Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodMusic, the Brain & the Secret Language of the HeartWhen was the last time you heard a song that brought you to tears, or reminded you of a favorite place? Music has the power to shape our moods, our minds, and even our memories. Barry Goldstein, a producer, composer, and music researcher, shares the incredible ways music can enrich our experience on conscious and subconscious levels. Through engaging in activities like singing or chanting, we can experience both physical and spiritual benefits, such as an increased sense of peace and calm. Different types of music can even alter our brain waves, guiding us from an active and alert state, to a relaxed sleep state. The advancements don't end there. "An amazing amount of research has been done to prove the benefits of music and the brain, but we've only just scratched the surface," says Goldstein. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Following the Nudge To Act in Kindness, michelelpurcel
Jul 22 -- The other day I went to the hospital to see my friend. They were moving her to a different room so I went to ask ... Full Story

Shared Smiles, savraj
Jul 20 -- I saw a man listening to music on his phone today. He was standing by the pet store as I walked by and he looked ... Full Story

Sharing Our Bounty, alisamom
Jul 20 -- We picked up our first csa basket of the season today: a half bushel basket of whatever the farmer grows, straight ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Got a letter from ks member horse friend last week and I'm so impressed by how tiny these zentangle drawings are!!! The smallest are business card size. I could never ever draw with such precision. " alisamom, Jul 24

"When out and about the other day, accompanying MisterM on a home builders store foray, I kept busy stashing rajni quote cards on the shelves, where they were sure to be found :))." mindyjourney, Jul 22

"Keep calm and wish MISH a very happy birthday :)" BlissForgive, Jul 24

"Big Happy Birthday to Balou. Hope you have a beautiful day. love and tons of hugs Susanna xxxxxxxxxxx" splain, Jul 24

More in Smile Groups

Video of the Weekimage

In the bustling metropolis of Chennai, in South India, a humble camera mechanic named Sekar demonstrates that “a love-based life is the real way of life”. For over a decade Sekar has woken up at the crack of dawn to prepare cooked rice to lay out on the terrace of his building for the thousands upon thousands of parrots who visit him each day. 40% of his income goes towards feeding his feathered friends, and he even has specially designed rice racks that allow them to feed together more easily. Sekar may have missed a few meals of his own in the past ten years, but the parrots have never gone unfed.To this remarkable man, love is universal. When we love unconditionally, service naturally flows through our lives. This beautifully shot video (and all those parrots!) bring his rare spirit and deep wisdom to life. [Source: KarmaTube]

A film by Big Short Films.

Words of Wisdomimage

image The Boss And The Attendants, by TKV Desikachar
The great masters, in ancient times, not only had visions of the Higher Force, they were also very practical. Their teachings are simple: They encourage the development of a great mind, but warn us that this is not an end in itself. Only sustained by a great heart, leading us in action, will such... 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

Where words fail, music speaks. -Hans Christian Andersen-

Editor's Note

This page offers highlights from our various uplifting and insightful portals. We hope that our visitors can find solace in all the beautiful things happening in the world. And take inspiration to contribute in their own big and small ways to the world around them.

Today's Act of Kindness


About Smile Deck

Volunteer Reflections

image Compassionate Clowning I wanted to share with you "The Anatomy of Laughter" a beautiful documentary made by ... Read more  

image Raaok Tribe Secrets There is a large fridge in the office lunch room that bears this sign on its door. Several ... Read more  

image Maitri Tune By Carla This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Carla : Moved By Love. Read more  

image Laddership News: Laddership News: Love Blooms In The This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. July's newsletter takes us on a ... Read more  

Older Reflections >