It Might Look Like A Bunch Of Scribbles, But It’s Actually Packed With Buckets Of Wisdom

This is one of the coolest summaries of a book I’ve seen. A blogger named Sacha Chua went to a talk by C.C. Chapman about his book, "Amazing Things Will Happen," and these are her notes. I love how she takes “sketchnotes.” Now all my messy handwriting looks so boring. Must. Change. This. Immediately. Maybe that's my first step toward a more amazing life?!

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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