A #kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Lake #Conjola, #Australia. (Matthew Abbott / The New York Times via Redux)
International POW

International POW: 31 December – 6 January

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. Paulo Coelho

Demonstrators take part in a civilian #IndependenceDay parade in #Beirut's Martyr Square, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 21 – 27 November

That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, toughens up, this is the reality we are living in. Lauryn Hill

An injured civilian walks away from the scene after being wounded in a bomb blast in the capital #Mogadishu, #Somalia. (AP)
International POW

International POW: 6 – 12 November

Every time a stupid politician says something stupid, you don’t have to reply to him, because it is nonsense to shoo every barking dog away!

People take pictures as the UAE Air Force’s Al Fursan aerobatics team performs during the Dubai airshow, in Dubai, UAE. (Satish Kumar / Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 7 -13 November

I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don’t tell me to leave. –

Veg at the ready on a stall in a traditional market, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Adi Weda / EPA)
International POW

International POW: 30 May – 5 June

Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, Just keep going, No feeling is final – Rainer Maria Rilke.

International POW

International POW: 8 – 14 December

Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived

International POW

International POW: 3 – 9 November

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. ― Voltaire.

International POW

International POW: 12 – 18 May

Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. – Paulo

International POW

International POW: 7-13 April

If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen.

International POW

International POW: 31March – 6April

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate