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This Saturday Is The One Year ... Posted by Sarah Mozelle, Dec 09 2013 This saturday is the one year anniversary of a terrible event in America in which 20 children, 6 educators, the mother of and the gunman were all killed. I am moved by the request that was made by united families of the survivors of this shooting: please do an act of service in memory of our loved ones on the anniversary. They are asking the media to stay away, they are lighting candles at home. There is a great dignity in the way this is being navigated and I find it beautiful that from the ashes of their grief, this community has come together to create something good out of something so painful. I will be dedicating an offering of service in honor of this event and invite you to join me. To follow is a link to the mainstream news piece i watched that was powerful in a quiet way. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/09/21835710-newtown-families-urge-kindness-as-shooting-anniversary-nears?lite
Am Inspired Every Time I Read ... Posted by Somik Raha, Dec 09 2013 Am inspired every time I read this interview. Ron Howard on The Best Game There Is. Conversations.org: The Best Game There Is A collection of in-depth interviews with artists from all walks of life. Founded by Richard Whittaker.
A Beautiful Story Shared Today On ... Posted by arathi Ravichandran, Dec 09 2013 A beautiful story shared today on KindSpring. "Over a month ago my boyfriend was brutally beaten by six people in a hate crime. While his physical injuries are healing, his spirit is taking much longer. A couple of nights ago he raided our "piggy bank" for the $30 or so that was in it. Then he went to the grocery store and bought an armload of mixed bouquets of flowers. Then went to a rougher neighborhood in the city. There, he walked up and down the street slipping a flower into the door handle of each car he passed. Everyone came out the next day to find a little generosity and beauty brought into their life by a stranger. He told me he did this because he was having a particularly hard day with regards to the beating, and he knew that doing something beautiful would help him heal!"
Postcards At The Airport Posted by Ashima Goyal, Dec 09 2013 Yesterday I left these quilled postcards all around airport :D I was feeling like a child when trying to put them discreetly. :)
Free Hugs In Delhi Posted by Pratyush Rajvanshi, Dec 09 2013 On Sunday, some of us decided to pay forward the love we were feeling within us, by sharing hugs with strangers on the streets (in Gurgaon in the morning and in Delhi in the evening!). We were all a bit skeptical in the beginning, but it turned to be such an amazing experience. :) So many people were left confused by the unconditional love, as they had no base of reference for something like this. ;) In the end, we all felt less afraid and more open to building connections with strangers and trusting their innate goodness. :)
Unexpected Ripple In Surat Posted by Parag Shah, Dec 09 2013 Recently ten folks from the ServiceSpace crew visited us in Surat, and lots of ripples unfolded. Some of them were expected, but second order ones weren't. For instance, my cousin's daughter's room now has a new sign that lists various ways that people can make others smile!
The Art Of Constructive Daydreaming Posted by DailyGood.org, Dec 09 2013 Our culture tends to be highly goal-focused, and even when we are not pursuing our goals, we distract ourselves with all sorts of media and entertainment. This article discusses the value of creating space to allow our minds to wander. The payoff of daydreaming can be immediate, in the form of a pleasant thought, memory, or insight, or it can be more long-term, in the form of understanding one's purpose or place in the world. Research shows that daydreaming and imagination are important facets of a healthy, satisfying mental life. Read on to learn more. [Full Story]
Did You Know That Generosity And ... Posted by Amit Dungarani, Dec 09 2013 Did you know that generosity and supporting your community can actually help your immune system? Yes...being kind is good for your health! "Generosity and community service have positive effects on the immune system. Research shows that generosity and concern for people, not objects, helps positive immune response. Recently, a study showed that community service increased happiness, which in turn decreased factors related to inflammation. These benefits were not associated with other happiness-inducing activities, such as shopping, or travel, for example." Pursue noble acts rather than immediate gratification and be kind...and of course smile ...because you'll live longer :) ...Original article here: 13 Small Choices That Can Change Your Life In Great Ways
... Posted by Sarika Jain, Dec 09 2013 Pope Francis's Challenge to Global Capitalism : The New Yorker The core of the Pope’s critique is moral and theological rather than economic, and that is what gives it its power.
My Organisation RUN FOR HUMANITY, Through ... Posted by Nazrrul Islam, Dec 09 2013 my organisation RUN FOR HUMANITY, through this im working on education and heath for the poorest people in rural areas.. guys plz join in this group..