Growing up is a process that never ends. These 26 people remind us why.

"Nobody knows what the hell they're doing."

But don't take it from me. Take it from a 93-year-old.



It's his advice to you! Images via CBCs "WireTap."

And there's a lot more where it came from. Be prepared to have your day made:


The video was produced by the popular CBC radio program "WireTap" as a reflection and farewell video message before they signed off the air after 11 years.

"It's all about growing up and how that process never ends," said "WireTap" host Jonathan Goldstein.

He couldn't be more right.

Life is full of those moments when we're not sure which way to turn or how to approach a situation. If you're like me, you often do a little bit of trusting your instinct mixed with inquiring with someone else about it. Over and over again. Repeat.

Their words of advice reflect these people's experiences, opinions, emotions, and age. You really just never know what you're going to get. And maybe that's the fun part.

Perhaps a good synonym for "life" is simply "figuring it out" — since that is what we spend a lifetime trying to do.

It's just better when we all do it together, yeah?

Totally. GIF from "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.