Good News of the Day -- Mar 02, 2021image

DailyGoodThe World Needs Your Cargo: Kozo Hattori & Sue Cochrane In July of 2020, beloved ServiceSpace friends Kozo Hattori, and Sue Cochrane, came together for a virtual conversation in the presence of community. Both were navigating stark realities with cancer. Their luminous exchange was threaded with laughter, insight, tender truths, poignant moments and profound life-wisdom. Kozo peacefully "changed address," on March 1st, 2021. His transition came just weeks after Sue's own passing. What follows is an edited selection of excerpts from the conversation between these two extraordinary beings. Though they never met in person, they were kindred spirits. Each left behind an incandescent legacy of courage and love. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness (Feb 11, 2021)

When Reflection Brings Action, josimmonds
Some time ago, I came across a fellow busker who told me someone had just stolen the money tips from his guitar ... Full Story

Tyden and the Turtle, peacehunter
My nephew Tyden and I were attending another nephew's birthday at a local amusement center. It was the kind of ... Full Story

Jacket for a Veteran, mgliberation
I delivered clothes and food to the homeless veterans' camp. One of the items was a rain jacket I really liked ... Full Story

Small Acts

" A kinder approach to feeding the homeless. " CatEd1989, Feb 25

"God willing and the river don't rise, I get released from the nursing home March 11!!!! I get to go home to hubby and dog🌷🌷" drjoybug, Feb 25

" is all these things and more 🌎 🕊. " mindyjourney, Mar 02

""Marvelous Mother of the Century" goes to my KindSpring Mother Mish!!! Thanks to Mish!!!" TheHuman, Feb 26

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Feb 22, 2021 -- Brazil, which was once a leader in climate action, is now most often mentioned with worry in discussions about climate change, desertification and deforestation. But there are lights in the darkness. Watch the seemingly miraculous results grounded in the simple acts of planting trees and a desire to improve the lives of both the animal and human kingdoms, at the heart of Instituto Terra. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image The False Dichotomy Between Being And Doing, by Rob Burbea
Mar 01, 2021 -- One believes that "being" and "doing" are different. Often, "just being" is regarded as preferable or somehow more authentic. With maturing of insight, however, one realizes that this perceived dichotomy between 'being' and 'doing', though it might at... Read more on

A Conversation with Lisa Dolby Chadwick - Letting in the Light, in works & conv
Chadwick talks about her struggle to keep her San Francisco gallery afloat in the pandemic. Emailing her list, she began pairing poems with paintings from her artists. “With that first one, I paired Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem, “So... Read More on

Today's Quote

You enter life a ship laden with meaning, purpose and gifts
sent to be delivered to a hungry world.
And as much as the world needs your cargo,
you need to give it away.
Everything depends on this. Greg Kimura

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