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Video: A Van That Delivers Human Kindness

Kindness in Motion. The delight of giving is at the heart of retirement for couple Peter Grazier and Nance Cheifetz. They sold their Lexus and converted a 1990 Volkswagon into a kindness van in the streets of San Francisco.

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  • When was the last time you played like your dog does?

Things We Can Learn From a Dog

🐶  Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. 🐶  Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Holly asking for a walk. Can't say 'no' to that face. 🐶  When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. 🐶  Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. 🐶  If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. 🐶  Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. 🐶  Be loyal. 🐶  Run, romp and play daily. 🐶  When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. 🐶  Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. 🐶  When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body. 🐶  No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout…run right back and make friends. 🐶  When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience. 🐶  Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory. 🐶  Take naps and stretch before rising. 🐶  Never pretend to be something you’re not. 🐶  Thrive on attention and let people touch you. 🐶  On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree. Author Unknown

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Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson

Our Deepest Fear Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, nor our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous.   Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel unsure around you. We were born to mani

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Video – 24 Little Things to Be Grateful For

This is so awesome. From the Huffington Post - a reminder to appreciate the little things we are so fortunate to have in our daily lives.

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Video – Shake Off Your Troubles with this Amazing Cover of Taylor Swift’s latest hit

Stop whatever you're doing and take five. This may be the best cover ever of a Taylor Swift hit. Canadian band Walk Off The Earth stuns with this simple,catchy rendition of "Shake it Off". It will melt your troubles away!

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Video – Heartwarming Thai Commercial by Linaloved

Thanks to Ronna for sending this in. We all need a dose of heartwarming humanity every now and then. This Youtube video by Linaloved delivers just that. Take a few moments to enjoy… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGghmwUcbQ&app=desktop

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7 Minute Podcast – A Story of Hope

Thanks to Heather for sending this in. Have something you'd like to share with the Hope Cafe Community? A video, podcast, story, photo… Email to donna@hopecafe.net On July 19 CBC Radio's Vinyl Cafe aired a show called Hello Monster. At the 11 minute mark begins a story that is definitely worth hearing. Just click on the link below, the story is told from the 11 minute mark to the 18 minute mark. So sit back, turn up the volume, and take a listen. Feel free to share your comments below. www.castroller.com/podcasts/CbcRadioVinyl/4146477 

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Video – Instructions for a Bad Day

Yup, we all have bad days alright. And thanks to this beautiful video we now have instructions on how to get through them! This is a compilation of worldwide YouTube content, the crowd-sourced documentary "Life in a Day" by Kevin Macdonald, and local footage by Jon Goodgion. Audio is the spoken word poem "Instructions For a Bad Day" by Shane Koyczan.

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Video – Kindness Chain Reaction and Boomerang Effect

Brilliant! The ultimate 'pay it forward' video. Watch as small acts of kindness take on a domino effect, passing from one person to the next and eventually back to the person who started it all in the first place.

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Video – Friendship Has No Boundaries

An extraordinary reminder that there are no limits to love, caring and connection in this diverse world. And that we have a lot to learn from other animals.

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