Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodGrateful Living as a Practice for Every MomentIn this Awakin Call, Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, (check out their popular website Gratefulness.org), shares a lifetime focusing on social movement through both inner and outer work. She speaks of the root of gratefulness, the reality of impermanence (she was diagnosed 24 years ago with stage four lymphoma), and the danger that we make the world reflect our longings, rather than our gratitude. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

The Real Gift That the House Cleaner Appreciated, heartpath
Jan 10 -- This past Christmas, I wanted to give the woman who cleans my apartment a nice gift in appreciation. Since I know ... Full Story

Unbeknownst To Her, A Small Token of Sympathy Had A Deep And Lasting Impact, photogirl886
Jan 14 -- A couple of years ago one of my closest friends lost his sister to breast cancer. They were extremely close, and to ... Full Story

His Name is Morris, Sailoon
Jan 12 -- I recently had lunch with some friends at our local brewery restaurant. Each time I have visited this popular ... Full Story

Kindness At the Laundromat, arthurstrock
Jan 12 -- An empty table next to the kids provided a perfect place to fold. It was also between the children and me, providing ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Thank you to our lovely creative mindyjourney for sharing the love of her peacedoves! You amaze me with what you create from your poetry to your peacedoves! An inspiration to us all! Namaste 🙏 " melnotes, Jan 12

"I made some small cakes and took some to an elderly neighbour who I had not seen for a long time. We had a lovely long chat and I am going to visit him regularly from now on. " mariepaterson2, Jan 09

"Always tuck a Peace dove, and now a quote card, into the Gideon's bible, normally found in bedside table drawer in any hotel rooms where we are staying; along with prayers of Peace for whoever finds." mindyjourney, Jan 12

"After the Christmas season, my mom and I kind of felt the sense of we have,others don't. So this weekend, we put together hygiene kits for the homeless,that we will deliver soon " betsy1095, Jan 14

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Video of the Weekimage

In a dark passage beneath an Interstate 580 overpass, a group of artists came together in the Fall of 2015 to realize the design of West Oakland Middle School students, who envisioned themselves as super heroes combating problems in their community. When Antonio Ramos, and artist dedicated to social justice, was killed while working on the project, the 4,000 square foot mural about peace and non-violence (the third in a series of six planned for Oakland by ArtEsteem) was dedicated to the young, self-taught artist. Take a look at the art and resilience of the artists and community who help carry the spirit of Ramos forward. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Shaped by a Silky Attention, by Jane Hirshfield
A request for concentration isn't always answered, but people engaged in many disciplines have found ways to invite it in. Violinists practicing scales and dancers repeating the same movements over decades are not simply warming up or mechanically training their muscles. They are learning how... 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

To keep impermanence always before your eyes makes everything sacred, because it always could be otherwise. Kristi Nelson

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