Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodBridging the Clothing DivideDevelopmental organizations typically work on food, education, health care, and economic opportunity, but very few address the need for clothing. For materially poor people, however, clothing is shelter. Anshu Gupta shares, "In earthquakes, the shake kills people; in a tsunami, the water kills people; but in winter, the cold does not kill people. It's the lack of proper clothing. Why don't we consider lack of clothing a disaster?" Gupta and his wife Meenakshi founded "Goonj", a non-profit organization that is using an intricate sharing network to address what the Guptas consider a non-natural, perpetual disaster. Read on to learn more about the everyday couple that is saving lives using a model built on empathy and respect. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

36 Acts of Kindness, ohadinte
Oct 18 -- A few days ago I celebrated my 36th birthday. I decided to do 36 anonymous acts of kindness that day. So I bought 36 ... Full Story

Clothes For Animals, paulrachele
Oct 19 -- I cleaned out my boy's closet yesterday. Some items have stains or tears that couldn't be removed or ... Full Story

A Library Of Magazines For The Homeless, paulrachele
Oct 20 -- Our public library is next to a building that helps the homeless. There are quite a few homeless people who end up ... Full Story

Kindness reverted by greater kindness, sahyadrian
Oct 22 -- It is raining very heavily and roads are flooded. I know an elderly couple who stay in a tent made of plastic ... Full Story

Small Acts

"I had a lot of diapers (new, unopened) to get rid of since my daughter is potty trained. I gave them to a woman in need today for much less than the original cost!" shasha, Oct 17

"Laying here alone in a room right now giving myself 15 minutes of silence. I feel like crying for some reason? I don't know why but I just need the release." kaylawilborn, Oct 18

"I'm thankful for nature. Spending time in nature and with people who want the best for me and truly care about me brings me added peace. ~Bless up. Much love everyone. \o/" princessliz, Oct 22

"Yesterday I listened to one of our pastor go through something and hear his story of getting to the other side and I felt blessed for him to open up to me and my husband. I liked listening" kimberlees175, Oct 20

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Video of the Weekimage

Laughter is a natural medicine - it lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is contagious. It brings people together and helps us feel more alive and empowered. Laughter therapy aims to use the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort. There are over 70 organizations committed to the healing power of laughter around the world. Watch as Care Clowns, Clown Doctors, and Joy activists in countries across the globe delight sick children and their care givers with giggles, bubbles, love, and joy. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Conscious Simplicity, by Duane Elgin
Here are three major ways that I see the idea of simplicity presented in today’s popular media: 1) Crude or Regressive Simplicity: The mainstream media often shows simplicity as a path of regress instead of progress. Simplicity is frequently presented as anti-­â€technology... 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

Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you...recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Mahatma Gandhi

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