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Why We Forgive With Love in Romance, Family and God

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anhvinh Doanvo

To feel the searing pain of betrayal through a broken heart and continue to love in spite of it is the manifestation of what differentiates love's profundity in all of its forms.

How the Rich Are Different From Other People

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Lately I've been seeing a lot of articles on this subject, and I am amazed that anyone at all feels the need to itemize, explain, elucidate and otherwise point out how rich people are different from people who are not rich. For one thing, and it seems rather obvious, rich people have more money.

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

Social Responsiveness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Around the globe individuals are answering the call of addressing social issues that impact the disadvantaged and underrepresented. Through $1000 se...

Transforming Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We celebrate grantees who demonstrate the spirit needed for community engagement, capacity building, and social change from the environment to the elderly, from endangered animals to social enterprise --they exemplify the change we need and hope to see in the world.

When Was the Last Time Something Took Your Breath Away?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The sensation of awe is universal but hard to describe -- "jaw-dropping," "goose bump giving," and "spine tingling" are often used to capture that sense of wonder that awe inspires. Indeed, the experience of awe occurs in the body as much as it does in the mind.

The Practice of Giving: Why, How and What

Doyeon Park | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Doyeon Park

At this time of year, many people give and receive holiday gifts. It's a wonderful opportunity to express one's love and care.

38 Christmas Miracles

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project makes micro grants every day of the year to social changemakers who have a plan and a project to help create a more kind, compassionate, peaceful and sustainable world.

Why It Is Grinch Season

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 12.23.2015 | Women
Kara Post-Kennedy

THANK YOU for every card you send, every greeting you share. THANK YOU for every gift you choose, whether thoughtfully or out of obligation. THANK YOU for understanding that even though going-through-the-motions is all we can achieve sometimes, often it is enough.

A Hero Sleeps

Matt Wilson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matt Wilson

My Uncle carries a special place in my heart. There are so many reasons why this is, but a few that stand out to me now revolve around his involvement with family.

7 Ways and Days of Giving From the Heart

John Schlimm | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There are no greater gifts than those that come from our hearts. Here are seven ways to spread the love during the holiday season, to kick-off the New Year, and all year-long.

3 Holiday Hints for Teaching Generosity

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Richard Greenberg

For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them to be happy. But it's also important to teach our kids that giving presents can be as gratifying as getting them.

Christmas on a Fire Truck

Laura Foster | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Laura Foster

I've seen children tear through a dozen gifts on Christmas morning and barely realize what they've received. Today I know that every gift was special. Every gift was appreciated. And every recipient felt valued.

How an Angel Named Sa'fyre Is Saving the World

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2015 | Impact
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Sa'fyre now lives with her aunt who helped her post a photo on Facebook, stating that this year for Christmas she would like to receive cards from around the world. The post went viral and Sa'fyre has now been inundated with cards, letters and gifts from all over the globe.

Generosity Creates Its Own Ripple Effect

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

"Be generous when you've got something in your pocket and somebody needs it. It's not going to be a bad thing. Even if they go buy a beer, they just experienced generosity. You just experienced generosity. And that has a ripple effect."

The Rift in Giving

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

Generosity doesn't depend on the amount of money one has, but on how aware and mindful one is of the disparities between socioeconomic groups.

5 Upsides of a Chronic Disease

Bill Brazell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Brazell

At my 25th college reunion, a classmate whom I hadn't met kindly asked me to talk about some of the positive things that had come out of inheriting a ...

5 Ways to Give: How We Can Be Difference Makers

Adam Davis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact
Adam Davis

One of the goals I had when I went full-time entrepreneur was to be a giver. I was raised by my parents to never brag or be boastful, and I we shouldn't brag or gloat about our finances, but this is to spell out how I overcame a negative period in my life.

Ode to Generosity

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hyder Zahed

This is a great time for a practical outpouring of generosity. When I think of generosity, I think of open hands. Some might see open hands as being weak. But the ability to express kindness and offering of your time, skill, or things can be one of your greatest strengths if you have the courage to show it.

How Gratitude Leads to Generosity

Cindy Jones-Nyland | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Cindy Jones-Nyland

There has been much written about the amazing act of giving and what it can do to impact happiness and purpose. I am, by profession, a marketer and a fundraiser.

7 Reasons To Pratice Gratitude All Year Long

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Now that we're officially in the holiday season, generosity and gratitude reign supreme. We're altruistic because we're motivated at this time of year...

The Healing Power Of Gratitude

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's both humbling and awe-inspiring to fully acknowledge the importance of our experience, things outside ourselves and our dependency on others. By awakening ourselves to a sense of wonder about the many things we may overlook in a day, we open our hearts to feel connection and appreciation for the many miracles of our existence.

Generous Souls Fundraise Better

Cat Moore | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion
Cat Moore

Written in conjunction with Nicholas Warnes* Unlike professional fundraisers, non-profit founders like Cissy Brady-Rogers are rarely excited (or skil...

All That Is Good in the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Lately, we have been inundated with news of all that is wrong with our world. Sometimes it is hard to maintain a sense of hope and possibility. That i...

Do You Dare to Pop This Question?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Be careful what you ask, you may get an answer. After an evening of sharing the living room sofa together while they watched a romantic movie, Brandon...