Three Candle Lights Against The Darkness of Discrimination

Our history is forever stained with discrimination and it is sad to admit that it is not totally eliminated until today. In those dark hours, there were candle lights who gave us hope and inspiration and sacrificed themselves by letting the fire burning though the fire consumes them till the end. They fought against discrimination so that all people of all colors can live together peacefully. Their existence to this world has broken barriers that divide us. Let us never forget them and their sacrifices.

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Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

” Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves”

He made history by passing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to free all the slaves. There were articles about his real views on the equality of white and Black but we cannot deny that his actions opened the eyes of the people. It prepared us for next history makers to change the way we think. He risked his position and dared the unknown, he would sacrifice everything for the freedom of everyone. For us, he was the perfect president who died in the most imperfect way. Had he live today, we are sure that he will move with us towards equality of all races.

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”

Almost three decades of his life was spent in prison for fighting discrimination against the black people. He opposed the apartheid system which limits black people from many areas of the society. In 1994, he was elected as the president of South Africa. His leadership focused on improving the lives of his beloved citizens, removing all the barriers that hinder them from getting decent life because of their color. He proved that being black should not be a curse to suffer from poverty and lack of society acceptance.

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Martin Luther King (1929-1968)

“God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live abject deadening poverty.”

He stood in front of thousands of people to deliver a speech that forever rings the bells of equality. All men are created equal, that was the foundation of his belief, and that is the truth that nobody should deny. He was a preacher, social activists, and a father seeking equality until his last breath. He was assassinated in 1968, his death didn’t stop his supporters from continuing his fight for equality. And we believe that his early death only brought fiery hearts to extinguish segregation of people of color in the society. He shown that there is no need for a bloody war to achieve change. He taught us that love conquers it all, it is the only way to change the dimming mindset of people who promote racism and discrimination. It is only by love that we can live on this Earth peacefully and with equality.

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Wood Lathe Projects You Can Give for Victims of Discrimination

Make a difference today. Be an inspiration. Be a ray of hope. Make the victims of stereotypes and discrimination happy by gifting them with something they’ll love. Give it your own personal touch and let them know they’re appreciated.

Delta-Industrial-46-460If you don’t know how to contact them, look for a government or nongovernment organization that can help you get in touch with these people. Some of them may also be under therapy, so you could also visit therapy centers.

If you don’t have a wood lathe yet, then read the guide in


Below are the top three wood lathe projects you can create and then give to the people who need to receive a reminder that they are important.

Travel Mug

wooden-travel-mugWater is life. It’s one of the necessities that keep us alive. If you give them a travel mug where they can store water, it could symbolize that they are significant in this world too. Because let’s be honest, some of the victims no longer have the will to live. Even if they don’t put water in their mug, it would still be useful for them. It’ll remind them that someone out there still cares and still thinks they deserve proper treatment. The mug will not only refresh them physically when they drink from it, but it will also restore their soul, refresh their hearts, and make them calm.


Just like a flower which takes time to grow and bloom in a vase, the victims of discrimination can also overcome their obstacles, grow as better individuals, and bloom in their right time. Giving them a vessel will make them appreciate life, understand that everything and everyone has their own season, and help them be more optimistic in life. After all, growing plants is an excellent mental therapy.

Box with Lid


Give them a lidded box that will make them smile. Print out inspirational quotes, cut them out, roll them, and store them in the box before giving it to them. For this project, you’ll need a four jaw chuck, a ¼” parting tool, 1/16” parting tool, a spindle/detail gouge, a half-round scraper.

When doing this project, remember that it’s best done as an end grain turning. That means the grain should run parallel to the bed of your lathe, like turning a spindle.

This box will help the victims find their smile. You could print out 30 or more quotes that will encourage them daily.

Here are some quotes you could print out:

“You are ok. You are, in fact, more than that! You are worthwhile! You are worth it! You are worthy! Even when you do not feel like it, you are! Be strong and courageous! We all have a different journey, and each journey is unique! Your journey is uniquely beautifully yours! Embrace it!” – Ashley Howard Nelson

No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. – Chinese Proverb

“…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Psalm 139:14

“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.” – Unknown

Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things. Rob Cristophe

Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4–5


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3 Inspiring Books about Volunteering

Volunteering is one of the most enriching experiences and rewarding ways to make the best use of your time. And if you are looking for inspirations or ideas on how to be a good volunteer, we have rounded up some of the most inspiring books that should be on your reading list.

Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Arline McGraw Oberst, John T. Boal, Tom Lagana, and Laura Lagana
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul is part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series that has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. In this book, you will find heartwarming real-life stories shared by volunteers that will restore or strengthen your faith in humanity.

Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists by Courtney E. Martin
Do It Anyway takes a look into what drives eight young activists to try to make a difference. It presents a different perspective on what motivates young people to volunteer and what inspires them to serve others in whatever way they can.

Don’t Just Count Your Hours, Make Your Hours Count: The Essential Guide to Volunteering & Community Service by Dr. Kristin E. Joos Ph.D. and Alana Rush
Time is a valuable commodity. And what better use of volunteer time than to ensure that it adds value to the cause or people you serve. Don’t Just Count Your Hours, Make Your Hours Count is a book that provides helpful ideas and tips as well as the best practices on volunteering for a more meaningful experience.

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You Deserve Better


Ever felt like the world is out to get you?

Ever felt like the world is going against you?

Ever felt like the world is looking down on you?

My friend, you deserve better.

You deserve better than the world who is out to get you. You deserve better than the world who is going against you. You deserve better than the world who is looking down on you.

Unfortunately, all these are part of what we call life.

After all, we live in a world where there is cruelty in every corner of the street. After all, we live in a world where there is condemnation in every place we go. After all, we live in a world where there is criticism in every thing we do.

But you know what?

There is also kindness in every corner of the street. There is also love in every place we go. There is also empathy in everything we do.

All because you deserve better.

So cheer up, my friend.

Because at the end of the day, no one else will be out to get you. Because at the end of the day, no one else will be going against you. Because at the end of the day, no one else will be looking down on you.

Because at the end of the day, you will realize that you deserve better – no matter who you are, no matter where you are from, no matter what you are going through.

Indeed, you deserve better.

What do you think about this blog post?

Id be lying if I say I didn’t go through any of these before. Do you have any advice for those who are going through something similar?

Do let them know in the comments section below…

“Whenever you feel sad about people looking down on you, you can always reach out to your loved ones for support.”

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