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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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Deaf Boy in Shanty Town Rescues Burned Homeless Dog

Deaf Boy in Shanty Town Rescues Burned Homeless Dog | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One damp, chilly day we were attending a line of very poor people waiting for low-cost pet care when a small, deaf boy appeared with a small, cold puppy ...
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Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

At AIDS.gov we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of storytelling. In the HIV community, everyone has a story to bring to the table, and more people are sharing theirs with new media. Many tools are available to help to facilitate storytelling and have conversations around HIV.

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#295 Every child needs a Paul Friend | This gives me hope

#295 Every child needs a Paul Friend | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
  The tiny house my single mother could afford was on Jackson Street, in Twin Falls, Idaho. At the time, it was a dead-end street. At its en...
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George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors

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George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors. Read this and other movie news, reviews, and more at Movies.com.
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Naomi Baltuck's comment, May 14, 2012 9:37 PM
This is hilarious. Serves 'em all right, and it is a benefit to the needy.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, May 14, 2012 10:04 PM
Have to admit this one made me laugh.
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#294 The strength of twisted things | This gives me hope

#294 The strength of twisted things | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Years ago a song by TR Ritchie stopped me in my tracks. The words of Whitebark can still bring me to tears. I’ve weathered storms I cannot count To...
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The Train Maker

Will of California is one of three winners of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation's Kindness Challenge. See how this retired carpenter is bringing smiles ...
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How Getting Robbed by Bernie Madoff Led Her to a Happier Life - DailyFinance

How Getting Robbed by Bernie Madoff Led Her to a Happier Life - DailyFinance | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Geneen Roth and her husband were victims Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. But on the other side of the panic and rage, dealing with the financial catastrophe led her to see another side of life.
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Spry 91-year-old chases B.C. thief into waiting arms of the law

Spry 91-year-old chases B.C. thief into waiting arms of the law | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Wrong place, wrong time, wrong victim. A would-be thief who decided a 91-year-old woman with a walker was a good robbery target Tuesday got more than she bargained for.
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Happiness for Scotland's saddest dog as new owners take him home

Happiness for Scotland's saddest dog as new owners take him home | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
SCOOBY the staffie, dubbed Scotland's saddest dog, was back to his bubbly best yesterday after being found a new home.
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Canadian Quixote: Knight errant crossing country in name of love, honour

OTTAWA - It gets hot wearing a helmet on sunny days, but that's fine with knight-errant Vincent Gabriel Kirouac, who is six weeks into a cross-Canada journey, offering those he meets a medieval role model in love and honour - a modern Sir Lovesalot.
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Canada’s new storytellers make a virtue of speaking the truth

Canada’s new storytellers make a virtue of speaking the truth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Real-life raconteurs who tell not-so-tall tales offer a break from staged reality shows...
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Greater purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Greater purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Greater purpose in life may help stave off the harmful effects of plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
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Woman Runs Into Midnight Storm and Brings Dog to Warm Bed

Woman Runs Into Midnight Storm and Brings Dog to Warm Bed | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Read how a Canadian vacationer found the courage to save a small, chained dog being eaten alive by mosquitoes and left out during violent storms. A true hero!
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Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos

Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A hawk drops a puppy from the sky, sending the tiny dog to earth. Sounds like a tale out of a story book, but that's exactly what happened in Los Banos. Audrey Asistio has the story.
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HopeMob: Social Media Storytelling for Good | The Dragonfly Effect

HopeMob: Social Media Storytelling for Good | The Dragonfly Effect | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Tell a compelling, true story To drive social change through social media, you must tell powerful story that your audience can identify with.
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Can One be Happy Without Money?

Can One be Happy Without Money? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Often times people connect money with how happy they are. This would lead a number of people to ask, "Is happiness connected with money?" This is a complicated issue and has many different sides. http://aidenofthetower.hubpages.com/hub/Can-One-be-Happy-Without-Money

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Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories : NPR

Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories : NPR | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Storytelling can be a way of giving people with dementia a low-stress way to communicate, one that does not rely on their memories. And it can give caregivers a chance to reconnect with their loved ones.
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#293 Hip hop artist sings out for gays | This gives me hope

#293 Hip hop artist sings out for gays | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One of my fellow Care2 Causes bloggers, Steve Williams, shared this today. Thanks, Steve. Hip-hop artist Adair Lion won me over with this video. The Ama...
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A Beautiful Real Life Twist on the Famous Starfish Rescue Story

A Beautiful Real Life Twist on the Famous Starfish Rescue Story | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
So many of us love and remember the original Loren Eiseley story about the man throwing starfish back into the ocean to save them from dying in the hot sun...
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How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet)

How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.
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Happiness research studies: the best things in life are free. — Dealerity

Happiness research studies: the best things in life are free. — Dealerity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

This post summarizes what we can learn from happiness research studies...click <a href="http://www.dealerity.com/2010/09/27/the-best-things-in-life-are-free/">; here</a>

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, by Dana Saviuc

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, by Dana Saviuc | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering -- and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy -- we cling on to them.
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#291 Don’t toss it; take it to the Repair Café | This gives me hope

#291 Don’t toss it; take it to the Repair Café | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My command of Dutch is pretty rudimentary, but I get the drift of this site and think it’s absolutely fabulous. The Repair Café is where you take those ...
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Seth Godin On Optimism

Seth Godin talks about why optimism is one of the most important human traits. Seth Godin is a bestselling author, world renowned speaker, one of the world's... (RT @HrtSprk: Need an energy boost?
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Tom Gabel of Against Me Comes Out as Transgender

Tom Gabel of Against Me Comes Out as Transgender | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Singer reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone...
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