Good News of the Dayimage

DailyGoodAn Act of Dog: An Artist's Effort To Foster Compassion5,500 dogs; that's the estimated number of shelter dogs killed every day in the U.S. About one every 15-16 seconds. But one artist is hoping to change those statistics by cultivating a new generation built on compassion. Artist Mark Barone used to spend his time revitalizing cities ravished by blight. Now he has given up everything to paint 5,500 portraits of euthanized dogs in order to memorialize their life, illustrate the enormity of the loss each day, and to halt the practice by building compassion. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Police > Gratitude, ak47
Aug 27 -- Yesterday I wrote a mail to several senior police officers of my city thanking them for all that they do. I feel ... Full Story

Surrendering "The Right Of Way" Every Time, fsmall52
Aug 26 -- Since I knew I'd be driving a fair amount today, I decided to surrender the "right of way" to anyone ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Working on those breathing lessons, friends :))." mindyjourney, Aug 29

"miracles now ~ day 17 releasing anger from the past sets me free in the present..." seasoul12, Aug 26

"I helped a woman loaded down with packages into our apt. building today. I left some magazines at the library and made a special pair of earrings as part of my best friends birthday present." leoladyc728, Aug 29

"Challenge yourself to say two beautiful statement about yourself each day and reward yourself by making one statement a day to another person. " joiedevivre, Aug 31

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Video of the Weekimage

With goggles resting on her head and peacock feathers folded into hair, Zina Lahr viewed herself as a canvas. Self-diagnosed with “creative compulsive disorder”, Zina filmed a video to share her passion for mechanics and animatronics. She reveals some of her jaw-dropping artwork: a giant puppet spider she helped create for a movie, and a wired paper crane for stop-motion animation. Zina’s artwork reflects the power of her imagination brought to life. Her products were a tangible demonstration of the passion and creativity that flowed from her talent to create robotics. This video was an audition for a chance to compete on a reality show as a creature creator. Although she got a spot, Zina turned it down to return home and care for her grandmother, who was battling lung cancer. Several weeks after filming this video, Zina Lahr passed away in a hiking accident at the age of 23. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Come Home to Love, by Rick Hanson
Take a breath right now, and notice how abundant the air is, full of life-giving oxygen offered freely by trees and other green growing things. You can't see air, but it's always available for you. Love is a lot like the air. It may be hard to see - but it's in you and all around... 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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