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DailyGoodHow the Creative Spirit Transforms the World"Margaret Atwood describes The Gift, by Lewis Hyde, as 'a book about the core nature of what it is that artists do, and also about the relation of these activities to our overwhelmingly commercial society.' Bill Viola has called it 'the best book I have read on what it means to be an artist in todays economic world.' Robin McKenna is the writer, director and producer of a feature-length documentary inspired by Hyde's bestseller. Her film, GIFT, takes us to settings as varied as the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, a potlatch ceremony in British Columbia, and an art museum in Melbourne, to explore some contemporary ways of being where artistic expression and generosity of spirit have primacy." This interview with McKenna shares more. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

When I First Came ..., patjos
May 18 -- When I first came to Kindspring I was recovering from depression and anxiety attacks. KS helped me to see beyond my ... Full Story

Peace Pole ..., patjos
May 17 -- Just wanted to give you an update on our Peace Pole Planting. The village school has accepted the pole and has got ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Here are my new friends and old at Powers hamburgers. 🙃" michelelpurce, May 21

"New student arriving so I decided to bake some bread. Room ready; kind cards, smile card, peace dove and bookmark, a flower from the garden, a sweet and welcome sign....I think it's all in :-)" DANCE, May 18

"" When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller" leoladyc728, May 21

"" To give happiness to others is a great act of charity."" leoladyc728, May 21

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Video of the Weekimage

In this heartwarming Pixar short, an unlikely friendship forms when a stray cat encounters an abused Pit Bull. Together, the pair discovers that trust and companionship can mend even the most painful of wounds. Click play to watch their journey unfold! [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Uncomfortable Place Of Uncertainty, by Margaret Wheatley
We weren’t trained to admit we don’t know. Most of us were taught to sound certain and confident, to state our opinion as if it were true. We haven’t been rewarded for being confused. Or for asking more questions rather than giving quick answers. We’ve also spent many... 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

When the gift moves in a circle its motion is beyond the control of the personal ego, and so each bearer must be a part of the group and each donation is an act of social faith. Lewis Hyde

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