Good News of the Day -- Dec 12, 2019image

DailyGoodThe Lost Words"It had come to our attention that words were slipping out from the mouths and the minds of children, but it was only once the book was complete and beginning to make its way out into the world that this really hit home. In a class full of children I asked who knew what a wren was. Wren, that small brown bird, feathers small as splinters with a sharp song so loud that threads its way through hedges in parks and gardens. Not one. Not even the teacher. An absence of knowledge." Award-winning writer and illustrator Jackie Morris shares more. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

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Stories of Kindness (Dec 10, 2019)

Because Children Need Hope..., Ladybird1
Am in the process of making up little uplifting notes and prayers for my cheerful postcards for a native community ... Full Story

Life Saved With One Small Act Of Kindness, married91215
I had moved to Arizona about two weeks before the start of my junior year of high school, so not only was this  ... Full Story

Small Acts

"Made a couple of cards with inspiring words inside and included a smile card and left them in random places for people to find. I hope they brighten a couple of people's days." outdoorsy, Dec 11

"Day 9 Nurture Nature ☀️ 🌲 💧😊 " Mish, Dec 08

"Day 13 Good point 👍 (graphic) " Mish, Dec 12

"Thank you so much God for giving me an opportunity to give my services to the dear Joy. She is feeling better now.. She is very calm and cool by nature. " kmbhai, Dec 07

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Video of the Weekimage

Oct 13, 2019 -- Women in Vellore, India, have resurrected the Naganadhi river and the agriculture of the area that were almost lost to drought. In 2014, the women took matters into their own hands and worked with engineers and hydrologists to build 600 recharge wells by hand: digging wells, making cement rings, placing the rings and stones, and planting drought-resistant saplings along the river basin. This labor-intensive work has resulted in wells that help replenish the groundwater. They have not only brought a dead river back to life, but have ensured their children do not endure the hardship they did. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Too Many Names, by Pablo Neruda
Dec 09, 2019 -- Monday is tangled up with Tuesday and the week with the year: time can’t be cut with your tired scissors, and all the names of the day are rubbed out by the waters of the night. No one can be named Pedro no one is Rosa or Maria, all of us are dust or sand, all of us are rain in... Read more on Awakin.org

W&C
A Conversation with Ana Valdes Lim - Theater for Wholeness, in works & conv
At Julliard’s centennial, Ana was selected to be among the 100 graduates featured. While in New York, she worked with Joe Papp at Public Theater and with Estelle Parsons in “Shakespeare in the Park.” She says, “We were like the... Read More on Conversations.org

Today's Quote

The limits of my language means the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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