|"Amanda" by sculptor Sy Meadow|
on Amanda's Trail in Yachats, OR
Image courtesy Greg Scott
During the week, whenever I find good news, a delightful tale or something that pulls a full belly laugh from me, or maybe just a giggle, I'll grab the link and save it to share here on Friday. Because we're all so busy, I'll limit my share to just three each week. That way, we'll all have more time to read some of your glad finds, which I invite you to share.
Get in on the fun
Spread some good cheer! If something struck your fancy this week, and you'd like to share, please tell us about it in the comments section, along with a link. If the link is to one of your blog posts, all the better. Do keep it upbeat, family friendly and in the spirit of building a world more like that of the Village of Ordinary.
My three top feel-goods this week
Amanda's Trail. Two divergent cultures meet on the Oregon Coast to build a trail in the bloody footsteps of a young blind woman and her people. The sculpture in the image above is a tribute to that woman, Amanda, a member of the Coos Tribe. The story of the new trail, the tribute and the work to heal a 146 year legacy of suffering is the feel-good part. Here's Amanda's story, but I warn you, it doesn't feel good.
Morning Earth and artist Andy Goldsworthy. Grab a cuppa and spend a few minutes with the tantalizingly fleeting artworks of Andy Goldsworthy, a Morning Earth artist/naturalist. If you like what you see, treat yourself every morning to a joyous celebration of earth and life through the poets and artists of Morning Earth. John Caddy, Morning Earth creator, says, "We all arrive equipped to create art. Art-making is as natural to our kind as spirit." This treasure included with gratitude to Twitter's @jbiesenberger (Josef Biesenberger).
Need a boost? Watch Nick Vujicic. Sometimes the seeming futility of working every day, using my limited talents and abilities to change massive world problems sucks the passion right out of me. Sometimes the cruelty in the world eats at my heart. A quick dose of Nick Vujicic's smiling face, which we first viewed here, sets me to right in no time. I give gratitude to Twitter's @Elder_Nurse and @KatieBichon for pointing me to Mindfully Change and this new video that had me sobbing out loud--in a good way. All I can say after watching it is, How dare any of us waste our time and energy thinking we're not good enough, we have nothing to contribute and the world can't be saved? Next time you're feeling low, watch this and get moving.
What are you feeling good about today? Share it below, won't you?
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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