I am inspired by Bob Shearer. After reading our cover story this month, featuring Shearer as About magazine’s first Person of the Year, it’s hard not to be inspired.
Mike Streb and Tiffany Harbert met as high school freshmen and started dating when they were age 16. Knowing Tiffany’s love of the snow and Christmastime, Mike proposed on Christmas Eve 2008. “On this Christmas Eve, we were opening presents,” Tiffany recalls.
Pathway Caring for Children began in 1973 as a foster home network to meet the needs of neglected, abused, abandoned and troubled children. Jim Bridges had a dream in the late 1960s to provide a nurturing and learning home environment for children who needed help.
Values. Principles. Courage. Faith. Intellect. Integrity. Such are the words that can be attributed to the subjects of this month’s selection of books. The success of the men and women who write and are written about is inspirational because of the manner in which it was achieved.
Gone are the days of endless phone calls and research, visiting myriad venues before picking “the one” or poring over book after book of photographer’s samples.
Growing up in Canton, I had wonderful examples — my parents and grandparents were very involved in volunteering in our community. Of course, this filtered down to my siblings and myself. We all started volunteering in grade school by helping families in need with food and clothing.