Like an elusive butterfly, happiness often escapes our grasp. But could that be because we don’t actually know what it is?
For Damen Fletcher, chess is much more than a game. This inspiring California man uses chess to help young people from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Southern California and beyond to develop self-confidence and find purpose in their lives.
Rates of poverty, hunger, and sickness, and many more are all falling. Here are the uplifting facts about our world that will restore your confidence in humanity and show you that despite the rampant doom and gloom, many things ARE getting better.
Looking to get inspired? Check out this amazing 5-year-old who this year hiked the Appalachian Trail—a journey that took 2,193 miles and 209 days—with his parents. As the youngest ever through-hiker of the trail, this journey is one for the books!
As we go through life, we quickly discover that our actions are the only thing within our control. Random events casually derail our carefully laid plans. Read on to discover how we can be happy AND achieve our goals by focusing on the process, NOT the outcome.
You're never too old to learn or try something new. Not ever. If you need proof, take a look at 81 year-old Masako Wakamiya, who after never touching a computer until she was 58, coded an entire app to help seniors in her community stay connected and live more fulfilling lives.
To leave a legacy that helps the world, you need only go as far as your local empty lot! By bringing gardens back to the empty spaces in NYC's neighborhoods, Hattie Carthan and Liz Christy started a movement that brought life to formerly desolate spaces, and their work is still flourishing all around the city's residents today.
Creating a new life for ourselves is always possible, and nonprofit ALBA is making that possible for countless people. They're giving immigrant farmworkers the tools and the knowledge to improve their lives by helping them have organic farms of their own!
Would you open up the doors of your home to share a cup of tea with a stranger? What if you made this your daily routine? For this traveler, sharing a cup of tea became more than a way to connect with others—it built an entire community.
Books have the power to transport you to another place and make you feel like you are part of the story. A love of reading should be developed at a young age so children can see books as something magical. That’s the gift that 8-year-old Sela Thompson from Atlanta, Georgia, received from her parents and wants to pass on to other children.
Saving the bees and saving veterans at the same time? Meet Eric, an Iraq veteran who is helping ease the PTSD he and other veterans experience by sharing his love for bees and creating meaning, joy, and healing, in much needed spaces.
Living life in the rainforest treetops, this unique community shows us how to seek and build the lives that we want—regardless of how wild our dreams may be!
You’re not alone in caring.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.