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DailyGoodLuc and the Lovingtons: Music as a Force of LoveAt 6-years-old Luc Reynaud announced to his teacher that he was going to paint the moon. "And what about the Earth, Luc? What about the universe?" Luc felt an electric surge of energy through his body, as his teacher picked up a huge bolt of construction paper and unfurled it across the classroom floor. For the next few weeks, Luc -- along with his friends -- painted the universe. It was a heady first taste of what it felt like to dream a big dream, hold a shared vision, and color it in with community. Years later in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he showed up at an emergency shelter to volunteer. He didn't realize then that the guitar he had brought with him would be an essential part of the service he rendered -- and that it would take him on journey that included founding a band, being contacted by Emmy-award-winner Jason Mraz, and singing to communities of people facing adversity all over the world in refugee camps, prisons, hospitals, homeless shelters and more. A journey in which he would once again "paint the universe" -- only this time with music, and the power of love. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

They Got Together To Show That They Care, AnnC
Mar 23 -- Today at a meeting, one of the members stood up and explained a little bit about the challenges and heartache she is ... Full Story

A Wet $20 Bill, rnteach
Mar 26 -- It was pouring rain, no, not pouring, but hailing without the ice. I was starving and decided to pull over to a ... Full Story

Light At The End Of Dark Tunnel, livemylife
Mar 23 -- I happened to face loneliness and difficulties which made me dull for a while. During, this time, when anyone ... Full Story

Smile Cards Still On The Move Years Later!, MakeSomeoneSmile
Mar 27 -- A few years ago my daughter Rachel introduced some of her classmates to Smile Cards. She shared them with her ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Earlier this week I shared that we're fostering a wonderful dog that came from a hoarding situation. Here's a picture of Cali yesterday in her loving foster home. She now owns half of a couch!" lya348, Mar 26

"I am grateful for this site - a place where small actions/kindnesses are celebrated in addition to big ideas. Thank you all. " Bluelobster, Mar 27

"Met a friend at Church and he asked me to visit his office. He is into property development. He says he was encouraged meeting me Small things like chance meetings make my day. " Heartofflesh, Mar 28

"on the trail by my house" janfour, Mar 28

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“A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is done, no matter how brave its warriors or strong its weapons.” ~Cheyenne proverb. The trailer for the film: "End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock, documents the nonviolent resistance of a proposed crude oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Concerns about the destruction of sacred sites and potential impact of spills on the water supply and economic viability of the tribe have mobilized thousands of supporters from around the world to gather at Sacred Stone Camp. Despite the closure of the camp in February 2017, the protests continue in Washington, DC and in solidarity across the globe. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image We Are Swimming in Miracles, by Peter Kalmus
Chicago. I remember in high school, I went for a walk. I was going to a friend's house and I was walking past all these houses; it was the evening, sort of dark. In every house, there were blue flickering lights going in synchrony because everyone was watching the same TV show. It was a quiet... 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

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. Kahlil Gibran

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