Category Archives: Happiness and Kindness

What I Want For Christmas

Yep — every single last one of them.  🙂

 

Sunday Sermon

Love one another.

 

Encouragement – Keep Your Head To The Sky

This might touch someone today.  Earth, Wind and Fire  – Keep Your Head To The Sky

 

Sunday Song – Glory

Glory” is a song written and performed by Common and John Legend.  It was the theme song from the 2013 movie Selma, which is about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.  Glory won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

 

 

 

Positive Thoughts and Prayers for Rachael

Dear friends,

Rachael has been a supporter of this blog going back to 2012.  She was a strong advocate for justice for Trayvon Martin, and she has a sensitive heart that loves and desires equality for all.

Yesterday, Rachael contacted me.  She has a health issue that placed her in the hospital and required surgery.  There’s a chance that she will be released from the hospital today, but she still has a road to go before being fully recovered.

I asked for, and received her approval to post this, and ask that you send positive thoughts her way and if you’re a praying person, pray for her healing, strength, and encouragement.  We love you, Rachael.

 

Rachael,

Healing energy

Throwback Thursday – Joyful, Joyful

Let’s send forth positive thoughts and for praying people, prayers for peace, healing and life. 

 

 

Sunday Lift Up

Love your enemies

One of my favorite movies is The Fighting Temptations.  Here’s a video of one of the uplifting songs from that movie.

Happy Sunday, and here’s hoping that joy will fill your heart. 

 

Yes… I too am SPEECHLESS

I can think of so many categories that this belongs under. Random acts of kindness. Paying it forward. Reaping and sowing. Setting an example. Loving and kindness. Thanks so much for sharing this video AND THE MESSAGE.

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You Gotta Be – Love Will Save The Day

Desree-You-Gotta-BeHave you ever awakened with a song going through your head?  It’s an old song and although you remember some words, it’s the chorus that sticks with you?  Well, that happened to me.  The line, “All I know, all I know is love will save the day” stayed with me for hours.  So, I looked up the song on Youtube and found it.

It’s by British Artist Des’ree and was released in 1994, but it’s message is timeless. The title often gets confused with a Whitney Houston song “Love Will Save The Day,” but it is actually titled “You Gotta Be.”

In sharing it with you, I hope that it brightens your day – indeed, your week!   Remember to tell those you love that you love them. There is power in those words.

 

 

Happy Resurrection Day – Rejuvenate Someone’s Life

Happy Resurrection Day. 

Rejuvenate someone’s life today with kind words or an act of kindness.

 

Butterfly-kindness

 

 

Any Discussion Open Thread

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, a certain roach, and all creatures great and small.

Hope that this week finds you healthy and happy, and not yet fed up with politics, politics, and more politics.  There are several things I have to do in the next few days, so I might not be able to blog on any particular issue that comes up in the news.   We can use this open thread to discuss anything; up-date anything.

I found a few very interesting stories.  In the first, Taylor Thyfault was a cadet in police training who was hit and killed during a high-speed chase in May 2015.  Since then, his mother has been texting his old phone as a way to deal with her grief. She never expected a text back.  Here’s the video. Read the rest of this entry

Cats Gone Bad

When Inmates And Stray Dogs Meet

This is a fantastic video showing how unconditional love makes nothing impossible

 

Playing for Change – Freedom and Justice

“No matter who you are or where you come from, we are all united through music.”

The above are words from Playing for Change on their website.

Here’s their video and song of  A Better Place.

Four Wise Instructions

Soaring Sunday

Thanks to a special friend for the title of this post.

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People who are passionate in advocating for equality for all need to refuel from time to time.  I’m going to make it an effort to post an encouraging or uplifting song every Sunday so we begin our week with renewed strength and hope.  The song might be secular, or faith-based, or humorous.

I hope that you enjoy the following.

 

 

 

Sunday Re-Fill – Hope

Danny Gokey – Hope In Front of Me

 

 

Uplifting Photo of the Day is of a Very Special Lady…

Bless her heart.

Kindness Blog

Susannah Jones has just celebrated her 116th birthday!

She is the last living American born in the 19th Century as well being the oldest Woman in the World.

Susannah Mushatt Jones

Susannah celebrated her 116th birthday surrounded by family and well-wishers at the Vandalia Senior Center in Brooklyn, New York

“You are a true American hero and a living legend right here in Brooklyn,” Hakeem Jeffries, who represents the borough in Congress, told Jones, eliciting cheers.

“In 1899, when [Jones] was born, William McKinley was president. By the grace of God, 116 years later, Barack Obama is president!”

State Assemblyman Charles Barron at one point leaned over and kissed Jones. “I kissed the oldest woman in the world and guess what?” he joked. “I’m leaving my wife and marrying Miss Susie.”

The secret to Jones’s long life? “She eats a lot of bacon,” the supercentenarian’s nephew, Callie Mushatt Jones, told Newsweek. (Jones’s massive birthday cake was decorated…

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There’s Hope

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures small and great,

Thanks to all new subscribed followers and visitors who came by and said “hello” by clicking like. Thanks also to those who participate by commenting. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Here’s a special shout-out to Santiago for writing last week, and the videos that he produced.

Feel free to use this thread for open discussion.

As you go through your week, remember that “there’s hope.”

 

 

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

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