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60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

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Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site, Makes Me Think, that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts and made us smile too.  We hope they do the same for you.

Today, my 75-year-old grandpa who has been blind from cataracts for almost 15 years said to me, “Your grandma is just the most beautiful thing, isn’t she?” I paused for a second and said, “Yes she is. I bet you miss seeing that beauty on a daily basis.” “Sweety,” my grandpa said, “I still see her beauty every day. In fact, I see it more now than I used to when we were young.” MMT http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/11/20/60-tiny-love-stories-to-make-you-smile/


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These are the most beautiful little love stories. I experienced tears of joy and gratitude for living in such a beautiful world.

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Happiness Blueprint 's curator insight, May 28, 2013 5:20 PM

SO SWEET ! 

Sheridan Morris's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:18 AM

Plenty of stories to bring a smile to your dial. Take them a bite at a time! 

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60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile | Gratitude | Scoop.it

Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site, Makes Me Think, that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts and made us smile too.  We hope they do the same for you.

Today, my 75-year-old grandpa who has been blind from cataracts for almost 15 years said to me, “Your grandma is just the most beautiful thing, isn’t she?” I paused for a second and said, “Yes she is. I bet you miss seeing that beauty on a daily basis.” “Sweety,” my grandpa said, “I still see her beauty every day. In fact, I see it more now than I used to when we were young.” MMT http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/11/20/60-tiny-love-stories-to-make-you-smile/


Via Happiness Blueprint , Dr. Amy Fuller
Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's insight:

These are the most beautiful little love stories. I experienced tears of joy and gratitude for living in such a beautiful world.

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Happiness Blueprint 's curator insight, May 28, 2013 5:20 PM

SO SWEET ! 

Sheridan Morris's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:18 AM

Plenty of stories to bring a smile to your dial. Take them a bite at a time! 

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Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise

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Gratitude is a foundational strength. When you feel gratitude, a lot of other strengths can be built on top. For instance, the ability to love and be loved would be difficult, if not impossible, without gratitude.
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Gratitude practice has changed my life. This is a great article on all of the ways it helps us become more resilient as it changes our perspective and our brains! 

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John Michel's curator insight, July 29, 2013 1:55 PM

Gratitude is the thankful appreciation of things received, whether tangible or intangible. It helps us connect with something outside ourselves, often transcendent and larger than ourselves. I have been practicing a gratitude exercise, and you can do it too. It's very simple. Each night I reflect on my day. I recall three things I'm grateful for and write them in a gratitude journal. The things I'm grateful for are those amazing moments, wonderful conversations with friends and family, or even just watching birds or squirrels going about their business. It might be a moment of beauty that is striking or uplifting.

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:53 PM
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Very nice article (based on scientific reserch) about importance of gratitude. in addition to the mentioned excercises, I would also say:

- "use" other people like a mirror to understand who you are because when for instance you are angry with somebody, it's not the other person's fault but it is a way to feel what kind of emotions you have inside. if you accept to change perspective and start to say "which part of myself can I see through this person/situation?" Then you will rapidly evolve and you will have the key to give a different direction to Life!

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:15 PM

"Being grateful for people and things in my life makes me more aware of my own good fortune, and it helps rewire my brain to be more optimistic. If you are feeling down, how blue can you feel if you have a fat journal of things you are grateful for? Writing my gratitude journal keeps me mindful and aware of what's great in my life. I've noticed clients who have practiced this exercise are happier, far less stressed and get through their day with less difficulty than they used to."

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Brené Brown: Foreboding joy

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Brené Brown: Foreboding joy
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Sometimes we can rob ourselves of the ability to just enjoy the moment, when we try to protect ourselves from potential heartache. The anti-dote and the way to live more fully is Gratitude!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 11, 2013 8:42 PM

I Love this clip!  The brilliant Brene' Brown talking about foreboding joy...something most moms have, even when we don't know it! 

To read more about it read Daring Greatly...the best book I've read this year.  Amy Fuller PhD and Momfulness

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Give Thanks: The Most Simple Well-Kept Secret to Living a Fuller Life

Give Thanks: The Most Simple Well-Kept Secret to Living a Fuller Life | Gratitude | Scoop.it
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it seems like a good time to talk about the practice of giving thanks. One day a year we gather as families, eat an abundance of comfort food, and watch footbal...
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Grief/Joy - Gratefulness Topic

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Gratefulness permeates and informs all experience. No aspect of life is untouched by it, because gratitude springs from the very gift of being alive.
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Beautiful article about how living fully alive into life means learning how joy and grief complement one another and give each other meaning.

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Tania Luna: How a penny made me feel like a millionaire | Video on TED.com

As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless shelter where she and her family lived, she found a penny.
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I can't stop saying, "wow." What an inspirational story. Beautiful.

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Caine's Arcade

A 9 year old boy who built an elaborate cardboard arcade in his dad's used auto parts store is about to have the best day of his life.


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I can't stop smiling after seeing this... and crying. Made my day!

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Want to be happy? Be grateful: David Steindl-Rast at TEDGlobal 2013 | TED Blog

Want to be happy? Be grateful: David Steindl-Rast at TEDGlobal 2013 | TED Blog | Gratitude | Scoop.it
Brother David Steindl-Rast explains why gratitude is the key to happiness, and shares some tips for embodying the quality in life
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Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. | Video on TED.com

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens.
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Breathtaking video about how the practice of gratitude is the door to welbeing individually and in relationships.

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