“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” -Chinese proverb
A wise, old owl sat on an oak, the more he sat, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why aren’t we like that wise old bird? E. H. Richards
Watch this airline make their passengers’ dreams come true. Very sweet!
What gives you hope?
We found a website called givesmehope.com (warning: has a lot of advertisements) where people can share little stories about their lives that gave them hope!
Sometimes, its the little things that get us through each day 🙂
Did you like any of the stories on the site? Do you have a story to share that gave you hope? Let us know below!
– by MeditateZEN
“Breathe in. Take a deep breath. Hold it. Exhale.”
The Yoga instructor encouraged us to merge mind, body, and spirit with each intake of air. Gracefully she transitioned from one pose to another: Downward Dog, Plank, Cobra, Mountain pose. For the record, I wasn’t nearly as graceful. We cycled through the salutations numerous times.
Do you ever feel like everything you hear on the news just makes you anxious and upset?
The Good News Network agrees. It is a website that only posts and shares good news. The site founders feel that sometimes the media can be unbalanced because often, it portrays the bad side of life. The site mentions the quote: “If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation.” – Norman Cousins
Sometimes it can be tough to find helpful resources online.
The balanced mind parent network is a group of parent peers who come together to provide support to each other around issues of depression and bipolar.
Did you know that thinking about what you are grateful can be like a cup of coffee and motivate you to get you through the day? It can also make you feel closer to people you feel grateful for especially in romantic relationships. This video from a spiritual leader, Brother David, can help you relax and think about the role gratitude plays in your life. If interested, check out his website: gratefulness.org which talks about gratefulness as a “a universal practice that fosters personal transformation, cross-cultural understanding, interfaith dialogue, intergenerational respect, nonviolent conflict resolution, and ecological sustainability.”
Try writing down in a journal what you feel grateful for! If there are things you feel grateful for about your child, share it with them – it will help to strengthen your relationship. How did you feel afterwards? Let us know in the comments!
Content adapted from: OSU Mind-Body Stream
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt
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