Good News of the Day -- Sep 24, 2022image

DailyGoodThe Greatest Nature Essay Ever"The Greatest Nature Essay ever would begin with an image so startling and lovely and wondrous that you would stop riffling through the rest of the mail, take your jacket off, sit down at the table, adjust your spectacles, tell the dog to lie down, tell the kids to make their own sandwiches for heavenssake, thats why god gave you hands, and read straight through the piece, marveling that you had indeed seen or smelled or heard exactly that, but never quite articulated it that way, or seen or heard it articulated that way, and you think, man, this is why I read nature essays, to be startled and moved like that, wow." What follows is a brief and beautiful piece by the late writer Brian Doyle. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness (Jan 27, 2022)

The Bridge We Were Meant To Cross, donothing
 My brother and I were driving home together and became engrossed in a conversation. Because of this ... Full Story

A Stolen Trombone and the Necessary Kindness, penny4them
A couple of months back, my son Shine had his trombone stolen from our car. Very sad. We learned a lot. We were ... Full Story

🎄 Dad’s Christmas Tree , mindyjourney
Every time I see an outside pine tree decorated with holiday lights, I remember the kindness of my ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Offered to come to sit with my friend's son on Friday to have lunch as she can leave to do things she needs to. He's in Hospice with cancer and it's so hard. " ZwagC, Sep 20

"Dropped off chili and lasagna to a friend as she's not a cook and appreciates when I share. " ZwagC, Sep 22

"" wavingatyou, Sep 22

"" DotMatrix, Sep 18

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Video of the Weekimage

Sep 20, 2022 -- Through hopeful lyrics and joyous dance, Nimo Patel and Ellie Walton's "We the People" video is a call to unity, togetherness and equality. It reminds us that if we learn to love, if we learn to listen, the good will indeed come someday. Sing along and let your spirit be lifted. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Reality Of Actual Contact With Oneself, by Judith Blackstone
Sep 19, 2022 -- The reality of actual contact with oneself is, at the same time, actual contact with our environment. It is a very interesting aspect of our nature that to heal the split between body and mind is, at the same time, to heal the split between oneself and one's surroundings, or in... Read more on Awakin.org

W&C
My Real Name - A Conversation with Zoo Cain , in works & conv
At 69 I'm eventually going to run out of time, so I'm lobbying to work on rainbows when I get to the other side. I'm definitely creating with the spirit world all around me. Read More on Conversations.org

Today's Quote

Maybe we will be better human beings when we begin to see all the other things a place is besides all the things we think it is or wanted it to be. Brian Doyle

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