Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodStaying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life"Adults can change their circumstances; children cannot...Whatever can take a child beyond such circumstances, therefore, is an alleviation and a blessing." Mary Oliver shares how books provided salvation, a place into which she could disappear, and how her passion for language helped her conquer her pain and find power through her work. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

The Clergyman On The Park Bench, cyctw
Nov 30 -- This story is from a friend of mine: While I was in Ojai this past weekend I came upon a man sitting at a bench ... Full Story

12 Year Old Feeding The Homeless with '3 B's", Mish
Dec 02 -- This Kid Has Helping the Homeless in the Bag! At 12-years old, Braeden Mannering is already well on his way to ... Full Story

The Reaction Of Her Son After He Learns About Generosity, 1sher
Dec 03 -- Started to teach our son about money, as we never much talked about it growing up and I suppose that is a reason for ... Full Story

This is How She Spends Quality Time With Her Aging Mother, GivingWarrior
Dec 01 -- I am feeling blessed to have my mom. I've been going on regular walks with my mom who is 75 years old. Spent ... Full Story

Small Acts

"On the first day of Christmas I gave some away... 42 shirts for friends and family to support the fundraising of a family member with cancer Photo taken from the fb page of the cancer patient. " mnc_91, Dec 02

"Ohhhhhh, don't you love it when the post arrives and you get the gorgeous Mindy Peace Doves?!!!!! What a treat, let's spread more kindness yuupiiiiii. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you" DANCE, Nov 30

"Gave my loose change to the Wellington City Mission yesterday after doing my food shop and donated my weekly item of cereal to the food box in supermarket. " melnotes, Dec 02

"" BlissForgive, Dec 03

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Video of the Weekimage

We accept our over-loaded, hyper-active mind as being normal. This insightful film gently suggests otherwise and illuminates a path that has been walked for thousands of years as a way to remedy this common headache. Brian Jones recommends that we design our inner environment, just like we renovate and refurbish outer environment. He elaborates further by sharing the positive and universal effects you will create by simply choosing to participate in the inner-evolution. "Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing him or herself" - Leo Tolstoy [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image For the Traveler, by John O'Donohue
Every time you leave home, Another road takes you Into a world you were never in.   New strangers on other paths await. New places that have never seen you Will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well Will pretend nothing Changed since your last visit.  ... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

Today's Quote

You must not ever stop being whimsical. Mary Oliver

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