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DailyGoodSmall is Better"As a horsewoman, I've come to see that so many theories that work with eliciting real learning and collaboration for horses, work magically with their human counterparts. The brilliant horseman and trainer (as well as second degree aikido black belt), Mark Rashid, teaches how to reward the try, which rewards a horse in response to any of his micro-tries towards the desired action. "Because we are constantly looking for the big thing (the flawless lead change, the effortless transition, the sliding stop), we often look right past the most important part--the try that tells us our horse is understanding our request," he writes. The more sensitive one becomes to the smallest of tries towards the right thing, and the quicker one rewards those tries, the quicker and more solidly the horse learns and grows. It's the same for us. The more respect we can give ourselves or each other for the 'micro tries', the quicker and more solidly we can grow." Kelly Wendorf shares more about the power of small in this insightful piece. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

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Stories of Kindness

The Man At The Bus Stop, lewski711
Sep 18 -- I live about a mile from a gas station. In front of that gas station is a bus stop. I see people at that bus stop ... Full Story

A Story Of Four Siblings Who Wanted to Go to School , ShanKhan
Sep 21 -- I usually get up late when I am home  because I work until midnight. A couple of days ago, my Mom told me that ... Full Story

He Was There For Her When No One Else Was, rnteach
Sep 23 -- I have never had a birthday party before, so at this "ripe-old" age, I decided to throw one for myself. ... Full Story

What She Needed Most, Was Kindness Toward Herself, brindlegirl
Sep 24 -- I did a HUGE kindness to me tonight. And this one, for me personally, is HUGE! I gave myself a gift. I ... Full Story

Small Acts

"More Peace dove pins in production!" mindyjourney, Sep 19

"A vision for peace that a group of youth I worked with expressed in our training. I love young people and their hearts. :-). See if you can see their checkbox list in the corner for what should be." suse15, Sep 21

"Here's our Cub Scouts adding their peace messages to Mindyjourney's Peace Doves on Peace Day, and the fab PEACE poster we made together. May peace prevail on Earth! " patjos, Sep 23

"Today, on this first day of fall, my intention is to make my own sunshine (and colors!)." suse15, Sep 22

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Video of the Weekimage

The most terrible poverty is loneliness. Miracle Messages acknowledges this truth and is on a mission to ease the heartache suffered by those of us who are homeless. With the insight that everybody is somebody's somebody and a savvy handle on social media, the crew behind this fresh initiative aim to reconnect individuals with their loved ones. Documenting the process as well as the people who bring the project to life, this short clip is bound to make the eyes well. [Source: KarmaTube]

A film by Miracle Messages.

Words of Wisdomimage

image Trees are Sanctuaries, by Herman Hesse
Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering,... 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

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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