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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Residents transform ‘drab’ Indonesian village with rainbow facelift



Residents transform ‘drab’ Indonesian village with rainbow facelift





Check out how this village changed their village into a rainbow!



Check out the other stories too from  the "Positive News" website while there. They feature positive news stories from around the world. We all can use more positivity these days!



Keep smiling!

Friday, June 11, 2010

One woman's story of giving back

Local Woman Gives Back...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One Woman, 365 Days to Do Good

One Woman, 365 Days to Do Good



Great Story!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

N.J. doctor a foster dad who makes a difference in young lives

Montville's Iannettas have been parents to 13 at-risk foster children

BY FELICIA LOWENSTEIN NIVEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Frank Iannetta makes a difference in children's lives. And it's not just because he's a family physician with a unique community-focused approach at Changebridge Medical Associates in Montville. It's also because he's a foster parent.

Over the past 11 years.........


Read the rest of the article here: N.J. doctor a foster dad who makes a difference in young lives

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Make Deeper, More Sincere Friendships

Make Deeper, More Sincere Friendships

Sincere Interest
Show sincere interest in the other person. Care about what they care about.

Years ago in Japan I had a very close Japanese friend. As an American I was interested in how he defined friendship. So I asked him, “What does it mean to be a true friend in Japan?” He thought for a moment and then replied, “If you went into a restaurant with your friend, without asking them you would be able to order a meal with which they would be perfectly satisfied. Or if you went shopping for clothing together, you would be able to pick clothes that would make them perfectly happy.”

I was stunned. I had never thought of it in those terms before. I felt I had good friends, but at that level? I doubted I could order food for a friend; if I did, it would be what I like, not particularly what they would want.

My friend’s definition has stayed with me for years.

Invest Time
Invest time with your friends. Friendship can wane over time unless we invest time to contact and be with them in some meaningful way.

My very best friend from my high school years passed away at age 47. As I thought about our friendship in our adult years, I realized that I had allowed the friendship to wane. I wished I had spent more time with him. I wished that my children knew his children. A simple telephone call every once in a while would have kept the friendship alive and allowed it to grow to a higher level.

Acceptance
Friends accept each other as they are. Of course we want the best for our friends. We want them to be as happy as possible, but that does not mean qualifying our relationships by insisting our friends become who we want them to be.

Let’s help them become who they want to be!

Accept them for who they are, warts and all!

Remember, they may actually like what we think is a wart!

Let’s not try to live their lives for them through the window of how we see the world. They would want us to help them live their lives as they see the world.

Sometimes I think pets make very good friends in this regard. They simply are friends in a very unqualified way. They accept us for who we are.

We accept them too! Nobody expects a dog to become a cat.

Accept our friends for who they are and who they want to become.


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Monday, May 4, 2009

Summer Volunteering

Summer Volunteering is a Time Saving Voluntary Program

Author: gardnerwilkinson

Volunteering by itself is a noble work. But a number of people move back from volunteering for two main reasons. Some people are unable to become a volunteer because of the financial constraints. It becomes difficult for them to pay the fees, the voluntary organizations charge. Another group of people cannot make out time to actively participate in a volunteering program.



Volunteering organizations thereby organize different volunteering programs for those people who want to opt for volunteering but are unable to do so for the scarcity of time. Summer volunteering opportunities are the best for those people.



High school students actively participate in the summer volunteering programs. As you are hardly able to make out time from your tough study schedule you can participate as a volunteer in these programs. Summer volunteering offers you with an option to participate as volunteers during your summer holidays. Perhaps for such a reason you are so delighted about summer volunteering.



It is perhaps the best opportunity for you to make a difference in your lives. Theses outdoor opportunities provide you with a scope to move out from the glass house and interact with the external world. You can interact with unknown faces, make new friends and research on the atmosphere around you in your own way. You also get a scope to improve your environment and atmosphere in your own way. Such occasional trips help you in enriching your social awareness.



There are a number of advantages of summer volunteering.






  • It helps you to develop your interpersonal skills. You get to know people, their culture and learn different ways to motivate them.



  • You can enrich your communication skills if you participate in such summer volunteering programs.



  • You will be able to gain experiences and learn different ways to handle tough situations.



  • Such trips also help you to enhance your knowledge about problems related to specific fields.



  • You will be able to learn different job skills that you can use in your future.



  • It will help you to gain more confidence.



  • Summer volunteering programs have a positive effect on your mental health. In fact it serves as a form of refreshment to start with your regular day to day activities in a fresh mood.





So, whenever you get an opportunity for summer volunteering, do not miss the opportunity. It helps in social, psychological and mental growth of a person.

About the Author:

For more detailed information on Summer volunteering visit IFREvolunteers.org

Article Source: ArticlesBase.com - Summer Volunteering is a Time Saving Voluntary Program

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Hugs Campaign

Sometimes it is the simple things that change the world. Who have you hugged today?