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DailyGoodGardening and the Secret of Happiness"By a shower of gifts and a heavy rain of lessons," a good mother loves her children. This is how author and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer came to the awakening of true happiness as she realized that the time spent and lost in her garden were the happiest moments of her days. Like her children lost in the wonder of digging in the soil, Kimmerer saw what was most important in her life as she was picking beans from within the "spiraling vines of her tepee trellis." Kimmerer awakened to the beauty of being on this earth as part of a loving relationship with the Otherwith Mother Earth and all she nurtures. Read and listen to more of Kimmerer's thoughts on nature. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

Small Acts

"Happy Monday, May you have a wonderful week filled with joy and peace! Take time not only to do something nice for some one but also do something nice and healing for yourself.. " Painiacs, Nov 12

"Happy Children Day in India.. May god bless lots of happiness and color in the life of all children.." kmbhai, Nov 14

"This is a picture to go along with my World Kindness Day post. 😊" michelelpurce, Nov 15

"Reached 333 Kindness Acts on World Kindness Day 2018... What a Coincidence!!! Celebrations!!!" KindSpringer, Nov 12

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From the age of four, Don Coen could be found drawing and painting—even on the family dining room table, his mother wiping clean the hours of pencil marks left by her son on the enamel table top. Growing up on a farm on the high plains of eastern Colorado, the surrounding landscapes filled Coen's artwork. Eventually, these same landscapes brought him face to face with the nameless presence of the migrant worker. Caught by the beauty of the laborers working in the fields, Coen began painting giant portraits of migrant workers across America. Featured in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Coen’s work abstains from making a political statement of any kind, seeking instead to speak to the humanity of its subjects and viewers. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Uniform Corn-Rows In High-Tech Isolation, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
I live in the lush green farm country of upstate New York, in a town that likely has more cows than people. Most everyone I know grows something: apples, hops, grapes, potatoes, berries, and lots of corn. As I carry my seeds to the garden, [I remember that it was] a gift from heritage seed... 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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