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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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42 Pictures Of Pigs Swimming

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42 Pictures Of Pigs Swimming: These pigs really love the water. My new life goal is to go swimming with them...
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Cathryn Wellner's comment, December 31, 2011 12:51 PM
When they are treated with respect and love, they are the happiest of creatures, and I love the way they enjoy their bodies.
Theresa's comment, July 9, 2013 7:09 PM
I went swimming with them. so cute! (exept my husband lost his appetite after.)
Cathryn Wellner's comment, July 9, 2013 7:20 PM
What fun, Theresa! I empathize with your husband. ;-)
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Free App Helps Fight Alzheimer's

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A group of Australian neuroscientists has developed a smartphone application designed to exercise the brain, educate the user, and reduce the risk of developing...
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5 Spiritual Practices for Aging Well

5 Spiritual Practices for Aging Well | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When I ask audiences what they like about being older, people often answer "Gratitude," and then say what they are grateful for: grandchildren, good health, free time, wearing what they want, the chance to travel, giving back to the community.
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Fields on Fire: Race to Rescue Sugar Cane Kittens

Fields on Fire: Race to Rescue Sugar Cane Kittens | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When rescuers in Colombia learned of a mama cat nursing her newborn kittens in a sugar cane field, they had to act fast as the field was about to be set on fire...
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Check out blog, This Gives Me Hope” … an antidote to the bad news we are fed each day. | Speak for We

Check out blog, This Gives Me Hope” … an antidote to the bad news we are fed each day. | Speak for We | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

My friend, Julia Dinsmore, tipped me off (and over 1500 of her Twitter followers) to this gem of a blog earlier today. And, I have been surfing its posts ever since.

 

As I noted to Cathryn soon after Julia’s post, “Usually, things cross over into the land of sappy for me, and I turn off. But [your blog] does it right.”

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Racism Moves Out — Emerging Ideas — Utne Reader

Racism Moves Out — Emerging Ideas — Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Against all odds, segregation is finally on the decline in American cities.
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Harper funds massive project to house the homeless | CTV News

Harper funds massive project to house the homeless | CTV News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is quietly bankrolling one of the largest social pilot projects ever seen in Canada, paying generously for cutting-edge research that is changing the lives of hundreds of homeless people.
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The Giant Generosity of One Broke Kid

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When a homeless shelter is robbed right before Christmas, one homeless teen shows huge generosity and spirit even in a world that has forgotten him.
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52-Year-Old Woman Plans to Run 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks

52-Year-Old Woman Plans to Run 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sonja Adcock is running 52 marathons in the 52 weeks of her 52nd year all while raising money for a local charity, the Snowsuit Fund.
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The Grinch Who Gave an It Gets Better Message (VIDEO)

The Grinch Who Gave an It Gets Better Message (VIDEO) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In 2010 the cast and crew of the production The Grinch took the time to make a very special It Gets Better message. Watch it here.
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Animals Sing "12 Days of Christmas"

Merry Christmas from the Talking Animals channel. Share this with someone you love as a Christmas card! Be a fan on facebook: http://facebook.com/klaatu42 Fo...
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Secret Santas: the people who make Christmas Day go with a bang

Secret Santas: the people who make Christmas Day go with a bang | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Who makes sure your sprouts taste scrummy? Who makes sure you groan at cracker jokes?
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The kettle bell express out of Pityville

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Admittedly, the past month has been a tad tough on my psyche. Trying to feel positive has not come easily.
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Fight the “Bystander Effect.” Decide to do good. | Speak for We

Fight the “Bystander Effect.” Decide to do good. | Speak for We | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Some truly beautiful and inspiring storytelling here, as well as a reminder that each of us can act.

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Airline Employees Take Care of Stranded Dog for the Holidays

Airline Employees Take Care of Stranded Dog for the Holidays | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It seems that the customer services reps at Continental Airlines are chock full of the holiday spirit this year. When a 4-month puppy, Whopper, was stranded at the airport, the airline’s employees offered to take care of him for the holidays.
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#227 Cooking Up the food stories | This gives me hope

#227 Cooking Up the food stories | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Food needs friends. The soil that gives it nutrients has been plowed, poisoned, and pilfered. The seeds that give it a good start have been hybridized ...
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#226 Love does make a family | This gives me hope

They are multi-generational and multi-cultural. They are two moms and their children, two dads and their little ones. They are male-and-female and same-sex...
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6 Species Proving Humans Aren't the Only Intelligent Ones on the Planet

6 Species Proving Humans Aren't the Only Intelligent Ones on the Planet | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Humans pride themselves on their intelligence but a growing body of research is showing that animals, too, posses some of the ingenuity once thought unique to Homo Sapiens...
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#225 Independence and critical thinking in a tiny package | This gives me hope

Whether she ends up preferring princesses or superheroes hardly matters. At a very tender age, Riley is learning to question the status quo. In the vide...
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Cat Survives 4-Hour Trip On Car's Engine

Cat Survives 4-Hour Trip On Car's Engine | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Wayne Polk started driving through from Xenia to Cleveland, but after about four hours, he smelled something suspicious coming from the engine: a cat!
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Immigrants Founded Half Of The Top U.S. Start-Up Ventures

Immigrants Founded Half Of The Top U.S. Start-Up Ventures | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Studies continue to show the important economic impact immigrants have on the national economy as well as states, be it the millions in losses Alabama faces after passing a draconian immigration law to the number of jobs immigrants help create.
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The Priest and the Prostitute: Storytelling as a Holiday Gift to God

The Priest and the Prostitute: Storytelling as a Holiday Gift to God | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The priest walked past the prostitutes every day. He had no choice. But he confessed he never spoke with the women, studiously avoided eye contact and did his best to never acknowledge their existence.
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#224 Counting the day’s gifts | This gives me hope

#224 Counting the day’s gifts | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I'm on the first day of a cold. I rarely even get a sniffle or an ache of any kind, and this one has me completely dragged out. My partner is in Austra...
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