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Gifts [Nov. 24th, 2010|10:26 pm]
Rose Soup - Idealism, Optimism, Positivity

ladybrigid
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Something rather unusual happened to me this afternoon. I'd stopped at Starbucks for some coffee before going to work and sitting at one of the tables was a woman wearing a really cute hat, a black wool beret with pink and red roses. I ordered my coffee and while I was waiting for it, mentioned to the woman that I liked her hat. "Thanks," she said,"it was my mom's." I got my coffee and left, not really thinking anything more about it.
But when I reached the end of the block, I heard someone say,"Excuse me?" I turned around and it was the woman from the coffee shop. "Are you the lady who said you like my hat?" she asked. I was. "I'd like you to have it." she said and handed it to me.
Ok, I was a little surprised. "Are you sure?" I asked, since she'd mentioned it had been her mother's.
"Yes, I think you should have it." and she pressed it into my hand. Why she offered it to me, I'll probably never know but I got the feeling that she would be very hurt if I refused. I took the hat, thanked her and watched her hurry off down the street. It's a lovely gift and when I wore it to work, my boss mentioned how pretty it was.
I don't know this woman's name but I really appreciate the gift and I wonder what she saw that made her offer it to me. And I hope I can be worthy of her kindness and generosity.
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(no subject) [Oct. 18th, 2010|02:01 pm]
Rose Soup - Idealism, Optimism, Positivity

mactavish
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(no subject) [Aug. 28th, 2010|11:20 am]
Rose Soup - Idealism, Optimism, Positivity

mactavish
Totally awesome to watch - but a bit painful, too.

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(no subject) [Mar. 22nd, 2010|06:11 pm]
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mactavish
I posted in my geography blog about what happened today, and my love for simple pleasures with common, ubiquitous birds: here
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The night Einstein taught a tone-deaf man to appreciate music [Feb. 27th, 2010|12:50 pm]
Rose Soup - Idealism, Optimism, Positivity

acelightning
[Current Mood |impressedimpressed]

http://akshar100.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/the-nigt-i-met-einstein/

(This was probably passed from one person to another until I saw it on yet another friend's LJ.)
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Spiritual/Inspiring Stories? [Feb. 26th, 2010|05:47 pm]
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gita_gita13
I posted some stories to the community  "inspire_stories" at http://community.livejournal.com/inspire_stories/
I just created this community for sharing inspiring stories and I need help for moderating/maintening and contribution.  I think that's cool if others join it as well.

Cheers everyone
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One of our own... [Feb. 7th, 2010|07:24 am]
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jenny_evergreen
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[Current Mood |touchedtouched]

It sounds like Rick Daniels would have fit right in here.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20091213/news/912131117
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happymaking - turning the audience into an instrument [Jul. 31st, 2009|09:40 pm]
Rose Soup - Idealism, Optimism, Positivity

mactavish

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.



The power of the Pentatonic Scale
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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2009|04:08 pm]
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mactavish
It's amazing what makes me break into tears these days:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28984884/ - "The US Airways pilot splash-landed his jetliner in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, and everyone on board escaped safely. But left in the cargo hold was a book Sullenberger had checked out from California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville."
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(no subject) [Feb. 9th, 2009|08:12 pm]
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mactavish
from the Australian wildfires: http://twitpic.com/1epcx
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