Category Archives: Happiness and Kindness

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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.

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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.

Power of Words Award

Barbara of Idealisticrebel created the Power of Words Award and nominated Blackbutterfly7. This is a humbling honor that words cannot describe. In presenting the award, Barbara wrote:

I have designed this award because so many feel they can’t change the world. They can. You can. Your words, your blog can educate, raise awareness, change opinions and raise spirits. Through your blog you are reaching people you may never have effected any other way.

So this is for all who click away on the computer with a heart full of love, kindness, compassion and caring. For all of you who write to correct wrongs and injustices. For all of you who work to bring light into our world and hope to people’s lives. You are all heroes in my book. Please accept this heart-felt award and pass it on to those in your WordPress family who deserve it. Let’s keep it going for the entire year. May it inspire all with light, words, and love for the human family.

You all know how much I hate rules, so please just:

  • post the award on your blog

  • thank the person who gave it to you

  • pass it on to those whom you deem worthy

  • let your nominees know


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Finding Happiness in Today’s World

This is a wonderful, profound lesson.

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Photo Credit: Leland Francisco via CC Flickr Photo Credit: Leland Francisco via CC Flickr

Unfortunately, it seems that thoughts and feelings of people around the world are getting worse and more negative every day. People appear to be more rushed, stressed and self absorbed in their everyday lives more than ever.

Have you ever noticed that the more people focus their lives on themselves, the more miserable they generally become? Their main goal is to FET as many things as they can. Meanwhile, the happiest and most content people are usually the individuals that GIVE to others.

Today’s short story is a tremendous illustration of how each one of us can find a secret to finding the goodness and happiness in life.


A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said. “Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.

The Lord led the holy man to two…

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A Special Weekend – Happy Place Open Discussion

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

butterflies_peace_sign_framed_tileSeveral months ago, Kindheart101 recommended a “Happy Place” thread where people could share something about their experiences or a video that brings a smile.

This is a special weekend for me with family and friends. I probably won’t have time to write any new posts which makes it perfect for you guys to participate in conversation sharing kindness and what makes you happy.   Even if you’re down in the dumps, be happy to share it here.

I’ll start with this video of a humorous song by Irene Reid.


Why Dogs Make the Perfect Babysitter

Love it!

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There is nothing better than “man’s best friend” when they are “taking care” of our kids. Hope this little video makes you smile and allows you to have a great day!

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Health Warning! Do NOT shampoo in the shower

ROFLOL! Great advice!

The Boy With A Golden Heart

It makes my heart cry for all the children who wonder what a parent was like, and all the parents who wonder what their child would grow up to be, if not for the taking of their lives.

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What would you buy if you found a random $20 bill in a parking lot? One 8-year-old from Ohio bought a lifetime of inspiration for hundreds of thousands of people and one soldier in particular. You have to see what he does. This boy was raised the right way! God bless him and our military and their families.
By the way…you may want to have a box of tissues nearby.

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A TRUE Friend!!

This is awesome!

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A TRUE Friend!!

We all know that a dog is a man’s best friend…and here’s proof!! A dog guards it’s Master as this soldier sleeps in an airport…AWESOME!

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Watch How These People React to a Lonely Boy Sat Out in the Cold Without a Jacket

I don’t understand the language, but I do understand the actions. It brought tears to my eyes.

Since this re-blog consists only of the video, I’ve embedded it in the comments below.

Some Funny Lessons for Life!

Get ready to laugh.  Number 5 is my favorite.

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Photo Credit: skyseeker via Flickr Photo Credit: skyseeker via Flickr

I recently found these great stories on carlpei.comthat not only are a little humorous but also have very good “morals of the story.” Please note..while I am not a big fan of certain language, in the case of a couple of these stories, they just fit perfectly. Enjoy!

Lesson 1

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.

After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel…

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Things Are Not Always As They Appear

I laughed so hard that I cried.

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Blind Pilot

A friend of mine recently sent me this great story which reminds us that things are never quite as they appear sometimes!! Thanks Nancy!!

A woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way.

The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes…

Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind…

A man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her guide dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight… He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, “Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour, would you like to get…

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One Hundred Dollars an Hour!

So true!

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There are some times in our everyday lives that we become so busy with things like work or our careers, that we can quite often spend less time with  the things that are really important. Today’s story gives us a great illustration of this life principle.


SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”
SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”
SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”
SON: “Oh! (With his head down).
SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”

The father was furious.

DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly…

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