Tuesday, May 5, 2020

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”


Look For the Good Week. There are some fun activities and families will be prompted to share letters of thanks to friends and family, teachers, grocery clerks, service professionals, and neighbors to uplift their entire community.


Local nonprofits. Today is #GivingTuesdayNOW. Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.


Astronauts read children stories from the International Space Station.

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These adorable yard signs with the most uplifting messages during this crazy times.

Friday, April 24, 2020

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”


Independent film: Women's Adventure Film Tour. 6 short films celebrating the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. It is available from April 24-26 for $12.95. Renting with the code RedRiver will help support our local theater, Red River Theaters.

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Cards Against Humanity released a family version that you can print for free. Our family has played multiple times and have really enjoyed it.


Or, rather, have your 14-18 year old apply for, the Ving Project. They can nominate someone in their life (not immediate family) to receive $1000. You should also follow the project on social media because the nominations are heart warming.

Now let's enjoy this weekend!

Monday, April 20, 2020

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."


Adobe has released some great adult coloring pages. This weeks release was "Gratitude". 

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Are you like the Sun on leaves of the plant, providing nourishment, encouraging growth and drawing people toward you? Or are you like salt on the plant's roots, causing others to wither, becoming less than they could be?

Right now we need more sun in this world and this book will help you identify that behavior. The author also has a great Tedx Talk on the benefits of compassion and gratitude.


The amazing artist, Michael Franti, created an endearing movie called Stay Human. While you can rent it on Amazon Prime or iTunes, he has been generous enough to release it on YouTube free for one day only: Earth Day. April 22, 2020. In this movie, Michael takes us on a journey where he meets extraordinary humans who inspire him to overcome cynicism with optimism in todays challenging times. Although it was released last year, it is perfect today.


Earth Day
April 22, 2020
Even in quarantine, there are still lots of ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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There is nothing quite like plants to make your home come alive. Since you are stuck in the same 4 walls every day, I highly suggest adding some pretty new plants to dress it up. We have a local shop, Penumbra, that has a fantastic selection of house plants to order and pick up curbside. I am sure most towns also have a great local shop that would love your business right now.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”


Jason Mraz has released the perfect new song for these crazy days.


Some Good News on Instagram. John Krasinski is everything right now when it comes to bringing smiles. Last night, he hosted a virtual prom on YouTube. Watching him and the entertainers was fantastic, but posts on social media after showcasing the fun people around the world were having was absolutely heart warming.


25 Feel Good Movies. What better time to grab some popcorn and spend two hours in a happy place. Hey, make it a marathon. Lord knows we have the time.

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11 Feel-Good Novels to Add Some Extra Sunshine to Your Days. Sit in a sunny spot, breath in some fresh air and get lost in a book.

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A letter. A card. A handmade piece of artwork. Everyone loves to receive personal snail mail and now is the time to bring smiles. While you are at it, order some stamps online and help save the US Postal Service.