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DailyGoodHow Books Solace, Empower and Transform UsSince the invention of the printing press, books have fed the human animal's irrepressible hunger for truth and meaning. Books offer refuge and companionship during lonely childhoods. The following piece opens the pages of a wonderful collection of essays about why we read and how books transform us from some of the most inspiring humans in our world: artists, writers, scientists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and adventurers whose character has been shaped by a life of reading. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

Small Acts

"My sweet nephew delighted to receive a lovely KIND bracelet, peace dove and cards by our dear KIND friends :-)" DANCE, Jan 19

"Stick with the people who will pull the magic out of you and not the madness." BlissForgive, Jan 13

"I love snow. we got about 8 inches of it last I went outside, did some shoveling, cleared off my car and just stood around and enjoyed the beauty. I am so blessed" drjoybug, Jan 12

"Busy day for shopping. Let people go ahead of me in traffic. Certainly decreased stress! " sd507439, Jan 12

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Peggy sums up her philosophy of life for us with these words: "If you feel lonely, make a cup of tea. Or knit." Her approach to life will warm your heart like the jerseys (sweaters) that she makes warm children who benefit from her generous spirit. She visits areas where parents and young children congregate and passes out her beautiful handiwork for free. Though she feels, at age 83, that she is "in the departure lounge---to go up there---to die," she doesn't let that stop her from loving life and filling her time with knitting in service to others. Her payment is the pleasure she enjoys from seeing the grateful looks on the faces of the recipients. [Source: KarmaTube]

A film by Green Renaissance.

Words of Wisdomimage

image Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect, by Aylie Baker
Returning to the US was always hard for me, in part because I began to notice how GPS technology was eroding what was left of our wayfinding capabilities. In the spring of 2013, I flew from Palau back to New York City, and I remember walking out of the subway on a starry night and struggling to... 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

Nearly every book has the same architecture -- cover, spine, pages -- but you open them onto worlds and gifts far beyond what paper and ink are, and on the inside they are every shape and power. Rebecca Solnit

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