Monthly Archives: November 2011

Day 71: Change the World

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead (1901-1978)- American cultural anthropologist

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Day 70: One good deed deserves another

By Jennifer Pagliaro, The Toronto Star You just never know when you’re going to need help in return for a good deed. For Victor Giesbrecht, it was almost immediately. That’s because minutes after helping two women change a tire on … Continue reading

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Day 69: Happiness – the key to life

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They … Continue reading

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Day 68: Showing compassion through action

As a boy, Dr. Paul Farmer grew up living with his family (mom, dad, and 5 brothers and sisters) in a school bus. He did not feel deprived, but rather, saw it as an adventure, “…when you grow up in … Continue reading

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Day 67: Unexpected Kindness

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.” Bob Kerrey – Governor of Nebraska (1983-1987) finally…a politician that makes since!

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Day 66: Ben’s Bells of Kindness

Almost 10 years ago, parents Dean and Jennette Mare-Packard lost their 2 year old son Ben to a sudden illness. Devastated, but knowing they needed to go on for their 6 year old son Matthew, they held on to any … Continue reading

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Day 65: The secret….keep getting up

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” Paulo Coelho, author The Alchemist

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Day 64: The Secret Giving Challenge

Giving can help others, and make you feel great.  So when a couple from New York challenged themselves to anonymously give $52 dollars, once a week, for 52 weeks, and post their adventures on a blog under the names  “giver … Continue reading

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Day 63: Your a genius!

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein (1897-1955) physicist

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Day 62: Blindness won’t stop Danial

Danial Kish is today’s example of courage. When I read his story of persistence, it reminds me that we are only as limited as we tell ourselves we are.  Danial doesn’t let his blindness stop him from riding a bike … Continue reading

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