This video created by The Mercadantes artistically compiles the ways the “invisible life-force” varies, while simultaneously remaining a contestant part of our time here on earth.… Keep Reading!!!
The story of The Drop Box starts out in 1987 when Lee Jong-rakis’ son is born in South Korea. Lee soon learns that his child was born with a life-threatening cyst on his cheek and cerebral palsy. To pay for the medical bills, Lee sold the family’s house and belongings.
The family spent the next 14 years essentially living in the hospital and waiting for their brother and son to be released. This led to Lee getting to know the … Keep Reading!!!
Meet Lillian Weber. She’s teaching us all that age is just a number.
The 99-year-old makes a dress a day for a little girl she has never met.
“I could probably make two a day, but I only make one.” She told WQAD. “It’s just one of those things that you just learn how to do and enjoy.”
Over the past two years Lillian has made over 850 dresses.
“I have to be busy,” she said.
On May 6th, Lillian … Keep Reading!!!
Nuseir Yassin decided after his recently collage graduation that he would travel the world. He wanted to document his travels in a unique way. With a Rubik’s Cube in hand, Yassin met people in various places around the world, and ask each to help solve the cube but giving it just one move. After traveling to 11 countries and 84 people giving him 84 independent moves, the Rubik’s cube was finally solved! Yassin’s finished product is an uplifting video that … Keep Reading!!!
Juan Mann had a mission to brighten someone’s day. He took a simplistic approach and just started offering free hugs to anyone and everyone.
The campaign went viral, and after seven years is still going strong!… Keep Reading!!!
TD Canada created a special ATM for some of their long-time customers. When they attempted to withdraw cash from this Automated Thanking Machine, they soon realized that it had a mind of its own and it knew a lot about them. We learn quickly from the video that these special patrons not only have been loyal to TD for quite some time, but they have been giving back to others in … Keep Reading!!!
“I felt like I cared for her.”
You probably first saw the photo series Touching Strangers when the project went viral on the internet a few months ago.
The series, created by photographer Richard Renaldi, is clearly very visually striking. However, I was most moved by this short documentary which interviews Renaldi and some of his subjects.
“A lifeless child is rushed into a store and into the hands of remarkable man, a hero.”
Animated adaptation of an extremely powerful commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013.
It is easy to be “sensibly” kind, but going beyond that- to attempt to deliver a kindness we all desire and want to know, is much more difficult. Why?
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
It makes me think of this poem about escapism:
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
― William Butler Yeats
I believe there is a basic kind of judgement that allows humans to assess every aspect of life. We are kept safe (either ourselves or by others) with this kind of “assessment judgement”. This kind of judgement allows you to make choices for your own life and family, form healthy opinions, and take action in dangerous situations.
Then there is the kind of judgement I find to be toxic to humanity. This is the type of judgement where humans give … Keep Reading!!!