Tag Happiness & Hope

Need a pick-me-up? These feel-good tales of people changing the world for the better will restore your confidence in humanity and put a spring in your step.

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This 8-year-old Girl’s Mission is to Give Away 2 Million Books

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.
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How Saving the Bees Is Saving the Veterans!

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. 
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The Barber Taking His Talent to the Streets to Change Lives

Could a haircut really change somebody’s life? We've all felt that boost of confidence after a great haircut before. But for the clients of The Streets Barber, a fresh haircut has a much bigger meaning. Click in to see how we can all use our talents and passions for good.   
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60 Second Docs: Inspiring Stories in Under a Minute!

Looking for bite-sized stories of people doing good in the world? In less than a minute, these creators will refresh your view on the possibility and wonder happening around us. Here's a connection to goodness you'll definitely want to bookmark!
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The Secret to Happiness? Don’t Try So Hard

Are we supposed to be happy all the time? After endlessly trying to chase happiness, Dr. Molly Countermine encountered a different way of framing it and our other emotions that we all can learn from. Here's how this simple technique can apply to your own life! 
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A True Chain Reaction: Linking People with Gum Wrappers!

Clocking in at over a hundred thousand feet, this staggeringly long chain was created by one man over almost 6 decades, with a bit of heartwarming help along the way. Here's the story of Gary Duschl, a very unique Guinness Book of World Record holder who will inspire us all! 

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