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Family finds pet tortoise that was missing for 30 years as they clean out dead father's storeroom

Family finds pet tortoise that was missing for 30 years as they clean out dead father's storeroom | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Leandro Almeida was taking out the trash, he really had no reason to believe he was throwing out a family pet that had been missing for 30 years. But that's what he almost did.
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Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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After 82 Years A Mother and Daughter Finally Reunite

After 82 Years A Mother and Daughter Finally Reunite | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Betty Morrell, 82, arrived at Greater Binghamton Airport on Jan. 15, eager to see her mother. As she waved across the airport, her 96-year-old mother Lena Pierce began to cry. It was the first time Morrell had seen her mother in 82 years. Morrell told ABC News; “It was like the beginning of my life,”…
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Both their lives are more complete for having found each other. Thanks for the great story, Kindness Blog.

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#MUSTREAD ''Trees Have Social Networks'' @investorseurope global stockbrokers

#MUSTREAD  ''Trees Have Social Networks'' @investorseurope global stockbrokers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with “The Hidden Life of Trees,” describing trees as social beings that communicate on the “Wood Wide Web.”

Via Investors Europe Stock Brokers, pdeppisch, Bart Haynes
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Yes!! This is why I keep coming up with the micro tales I think of as Turtle Talk. The world around us is alive with communication and meaning. He's listening!

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''Trees Have Social Networks''

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Good Behaviour Game

Good Behaviour Game | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The PAX Good Behaviour Game is a classroom based game which helps teach children vital self-regulation skills in a fun way that helps them today and in later life.

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Thanks for the update, Dr. Dennis Embry - this is so inspiring.

 
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In a Tiny House Village, Portland's Homeless Find Dignity

In a Tiny House Village, Portland's Homeless Find Dignity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety.
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Here's Portland's experience with a village for homeless people, one Seattle is turning to in designing its own.

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Man With Cerebral Palsy Created Such Beautiful Typewriter Art

Man With Cerebral Palsy Created Such Beautiful Typewriter Art | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Paul Smith (September 21, 1921 – June 25, 2007) was born with Severe cerebral palsy, a serious condition that affects the brain. It limited his ability to speak and move. The loss of fine motor control of his face and hands made it impossible for him to perform the most basics of tasks, like eating,…
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What else don't we know about people whose abilities are outside the "norms"?

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Teen Invents Rain, Fire-proof Sleeping Bag for Homeless, and Offers Jobs - Good News Network

Teen Invents Rain, Fire-proof Sleeping Bag for Homeless, and Offers Jobs - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A teen's life-saving sleeping bags are keeping Dublin's homeless warm and giving former homeless people jobs.
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Ironman heroes stop to save two from drowning | DispatchLIVE

Ironman heroes stop to save two from drowning | DispatchLIVE | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Trio rush to aid two youths caught in strong rip current  Two Ironman SA triathletes and a race referee have been praised for abandoning the triathlon and
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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.
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How Zaiba Becomes "Pilelo Didi" to Change the Game for Hundreds of Children in a Mysore Slum - The Better India

How Zaiba Becomes "Pilelo Didi" to Change the Game for Hundreds of Children in a Mysore Slum - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The expressions of children change when she takes her class in a fun way. Meet Zaiba, the favourite teacher of Haleem Nagar slum kids in Mysore.
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What an incredible woman, believing every child deserves a chance in life and setting out to see they have the opportunity to take it.

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An Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learned Sign Language To Surprise Their Deaf Neighbor

An Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learned Sign Language To Surprise Their Deaf Neighbor | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, received a huge surprise. one morning, everyone he bumped into in his neighborhood responded to him with sign language! A team of people from Samsung and the Leo Burnett ad agency spent a month setting up cameras and teaching people throughout his neighborhood sign language. On the appointed…
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This is such a beautiful gift to a young man in Istanbul - and to the neighbours who will now have a chance to know him better.

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Melissa's Lunch Money -

This video was created by an awesome group of volunteers for my non-profit, 10 Million Clicks For Peace, including the ‘voice of Budweiser’ (narrator) and the voice of the ‘Zoom Zoom girl’ in Mazda commercials (lead character). Watch what a
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...And a little child shall lead them. Beautiful video. Grab a tissue & watch.

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Hotel Not Only Returns Lost Toy, It Makes Photo Album of Bunny’s VIP Stay

Hotel Not Only Returns Lost Toy, It Makes Photo Album of Bunny’s VIP Stay | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An Irish hotel treated a stuffed animal to a top of the line experience, and shared photos, while searching for the little girl who lost him.
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What a sweet story - thanks, Good News Network.

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Target Employee's act of Kindness Will Inspire YOU to Practice Kindness

Target Employee's act of Kindness Will Inspire YOU to Practice Kindness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A random act of kindness (and a little patience) goes a long way on the Internet. Ishmael Gilbert, a Target employee in Glendale, Indiana, inspired many people with his kindness when a customer took a picture of him patiently helping an elderly woman pay for her groceries with coins. Sarah Owen Bilger wrote on Facebook;…
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When we see someone acting this way, we owe it to the world to let others know. It is a way of spreading kindness.

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An Elderly Widower's Note to His Deceased Wife Is the Best Thing You'll Read on the Internet This Week

An Elderly Widower's Note to His Deceased Wife Is the Best Thing You'll Read on the Internet This Week | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A touching story of an elderly widower coping with life alone after his wife of 62 years died last January went viral on Facebook. "So much of our lives were linked." The Facebook post from "Humans of New York" racked up more than 1.3 million likes and over a quarter of a million shares. “My…
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Pursuing the Dream of Healthy Aging - NDTV Food

Pursuing the Dream of Healthy Aging - NDTV Food | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The project represents a radical departure from drug studies that test treatments for single diseases.
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The Answer to Racism is also the Answer to Peace on Earth. (No, Seriously.) {Video}

The Answer to Racism is also the Answer to Peace on Earth. (No, Seriously.) {Video} | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If you haven’t seen this video, see this video.
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Beautiful! Thanks, Prince Ea.

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Meet the Doctors Building an Innovative, Holistic Bridge to Healthy Living

Meet the Doctors Building an Innovative, Holistic Bridge to Healthy Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the City of Brotherly Love, the Puentes de Salud clinic provides cares for the undocumented and uninsured.
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These doctors are delivering health, not just trauma care, to a community where too many go unserved. Another inspiring story from NationSwell.

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Cat Rescued by 3 Huskies is Now One of the Pack (Cuteness Overload) - Good News Network

Cat Rescued by 3 Huskies is Now One of the Pack (Cuteness Overload) - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This cat thinks it's part of a pack of Siberian huskies after one of the dogs took her in as a scrawny, stray kitten.
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Cool Tiny House Village Opens With Electricity to Care for Seattle Homeless - Good News Network

Cool Tiny House Village Opens With Electricity to Care for Seattle Homeless - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Volunteers have built a village of 14 insulated and heated tiny houses for the homeless of Seattle.
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Why Kindness Heals - By James R. Doty, M.D.

Why Kindness Heals - By James R. Doty, M.D. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
“the secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient.”
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This is harder to teach than the technical side of medicine - but absolutely essential to healing.

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She Was Not Literate. Yet the Brave Kinkri Devi Educated the World about the Environment.

She Was Not Literate. Yet the Brave Kinkri Devi Educated the World about the Environment. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Meet Kinkri Devi - the environmentalist from Himachal Pradesh who fought against limestone quarrying in Sirmaur district.
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She knew what was happening was wrong and would not give up the fight against it.

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Latest News | Detroit: Little Library Capital of the WORLD!

Latest News | Detroit: Little Library Capital of the WORLD! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
News from Detroit Little LibrariesVirtual Walk through Little Libraries exhibitionCan’t make it to Detroit to see the exhibition? Check out this virtual
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These Little Libraries are sprouting all around Detroit.

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How I turned a deadly plant into a thriving business

How I turned a deadly plant into a thriving business | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. And if you want to change a culture, change the stories."
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She changed an invasive plant into the raw materials for thriving businesses. That's changing the story!

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My Dog: The Paradox - The Oatmeal

My Dog: The Paradox - The Oatmeal | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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Yes, and yes, and we love them to pieces. 

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