Eighty-eight year old Johnny Barnes spends six hours every day telling people on the side of the road “I love you!” and “Have a great day!” Rain or shine, he makes it his mission to share joy and kindness with everyone who passes.
Following Johnny’s lead: Happy Monday, I love you, and have a great day!… Read More
Soul Pancake (the site started by Rainn Wilson, from The Office) set up a compliment station on the side of the road, and the exchanges they captured on film are both beautiful and touching.
When was the last time you told someone how you feel?… Read More
So much is possible, if we’re willing to believe it.
That doesn’t mean we have no limitations beyond the ones we set in our mind; simply believing that something is possible doesn’t guarantee it will happen. But it does create the possibility that it could.
That’s what makes us feel alive: taking bold action toward possibility, knowing that the goal isn’t to control what will happen tomorrow.… Read More
I’m a huge fan of flash mobs. There’s something about a seemingly random, slow-building display of mass creativity and joy that never fails to make me smile. This one, featuring a group of cancer survivors and a children’s choir, gave me goosebumps. Beautiful voices. Beautiful spirit. Beautiful message of hope.… Read More
What a concept…”Seeing Eye People” for texting and walking. Makes you think: Are you paying attention?… Read More
We push, and strive, and struggle, and succeed, and then want more of that. More of people approving of us. More of people expecting things from us, and us proving that we can deliver. We consent to play the game, to be our best or die trying. What would happen, though, if we decided to stop playing?… Read More
I have a confession to make: there’s someone I know who I really don’t like.
I know this isn’t exactly front-page news. It’s not like I’m the first person to ever dislike someone else. But this situation has brought me face to face with all my strongest relationship triggers.
I find it incredibly difficult to do all the things I’ve written about when it comes to this person.… Read More
Jujitsuing Reality from Chad Mann on Vimeo.
He has ALS with severely limited mobility and expression, but screenwriter Scott Lew still does what he loves, creating stories and bringing them to life. He may have lost the use of most his muscles, but he can still access the most powerful one: his heart.… Read More
Each day consists of 86,400 seconds, each one containing countless options, possibilities, and decisions, of which only one can emerge. 86,400 seconds. This is one of them.… Read More
“To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” ~Unknown
Maybe you feel stuck. Or bored. Or frustrated. It’s not that you don’t like the life you live, it’s just that you suspect there’s something more. Some greater sense of meaning or excitement. New connections.… Read More
The Butterfly Circus – HD from The Butterfly Circus on Vimeo.
What do you believe about yourself, how does it keep you stuck, and how high could you fly if you finally let it go? Poignant, beautiful, and moving, this short film brought me to tears. It’s a story that reminds us that anything is possible, if only we believe it.… Read More
Sixty-one. That’s how long Porchon Lynch has been teaching yoga. And now in her nineties, she’s still at it, still inspiring others to live healthy, happy lives. If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re too old to get up and make this day count, this short video may change your perception of what’s possible for you.… Read More
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched this video. It’s impossible to watch this and not smile!… Read More
As someone who’s from Boston and has been visiting this past month, I’m proud. I’m proud of the way the community has come together, offering their hearts, homes, and hospitality to others in need.
I’m proud of the way survivors are channeling gratitude for living through the tragedy, even while they begin the process of healing physically and emotionally.… Read More
“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” ~Unknown
A little over forty-eight hours from now, I’ll be on a plane to Europe where I plan to spend three months traveling (and working) with my boyfriend.
Saturday is the first day of a dream I’ve held for well over a decade.… Read More
If you’ve ever been bullied. If you’ve ever felt ugly. If you’ve ever felt lonely, or unworthy, or unlovable. Then you and I can relate. We are graduating members from the class of “we made it.” And like me, you may find this video powerful, moving, and beautiful.… Read More
A simple short film about reaching out, connecting, and feeling less alone. We are never alone.… Read More
Some people look for the best in people, and in doing so bring it out. This is a video about what it means to see light and acknowledge it. Watch it and remember: You are awesome!… Read More
As you’ve likely noticed, this is a new feed on Tiny Buddha. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now—share fun and inspiring pictures, comics, and videos. I’m just getting started, so there’s not a lot here right now, but that’s going to change soon, and you can help!… Read More
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton
I’m not someone who enjoys busyness or sees it as a sign of importance. In fact, I’ve often sacrificed money and opportunities to have more time to watch movies, roam around my neighborhood, and generally live life at a slow pace.… Read More