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A Thousand Paper Cranes

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June 29, 2014

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space EditorEditor’s note: This week, we’d like to express our deepest gratitude to Poornima, our Kindness Contest winner this month. Her story about helping the homeless elderly in the streets in of India touched our hearts. Check it out in this week’s newsletter! Thank you Poornima! space
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space tessa wrote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass,it’s about learning to dance I the rain! It rained last night,and now the sun is shining !”
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Featured Kindness Stories

Story1 One day, she found a mysterious paper crane with this message attached.
Story2 The amazing story of this month’s kindness contest winner! You gotta check it out.
Story3 A disastorous flood left her house in shambles, and this small act was all she needed.
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June 29, 2014

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All In On Love

The key to success, the key to happiness, is opening your mind and your heart to love.

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All In On Love

Love others. Sounds simple, right? As Vinoba Bhave confessed, “I said it was simple; I did not say that it was easy.” And this message of the simplicity of the idea, yet the ever-present challange of putting love into practice is found in all times, across all areas of life. Enter American singer-songwriter John Legend. A graduate of Penn State, passionate about music his entire life, the greatest lesson not only of his career, but of his upbringing and experiences in life has been to expand his conceptions of how to love others. He shares this insight in one of the most unlikely places–a Penn State commencement address. { read more }

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