Happy Sunday, dear friends! Last night, my husband and I went to see a rock concert, and we had so much fun! Live music really connects me to the flow of life, and brings my vibration higher and higher!
Today, we celebrate my youngest daughter’s birthday, and I am looking forward to seeing her face when she opens her very unique presents! I can’t tell you what they are yet, because she and all her friends read my daily sharing, so it will have to wait!
Sunday is my favorite day of the week, because we get to share Feel Good News! There is so much good news today, and even that fact is good news! The more you look for good news, the more you will find! So, hopefully you can hang out with me for a while in your PJ’s, on this blessed day, and enjoy some really good news!
Fall beauty and human ingenuity all rolled into one.
I always thought covered bridges were a very New England thing, but the bridges, which were covered to protect the wooden road surface from the weather, appear all over the US. I have visited many a covered bridge in my day, and they always make me smile. They are so quaint, and remind me of how far we have come as humans in such a short time. These photographs are absolutely beautiful and I have been to many of these bridges myself, so I thought it would be nice to share them with you.
What would you do if you could give away $1,000 every single day of your life?
Ari Nessel made a fortune in Dallas real estate, and he wanted to start giving back. When he saw the disconnect between donator and receiver at some of the big charities he investigated, he decided to remove the middle man and make the donations himself. He pledged to donate $1,000 every single day, to individuals who were making a difference in their local communities, and working with issues where the seed money would make a big difference. This short video shares a bit more about how The Pollination Project got started, and what it means to those who receive the grants. This is exactly the type of thing I have been imagining doing in the future. Simply being a fairy godmother to those in need and seeding their dreams would be divine!
You can also read more about the Pollination Project, see how the money has affected various wonderful beings in service, and even apply for your own grant, or recommend someone you feel should receive a grant, at the Pollination Project website. What an absolutely wonderful way to pay it forward!
Instead of dumping an old laptop in the recycling bin, Globetops uses them to improve lives.
I have an old laptop sitting next to me right now. Since my “new” computer is really my kid’s old computer, I still use the old lady (circa 2000) pretty regularly, but when I am finished with her (isn’t it funny how we personify technology? I believe it has consciousness!), I will definitely be sending her off to this wonderful group! Becky Morrison is a dancer who spent a lot of time in Guinea, performing with a West African dance troop. When preparing for a trip, one of her friends in Guinea asked her if she could bring a lap top instead of the usual small gifts. She asked her Facebook friends if anyone had an old laptop,, and she received ten replies. She knew a wonderful service idea was born that day.
Glopetops refurbishes old laptops and hand delivers them to recipients. A donor, can self-select the person or project they want the computer to go to. There is a great connection created between donor and recipients, but there is also the wonderful added benefit of removing a useful, but technologically obsolete object, from the millions of tons of E-waste that enters land fills every year. So, if you have an old laptop laying around, why not check out the site, and see if you can find a good match for your old girl!
How folding a piece of paper can bring peace and share love on earth.
My daughters have folded paper cranes for years. The art of origami, or Japanese paper folding is a fun craft that can be done anywhere with any type of paper. Even though they are both at college, I still find cranes and other origami animals, all over the house. Marielle Coppes is an artist who wanted to connect with people and show them she cared, so she folded 1000 paper cranes, attached a note and gave them away. Her short movie brought me to tears, seeing the reactions of those who got the gift of her creativity and love.
The origami paper crane also has a deeper meaning, which you can read about in reference to the Children’s Peace Monument in Japan. The paper crane as a talisman for peace, all started with the efforts of a young girl, and the movement has expanded internationally. Anyone can join the movement and create paper cranes, that can be sent to the monument through the links on the Daily good website.
Special needs girl is crowned Homecoming Queen!
Homecoming is a specifically American celebration, related to high school and college football. It is the day when alumni of the school come back to watch a home football game, and reconnect with their classmates. The Homecoming Dance, often has a special voting to declare a king and queen. A young girl with cerebral palsy, campaigned to be on the voting ballot for her high school in California, and she was named Homecoming Queen on Thursday! Melissa Andrade was the first special needs person to be on the Ontario High School Homecoming court ballot, and her victory shows other special needs kids that they can do anything they set their mind to. Congratulations Melissa! You make a wonderful Homecoming Queen!
Sharing the messages in water with the whole world.
As I discussed yesterday, the brilliant scientist and water healer, Dr. Masaru Emoto has passed away. As I have been interested in his work for many years, I assumed that everyone knows about it, which may not be the case. So I wanted to share his website with you all and direct you to the photography gallery, where he posts the various shapes that water crystals take on, when exposed to different words and emotions. They are absolutely beautiful, and I once printed out cling film images of the crystals that were created using words like love, peace, joy and happiness. That transparent film is on my front door to this day. Enjoy the miracle that is water, responding to human words and feelings. It is simply mind blowing and I thank Dr. Emoto for sharing this with us all!
That’s the Feel Good News for today, and I hope it made you as happy as it made me. I hope you get to do a ton of fun stuff today, and I will see you back here on Monday for more news!
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!