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People Think All Bikers Only Ride For Fun, But These Bikers Ride For Protecting Abused Children

People Think All Bikers Only Ride For Fun, But These Bikers Ride For Protecting Abused Children

A case of ‘never judge a book by its cover’ if ever there was one – this group of bikers don’t just enjoy riding their bikes around town but they use their sense of community to do selfless, empowering acts for those less fortunate.

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    An Unlikely Source Of Support

    The Bikers Against Child Abuse or B.A.C.A, aim to help victims of child abuse deal with the terrible ramifications they face from sexual and physical abuse. Some of them have been past victims themselves giving a sense of understanding and empathy towards their new friends.

    And there’s nothing they won’t do – from supporting the child at court appearances and forming a human shield against their abuser, to hanging out and being a source of stability to a child’s life.

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      Number 1 Aim: To Make The Child Feel Safe And Secure

      The guys from the international non-profit organisation will walk a child to and from bus stops, ring them up for chats, let them put stickers all over their bikes, play with Barbies and paint butterflies on their faces – there’s nothing these bikers won’t do to give a chance to let a child feel happy and safe.

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      Their court appearances are the most notable with up to 30 or 40 of the bikers at a time sitting along with the frightened and intimidated child before testifying against their abuser – the ultimate encouragement and support.

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        They Love It Too!

        These guys are truly an inspiration to us all. Although considered the ultimate altruistic act, seeing the difference it makes to the well-being of the kids, I think they love what they do too.

        “The kid looks at us, concentrates on us, knows we’re there for them.”

        Simply amazing.

        Featured photo credit: Crime Watch Daily via youtube.com

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        Last Updated on September 17, 2019

        10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

        10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

        Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

        But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

        Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

        1. Spend Time with Positive People

        If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

        Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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        2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

        When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

        Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

        3. Contribute to the Community

        One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

        Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

        4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

        Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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        5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

        You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

        If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

        There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

        6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

        It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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        Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

        7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

        Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

        For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

        Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

        8. Offer Compliments to Others

        Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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        9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

        If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

        Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

        10. Practice Self-Care

        Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

        Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

        Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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