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Starbucks Social Experiment: Would You Buy Coffee for a Stranger?

Starbucks Social Experiment: Would You Buy Coffee for a Stranger? | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
What if, instead of leaving a "give a penny, take a penny" tray on the counter at Starbucks , they set up a "give a coffee, take a coffee" system? And what if they made that system available to anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world?
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Different ways that humans are helping their fellow beings and creating beauty in the world....without recognition.
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Meet the Police Officer Who Sits on Sidewalks with Street People - Good News Network

Meet the Police Officer Who Sits on Sidewalks with Street People - Good News Network | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
A passerby snapped a pic and called it ‘totally awesome’ when he saw a cop sitting on the sidewalk with a street person–but it's a normal part of his job.
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14 Random of Acts of Kindness to Brighten Your Monday

14 Random of Acts of Kindness to Brighten Your Monday | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Instead of drowning your Monday woes in coffee and spreadsheets, give your mood a little boost with random acts of kindness.
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Mom Breaks Down After She Loses Her House. Then A Woman Sees Her And Does The Unthinkable...

Tracy Orr couldn’t afford to make payments on her home after she lost her job. “It’s just been a bad deal,” Tracy told CNN. She had even sold $12,000 worth of property and paid the mortgage company thinking it would stop the foreclosure. But it didn’t work; the house was foreclosed on and put up for auction. Sometimes it’s a complete stranger that will show you the most compassion; like when ananonymous Good Samaritan bought struggling single mom Connie Cole a brand new car.

“She didn’t know I was doing it,” Marilyn says. “I just kept asking her if [her home] was worth it, and she just kept crying. She probably thought I was crazy, ‘Why does this woman keep asking me that?’ “

“She said, ‘I did this for you. I’m doing this for you,’” Tracy says. “When it was all done, I was just in shock.”

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A New York couple opted to do 50 random acts of kindness, instead of a costly wedding

A New York couple opted to do 50 random acts of kindness, instead of a costly wedding | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Inspiring story of Mark and Ismini Svensson, who decided to do 50 random acts of kindness in 50 states of US, instead of a costly wedding and honeymoon.
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Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time

Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia pizza shop has become an ad hoc feeding program for the homeless where customers can pay the $1 slices forward. To date, some 8,400 slices have been bought for the homeless.
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Woman hires homeless women to make free coats for homeless people

Woman hires homeless women to make free coats for homeless people | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit non-profit that hires previously homeless women to make sleeping bag coats for homeless people.
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Man anonymously donates $50,000 to pay off Christmas Lay-aways

Man anonymously donates $50,000 to pay off Christmas Lay-aways | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
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These Aussies Are Driving a Mobile Laundromat to Help the Homeless

These Aussies Are Driving a Mobile Laundromat to Help the Homeless | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
These two Aussies have come up with a brilliant way to lend the homeless population of Brisbane a helping hand! The two 20-year-old friends have turned a van into a mobile laundromat for the homeless.

And thanks to all their supporters, these two champs have successfully equipped the first van ...
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The inspiration lives on

The inspiration lives on | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

 

Dear Friends,

 

The WAR IS OVER! campaign was once a tiny seed, which spread and covered the Earth.

 

John and I believed it helped many people to stop their wars. Since then, every WAR IS OVER! campaign has impacted the world as powerfully as the first one.

 

Start yours tomorrow, and you will see that it spreads and covers the world very fast and, meanwhile, makes you a Small Pebble Person.

 

Small Pebble People are people who know that small pebbles, when they’re dropped in the ocean, will immediately affect the ocean of the whole wide world.

 

Don’t throw a big stone. It scares people and creates repercussions.

Just drop a small pebble.
We’ll keep doing it. Together.
That’s how the world gets changed…by Small Pebble People.
We change, and the world changes.

 

Happy Holidays.

 

I love you!

 

yoko

 

Yoko Ono Lennon

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And don't miss the video that's on this page of John and Yoko talking about their stand for peace.

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▶ Why I Think This World Should End - YouTube

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Hallelujah, brother.

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One man decides to help get a homeless man get off the streets and into a place of his own

One man decides to help get a homeless man get off the streets and into a place of his own | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Raising enough to get one man off the streets for good.

 

About Martin

After leaving the army at 21 to care for his ill parents, Martin's life sadly went downhill. With his parents passing away when he was 28, Martin became depressed. After moving in with the love of his live, he found out that she had been cheating on him - and as a result, was told to leave her flat. With nowhere else to go, Martin asked the city council for help; shelters were full, all they could do was offer him a sleeping bag. Martin has been living on the streets for two years now.

 

Why Martin?

I walk past Martin most days on the way to work, It wasn't till I stopped and listened to his story that I realised I could help. As an advertising Creative, I normally spend a lot of time promoting big businesses and in turn, making them money. Who's to say doing the same won't work for Martin.

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See what a random stranger did for a soldier returning home

See what a random stranger did for a soldier returning home | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

"After 11 months apart, one military serviceman couldn't wait to get home to his family - including his 11-month-old son. You have to see what the random stranger he sat next to on the plane did to honor him."

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What is New Mutualism?

What is New Mutualism? | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
It’s the little choices that matter. Do you set up your own home office or join a co-working community? Shop at a chain grocery store or a local food co-op? Bank or credit union? We all face these decisions every day. The choice is deceptively simple -- go it alone or build something together. Building together always ends up better. That’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned from freelancers -- your network is everything. The most successful independent workers are the ones who know you need people to turn to when you’re in a dry spell, or you’re overloaded with ...
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The power of small acts of generosity or kindness

The power of small acts of generosity or kindness | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

It wasn’t much. A handful of change at best. The boy, Jack Swanson, went over to the mosque himself to hand over his money, a few dollars and cents that he had collected, penny by penny, over perhaps a period of years. He may have known it wasn’t much; to Jack it didn’t matter.

“Jack’s $20 are worth $20 million to us because it’s the thought that counts,” declared one of the mosque’s board members when interviewed by ABC News that day. “Jack is just a little older than my son, Ibrahim. If we have more kind-hearted kids like them in the world, I have hope for our future.”

Jack’s gesture is like that proverbial pebble thrown into the pond. It wasn’t much. But it was everything.

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The Anonymous Gifts 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

The Anonymous Gifts 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

The 9 Nanas (who all consider themselves sisters, despite what some of their birth certificates say) will whip up hundreds of pound cakes, as part of a grand scheme to help those in need. And then, before anyone gets as much as a glimpse of them, they’ll disappear back into their daily lives. The only hint that may remain is the heavenly scent of vanilla, lemon and lime, lingering in the air.

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Wall Street Wiz Quits -- Sells Pay-It-Forward Pizza

Wall Street Wiz Quits -- Sells Pay-It-Forward Pizza | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

"Mason Wartman, 26, started his pizzeria, Rosa's Fresh Pizza, in Philadelphia with $250,000 that he saved while working on Wall Street. Mason's pizza starts at $1.00 per slice, and although the pizza is good, he is known for something else: Customers are allowed to spend an extra $1.00 and fill out a Post-it note as credit for someone in need. Whenever someone is in need of food, they can come by Rosa's, grab a Post-it, and turn it in as payment."

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Young Entrepreneur Promotes Gifting to Heal His Cancer and Society

Young Entrepreneur Promotes Gifting to Heal His Cancer and Society | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Shareable has published many stories about the gift economy and living without money. While they're often inspiring and popular, they often bring up fear of survival. People ask, “Is this really possible for ME?” or “Will I become homeless or sick and die from poverty?” Personally, I've questioned whether living in the gift economy is realistic only for privileged, healthy people.
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Some good news: Muslims protect a synagogue

Some good news: Muslims protect a synagogue | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
In the world of terrorism and killing, it's stuff like this that at least buttresses (though doesn't restore) my crumbling faith in humanity. I reported yesterday that Muslims in Norway vowed to fo...
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Double Amputee Operates Two Prosthetic Arms Using Only His Mind

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs,
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Police pull over drivers to hand out gifts instead of tickets

Police pull over drivers to hand out gifts instead of tickets | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
The drivers have no idea why they got pulled over. And then they can't stop smiling.
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Homeless Man Combines Literacy and Generosity for Good

Homeless Man Combines Literacy and Generosity for Good | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Philani is a 24 year-old South African homeless man and sidewalk bookworm (currently based in Johannesburg). He spends his days on different street corners with his expansive library of books, which he reviews at anybody’s request. He has read all the books in his collection, sells some to raise money for himself and his homeless friends, and give some children’s books away to encourage kids to read.
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▶ Giving to People Who Give to Panhandlers

What better way to give back than giving to people who give? I really think the whole concept is genius and completely original. Everyone on Youtube has been making videos about giving to the homeless (Including myself) so I thought i'd step outside the box and give to the people who are doing the giving. 

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One Woman Discovered Something On Her Doorstep That Could Change Her Life.

One Woman Discovered Something On Her Doorstep That Could Change Her Life. | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Seeing this letter restored my faith in kindness. Things are looking up!
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Ripil - An App that Encourages Good Deeds

Ripil - An App that Encourages Good Deeds | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

Ripil is a free iPhone app that lets you connect with people on a human level, express your kindness toward the world around you, and allows you to keep track of the continued good that happens after your deed is accomplished.

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To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

You don't know me. You have no clue that my family has gone through the wringer. You have no clue that we have faced unbelievable hardship. You know none of this but you didn't let that stop you from being compassionate and generous to someone you had never met...

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