If you are the kind of guy (or gal) who thrives on reading inspiring stuff, then the headline above could hold some meaning. If you aren’t that type, even then do read on, because the websites featured below feature slices of our lives…and little doses of inspiration are something we all need from time to time. It may be something as mundane as a diet to something as major as recovering after a bad loss.
The websites below are a potpourri of interesting conversations, good news from around the world, uplifting advice, and thought provoking ideas. All of them are built around the hope that you will use them to find your own inner voice. Be inspired!
The good and the inspiring come together in a powerful mix using online videos. KarmaTube tells inspiring stories some collected in the first voice that hopes to multiply acts of kindness, beauty, and generosity. What’s different about these inspiring videos is that the show doesn’t end there as each video is supported by three simple suggestions for viewers to support the spirit shown in the video. You can pick one and take a pledge to be the change.
Do you love TED and its series of lectures? Let’s turn it around for a bit and check out this site that brings you 150+ amazing interviews with artists from all walks of life. The free video talks are based on the concept of ‘gift economy’ which is based on the idea of giving goods and services as a gift, rather than traded for money. The website is the online face of works & conversations, a magazine that has a series of deeply insightful interviews with a wide range of artists.
Thanks to the effort of journalists and photographers, Storytellers for Good is a combined effort to bring optimism and change into the world. Passionate journos and photographers focus on people and organizations that are trying to create a positive difference around the world. The site has a good video section.
This page on CNN profiles real world heroes who are doing their bit every day. Each year, ten heroes from around the world get nominated. Follow their inspiring journeys and also read about the heroes who came before them. Last year’s hero was a mid-wife from Indonesia.
“As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say – I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.”
That was an advice given by Harper Lee to a young fan. It’s just one of the 661 letters you can hope to find on this site. Each scanned historical letter reveals something about the famous people who wrote them…some inspiring…all that say something.
Gives Me Hope
Life is beautiful today. This is a simple site that posts brief, anonymous entries from people who has interesting and inspiring anecdotes to share from their daily lives. It could be a mention of a simple thank you or a thoughtful deed. The stories show that there is a lot of inspiration and goodness hidden in the most simplest of actions.
I came across this website when I was reading an article titled Reinvention: The rewards of trying again. OdeWire is all about the “intelligent optimist” as it collects news that’s all about stories that focus on solutions rather than problems, and on positive changes rather than negative ones.
Let’s hope your today and tomorrow turns out to be brighter and better after a pat of positivity from these inspirational websites. There are more out there. Which ones are in your bookmarks folder? Will these find a space?
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