Beauty is all around us! Large and small moments of beauty can inspire and lift our spirits.
Our Happy Headlines this month focuses on three videos that show the beauty of the heart, the beauty in nature and manmade beauty!
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Beauty of the Heart
Kindness on The Court – Heroes Abound on Both Sides
This story brought tears to our eyes. It starts when the Coronado High School Basketball Coach Peter Morales decided to give a surprise gift to the team’s manager – Mitchell Marcus. At the team’s last game against competitor Franklin High School, Coach Morales planned to put special needs student Mitchell Marcus into the game.
That gesture of kindness would have been enough… but when you see the act of amazing sportsmanship shown by opposing player, Jonathan Montanez, you will not be able to keep from tearing up. All the people involved really renew our faith in the beauty of treating others as yourself.
The Glow Worm Cave in New Zealand
Mother Nature constantly surprises us. There is so much beauty and what actually seems to be a sense of humor in nature. The Glow Worms Cave in New Zealand is one place that just seems to make people smile with joy.
According to Wikipedia, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand. It is known for its population of Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species found exclusively in New Zealand. These insects are tiny gnats whose larvae stage produce a blue-green bioluminescence.
The caves and closely guarded and monitored by a Scientific Advisory Group that keeps the insects safe and the climate healthy.
Achieving A Personal Best
Who doesn’t love dominoes? But Lily Hevesh loves REALLY dominoes. At 22 she is an amazing, professional Domino Artist with working under the YouTube channel Hevesh5. Her patience and creative eye is awe-inspiring. She has achieved a personal best in this video when she topples 32,000 tiny tiles!
She started building dominoes when she was 9 years old and owns over 100,000 dominoes. The videos are both beautiful and meditative.
How did she get into dominoes? She searched “dominoes” on YouTube!
Did You Know?
- An early form of blush came from red beet juice or carmine.
- The Greeks embraced a truly low maintenance beauty look: the unibrow.
- According to the Journal of Social Psychology, people who perform a single act of kindness for ten days experience a significant increase in overall happiness than those who don’t.
- Researchers from the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory conducted studies that illustrate that kindness might in fact be “contagious,” and that people are more likely to do kind acts when they see others being kind as well.
“The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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