No Limbs Needed for Mountaineer Kyle Maynard

“Every person on the planet has a disability – not just those we can see.  And we all choose whether we allow our lives to be defined by them or not.” ~Kyle Maynard “I don’t know,” said Kyle Maynard, quadruple amputee, to the question of how he would climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in […]

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir

If ever the virtue of unity can be witnessed, it’s through this dramatic video, a beautiful creation of how, through our connection with others, we can achieve something extraordinary that couldn’t be done alone. Eric Whitacre, an American composer and conductor, set-out to create a virtual choir by offering a free download of his music, […]

The “Chicken Lady”

Amy Murphy saw a newspaper photo of some men warming their hands in a homeless tent camp, looking very cold. She was motivated to do an act of kindness for them. So she asked the owner of a local fried chicken restaurant if she could have the leftover chicken that was typically thrown away. The owner was […]

The Present: A Touching Short Film

In this animated short film created and directed by German animator Jacob Frey, alongside with Markus Kranzle, a young boy receives an unexpected gift from his mother. The boy resists the present. Soon he realizes, as taught by the present he receives, that happiness or contentment is not dependent on our circumstances but rather on […]

A Lesson in Loving Ourselves

Sometimes the hardest words to say are the ones to ourselves acknowledging our own beauty, kindness, courage, and so much more. In this beautiful video, an extract from the film Angel-A by Luc Besson, the actors give us a lesson in loving ourselves. The video is in French with subtitles, but don’t let that stop […]

Want to be Happy? Be Grateful

“If you think it’s happiness that makes you grateful, think again. It’s gratefulness that makes you happy,” says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. He says we all know people who have everything that it would take to be happy, and they are not happy because they want something else or more of […]