Irby was recognized in two categories: Compassion and Kindness. The recognition award is given to inspire people to help others and improve their communities. It is stated on the award website that recipients come from all walks of life, live in all 50 states, and live around ten values that enhance the well-being of others and improve their communities.
The ten values that embody the award include compassion, courage, forgiveness, generosity, humility, inclusiveness, integrity, kindness, respect and service.
“Being acknowledged for my community and civic contributions on a national level is among the highest of honors. I was not contacted by an award committee representative or member, but when I read the posting on-line, my reaction was ‘WOW’! Is this real?
Seeing this recognition posted for everyone to read is really incredible and inspires me to continue my efforts in encouraging others. Receiving the award embodies my motivation to promote well-being, love, and community,” expressed Irby.
Since publishing Love Within Life in 2012, a series of poems and short stories, Irby has partnered with community organizations and leaders to launch a number of positive community and awareness initiatives.
Irby attributes community projects, such as, the establishment and founding of a flag and veterans memorial (Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial), hosting and sponsoring “Stop Violence” awareness forums and discussions, and encouraging the re-connection of family and community, to the Love Within Life series.
The Love Within Life publications have been described as awaking, prolific, thought-provoking, and a unique perspective of popular subjects.
Irby’s most recent publications include So You Want to Stop Violence?, My Arkansas, My Home, and Love Within Life: Inspire the Intuitive Woman. Each book has sparked events that have inspired personal well-being and community enhancement. You can learn more about Jason Irby by visiting www.jasonirby.wordpress.com.