Daily Gratitude #5

Daily Gratitude #5

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

 –  Maya Angelou

 

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Because LOVE has no expiry date

Because LOVE has no expiry date

Oz Harvest Org

 

OzHarvest has opened Australia’s first ever ‘rescued’ food supermarket –  The OzHarvest  Market – in Kensington, Sydney. Positioned on the ground floor of the TOGA Addison Project, the market aims to make rescued food and other goods available for everyone, especially those in need, by operating on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ model.      READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • Like no supermarket you’ve known before
  • No price tags
  • No sale signs
  • No 2 for 1 specials
  • Simply take what you need
  • Give if you can
  • Restaurants and caterers
  • Surplus food
  • It would end up wasted
  • People in need

 

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Happiness and joy are very close to each other
  • This is my roof top
  • When I need to escape and feel happy
  • My happy place
  • To have a good time with good friends
  • Just a happy moment
  • Being with my grandma
  • When I asked my girlfriend to marry me
  • Real happiness
  • Spending quality time with my family

 

Do it with full heart

Do it with full heart

[Happen Films]

“Lou started the Food is Free laneway in Ballarat just over a year ago.

When Lou moved to a big property, she started growing far too many vegetables to use herself, “I was sharing them with neighbours and friends and ran out of people to give it to. I realised I should start sharing with the local community”.

Lou figured out that the easiest place to start her movement would be the laneway next to her house. She now gets anywhere from 20 to 100 visitors a day to her laneway, “It enabled me to know all of my neighbours now and made me feel much more connected to the community”. There are about four spaces in Ballarat now and also in Castlemaine, Bendigo, Gippsland and right across to Perth. “It’s not about food, it’s about connecting. People come and don’t even take food, they just come for the conversations. Gardening is so wonderful for mental health and wellbeing. It’s really become quite a little hub and it’s really lovely to see that.”[Australian of the Day]

Follow Lou’s #foodisfree stories HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • Food is free laneway
  • Guerilla  gardening
  • Utilizing a space beside my property
  • Where food is dropped off, food is grown and food is taken
  • A food swap
  • Grow their own produce
  • It blows people’s minds
  • An avid gardener
  • Growing way too much produce
  • People caught on and realized what it was all about
  • #Food is free
  • Explaining what it was all about
  • It’s taken a year to organically grow
  • Up to 100 people a day
  • You can’t define who comes through the lane
  • Can’t quite make rent
  • Pay the school fees
  • That is what the lay way is all about
  • It’s actually showing human kindness
  • My property was up for sale
  • A local concerned citizen
  • A philanthropic view-point
  • Express my gratitude to this lady
  • An occasional chat by the litter box
  • With my immediate neighbors
  • Go out for dinner together
  • They are so inspired
  • Do it with full heart
  • Encourage as many people as possible
  • A small, simple, effective, grassroots, straight to the heart story
  • Give it your best,
  • Many many more all around the world
  • On every street corner
Work in a gentle way doing work you love

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

[Happen Films]

Read more about Living the Change HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The creation of culture that is generous and abundant
  • An infrastructure of care, woven into neighborhoods
  • In the heart of Oxford
  • Go and do work in the community
  • Cover the costs
  • Pay urban gardeners to go out and mentor edible landscapes
  • We get to touch base with some of the pensioners
  • Have ears for what their knowledge base is
  • Providing a social contact for them
  • Share their knowledge around food gardening
  • We can engage in the conversations around that
  • Facilitates something that otherwise wouldn’t have been here
  • The kind of changes that need to be made in urban areas
  • Builds community
  • Affordable healthy food
  • Less reliant on unsustainable imported goods
  • Shipped from all over the world
  • The abundance of food that can be grown in an urban space
  • We’ve got huge amounts of food going here
  • Can be as self-sufficient as you want to be
  • Part of what we are working towards for ourselves
  • To live quite simply
  • Working really hard in some sort of frantic way
  • We can work in a gentle way doing work we love
  • Reduce our requirement for money
  • Then we can love life
  • Its far more fulfilling to be able to share that knowledge with people who don’t have it
  • I can see eatable areas, eatable landscapes
  • Sharing their food, sharing seeds, swapping seeds
  • This model taken into another town, and put in place
  • That would be a pretty significant success

 

 

Call someone you’ve lost touch with

Call someone you’ve lost touch with

 [Soul Pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Tell them what they mean to you
  • Really helping me get on the right path to Med School
  • I was just calling to say hi
  • I love you and I miss you
  • I want to be able to talk to you more often
  • Thank you for your dedication and commitment
  • Awesome
  • Even though our paths have diverged
  • I’ll try and keep in touch more
  • Holiday season
  • Make the whole relationship loving
  • To reconnect with someone
  • I thought of a million things that could have, might have happened
  • It takes lots of guts and courage to do something like this
Would you care to be my eyes

Would you care to be my eyes

[Be my eyes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Deal with everyday challenges
  • Play music
  • Go to school
  • Go to work
  • The simplest things can be difficult
  • Through your smart phone
  • A live video connection
  • You can help just be installing the app
  • If you’re in the middle of something
  • Someone else will step in
  • Would you care to be my eyes
  • Find it in the App Store

A new app called Be My Eyes  allows you to donate tiny portions of time to help blind people around the world perform quick, everyday tasks. Now you can volunteer for a good cause while in the queue at the supermarket, says Matthew Sparkes (The Telegraph)

Read more HERE

What are you thankful for today?

What are you thankful for today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books on wheels

Books on wheels

[AJ+]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • At about 3 books a week I probably read over 50 books
  • Sit around with nothing to do
  • Just stare off into space
  • A leisure time activity
  • There are a lot of misconceptions about people who are living outside
  • Interested in literature
  • They haven’t been to college  
  • There are many assumptions that people make
  • Part of the Street Books’ mission
  • To restore the dignity of people who have been cast aside
  • To put at the margin of things
  • Patrons are often grateful for the opportunity
  • Get the books, get the stories
  • We have short stories, long stories, true stories, love stories, war stories

Street Books is a bicycle-powered traveling library that serves homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Librarians bike to select locations where people can borrow books without having to show ID or proof of address  Read more @ Street Books

Give What You Can, Take What You Need

Give What You Can, Take What You Need

 

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Age is just a number

Age is just a number

[The Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • A retirement community
  • Part of the artist in residence program
  • They live rent free in exchange for performing recitals and concerts
  • I get a lot of mixed reactions
  • A wonderful idea
  • I had not been a part of this community
  • I walked over and introduced myself
  • Tiffany and I became friends
  • Fashionable shoes
  • Age difference
  • A college dorm
  • From different places, from different backgrounds
The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen

The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen

[CBS  Los Angeles]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • The man, the dog and the hummingbird
  • How the trio became inseparable
  • An animal that had learnt to live on the street
  • He became the rescuer
  • Saving a tiny and very sick hummingbird
  • The other twist in the story
  • It’s been a long flight
  • He had to nurse her back to life, literally
  • A sugary formula
  • From sun-up to sun-down
  • He was willing to share his water bowl with Hummer
  • This little creature, this fragile creature
  • Look how far they’ve come
  • She even lets him steal a kiss
  • Buzzing around our camera
  • Perching atop our tripod
  • She will spread her wings
  • Her little wings have made a big impact
  • It’s just a miracle
  • The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen
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What do you love about your mom?

What do you love about your mom?

[Soul Pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • She lived to be 86
  • She was a sweet person
  • She’s an ego booster
  • I think she likes me more than my sister
  • She had a family of six
  • She was always there to hear me out
  • She has never given up on me
  • Always there to support me
  • She believed in me
  • It’s  hard work raising up two kids
  • Thank you for giving me the confidence to love myself

 

Change the world with kindness

Change the world with kindness

 [random acts of kindness]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m 6 and 3/4
  • I just turned 7
  • Doing a charity project
  • Raise food for the food bank
  • We all want life to be good for people
  • It feels great,  just because it feels great  to help a lot of people
  • Children are basically good people
  • They become better people
  • We pass it on
  • If you be kind to somebody, they’ll be kind to you back
  • To show a good example

When was the last time you were kind to someone?

More Good Deeds
Would you shop at The Empty Shop?

Would you shop at The Empty Shop?

 [sonovision studios]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • We came across it on a blog
  • A concept that has run in a few countries before
  • Joint Venture
  • Shop assistants/ stylists
  • Dress the mannequins
  • High end boutique
  • Consumers
  • Bring in the old garments
  • Fill the shelves
  • Turning donations on its head
  • Pass it on and donate it to charity
  • The home of high-end goods
  • A match made in heaven
  • Connected to charity
  • A project of this size and of this nature
  • We’ve put a lot of heart and a lot of good will to many many South Africans
  • Life limiting illnesses, like cancer, HIV and Aids
  • It was different from the norm
  • People have a very positive attitude
  • It was definitely a worthy cause
  • We’ve got donations from all our staff members
  • We set out to break the Brazilian record, or the world record
  • A rough breakdown
  • A great big thank you to all those individuals who became involved
  • Such an amazing drive for donations

How it works

The Empty Shop is a global charity initiative that encourages customers to bring clothes to the shop instead of taking them away.

The Empty Shop, invites shoppers to donate any item of clothing, bring it to The Empty Shop and hand it over to the shop assistant. The shop will be filled with donated clothes and mannequins beautifully styled with the items donated. Each night the shop will be emptied, leaving The Empty Shop ready to receive new donations again the following day.