A Slice of Courage: Maria Shriver

There are some people that I consider otherworldly- their contributions to our planet are extraordinary. They are the people that are making good change happen.

Shriver may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth but she has used her famous family’s name to spawn greatness. Her parents were political but they focused on family. Shriver became a journalist, focusing on women’s issues and those with special needs. She followed in her mother’s footsteps with the organization of the Special Olympics and launched many special services when she was the First Lady of California. In the midst of scandal and her divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger, she held her head high and retained her class.

Every week, Shriver sends out Maria‘s M-Powering Message, an email that highlights world news and suggests how we can get involved with causes and organizations around the globe (it’s something that I always look forward to reading). From her beliefs about the Pope (and how freaking awesome he is) to environmental policies, she encourages courage- that others stand up for themselves, celebrate differences and keep fighting the good, moral fight.



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