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Sometimes The Gifts That Give You ...

Dec 23, 2013, 5 comments, 19 smiles Sometimes the gifts that give you the greatest joy are the ones someone else will open. A family down the road left these Christmas presents out for our garbage collectors. :) Look forward to leaving them some anonymous goodies!

A Wonderfully Articulated Testimony To The ...

Nov 16, 2013, 17 smiles A wonderfully articulated testimony to the decades of silent, (he)artful service by our dear friend Richard Whittaker, this time from a longtime reader who just received the latest Works&Conversations magazine: "Dear Richard, You are so brillant. I have read and looked from cover to cover, you are such a human with compassion and passion and willingness to express. The article on Meredith May and Steve and Susie Bear are so generously helping people learn about ways to connect and have relationships with the art of living. You are my hero. I am inspired to shine my light brighter because of you my friend. My deepest respect and appreciation to you Richard."  

The 21 Day Gratitude Challenge Kicks Off!

Nov 07, 2013, 7 smiles Just wanted to share the awesome momentum from the kickoff of our 21 Day Gratitude Challenge. Overall, 9250 people from 119 countries have signed up now, and likely to hit 10K very soon (given that the weekly KindSpring newsletter also just went out)! Very cool that there have been more than 700 stories shared by KindSpring'ers today, and there was a 50% open rate on today's email (which doesn't include those people who don't download images). Just shows how excited people are to practice gratitude! It has also had a downstream effect with the linked Awakin passage in today's email getting traction and lots of comments. Similarly, in addition to the DailyGood article from Ocean Robbins on the Neuroscience of Gratitude with 58K views, the DG social media team has shared awesome posts like this one that have been shared broadly, like the one with 2500 likes and 1300 shares. And then we've broadened the circle in new ways, most significantly ... Read Full Story

"Have You Ever Considered How A ...

Oct 29, 2013, 2 comments, 5 smiles "Have you ever considered how a small act of kindness can, like a pebble tossed in a pond, create a ripple effect that is felt by people you don’t know and will probably never meet? Well, the folks at ServiceSpace aren’t just thinking it, they are living it." From the GiveGab podcast, where Birju starts off on a humorous note :) and continues to clearly articulate core SSp principles! 

Incredible Work On KindSpring! Each Redesign ...

Aug 04, 2013, 19 comments, 15 smiles incredible work on KindSpring! each redesign steps it up to another level :) have to mention the unnamed tech genius that quietly -- though with sheer intelligence, clarity, vision, and ridiculous hard work -- makes it all happen ... wow!   p.s. our very own neil patel reflects on the art of programming, also reflecting on the tens of millions of lines of code that invisibly powers the servicespace websites 

Words Of Wisdom From Guri: "I’m ...

Jun 29, 2013, 3 comments, 12 smiles Words of wisdom from Guri: "I’m learning the real difference between solitude and being alone. Between fear and the unknown. The vastness of my heart along with where the fault-lines have positioned themselves. The many lessons that nature has to teach me, if I stay close to it. Perhaps more significant then anything else I’m learning is, the importance of taking out the weeds when they are small. Because otherwise, it's impossible to water the grass without watering the weeds along with it." Tried sharing this last week and realized I just shared it with the DG Team :) Anyway, this was from her full blog entry from last year, which I just ran into.

"My Daily Use Of Technological Communication ...

Jun 11, 2013, 2 comments, 9 smiles "My daily use of technological communication has been shaping me into someone more likely to forget others. The flow of water carves rock, a little bit at a time. And our personhood is carved, too, by the flow of our habits. Psychologists who study empathy and compassion are finding that unlike our almost instantaneous responses to physical pain, it takes time for the brain to comprehend the psychological and moral dimensions of a situation. The more distracted we become, and the more emphasis we place on speed at the expense of depth, the less likely and able we are to care." NY Times article: How Not to Be Alone  

Friends With Yourself

Jan 01, 2013, 1 comments, 16 smiles Happy New Year to all!  

As You Saw Earlier On The ...

Aug 30, 2012, 4 comments, 8 smiles As you saw earlier on the feed, DailyGood today featured our very own Thao's beautiful and wise reflection: "What Death Taught Me About Life." Many of the comments on the page are worth reading, but this one from Amber strikes deep: "Thao-- you have no idea what it meant for me to read your story today. Yesterday I asked my mother (whom I also lost when I was 12) to send me a sign about a really tough relationship decision I have recently made. Was it the right one? Could she somehow let me know that I had done the right thing? And, to my disbelief, 6 hours later, your words appeared in my inbox. Through you, she has reminded me of that critically important aspect of life that we often lose touch of: perspective. When you can cope with losing the most important person in your life, you learn that life will go on and to take nothing for granted--especially yourself. So thank you for being the messenger through whom my mother could reach me today. All the best to you." More at http://www.dailygood.org/view.php?sid=305

The DailyGood.org Homepage Has A Quote ...

Aug 28, 2012, 1 comments, 8 smiles The DailyGood.org homepage has a Quote Bulletin which shares some great quotes that the DG team has shared over the years. Often times, these quotes are arresting in their simplicity and wisdom: "The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision." -- Rob Kall