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DailyGoodHow Science Helps Us Find the GoodHow do we find the good in this world when troubles seem so near? Is it by way of gratitude and kindness, and turning away from all thought that impedes? This lovely article explores the many ways in which we can begin to cultivate our longer-term inner evolution by way of our awareness of good. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

Mechanics Kindness, cyctw
May 18 -- I had to bring our car in for some care, as the Engine Malfunction Light was telling us she wasn't feeling well, ... Full Story

Most Fun Yet, lewski711
May 18 -- That was SOOO much fun! My daughter went out to the bike path and a corner in the neighborhood and offered people ... Full Story

Camp Chairs, Water, And Tacos, jerryw
May 21 -- Driving by Walmart today, I saw a foreign family of four (a mom, dad, and two young boys) holding up a sign with a ... Full Story

Babies on Planes, Ak47
May 19 -- The flight that I was on had these two babies less than a year old, probably twins, who were howling loudly. They ... Full Story

Small Acts

"The more often I come here the harder it is to find a "dark side" . Thanks for helping me develop and allow my inner light to shine. " NoOnesNME, May 17

""If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment." ~ Georgia O’Keeffe And isn't it an amazing, gorgeous world?" terre, May 18

"" LusoWesa, May 17

"The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid. We may have all come in different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. " Forgive, May 19

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Dashrath Manjhi, also referred to as the “Mountain Man,” spent 22 long years breaking a mountain. It all started when his wife, who was trekking the mountain to bring him food, fell down and got hurt. He said to himself – everyone is born to eat, work and sleep, so why not do one thing in life which is beneficial for his wife and for others and that will serve for a long time to come? He sold his 3 goats so he could buy the hammer and chisel needed to break the 300 foot mountain. After 22 years of daily toil, working from 4 to 8am and again, after 1pm, he carved a road 30 feet in breadth and 360 feet in length. The people from his village could now access doctors, schools and jobs. 55 years later, the Dashrath Manjhi Welfare Trust has been started to set up an employment training school for local youth. Even after his death, Dashrath Manjhi is still alive as his work has inspired thousands in his village and beyond, and will remain an inspiration for future generations. [Source: KarmaTube]

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Words of Wisdomimage

image A Strange Predicament, by Pavithra Mehta
When I stop to consider the facts They astonish me. There you are, couched in your own skin, And here I am in mine. No matter how close, We must each do our own living. Your heart cannot be persuaded to pump my blood. My lungs will not consent to breathe for yours. It is an odd... 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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Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. -Desmond Tutu-

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