Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodRebecca Solnit: Falling TogetherRebecca Solnit, author and contributing editor of Harper's, seeks "to describe nuances and shades of meaning, to celebrate public life and solitary find another way of telling." Her profound books defy category as she chronicles untold histories of redemptive change in places like post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans because, "when all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brother's keepers." Read on for more of her thoughts in an interview by Krista Tippet. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Crossing Paths, splain
Jun 24 -- I had a lovely day yesterday. As I was crossing the street I made a little joke with an older lady and continued on ... Full Story

Fifth Graders Getting The Right Message, Novice50
Jun 22 -- Our fifth grade girls have been having some ongoing issues with each other. Last week, I brought them together as a ... Full Story

Dog Walking Therapy, scushman
Jun 18 -- I am so grateful for the therapeutic walk with the young neighbor lady who was having a PTSD episode and texted me. ... Full Story

Give A Tip That Means Something, Bloodhounder
Jun 18 -- My favorite restaurant for the last 12 years is suffering because the highway in front of it is under repairs and ... Full Story

Small Acts

"mindy. i got your parcel that you sent me in march.. i was so hppy to see that doves n smile crds again. and paper rose was so beautiful.. so cute of you to fly over peace across the world" happyjia, Jun 24

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller Have a heart- FULL day today, KS friends!" suse15, Jun 18

"Breathe deeply and gently blow out The love you know and have. Exhale and watch the flow of Love's outpouring touch all she passes. Love on the fathers!" suse15, Jun 19

"" Where does it all lead? What will become of us? It leads to each other. We become ourselves." Patti Smith" leoladyc728, Jun 19

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Video of the Weekimage

An article in a local newspaper spurred Amy Murphy to ask a local fried chicken restaurant if she could have their leftovers at the end of the night. With the help of friends, the Chicken Lady sets up the equivalent of a pop-up restaurant every Monday to serve her homeless friends. Murphy does not consider what she does "feeding the homeless," rather, it is serving friends. They are part of the same community - she is a part of their lives, and they are a part of hers. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image How Is Your Heart Doing?, by Omid Safi
In many Muslim cultures, when you want to ask them how they’re doing, you ask: in Arabic, Kayf haal-ik? or, in Persian, Haal-e shomaa chetoreh? How is yourhaal? What is this haal that you inquire about? It is the transient state of one’s heart. In reality, we ask, “How is... 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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Purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear and loss Rebecca Solnit

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