Forget about enlightenment.
Sit down and listen to the wind
singing in your veins.
Feel the love, the longing,
and the fear in your bones.
Open your heart to who you are,
right now. Not who you’d like to be,
but the being right here before you,
inside you, around you.
All of you is holy.
You’re already more
than whatever you can know.
Breathe out, look in, let go.” —John Welwood
When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the birth is dead, ants eat it. One tree can be made into a million matchsticks, but only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees. Circumstance can change at any time. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in this life. Be good and do good… –unknown
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(Pay Away the Layaway, Inc. was founded in 2011 and helps families in need pay off layaway plans that includes toys, clothes and gifts for children.)
Genuinely happy people have an almost magical ability to stay in good spirits even when there isn’t a great deal to be cheerful about. When happiness is a core aspect of your personality, nothing can… (READ MORE)
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” —Nelson Mandela
Mary Sauter doesn’t have children of her own, but she’s been brightening the holiday season for hundreds of children in her Iowa town for nearly 25 years, acting as a secret angel who spends her savings on toys and clothing for the kids. To put together the money she spends on the children’s Christmas gifts, she recycles cans, works at concession stands and takes on tutoring lessons, and then hunts for deals all year long so she can afford as many presents as possible.
Watch an amazing story courtesy of NBC News about an amazing woman whose entire life is about doing for others.