Category Archives: Compassion

THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage humble heartthrob quote, August 20, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1318)

Intelligent, kind, talented, caring, socially conscious, versatile, a world traveler, and literary aficionado, British actor Richard Armitage is a true renaissance  man. And to top it off, Richard Armitage is also a humble heartthrob! Sighhh! Thanks to angelpretend for sharing … Continue reading

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Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Seeking peace amid pandemics and protests, June 03, 2020 Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1300)

  As with many of us, I have been stunned beyond belief with even more killings of African Americans at the hands of the police in recent weeks—such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others–and the peaceful and other not … Continue reading

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James Corden rocks in countering that Bill Maher’s “fat shaming” rant is bullying, September 18, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1262)

  James Corden rocks in countering that Bill Maher’s “fat shaming” rant is bullying: Drop everything you're doing and watch this. @JKCorden, I didn't think it was possible to be more proud of you, but you just did it. pic.twitter.com/29em2rYi3C … Continue reading

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Another great review of Candida Brady’s 2018 film “Urban and the Shed Crew” starring Richard Armitage, May 26, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post # 1165)

Film Inquiry has another great review of Candida Brady’s 2018 film “Urban and the Shed Crew” starring Richard Armitage: http://www.filminquiry.com/urban-and-the-shed-crew-2015-review/   To rent or stream the film, visit:   https://blenheimfilms.muvi.com/urban-and-the-shed-crew1 

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Thespian Thursday:   Hariclea’s blog links for her UATSC and Richard Armitage Experiences at NIFF!  April 26, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1160)

I really enjoyed reading Hariclea’s (of the Opera is Magic blog) extensive accounts of her Newcastle International Film Festival (NIFF) experiences in attending the events and film screening of “Urban and the Shed Crew”. So listed below are links to … Continue reading

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Sharing Joy–Richard Armitage Portraits by Sarah Dunn, April 22, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1159)

I love this portrait above of the talented British actor Richard Armitage laughing in 2014 (?) by the talented portrait photographer Sarah Dunn—as much for his shining eyes and laughter, as for this being a different angle from the other … Continue reading

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THTHT: A sweetly smiling Richard Armitage as Chop in profile from Urban and the Shed Crew (2018) delights, April 10, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1157)

Thanks to DurinLass for sharing this sweetly smiling and exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Chop in  “Urban and the Shed Crew” (2018) below.  He “is the very model of a modern major” movie star in the making!  Sighhh! … Continue reading

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February 28, 2018 is Rare Disease Day, Guest Post by Kitty about Icthyosis, February 28, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1148)

(reprinted with permission from Kitty’s February 28, 2015 post on Facebook) The best treatments for any rare disease / disorder are acceptance, friendship, education, love, and respect. For some, their rare disease is visible.  For others, theirs [illness] goes unnoticed. … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 24 (PG-D):  Sacrifice,  December 17, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1125 and on Wattpad)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy Selfie!  Richard Armitage gives face time to supporting cyber bullying prevention efforts, June 17, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1069)

What a guy!  British actor Richard Armitage is smart, sexy, compassionate, talented, socially conscious, etc. And he knows how to take—and share–a really good selfie of himself, for a really good cause And bravo to him for continuing to highlight … Continue reading

Posted in Children at Risk, Compassion, Cybersmile Foundation, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sexy SatuRdAy, Smiles, smoulder, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why?  Tears in Syria,   April 6, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1054)

I have no eloquent words to express my heartbreak about the deaths of Syrian children and families from a vicious and unconscionable Sarin gas chemical attack Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people just trying to live their lives–just like … Continue reading

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“Brain on Fire”: Richard Armitage’s credible American accent and a new movie poster, February 13, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1042)

In the  official movie  trailer for  the film “Brain on Fire”, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (below in a scene with his daughter portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz) shares a very credible American accent–different than other American characters … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the U.S. Administration Ban Affecting Refugees and Immigrants Entering the U.S. this Weekend,     January 29, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1035)

I truly believe that if you plant the seed of helping others when a person is young—by participating in fundraisers like “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” that benefited children around the world, which was popular when I was a kid, … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation inspires hope and resolve,  January 11, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1028)

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s (right) Farewell Address was perfect!  He gently highlighted the goals his administration set and met, and he reminded everyone that the standards of action in this democracy should be kept in order to honor the … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama says Farewell video,January 08, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1027)

Michelle Obama, poised, graceful, intelligent, compassionate, civic minded, a role model, dignified, and the First Lady of our nation, says farewell as her husband prepares to step down as President. We will miss her greatly!   I had seen this … Continue reading

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Grati’s “Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017”,  January 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1026)

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago.  He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him.  His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home … Continue reading

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Soothing Slumbering Sunday:  Catching up on my sleep …, October 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #980)

Catching up on my sleep after a hectic university Homecoming week where I coordinated our annual alumni speakers panel of four alumni for an all day Friday itinerary of events around campus, culminating in their presentations and Q & A—followed by … Continue reading

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Wishing a very Happy 45th Birthday to Richard Armitage!   August 22, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #957)

Newborn babies  are just at the beginning of their lives.  And the future and possibilities are endless as to the journey that new little person will take through life, and the impact that they will have on the world around them. … Continue reading

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Tears in Heaven:  For all who were killed or injured this week, July 08, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #935)

First, a moment of silence in honor of the U.S. citizens and police officers who were killed or injured this week—and for those around the world: “Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven (lyrics)”, a video by Stefani Berto   I … Continue reading

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“Forgiveness and Intention” are themes of Richard Armitage’s heartfelt message for Stop Cyberbullying Day, June 18, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #925)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left)  in his June 17, 2016 Stop Cyberbullying Day 2016  message for his CyberSmile Foundation blog post, seemed to me to be distilled down to his essay’s final thoughts: “Never underestimate your words. Use them … Continue reading

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WLW:  First Do No Harm, the Ponso Research Chimp Story, March 30, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #893a)

One of the mythic key elements in the medical profession is its attention to the holistic care of patients, the overriding concern is distilled into the phrase, “First Do No Harm”—though this wording is not precisely found in the Hippocratic … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: “Richard Armitage Beautiful Man” 2012 video by Mezzym01, February 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #872)

  February 2010 was my awakening to the exquisitely talented, kind, handsome, intelligent, compassionate, professional, and philanthropic British gentleman actor Richard Armitage with his mesmirizing performance as John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story “North … Continue reading

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