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DailyGoodThe Gifts of ImperfectionHave you ever wondered what makes it easier for some folks to bounce back from difficulties than others? Resilience, or the ability to overcome adversity, includes 5 core components: resourcefulness, help-seeking, the belief that they can do something to help manage their feelings and to cope, availability of social support, and connections with others. But there's more to the stories of those who cultivate Wholehearted lives despite the stress, anxiety, and trauma they face. In this article, psychologist Brene Brown discusses how spirituality ultimately shapes our ability to bounce back from life's greatest challenges. "Without exception, spirituality the belief in connection, a power greater than self, and interconnections grounded in love and compassion emerged as a component of resilience." [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

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Stories of Kindness

A Smile That Goes Around the World, ashagauri
Jan 09 -- I was in a shop buying some goodies. The person in front of me fell short by 10 rupees. The cashier asked him to ... Full Story

Surprised and Thrilled With the Contributions of Strangers, BlueBeacon
Jan 11 -- In a beautiful example of the cyclical nature of kindness, I received a "donation" to help me continue my ... Full Story

Unexpected Massage Turned the Day Around, Abbajii
Jan 10 -- I woke up a little late for work this morning with a bit of a sore neck. I rushed around my house getting ready for ... Full Story

Reflecting Love in Our Words, autumnsky38
Jan 12 -- The other day I was going to a doctor's appointment, and I happened to open the door for an older woman as we ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Not sure if you can see the image, but I received 5 stars for my weekly meditation session today from my employers. Thanks for all of your encouragements guys :)))" patjos, Jan 09

"New student arriving tomorrow to stay for 2 weeks! Lots of work awaiting, we'll be doing 25 hours each one. All nice and ready, got her a lovely tin of biscuits and of course....a KIND surprise :-) " DANCE, Jan 13

"GC 13: A cup of coffee with honey is sweet. A bar of chocolate is sweeter. A gift of presence is sweetest. " mnc_91, Jan 13

"A friend is looking for space for his church, which was flooded. We offered them our fellowship area, if they need it." mrselizabethm, Jan 10

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Founder of ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Club, Sabrina Ma transformed her school with small acts of kindness. The club regularly performs creative random acts of kindness, including a kindness flash mob of smiles, hugs and connection. She started ARK with only ten fellow students but these kind acts soon inspired over 300 students to join in on the fun. The club even rippled beyond her school; soon after, 27 other schools started their own ARK clubs. Tagging each other with compliments, surprising fellow students with generosity, ARK imbues the school with positivity and joy. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image You Are Saved By Your Love, by Michael Damian
Love is the power that reveals truth and drives our search for it. You may have noticed that if you study something deeply - an animal, a face, a piece of music - you begin to love it. You become one with it. This felt sense of oneness is the highest expression of love. When you love like this... 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

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. Victor Hugo

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