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Kindness Weekly: Street Stories

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May 29, 2016

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space EditorEditor’s note: Dear Friends, each relationship gives us opportunities to express kindness. Many times those relationships are with people we know, but sometimes they unexpectedly gate crash our routine. This week, we’re featuring three such "street stories", which weave a fabric of spontaneous relationships coupled with an unexpected boon of growing in generosity. space
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Small Acts of Kindness

space fern514 wrote: “Today, I feel grateful for life’s simple pleasures. A walk outside, a homemade meal, a smile from a child. As Plato said, “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.””
space angelwingsincto wrote: “Took my daughter out to help shovel elderly neighbours driveways before school 🙂 She loved it!”
space sm2000 wrote: “Cooked meal for the family yesterday night and it was great fun. The entire family was in the kitchen and we had a great time cooking and eating together.”
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Featured Kindness Stories

Story1 He gave a dollar to anyone who asked. Then, he spent an hour on the streets of New York.
Story2 His grandson up above, a cell phone down below. An unexpected connection.
Story3 It was 2 in the morning in San Francisco, when she met a man named Lawerence.
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The Lullaby Project: Homeless Mothers Make Music

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May 29, 2016

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The Lullaby Project: Homeless Mothers Make Music

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

– Plato –

The Lullaby Project: Homeless Mothers Make Music

Since 2011, the Lullaby Project, a Carnegie Hall program (part of its larger Musical Connections initiative) that takes musics transformative power outside gilded concert halls and into neglected communities throughout New York City and across the nation, has paired more than 300 homeless or incarcerated mothers with professional musicians to create a musical experience for their child. Over three sessions, new and expectant moms write, compose and record a short lullaby for their newborns. For young women who may have experienced their own difficult childhood, the project is a chance to give a name to all the raw emotions that come with motherhood: the regrets from their own lives, the bright wishes for their children and, most importantly, the bottomless affection welling up in these new mothers hearts. { read more }

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Do you have a cherished lullaby from your own childhood, or that you’ve sung to the children in your life? Share it in the “Start/Join the Discussion” box here. { more }

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