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DailyGoodSkateboarding Like a GirlBehind the sweet, innocent eyes of a young girl is a strength of resolve, waiting to show the world what she's made of. Sisu - the Finnish word for 'determination, courage and resilience' - is this spark of strength that Chloe Chick - mother, and founder of the organization 'SisuGirls' - aims to inspire in young girls all over the world. Believing that the experience of stumbling and failing when faced with challenge brings out the capacity to grow, Chick's mission is to empower young women to find their inner strength. Creating the confidence to inspire these girls to chase their passions with courage, the online and in person programs of SisuGirls centre around sport and adventure activities which nurture their own Sisu nature. More in this short video. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

From Strangers To Friends, Mish
Sep 17 -- Found this story below online wanted to share. Talking To Strangers. "We made a quick stop at the ... Full Story

My Coupon Is Your Coupon., greenurlifenow
Sep 16 -- Today, I went to go shopping after work at Old Navy, as I had a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $25 or more and ... Full Story

Cherished Gift From My Brother, leeward66
Sep 15 -- The most cherished gift I received was a water painting by brother gave me of our childhood home. When I opened the ... Full Story

Back To School Smiles, lightbulb
Sep 19 -- Had one of my favorite days yesterday. I took my neighbor shopping for school supplies for her son. This started ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Lóve love love!" Marleen, Sep 21

"My Poem on water conservation.. Will demonstrate in public places and in public programs to aware people for saving water and saving nature... " kmbhai, Sep 19

"Added an extra $5 to my bill at local department store to go towards Cure For Kids Cancer. Every little bit helps :) " melnotes, Sep 15

"🕊Let's all set our intentions of living only in Peace today and to have the courage and compassion to carry this forward into the days to come. May ALL know Peace.🕊" kjoyw, Sep 21

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Video of the Weekimage

Religious and sectarian violence occurs throughout the world and is particularly prevalent in Northern Nigeria. But the seeds of change may emerge from the next generation that can work to end senseless sectarian violence. Watch this video to learn about a program that brings together Muslim and Christian adolescent girls to bridge the divide and advocate for peace. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Beyond Content Of Thought, by Ram Dass
Instead of trying so hard to get out of the shadow, the dark, which I think actually reinforces the shadow and its reality, just do your practices. See, if somebody says, “I’m having these terrible thoughts, and I don’t know why, will you help me understand why?” I’d... 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

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of. Bethany Hamilton

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