Voting. Today we have the presidential election in Ireland, as well as a referendum on removing our archaic blasphemy law from the Irish Constitution. If you can vote - go and vote.
Robbie has duchenne muscular dystrophy, which has left him able to control only his eyes, head and right thumb joint. Among the many challenges Robbie and his family face are his bedtime routine. For years, Robbie’s mom Carrie has set her alarm every few hours to get up and change his position in bed so he doesn’t get bed sores. Earlier this year, a sleep-deprived Carrie put out a message to the Muscular Dystrophy Association asking for help to try and find a better way. She got a response from Bill Weis, a retired tech worker, who thought he could set up Robbie’s bed to be controlled by voice activation. While working on the bed, Bill had an epiphany: if he can control the bed this way, why not everything else in Robbie’s bedroom universe?
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.” - Maya Angelou
What a tune! Enjoy your weekend :)