☀️ Sea Otters Help Prevent Wildfires

AND A Teenager With Cerebral Palsy Wins Weightlifting Competition

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Monday:

  • Teenager told he can’t walk again ends up proving them wrong

  • The Pentagon embraces solar energy

  • Study shows that sea otters help prevent the spread of wildfires



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Hunter Moore, a teenager from Texas who has been diagnosed with dystonic cerebral palsy, has recently gained attention for his impressive accomplishments.

Moore has become an integral part of his high school JV football team. He’s also made a remarkable entry into the world of bodybuilding. 

Actually, he just won first place in a natural bodybuilding competition. 

His story is a testament to the indomitable spirit and the power of perseverance.

Hunter had to deal with a lot of medical issues from a young age. This included undergoing surgeries and therapies.

He defied all expectations despite being told he would struggle to walk and never run. He first got into sports through soccer and flag football, eventually leading him to tackle football and bodybuilding.

His father, a retired Army Colonel, mentored him and taught him to face his fears head-on and live by the motto "Prove them all wrong."

The impact of Hunter's story extends beyond personal triumph. 

He documents his progress and inspires others with similar experiences by sharing his journey on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.

His message is clear and powerful: don't let limitations define you; face fears and strive to achieve your dreams.

💸 Biden Administration forgives $4.9B in student loans for 73,600 borrowers

🎖️ Canadian man is honored by the military for saving his best friend’s life

⛑️ Student rescues woman who crashed into an icy canal

The Pentagon, as one of the world’s largest buildings, embraces solar panels on their roof

🇯🇵 Japan’s imperial family hosts a poetry reading focused on peace in the new year

🛒 A store employee goes above and beyond for a customer by holding their upset toddler so they can checkout

According to researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, sea otters play a crucial role in the health of California's kelp forests. 

But In the 1800s, fur hunting almost led to the extinction of southern sea otters.

It’s clear that the sea otters have made a positive impact in this area, which was able to offset the losses of kelp forests in other parts of California. This resulted in a slight decline statewide overall.

The kelp forests provide vital nursery grounds for fisheries, help reduce coastal erosion, and make significant contributions to carbon storage.

The suggestion is that by reintroducing sea otters to their former habitats, kelp forests can be restored along the California coast and other areas.

Meditation is a fantastic way to find your zen, but a stuffy nose or a persistent cough can make it seem impossible. 

Don't worry; there's a way to meditate even when you're under the weather.

First off, let’s talk about posture. 

If you’re congested, lying down might make it worse. So, opt for a comfy seated position. 

Use pillows or a folded blanket for extra support. 

Now, onto the breathing part. 

With a blocked nose mouth breathing is the way to go. It might initially feel odd, but it’s all about adapting. 

Try a gentle, slow pace. There is no need to force deep breaths–keep it light and easy. 

Are you coughing during meditation? No big deal. 

Acknowledge the cough as a natural part of your current state. Each time you cough, gently bring your focus back to your breath. 

It’s all about the comeback, not the setback.

And remember, meditation is about awareness and acceptance. It's perfectly okay not to feel perfect.

So, grab a tissue, find a cozy spot, and let’s meditate—sniffles, coughs, and all!

- Thank you for reading Grateful Gazette. Remember to breathe deeply to bring your mind back to your body 💜

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