The World Needs More Love Letters

Hannah Brencher

Hannah Brencher age 24 years felt lonely in the big city. Two and a half years ago she found a way of easing her own feelings of sadness and at the same time helping other isolated people. She began writing letters to strangers and leaving them all over New York city to find tucked into … Continue reading The World Needs More Love Letters

Things desired as essential

Spiritual Questions

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive … Continue reading Things desired as essential

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

spiritual questions

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle; when 24 hours in a day are not enough; remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2  cups of coffee… A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very … Continue reading The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

Spiritual Mirages

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I wonder whether you have ever seen a mirage? Mirages occur in our physical world; in the desert the interface of hot and cold air creates to the eye the appearance or illusion of water. For a time the eye is misled into seeing what is not there – it is not real. Mirages can … Continue reading Spiritual Mirages

Let’s play ‘What if…?’

What-if

Hey let’s play ‘What if..?’ You might say that’s a stupid thing for adults to do but then if you are clicking on internet videos perhaps you’ve got a little time to kill. I’ll go first. What if love grew? What if altruism seeded and took the steering wheel in people’s minds? All of human … Continue reading Let’s play ‘What if…?’

Good news about rubbish!

Alida Brandenburg

Because, well, it seems like today we need some uplifting stories about kids. This is a teaser about the incredible upcoming documentary, Landfill Harmonic, “about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.” Sounds hard to believe, but watch and be blown away. A violin made out of garbage … Continue reading Good news about rubbish!

Win-win or win-lose?

We had the European football, Wimbledon and of course the Olympics and Paralympics, that saw us through the summer weeks, if we had felt in need of watching the talented, athletic and energetic putting themselves through whatever sporting disciplines they have spent their lives perfecting and developing to world class levels. Each of these athletes or … Continue reading Win-win or win-lose?

Little angels

My daughter Bridget died 21 months old. She had never walked or crawled but could sit propped up. She couldn’t see. She was born three months premature, the first of twins. Her brother was stillborn. She was a much-loved sister to my three grown-up stepsons. She gave so much joy in her short life. After … Continue reading Little angels

Uplifting surprise

On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell, homage was paid to their city by means of the campaign “Som Sabadell” (We are Sabadell) . This is the flashmob that was arranged as a final culmination with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and … Continue reading Uplifting surprise