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DailyGoodBuilding a Reading RevolutionAs more and more people obsessively stare into their smart phones and tablets, the world seemingly grows a little more disconnected. But the folks at The Reader Organization, an award-winning charity and social enterprise, have gone about reversing that trend by offering to get people together to simply read aloud to each other. The benefits of this straightforward exercise are quite evident: improved self-confidence, a heightened sense of belonging, and a chance to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise meet in your normal day-to-day life. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Parking Lot Angel, vennlighet
Jun 27 -- The other day I was backing out of a small parking lot that did not have much room for backing out. A mother with ... Full Story

A New Start for Their Friend, mummymunt
Jun 28 -- Yesterday afternoon was great for me. Over the past couple of days on our local Freecycle page there have been a ... Full Story

Creating My Own Challenge, Minnow
Jun 30 -- I did my own 21-day challenge with a group of twelve friends. Every day, I created and emailed them a challenge for ... Full Story

Cashier Remembered Me As ..., mindyjourney
Jun 29 -- Cashier remembered me as soon as I told her to keep the dark Dove chocolate bar that I added to my grocery purchase. ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Young at heart always......"Our sense of ourselves does not age at the same rate as our bodies"" Mish, Jun 26

"my precious husband and i say joyfully 'HI" as we soar like mindy's peace doves in the sky ;-) and while we fly sky-high we exchange sweet angel kisses from mister to misses ;-) " sweetangellov, Jun 27

"To all the book lovers out there..happy reading" Peace2you, Jun 28

"Progress in the Garden - Look how much the garden is growing. My neighbor and I are so excited that the tomato plants look very healthy, the best we have seen them in years. :))" KindMyst, Jun 26

More in Smile Groups

Video of the Weekimage

Why do we waste so much energy looking for someone to blame when something doesn't go our way? Dr. Brené Brown provides us with valuable insight into how the constant search for blame limits the meaningfulness of our relationships. Brené Brown is a highly respected researcher on the subject of vulnerability. She has mastered using the art of storytelling and self-disclosure to bring life and practical meaning to the data she's collected and analyzed for over 10 years. Equally important is that Brené also shows us it's okay to laugh at ourselves as we acknowledge our imperfections. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Man's Most Important Mistake, by G. I. Gurdjieff
One of man's most important mistakes, one which must be remembered, is his illusion in regard to his I. Man such as we know him, the ‘man-machine,’ the man who cannot ‘do,’ and with whom and through whom everything ‘happens,’ cannot have a permanent and... Read more on iJourney.org

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 Conversations.org

Today's Quote

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

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