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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:15 PM

Need some inspiration and hope?

There's obviously plenty of news to be sad and furious about, news which fills us with despair and hopelessness.

There are also wonderful things happening out there. It needs to be injected here periodically to balance the ick and give us a reason to keep fighting, imho.

I created a Facebook Page to CURATE GOOD. It's set to public, so you don't have to be on Facebook to see the posts and read them.

https://www.facebook.com/CurateGood

There are already quite a few posts. Just scroll down the page and peruse them; I can't pick a favorite to showcase here. They're all touching and inspiring in different ways.

Meet the Malawi president who is doing the right thing...a class of fifth-graders supporting their friend with leukemia...several heartwarming stories of humans helping our animal friends...a 13-year-old who started a business which saved her family...so much more.

If you're on Facebook and stumble upon good news stories, please share on the CURATE GOOD page.



(sorry the graphic below is so big and in your face...lol)








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Reply Need some inspiration and hope? (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 OP
silverweb Feb 2013 #1
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #6
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #2
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #7
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #10
karmaqueen Feb 2013 #3
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #8
LeftofObama Feb 2013 #4
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #9
agracie Feb 2013 #5
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #11
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #12

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:19 PM

1. Great idea!

I hope your page gets a whole lot of inspired and inspiring activity.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:09 PM

6. Thanks, silverweb!





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:20 PM

2. An old saying momma use to say that she probably heard from whoever but it is true.

 

When you laugh the world laughs with you. When you cry you cry alone. It is just like your poster but updated. Nice really, really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:11 PM

7. Turns out that's the first line of a poem...

I'd heard it as well, so I looked it up. Thanks.

"Solitude," by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth
Must borrow its mirth,
It has trouble enough of its own.

Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound
To a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure
Of all your pleasure,
But they do not want your woe.

Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all;
There are none to decline
Your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by;
Succeed and give,
And it helps you live,
But it cannot help you die.

There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train;
But one by one
We must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:32 PM

10. Wow how nice to read the whole thing. I didn't know where it came from. Proves

 

we are never to old to learn something knew. Thanks so much for sharing the whole thing.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:23 PM

3. Just "Liked" your page!

Great idea! We sure can use more Good News! Thanks for doing that

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Response to karmaqueen (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:33 PM

8. Gracias!

Love the name "karmaqueen."



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:31 PM

4. Thanks for sharing that, and might I add

I just love your positive spirit!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:34 PM

9. Thanks, LeftofObama!

It's hard work to stay aware and informed yet not get lost in a sea of despair.

For me, positive action is what maintains my sanity. For now, at least...lol.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:51 PM

5. Oh, I love the chicken story ! nt

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Response to agracie (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:09 PM

11. Me, too. :) n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:29 AM

12. kick for morning crowd in need of a bit of inspiration. n/t

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