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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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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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Sign a card to help a family in need

Sign a card to help a family in need | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

They don't know you and you don't know them, but you have an opportunity to let someone dealing with a disaster know that someone else cares about them.

 

When you sign this online card, the Red Cross will deliver it with supplies given to an impacted family as a way to show that others care during their time of need.

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A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It... Mind BLOWN.

A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It... Mind BLOWN. | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft.

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Suspended Coffee Society - Ripple Kindness Project

Suspended Coffee Society - Ripple Kindness Project | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

A small act of kindness that doesn't break the bank and helps those less fortunate feel cared for an included.

 

Here's how it works, as told in a small story:

 

“We enter a little coffee house with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table, two people come in and they go to the counter. ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended.’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.


I ask my friend: ‘What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?’ ‘Wait for it and you will see.’ Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’.


While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ’suspended’ coffees, suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks, ‘Do you have a suspended coffee?’"

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Random Acts of Kindness Caught On Camera

Random Acts of Kindness Caught On Camera | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

We have all seen “dash cam” videos on Youtube and on TV. In some countries, such as Russia, a large percentage of drivers have dash cams. While they are mostly used as a security and preventive measure against bad driving, you will be pleasantly surprised at what else they captured.

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35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place

35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Everything is NOT terrible.
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Karma Kitchen in Northwest D.C. serves trust and generosity

Karma Kitchen in Northwest D.C. serves trust and generosity | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
It's on me. Who would have thought those three little words would mean so much? Imagine a restaurant where anyone can dine and receive what's freely offered. And it's all a gift.
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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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Spontaneous Temporary Sand Paintings by Joe Mangrum

Spontaneous Temporary Sand Paintings by Joe Mangrum | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it

Since 2006 artist Joe Mangrum has taken to the streets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere armed with sacks of colored sand that he sprinkles by the handful to create sprawling temporary paintings. Each work is spontaneous in its design and evolves as Mangrum works, spending upwards of 6-8 hours hunched over the ground to complete each piece. The artist estimates he’s completed nearly 550 paintings over the last few years. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, his paintings have appeared at The Corcoran Gallery, theMuseum of Arts and Design in NYC, as well as The Asia Society. He also made a recent appearance onSesame Street. You can see works in progress over on Facebook, and limited edition prints are available through King Art Collective.

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▶ Giving $100 to Homeless People - YouTube

Had a great time giving $100 to some of the nicest people we've ever met. GiveBackFilms is all about giving back and helping people who are less fortunate or going through hard times. We hope that by putting these videos on YouTube, some of you are inspired to go out and do the same type of things. 

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While Everyone Was Busy Killing Each Other, These 35 People Did Something Incredible.

While Everyone Was Busy Killing Each Other, These 35 People Did Something Incredible. | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Despite our differences, we're all human beings. These powerful images have restored all my faith in the world.
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Why a Seattle architect is giving up designing million-dollar homes to help the homeless | Quirksee

Why a Seattle architect is giving up designing million-dollar homes to help the homeless | Quirksee | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
Rex Hohlbein had been designing luxurious homes for more than two decades when his life began to shift. He began inviting homeless people into the office
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25 Simple Acts Of Kindness to Share on Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy

25 Simple Acts Of Kindness to Share on Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy | Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty | Scoop.it
One year ago today, tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School and the residents of Newtown, Conn., resulting in an unimaginable loss.
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