Good News of the Day -- Jul 14, 2020image

DailyGoodBig Picture Competition: Celebrating Earth's DiversityNow in its seventh year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to a competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth, and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Take a look at the gallery of stunning images from this year's winners, and learn more about the photographers here. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness (Jul 7, 2020)

She Calls Me Father, Rajni
I did not remember her, but recently a young woman’s email note surprised me and brought tears of joy. ... Full Story

Forgiving When It Hurts, brindlegirl
Today I did something I know we all struggle with. I forgave someone who hurt me. Although I do not condone his ... Full Story

Farewell Party With Random Acts Of Kindness!, olivierchhu
Last Wednesday (17th of June) was the last day of my latest job, based in Belfort (in East of France). Since then, I ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Making a mini lavender bunch from our garden to gift someone who's recently moved to a new home :-)" DANCE, Jul 09

"Hey Kind Friends, My daughter and I did some drawings to share...our hands and what we wish to accomplish..I share with you all. Thank you and bless you🙂" Scully, Jul 12

"You are not responsible for the programming you received in childhood. But as an adult, you are 100% responsible for fixing it." BlissForgive, Jul 07

"" JuJuBug, Jul 11

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Video of the Weekimage

Jan 13, 2014 -- Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically opposite responses in many important ways. Sympathy places another's problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and "drives separation", says the film's narrator, Dr. Brené Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. That shared experience drives interpersonal connection, she says. "What makes things better is connection." [Source: KarmaTube]

A film by RSA Animate.

Words of Wisdomimage

image We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous
Jul 13, 2020 -- The world is made up of stories. A secret web of agreements about what is “right” and “wrong”, what is “normal” and “weird”, and what is “possible” and “impossible”. These stories dictate how we behave as individuals, and as... Read more on

A Geometry of the Heart - A Conversation with Artist Pat Banincasa, in works & conv
This interview will wake you up before you've had your coffee. Right off, Benincasa shares, "I never saw being an artist as anything other than a calling. When people talk about careers what the hell are they talking about? This is a... Read More on

Today's Quote

Because I am a part of the Big Picture, I do matter and substantially so. Because I am only a part, however, I am rightly situated off to stage right-- and happily so. What freedom there is in such truth! Richard Rohr

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