Good News of the Day -- Apr 11, 2021image

DailyGoodThirteen to One: New Stories for an Age of Disaster"Whenever an earthquake strikes Japan, the myth of the giant catfish Onamazu reminds people that the living world is full of complex meaning. In the face of repeated natural disasters, Marie Mutsuki Mockett looks to her mother's homeland to recall stories that could change our relationship with what we call 'nature.'" [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness (Apr 8, 2021)

Unexplainable Gift At My Door, drjoybug
There was a time I had to count every single penny I spent. I had to keep a tally in my head while shopping. I would ... Full Story

Three Men in a Convenience Store, shaila_menezes
How much love is latent in a few bananas, saltines and a few bottles of Gatorade? Bear Necessities Grill & ... Full Story

A Little Lace for My Mum, melaniep
My 89-year-old mother was visiting me. As she was helping me fold laundry, she commented on how pretty my bras were ... Full Story

Small Acts

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"We've been focusing on April RAOK in my classroom and I have a wonderful young lady that is taking it to heart. Today, she made this for the cafeteria staff. #AprilRAOK" lewski711, Apr 08

"Miles of smiles THIS morning.. Twice a week , the goal is to ride 7 miles and share 11 smiles along the way :)))) HAPPY S P R I N G!" CatEd1989, Apr 07

"One banana for happiness. Yesterday, I saw beggars on the street. I bought some bananas and distributed them equally to each one. They were smiling and looking happy.." kmbhai, Apr 06

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Apr 07, 2021 -- "Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth." Thus begins Naomi Shihab Nye's poem Kindness, animated poignantly by Ana Pérez López for the On Being Project. The poem, first published in 1980 and read softly here by the poet, contrasts strikingly with the typographical approach to the animation done during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. "Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing." Nye’s words have relevance for us now as we not only negotiate great losses but reemerge to a new normal, with Kindness, for “only Kindness makes sense anymore”. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Invisibility In A Time Of Transparency, by Akiko Busch
Apr 05, 2021 -- What is the difference between being invisible and just landing in a blind spot? In the woods no more than an hour, I am struck anew by invisibility, and its improvisational choreography, as a necessary condition of life. I am reminded of the grace of reticence, the power of discretion, and... 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

There are eight million Shinto gods
who secretly travel this earth of ours.
These modest beings come to touch us.
They touch us. Then they wander on.
Jorge Luis Borges

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