VIDEOS That Encourage and Inspire
Video is a powerful messenger. It’s through the lens that we can share inspiring stories of healing and hope that might just plant a seed of possibility within you. What’s your dream? What’s your destiny? And when do you plan to get out there and grab it?
Enjoy our weekly video stories here and make sure to share your thoughts after you watch them. If the people you see and the things they do move you to action, let us know! We’d love to share your story, too.
And don’t forget to take a stroll through our Video Library. Consider it the Stacks For Your Spirit. Sometimes all it takes is a sweet story to turn a sour day around. Enjoy.
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Claim Your Happy
The mid-life crisis is a very real thing, though it hits people at different times in their lives. Presuming the average life expectancy in the US is now 79 years, we should expect to feel the pangs of a disconnect some time in our mid to late thirties. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
I guess we call them memes in today's lingo. I think they're powerful, so I'm going to start creating my own. They will come from the heart and will usually speak of something I'm going through because if I've learned anything... it's that everyone else seems to be going through the same stuff I am. Watch the videos and share your thoughts.
It's easy to drive by and miss her. Mary is usually hunched over, grabbing garbage out of azalea bushes or pulling weeds from the brilliant knock out roses she planted on the corner years ago. But the 12 or so little community gardens she lovingly tends to among Homewood's boarded up buildings and weed-covered lots shine in the sun like a beacon. Watch the videos and share your thoughts.
Taking A Knee
We talked for a few minutes, but I knew there was little I could say to make him feel better. Actions almost always have unintended consequences. And on that moonlit night, Jerry's heart was the collateral damage. Watch the videos and share your thoughts.
Embrace Your Pain
I realize that, as a parent, I spend an awful lot of time trying to teach my sons things to keep them from getting hurt. My generation of parents, I would argue, has done this to an extreme. We coddle. Bubble wrap. Endlessly go to bat for and hopelessly enable our kids. Watch the videos and share your thoughts.
PART 2: The Things I Do For The Palace
One of my favorite towns in western Pennsylvania is Greensburg. And one of my favorite places in Greensburg is the historic Palace Theatre on West Otterman Street. Watch the videos and share your thoughts.
My Friend Bull (Part 1)
Bull is Amazing. We all need regular doses of people like Bull to remind us of our own unique gifts and talents and to encourage us to, as he does, Always Keep Moving. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
I've long believed that Peace is the key to happiness. I believe that the world can fall apart around us and, if we have peace in our hearts, we can survive anything. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
The Things I Do For The Palace
One of my favorite towns in western Pennsylvania is Greensburg. And one of my favorite places in Greensburg is the historic Palace Theatre on West Otterman Street. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Gray Paws Sanctuary
Joe and Darla are the kind of people I often tell you about. They are a simple, under-the-radar couple who identified a need in their community and then took the steps to fill it. And wait until you see how.... Watch the video and share your thoughts.
So I grabbed my iPad and asked my four youngest sons (and my sixth son, Paul) to help me with this video production today. It's simple. Raw. And so very true. Now if only we could make ADULTS view people and the world as simply as they... Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Lisa's story was going to be one I wanted to tell. What I didn't know was that her 2 and a half acre property not far from Pittsburgh International Airport was growing much more than flowers and vegetables and trees of seemingly every genus. Lisa was growing Hope. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Making the World Smile
At some point in each of our lives, we look in the mirror and say to the image looking back at us, "What will it take to make you TRULY happy?" And for the volunteers whose reflection says "To change other peoples' lives forever...." a door opens to this most magical place that most of us know nothing about. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
I caught up with this summer's Camp Delicious campers on their last day of training as they whipped up a mouth-watering repast for their parents in the Environmental Charter School kitchen and cafeteria. I don't know about you, but THESE are the kinds of stories I'm hungry for, because any time you take kids, sprinkle in some life skills and add a dose of teamwork, you've created a recipe for success. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Wendy's Weekly Videocast 4
"Be Where Your Feet Are."
It sounds stupid, but wow, do those five words pack a punch. When was the last time you truly appreciated where you were -- at that moment? Watch the video and share your thoughts.
The Miracle at Quecreek, 15 Years Later
Today, July 27, 2017, is a very special day across southwestern Pennsylvania. Most of us will enjoy its warmth and humidity as the rhythmic noise of the 17 year cicadas reminds us our kids will soon be heading back to school. The summer sun is moving lower across the sky and dried pieces of sycamore bark litter the sidewalk, aching for a drink of rain. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Wendy's Weekly Videocast 3
Have you ever noticed how when you’re feeling low, someone struggling with a situation far worse than yours just pops into your life to help you see the light? I met that person this week. And he’s just a kid. Watch now as this special young man teaches us all how life’s sharpest detours can pave the road to unimaginable possibilities. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Wheels of Steel
After several minutes, a few of the men wheeled over to me and introduced themselves. As we started chatting I realized each had a different story, but the same outcome. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Wendy's Weekly Videocast 2
Sometimes we all need a smattering of the Good Stuff. You know. The positive things going on all around us that -- if no one told us -- we'd never know were happening. Consider this My Tell to You. A brief little recap of the wonderful news, the positive people, the uplifting stories I discovered this week. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Wendy's Weekly Videocast
Wouldn't you love to turn on the evening news and see stories of hope and courage rather than the typical rundown of pain and suffering? We would. So at PositivelyWendyBell.com, we're starting something new. And it involves YOU. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Danny Chew Rides On
What do you do when the one thing you love most in the world is taken away from you? If you're world-renowned cyclist Danny Chew, you come up with a remarkable work-around and vow to Never Quit.
Danny was paralyzed from the chest down in a freak cycling accident in September, 2016. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
The Fourth of July is a remarkable holiday in America, when you really sit down to think about what happened several hundred years ago today. It's a birthday party for our great country, yes, but its meaning goes so much deeper. We call it Independence Day. But if you ask John Tucci about this stars and stripes celebration, he'll likely describe to you a much different holiday.
Attila's World Record
First -- Attila Domos won the Pittsburgh Marathon. Then, six years later, he broke a World Record. Now he plans to swim the Atlantic, cycle across Europe and kayak the Pacific. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
There's no way to miss Jimmy Woods' food truck when it passes you on the road. It's painted in a swirl of bright pastels and screams GET DELICIOUS FISH TACOS HERE! But Jimmy cooks up so much more than succulent and perfectly season Mahi on the griddle inside. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Good News Video
I could go on and on about choosing to live a positive life. About searching for the sunshine through the rain and seeing endless possibilities through even the most painful setbacks. But the key, I've found, starts inside YOU. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
My Friend Jen
I've asked a very special friend of mine to be a Positively Wendy Bell contributor. Her name is Jennnifer Collins and she's a spectacular writer. Jen is a loving wife. A proud mother of two beautiful children. And a warrior. She's fighting metastatic breast cancer. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
Through Dorothy's Eyes
Dorothy Beavers is 102 years old. She's lived through multiple wars, 22 presidential inaugurations, civil uprisings and the explosion of the digital age. But wait until you hear what this special centenarian says is America's biggest downfall. Watch the video and share your thoughts.
They are all around us. They're in our families. At our jobs. It seems there's no avoiding the toxic personalities our paths cross from time to time. But what these negative people do – despite their best efforts to bring everyone else down – is actually very empowering. Watch the video and share your thoughts.