Kindness is a High Five

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Kindness can be demonstrated in many ways. These college students decided to show random acts of kindness to strangers on the streets. Through high fives, singing, and flowers, they went out of their comfort zone to make people’s day.

Becoming a Mom

This dad wanted to capture this amazing journey him and his wife were starting together towards parenthood. All the good days and hard days and ultimately the welcoming of their daughter, Chloe Ann. He gained newfound respect for his wife, Kate. Seeing her love and strength deepened his respect, and becoming a parent has shown him new levels of love that he simply couldn’t know before.

From Gang Violence to Prestigious Scholar

Kelly Acevedo grew up in south Los Angeles, surrounded by gang violence. As gang activity began to directly impact her family, they decided to relocate to Mexico. However, by age 14, Kelly was eager to return to the United States on her own, so that she could get a better education. The road only became harder from there, and despite incredible odds, Kelly persevered to achieve her dream of “becoming someone.” She’s now set to be the first in her family to graduate from high school. (Author-Seeker Stories)

Do Better, Be Better

He’s always felt he had no one to relate to and that his life was different. He’d always been told he couldn’t do something. Once he decided to change himself he was able to do everything he always wanted to do. (Charlie Mysack)

Just…Keep…Going!

Life is never easy. Al Fox Carraway made drastic changes in her life to align herself with her faith and as a result, things got more difficult.  Focusing on the good changed Al’s perspective and has given her the strength to keep moving forward. If you just keep going, you’ll find what you are looking for.

The Couple Life Can’t Beat

After he got diagnosed with MS, Mike and Briana had to reverse their roles at home. Their story, though, is not about MS. It is about learning how to love and support each other, no matter what. Briana, with the support of Mike, has started a podcast called The Lifebeats Project, where she talks to people about “Pursuing the Art of Living Extraordinarily”, which her and her family do every day.

You Are Not Alone

As a parent of a child with autism, you can often feel alone. Every single day is different. Every hour of the day is different. Every day brings it’s own set of challenges. You worry about their future and how they’ll be accepted. There may be a lot of times when you wonder, “why did this happen to me?” Don’t throw in the towel! There are other parents out there who are going through what you are going through. Reach out. You are not alone!

The Circus Saved My Life

Every day, Kayla Dyches floats above ground on aerial silks as a circus arts performer. But she almost didn’t make it there. As a gymnast in her late teens and early 20s, she suffered from anorexia. It wasn’t until Dyches tried climbing into the air that she realized she had a problem. Now, she’s fighting back against the disorder and developing the strength to soar in more ways than one. (Author-Great Big Story)

Pop-Up Parade

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Buena High School in Ventura, CA has a couple of pretty rad security guards that put a ton of effort into making students feel special. So, students wanted to flip the script and let them know how much they’re appreciated with an epic surprise. “If everybody did one nice thing or said one nice thing every day, the world would be such a better place.” (Author-Dude. Be Nice.)

One Love Letter at a Time

The inspiring story of Hannah Brencher and her efforts to change the world. After meeting a woman on the train who was obviously downtrodden, Hannah started writing…a love letter. Struggling with her own depression, she decided to be there for somebody else. Now her and her team of 12 writers have written over 11,000 letters for people all over the world. She doesn’t care who you are or where you’ve been. You deserve to know that there is always someone there for you.

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