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Kindness Weekly: Unanticipated Kindness Small Acts That Change the World

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May 7, 2016

space EditorEditor’s note: Dear Friends, Life has a way of surprising us when we least anticipate it. This week’s stories brighten our days with — an unexpected acquaintance doing much more than a close friend, little kids enjoying an unusual trip, and beautiful opportunity to love again after so much loss. We hope you enjoy these stories of unanticipated kindness as much as we did. –Guri space
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Small Acts of Kindness

space MeD6 wrote: “Paid for an additional ticket for the field trip in case another child’s family could not afford the cost. Received a nice letter from my son’s teacher.”
space AlliasonKai wrote: “Cleaned up after a dog other than my own at the dog park today.”
space agoite wrote: “I picked up trash at the beach this morning.”
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Featured Kindness Stories

Story1 The traffic rush to the airport taught him how kindness can take flight.
Story2 To receive an opportunity to love is miraculous, he learned not to refuse love.
Story3 An Orphanage volunteer takes kids on an outing that gets surprising support from others.
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How Imaginative Storytelling Expands Our Scope of the Possible

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How Imaginative Storytelling Expands Our Scope of the Possible

We will not know our own injustice if we cannot imagine justice. We will not be free if we do not imagine freedom. We cannot demand that anyone try to attain justice and freedom who has not had a chance to imagine them as attainable.

– Ursula K. Le Guin –

How Imaginative Storytelling Expands Our Scope of the Possible

“”We must always take sides,” Elie Wiesel urged in his spectacular Nobel Prize acceptance speech. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” And yet part of the human tragedy is that despite our best intentions and our most ardent ideals, we often lull ourselves into neutrality in the face of injustice — be it out of fear for our own stability, or lack of confidence in our ability to make a difference, or that most poisonous foible of the soul, the two-headed snake of cynicism and apathy. How, then, do we unmoor ourselves from a passivity we so masterfully rationalize, remember that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and rise to that awareness with moral courage and imagination? That’s what Ursula K. Le Guin examines in one of the many magnificent pieces in The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination.” { read more }

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Give your imagination free rein and reflect on what kind of a world you would like to live in, in the future.

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