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When our compassionate choices show us in the best moments of our humanity.
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Mr. Happy Man

Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual of telling people to have a good day, and that he loves them.

 

The Creator's Love is everywhere. Including in us. Bring the Divine Love inside you out to play today.

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Fostering Dogs 101

Fostering Dogs 101 | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
When you foster a dog, you don't have to commit to keeping the dog forever, and you're doing an act of kindness.
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Watch This and You Will Never Drink Conventional Milk Again

Watch This and You Will Never Drink Conventional Milk Again | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
The inhumane treatment of dairy cows is just one of the horrific truths about conventional milk production.
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Loyal Black Lab Braves Traffic to Stay By Fatally Wounded Friend's Side

Loyal Black Lab Braves Traffic to Stay By Fatally Wounded Friend's Side | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
After her canine companion was run over by a car on Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente, California, a 2-year-old black Lab braved oncoming traffic and other hazards to stay by their side.
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azcentral.com video: Wild horse rescues another horse from drowning in Arizona

azcentral.com video: Wild horse rescues another horse from drowning in Arizona | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Stallion named 'Champ' grabbed filly by neck and dragged her to safety.
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It's Never to Late to Make the Compassionate Choice

It's Never to Late to Make the Compassionate Choice | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

MAKE THE CONNECTION

 

"And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like ...a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth."

 

This photo shows the collapse of Torrero Alvaro Munera, as he realized in the middle of the his last fight... the injustice to the animal. From that day forward he became an opponent of bullfights.

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Harmony Fund | World's Biggest Baby Shower for Animals

Harmony Fund | World's Biggest Baby Shower for Animals | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
All month long, the Harmony Fund is holding the World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals to support and expand the springtime work of special rescue squads all over the planet. If you would like to see more of the babies we’re saving or to make a donation to help our work, please visit now.

 

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/samaritans-1000-surprise-donation-leads-to-incredible-rescue.html#ixzz1rMnDMRQE
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The Bully Backlash | | AlterNet

The Bully Backlash | | AlterNet | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

Conservative lobbying groups like Concerned Women for America and Focus on the Family, making it a crime to taunt someone until they kill themselves is akin to interfering with religious freedom.

 

According to AlterNet's Katherine Stewart, conservative groups across the country have opposed various anti-bullying measures because they say outlawing bullying is akin to state endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle.

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'Bully': A Provocative And Essential Documentary : NPR

'Bully': A Provocative And Essential Documentary : NPR | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Bully, being released without a rating, takes a hard look at public-school students being cruelly targeted by their peers.
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"One Day" Small Acts of Kindness Have Ripple Effect

People at their best. Look for these small opportunities of kindness throughout the day. They are seeds planted, ripples in a pond..

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Injured Bald Eagle Rescued By D.C. Metro Train

Injured Bald Eagle Rescued By D.C. Metro Train | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
On Saturday, a special Metro train rolled down the rails on one of the transit system’s more unusual missions: saving an injured bald eagle.
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Video of Wonderful Dolphin Rescue

Video of Wonderful Dolphin Rescue | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

Amazing video of people on a beach in Brazil who (successfully) come to the aid of a pod of dolphins who suddenly beach themselves.

 

This is a wonderful moment of humanity. A moment in time when we are at our best...

 

http://elcomercio.pe/player/1384898

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Baby Bird Cradled in My Hands

Baby Bird Cradled in My Hands | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

"I never imagined I could love something so small so much, but he’s one of the greatest joys in our life, and we are grateful for him every minute of every day."

 

See More Wonderful Photos of Robin and watch the video below.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/baby-bird-cradled-in-my-hands.html#ixzz1q2dG6eqf
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Dolphin Pulled to Safety by Family

Dolphin Pulled to Safety by Family | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

Dolphin Pulled to Safety by Family...Compassion in Action. And what a great message to send to their kids.

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Kellogg’s employees show commitment to compassion - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

MUNCY — “It’s important to focus on the local needs first, and if we all do what we can to help our neighbors, we can have a tremendous impact on ou...
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Help Others.org: A Homeless Woman Bought Me A Coffee! -- A Kindness Story

Help Others.org: A Homeless Woman Bought Me A Coffee! -- A Kindness Story | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

My father and I started our morning by darting into the local grocery store.....

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This Amazing Dog Rescue May Be The Coolest Thing You'll See Today

This Amazing Dog Rescue May Be The Coolest Thing You'll See Today | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
A photojournalist for The Wichita Eagle was prepping for one of those "it's a rainy day" photos when he came upon the rescue by local firefighters of Taz, a dog who had fallen into the creek.
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Patch Adam's Prescriptions | Gesundheit Institute

Patch Adam's Prescriptions | Gesundheit Institute | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

Patch's Prescription: 10 Everyday Actions

 

Pick up all the trash in an area in your hometown; be its guardian. Tell others about it.


Be friendly to everyone at all times; experiment outrageously.


Always speak up for justice, no matter how much it costs.

 

Offer a shoulder or foot rub in any environment.


Go once a week on a "house call" to a nursing home to cheer people up as a friend.


Turn off your TV and become interesting. Perform yourself.


Consider being silly in public. Sing out loud. Wear funny stuff.


Find ways to need a whole lot less money; share beyond belief.


Have potlucks frequently, with neighbors, co-workers, strangers. Work toward living in extended families.


Take your vacations in your own hometown and spend the money working on projects there that help build community.

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Mickey Rourke Vows To Build Shelter For Romania's Stray Dogs

Mickey Rourke Vows To Build Shelter For Romania's Stray Dogs | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Actor Mickey Rourke pledged to raise enough money to build a football sized animal shelter to save the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital, Bucharest.
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DailyGood: The Power of Self-Compassion

DailyGood: The Power of Self-Compassion | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Are you your own worst critic? It's common to beat ourselves up for faults big and small. But according to psychologist and author Kristin Neff, that self-criticism comes at a price.
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Video: N.J. Firefighters Rescue Puppies From Fire

Rescuers battled a raging fire to save about two dozen puppies.

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Henley: A Happily Ever After

From puppy mill to humane education ambassador. Henley goes into school to teach children about kindness to animals.

This is a life lesson for all of us - it's not where you start ...it's how you finish
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Young Man Jumps in to Save Drowning Man

Young Man Jumps in to Save Drowning Man | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

We talk about kindness but this young man is doing it. Compassion in Action!

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Woman Wades into Jordan River to Save Dove Discarded by Clergy

Woman Wades into Jordan River to Save Dove Discarded by Clergy | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

In a powerful and provocative story, you'll see how split second decisions define heroes.

 

You sometimes have little more than a heartbeat to decide if you will turn sorrowfully away from an animal in distress or if you’ll summon the courage to run forward and help. For all you runners out there, this one’s for you…

 

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/woman-wades-into-jordan-river-to-save-dove-discarded-by-clergy.html#ixzz1qKDafqmg

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The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty

The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water.

 

In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves

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