Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodGrace Paley: On the Value of Not Understanding EverythingLike any artist, a writer is often a channel for expressing the ineffable. Thus how, in the midst of searching, can a writer consciously reach forth and grasp a wisp of truth? Grace Paley, poet, author, and activist, argues that it is in the counterintuitive embrace of "ununderstanding" that realness in writing reveals itself. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Seeing Someone. Paying Attention For A Change. , janelle.ford170
Jul 25 -- This was on Thursday. I was driving to visit my brother for his birthday and I had to stop and wait because the ... Full Story

You Know What I ..., brindlegirl
Jul 27 -- You know what I find so amazing is how these simple words can brighten another's day. I have been out all day ... Full Story

Casual Kindness, mindyjourney
Jul 26 -- Colleague mentioned how she and her husband had recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary, which prompted ... Full Story

Honoring an Old Friend, terre
Jul 31 -- One of the women in my spirituality group will not be coming to our retreat next month. She has participated for ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Bookmarks made and ready for random giving :)" mindyjourney, Jul 29

"Tucked a SMILE card, origami dove and restaurant gift certificates in a box of single-serve packaged oatmeal, as part of donation to food bank :))))." mindyjourney, Jul 30

"Saw this. It made my heart happy. I had to share ♥" brindlegirl, Jul 28

"Today my daughter and I cleaned out our cupboards and donated all the food that has accumulated. It was listed on online as free. The man who picked up was extremely grateful to receive it." myfbil, Jul 27

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Video of the Weekimage

Once a week for over 50 years, Baltazar Uscher Tenesaca has made the perilous 2 day journey to Mount Chimborazo, to harvest ice. Baltazar was 15 years old when he first learned this trade along side teams of ice merchants who earned their living by harvesting and selling the mineral rich glacial ice from the highest altitudes of Ecuador's tallest mountain. Now he works alone. The low wage combined with technological progress has made the ice merchant obsolete. This beautifully made film tells the story of a man who was raised on the ice and although his work is hard, dangerous and poorly paid, he alone continues the traditions of his ancestors. Featuring the rich and stunning landscape of Ecuador, this film displays the innovation and skill of a time-honored craft while teaching us that the fruit of ones labor is in the work. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image The Surrender Experiment, by Michael Singer
Life rarely unfolds exactly as we want it to. And if we stop and think about it, that makes perfect sense. The scope of life is universal, and the fact that we are not actually in control of life’s events should be self-evident. The Universe has been around for 13.8 billion years, and the... 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

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran

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