Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodWhat If Schools Taught Kindness?"The school environment can be very stressful; in addition to any issues they bring from home, many students struggle to make friends and perform well in class. Being excluded, ignored, or teased is very painful for a young child, and we thought it could be impactful to teach empathy and compassion. When other kids are suffering-- like that boy who split his chin-- can we understand how they might be feeling? Kindness bridges those gaps and helps build a sense of connection among the students, the teachers, and even the parents. Learning to strengthen their attention and regulate their emotions are foundational skills that could benefit kids in school and throughout their whole lives." [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Take One or Leave One, ivette_t
Feb 05 -- Today my husband and I started something awesome. The sign says "Cold? Take one. Extra? Donate ... Full Story

I Stood By Her, arunms2013
Feb 07 -- I was coming back from home late at night in a 'Sharing' mini van. In Hyderabad, India, it is a cheap and ... Full Story

A Hot Mug of Tea and a Warm Heart, AndiCas
Feb 04 -- I walk my goats daily, basically just following them about to make sure they don't eat any of the young trees or ... Full Story

Got my daily smile on, kperrine
Feb 06 -- I have been having a hectic day at work...feeling overwhelmed and overtired UNTIL just now! A young man came in to ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Left this bag of rainbow coloured embroidery threads with a local lady who has recently given up her business and now has lots of extra time on her hands. She was thrilled. " AndiCas, Feb 05

"I always feel better after making one of these cards. I'm excited for renewal during Lent as it starts tomorrow on the 10th. Spring is a time of renewal for all! Have a beautiful day y'all!" lolliswap, Feb 09

"Wishing you a good night / morning / day And heading to bed with this thought in my mind and heart." terre, Feb 08

"Happy Year of the Fire Monkey! There should be a lot of exciting changes this year!" terre, Feb 08

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Video of the Weekimage

"From the stones of the destruction we will build plant basins to grow flowers." It started with one man's efforts to beautify his home with paint and flowers, but the initiative spread as neighbors came forward to spread the beauty. Using salvaged and recycled material, with some funding from a local and U.S. nonprofit, the densely populated neighborhood of al-Zaitoun in Gaza City, Palestine, is awash in color, murals, and flowers, bringing some much-needed comfort to an area besieged with war and destruction. [Source: KarmaTube]

A film by Jehad Saftawi. More at IMEU.

Words of Wisdomimage

image Presence: The Quality of Consciously Being Here, by Kabir Helminski
A common theme runs through all the great spiritual traditions. It goes by many names – awakening, recollection, mindfulness, dhyana, remembrance, zhikr, presence – and by no name at all. This state of consciousness adds further dimensions to being in this world. Beyond the narrow... 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

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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