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19 July 2010 @ 11:17 am
Today, the sun is shining, and out in the world, people are working to make things better.

Right now, people are giving quarters to beggars on the street, rescuing abandoned infants, putting fragile ecosystems into conservation trusts, sheltering runaways, feeding hungry people. Right now, millions of people are acting with love and tenderness towards family, friends, and strangers.

Right now, people are growing a bounty of fruits and vegetables that are bursting into ripeness, conceiving brilliant schemes, and someone is plotting an inspired surprise that will delight and unsuspecting friend.

Right now, I can't even foresee what awesome thing is going to change the world tomorrow. Right now, anything fantastic could happen any moment.

(Inspired by the manifesto of encouragement.)

What's giving you hope today?
I'm feeling: hopefulhopeful
David Policardpolicar on July 19th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on July 19th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I couldn't agree more!
Terry: Making it work 2rintrahroars on July 19th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
What's giving me hope today? Well, this post helps :) Thank you for writing this and making me smile!

Also bringing me joy and hope today are the 6 completely amazing children in my care right now.
ruthless compassion: happyaroraborealis on July 19th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Speaking of kids, I really enjoyed having the chance to get to know yours a bit last week. They were really fun to work with!
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on July 19th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)

Oh I've got a well-spring of Hope...

ruthless compassion: happyaroraborealis on July 19th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, good news! *crossing things*
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on July 19th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, sweet and juicy Sungold cherry tomatoes and yummy husk cherries from the garden are among the things giving me hope today. Also music for lightness, friends for valuable perspective, and the general trend towards a better partnership at home.
Elizabeth Hunterlillibet on July 19th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
My father eating breakfast and telling stories to the nurses is giving me great hope today.
Boring Nerd: beginningssignsoflife on July 19th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Saturday afternoon, on an end-of-season you-pick blueberry expedition with old and new friends, while filling my bucket and dripping sweat in the hot sun, one of the women I'd just met offered me some of the cut watermelon she'd packed. After half-choking because I'd gobbled it down to fast, I said to her, "you know, life just doesn't get sweeter than this, does it?"
Boring Nerdsignsoflife on July 19th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Also: the comeback of the bald eagle: http://www.physorg.com/news188055706.html
Medyanimedyani on July 19th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for this. Your postie- post just gave me a needed course correction of the mind (lovely lovely weekend but now am back to annoying wrap up details). What else? The founding of the Honduran Ornithological Society! :)
jordanwillow: calvin ponders the starsjordanwillow on July 19th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Giving me hope:

Being really close to the end of a big project.
A person in my life who has found some peace she's been needing for a long time.
This post.

Mizarchivist: Mirrormaskmizarchivist on July 19th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
It has been a good day-
I gave water and food to beggars, so I got to be that person in your manifesto
I had lunch with you, which was divine
My minion is truly excellent and I could offer him enough work for a full time job if only the powers that be freed up the resources.
Good music
Things are just pretty much good for me right now.
Deloresdebsquared on July 19th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Friends and good karma.
cinnabarinecinnabarine on July 19th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Reading this was awesome. Thank you! :)
Chance: forwardmiss_chance on July 20th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Today at the Montreal Biosphere, I learned that there is a thing under development that work like a wind-turbine, but sits in the ocean and uses ocean currents. Ocean currents are hundreds of times stronger than wind, and are more consistent so the power-gain is great. Nobody can see these things, so they'll escape the attack of lowering property-values.

More importantly, I learned that people are still thinking and exploring and developing new technologies, and science museums exist with the mission of getting young people excited about ways to make the future better.
heinleinfanheinleinfan on July 20th, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
This evening I was playing WoW, like I often do, and I had such a good time goofing around with everyone.

There was much laughter and silliness as this group of us, from all walks of life with only this one thing in common, and there almost always is.

It gives me hope to see that all of us, who are so different, can be together peacefully and happily, and not let our sexuality or religion or upbringing or political views or any of that nonsense get in the way of just having a good time together.
lazyzlazyz on July 20th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Your generation.