An Orthodox Christian dips into the icy waters of a pond in Moscow, Russia, during the celebration of the epiphany holiday – the day the spirit of God descended upon believers in the shape of a dove during Jesus’s baptism in the river Jordan. (Vasily Maximov / AFP - Getty Images)

International POW: 13 – 19 January

Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness.

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A group of girls skiing and wearing red bikinis to welcome Christmas in Yuzhou, Henan, China. (TPG/Top Photo - Corbis)

International POW: 23-29 December

Take time during the rush of the holidays to enjoy the things in life that really matter. Take time to take in the quite moments spent with friends and loved ones. And may the wonder of Christmas surround you throughout the season.

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