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DailyGoodUnited Nations: A Meditation for PeaceOctober 24th is United Nations Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Charter in 1945. For 71 years, the United Nations has been working to maintain international peace and security, promote sustainable development, protect human rights, uphold international law, and deliver humanitarian aid. Spiritual leaders can also be found on the front lines of peace, and they are naturally tied to the U.N. by their common goals. Brother David Steindl-Rast is a Benedictine monk and author known for his contributions to the interfaith dialogue and for being a proponent of the transformative power of gratefulness. From his archives comes this powerful, poetic meditation delivered at a previous U.N. anniversary gathering. It is an homage to all activists before us, an observance of our commonality, and a call to action to stand up for peace -- something the world still needs today. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

Making Peace, laughingsoul
Oct 20 -- Ever happened to have a stranger looking at you with eyes full of anger out of the blue? It was painful and ... Full Story

I See You, petroskryf
Oct 21 -- In the country where I was born, eleven official languages are spoken. Yep, ... Full Story

One Teen's Creative Mission on Behalf of School Kids , Mish
Oct 21 -- Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone School lunch can be intensely lonely when you ... Full Story

A Mother's Surprise Response To an Act of Kindness at The Dollar Store, Blessed2BKind
Oct 23 -- I went to the dollar store to get some balloons and some wrapping paper to wrap a present for my daughter's 27th ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Made dinner for my landlords kids. Made the Gym Instructors day by talking to her. Indulged in deep convo with an elderly neighbour. Said Thank You as often as I could today to people" DipakDevalia, Oct 22

"Lots of home made jam to share with friends, plum and apples, already gave away some :-)" DANCE, Oct 19

"Grateful to local store and VFW for encouraging us to help support our troops so easily :))). I thought throat lozenges would be a good donation!" mindyjourney, Oct 20

"I have read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It is a Great book." Rajni, Oct 21

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India's largest skateboarding park isn't in a big city, it's in a small village in Madhya Pradesh. A sport which has long been identified with urban neighbourhoods across the world, is being used in a village in central India as a trigger for social change. Ulrike Reinhard, a German national, established a skate park in Janwar, Madhya Pradesh in a region notorious for being one of the most socially and economically backward areas of the country. Untouchability, gender inequality, illiteracy, and alcoholism are rampant here. Through the voices of Reinhart and the children of the village, the film documents how the skate park is gradually changing the social fabric of the village and addressing some of its most deep rooted issues. [Source: KarmaTube]

A film by 101 India.

Words of Wisdomimage

image Three Millimeters of the Universe, by Daniel Gottlieb
Dear Sam, One night in the hospital, a friend came to visit me. I told her I didn't think I could go on anymore. What I was feeling went beyond despair. It was a loss of hope — of everything I valued, trusted, and loved. The pain had become simply unbearable. My friend held my... 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

I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls. Malala Yousafzai

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