Challenge 5: Share the Good News!
Mar11

Challenge 5: Share the Good News!

Pick a ‘good news’ story, whether it be from this site or another and spread the word! Share it with a friend(s) to brighten their day and put the revolution into...

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A Bittersweet Goodbye to Dance and a Huge Thank You to Those Who Made it Possible
Aug08

A Bittersweet Goodbye to Dance and a Huge Thank You to Those Who Made it Possible

Growing up, I never quite felt good enough. In elementary school I was the ugly duckling no boy would look at twice. Just another one of the guys, in my overalls and baggy shirts, climbing trees and picking up bugs in bushes to feed my pet lizards. I remember yearning to be one of the pretty, popular girls. Wishing someone would notice me as special, give me a Valentine’s day card, hold my hand walking thru the school halls, or sit next to me during lunch. I wanted someone to love me and someone to love in return. By the time I was 9 I did find some THING to love though, and that was dance. It quickly became the one thing I was truly passionate about and the place where I felt I honestly belonged. As an outsider looking in and up the ladder of social status I could never foresee myself fit to climb, I’d fantasize about the day I’d show them all and prove my worth- picturing myself dancing professionally, my face on tv, stripped of my awkward and unattractive being. I’d have a handsome boyfriend of my choosing whom, moreover, thought that I was beautiful too… 21 years later, after a decade of Los Angeles living, and having just returned to my native land, Hawaii, I’m sitting here in amazement discovering that what I had visualized all those years ago came true after all! Somehow I’d managed to make a career of my long time passion and childhood dream. Traveling and exploring the world doing the thing I loved most, performing with artists and for choreographers I’d admired for so long. It has been such an eye opening experience, one I am extremely grateful for. And as I hang my dancing shoes and glance down at my growing belly, 5 months pregnant, thanks to the most beautiful man I’ve ever met-inside and out- I realize that it’s because somewhere along the way I made a choice. I let go of the idea that I needed to prove myself to others, and decided the only person that I needed to prove myself to was ME. That choice allowed me to take control of my own life and freed me from previously set standards and limitations. From that decision, slowly but surely, the images of my future I’d pictured so often as a little girl came more clearly into focus until it became a reality. It’s bittersweet saying goodbye to a career I’ve known more familiarly as home the past two decades of my life, but it’s been one hell of a ride and the time has...

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A Much Needed And Appreciated Lift
Jul13

A Much Needed And Appreciated Lift

Submitted by George Lloyd from UK Pic Source Via: http://helpinghands-salem.org My wife and I (I am 68 years old) would like to thank the lovely couple who were out walking their dogs in Tatton Park, Cheshire yesterday afternoon (10th July 2014) at about 4:30. We had been out since 8 am and had a good, but tiring day walking the Park, Gardens and Mansion. We had walked from Knutsford Railway Station to the Park, but planned to get the bus back at about 3:30 , but every road we went down took us to a locked gate stopping us getting to the main road on the other side. We had followed the directions from various websites and were using a map with GPS, after an hour of this we tried phoning a taxi, using numbers found on the Tatton Park website, none available or too far away. Now very hot, tired and with aching legs, we were desperate, and started going back the way we had gone in, probably over 3 miles, too far for us after the day we’d had. Then we saw the couple with their dogs and asked them for directions. They said that it was too far for us to walk and that they were leaving and took us to their Range Rover and drove us to the station. We don’t know their names or where they were from but we’ll never forget them or their kindness. Thank you both...

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Challenge 4: Give 12 Hugs Today!
Jul06

Challenge 4: Give 12 Hugs Today!

Hugs brighten everyone’s day and now there’s scientific research proving the many positive physiological effects they have on us all. Just check out the “9 Reasons Why We Need to be Giving and Receiving Hugs Every Day” -article in Soul Food [http://theloverevolutionpresents.com/9-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-giving-and-receiving-hugs-every-day/)]. So get out there and give some lovin hugs!!! Pic Source:...

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Challenge 3: Help a Stranger!
May15

Challenge 3: Help a Stranger!

Hold the door open for a stranger, let someone go ahead of you in line, just do one small gesture that doesn’t cost you a thing for someone you’ve never met before. Kindness from strangers gives us all a little hope for the world and our future. Pic Source:http://www.omgtoptens.com/life/top-10-things-must-once-life/

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Challenge #2: SMILE!
May04

Challenge #2: SMILE!

See if you can spend an entire day smiling at EVERYONE you see-friends, family, your morning barista, the customers in line with you, your grumpy neighbor, the strangers you pass on the sidewalks, EVERYONE. It’s not always easy to maintain a positive attitude but scientific studies prove that when you engage the facial muscles necessary to smile, you actually FEEL HAPPIER. Not only will it give YOU a boost, but being on the receiving end of a smile is such (although a seemingly small gesture) can have such a huge impact. Ever notice the instant lift you feel when someone smiles at you? Imagine if the whole world chose to smile everywhere they went…So, I challenge you to give it a go and if you dare pass the 24 hours, make it a week, a month, see just how long you can go and notice just how much more positive you feel!Let us know how it...

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