Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodThe Left ShoeRemember the joy of a new pair of shoes? This beautiful film, based on a story attributed to Gandhi's life, depicts the lives of two boys. It is the first film by then, 20-year old filmmaker, Sarah Rozik, and won the Jury's special award in the short film category at the 2014 Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

The Woman at the Picnic Table, breezuschrist
Aug 20 -- My husband and I were having a conversation a few weeks ago about how life flies by quicker than you can imagine. ... Full Story

A Big Bang For My Bucks! , jwaters1
Aug 20 -- Forgoing my normal meditation routine in the a.m. I decided I would go to the Dollar Tree store this morning before ... Full Story

They Were Married for 61 Years and Grew a Garden, leobob
Aug 20 -- It’s been a busy month! I am super busy with work. Trying to find that work/life balance that is essential to ... Full Story

The Frail Elderly Lady On The Other Side Of The Door, TC
Aug 22 -- I instruct an exercise class at a retirement home every Tuesday afternoon. There is one resident who is no longer ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Donating plasma - helping to save a life. A little of my time and a little of my plasma is a small thing that makes a huge difference. " firechicksckully, Aug 24

"Every so often when purchasing my morning coffee at the drive thru, I will also pay for the customer behind me." reneerica1972, Aug 21

"I am donating items to be shipped to LA to help with the animals rescued from the floods. I purchased dog dishes and dog food so far. I will add to that and give my donation on Saturday this week. " myfbil, Aug 25

"Thrilled to be able to donate stuff from my house to a place that helps set up permanent housing for others. I love it when purging and helping others work together for good for all!" suse15, Aug 23

More in Smile Groups

Video of the Weekimage

Conor Curran, a former Marine, is a veteran of the war in Iraq. One summer day in July 2007, while Curran and his squad were patrolling a poor area in the city of Ramadi, Curran encountered an Iraqi who would change his life and teach him about a different kind of power - the power to transform, to grow, to create. After leaving the U.S. armed forces and taking time to heal and reflect, Curran works on projects in his hometown which promote conscious living. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation, by Miki Kashtan
When Yannai, my sister Inbal’s son, was three and a half, his grandparents were visiting and were staying in the downstairs room. At about 8am the next morning Yannai started banging a pole on the floor upstairs. There ensued the following dialogue: Inbal: “Seeing you banging on... 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

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The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. Mahatma Gandhi

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