Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Viral Video: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I just love this rendition of the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” performed by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole. The below version has had over 222 million views! And the updated edited version below has had over 56 million views!      309 

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The Two Wolves, a Cherokee legend

Native American Wisdom: The Two Wolves

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life. Here is what he told the boy. Inside every one of us, there are two wolves who are always fighting. One wolf is evil. He is anger, lies, greed, arrogance, envy, resentment, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is love, joy, peace, kindness, […]

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The Fence

The Fence

Once upon a time, there was a young boy with a very bad temper. To teach the boy a lesson, his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence. On the first day of this lesson, the […]

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Confucius on Moving Mountains

Confucius on Moving Mountains

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — Confucius Each big endeavor for a person or a society begins with many, many small steps. If you want to get something done, start today. Take that first step.

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The Wishing Box by Gail Berry

The Wishing Box, a Short Story by Gail Berry

“I have a present for you,” she said, “It was given to me by a very special friend. “He told me: ‘This is a gift for giving, not for keeping!’ I held onto it for quite a few years anyway — afraid of losing things, I guess. But now I want you to have it. […]

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The Tree of Life by Gail Berry

The Tree of Life

“Deep within the forest is the golden tree, the Tree of Life. Let your quest be for that and none other,” the old woman advised. “Some seek it for its golden leaves and dreams of riches. They do not find it. And some, some look for healing from its roots; some of those do find […]

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The Dalai Lama on Kindness

The Dalai Lama: On Kindness

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. — The Dalai Lama

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A Mother's Love

Agatha Christie: On a Mother’s Love

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie

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Katrina Mayer on not complaining

Katrina Mayer: Go 24 Hours Without Complaining

Go 24 hours without complaining (not even once). Then watch how your life starts changing. — Katarina Mayer

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The Unicorn by Gail Berry

The Unicorn

When the Lord made the world, He created the heavens and the ocean and the dear earth. He created the stars and the sun and the moon. Then He called forth the first creature and said, “You are to guard this world. Where you walk, there will be no pain. Go unicorn.” And the unicorn […]

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