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LOOK MA, NO HANDS or INCLUSIVE SHOES SPARKED BY TRUE COMPASSION AT NIKE

I woke up at 230am. It’s amazing where the internet will take you. I’ve learned that typically when I wake up at that time going back to sleep is a futile and frustrating endeavor.

So I just lean into it; and work and read and surf. Alternating.

It often leads to amazing discoveries. Like this, from Nike, with a great back story. In essence, in 2008, Nike CEO found out that the company’s first employee had a stroke and lost the use of one hand, he instantly commissioned their top designer to create a functional shoe for someone with an inability to tie their shoes. For a universe of one.

They built and delivered that shoe to the individual and in 2015, turned it into a prototype to take to scale. And in 2021, we’re set for its release.

The Flyease.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90599458/nikes-new-flyease-go-shoes-snap-right-onto-your-feet?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR2oAmyGZgReIyzHW-xO8owxQPZThelskAdYijb1DepWmEVyjFjoSiceV7c

This represents the best of Corporate America, productism, and the infinite expansion of goods.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that at a company as powerful as Nike, the compassion from one person (CEO) for another (their first employee having a stroke) can spark an altruist gesture first (we’re going to make YOU a shoe) that can then be taken to scale to serve so many other people in need.

I, think of my mom. And can’t wait to buy her these.

I appreciated your support of Kapernick,

Nike. But I love you for this whole darned thing.

https://www.fastcompany.com/…/nikes-new-flyease-go…

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AN ARTIFICIAL CORNEA or THE GOOD NEWS NETWORK

I’m a fan of GNN (check it out, we can all use good news). As a person who’s worked through some challenges with my own eyes (more are on the way) this one made my day.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/man-receives-first-ever…/

DUDE! AN ARTIFICIAL CORNEA!

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/man-receives-first-ever-artificial-cornea-knet-from-corneat/?fbclid=IwAR3aoDbqthL2LAHVGBGUMC3zPFpspE9GbBD81B12LhehnPtHqSaTEMF9sNI

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for science, research and development, and people attacking all things that stunt and put unnecessary limits on the human condition.

At 78, this man was able to see his family again. It’s rare that things so powerful get taken away from you so absolutely, only to return.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that this man, at some point, uttered “I’ve lost my ability to see, forever”, only to find himself seeing again.

What a great story.

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YOUR IDEAS ARE GREAT

Realize that and find your motivation. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for your greatest and best ideas, always. Subconscious that as you run through this weekend.

https://writingcooperative.com/are-you-ignoring-your-best-ideas-1745954b87a8

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