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The Happiness Report (4.3.24)

32 Nuggets Of Wisdom From A 72-Year-Old That'll Change Your Perspective

In a world where wisdom is often overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's refreshing to stumble upon a beacon of insight – especially one as profound as the recent post by a 72-year-old on Reddit.

With a simple yet profound gesture, this man shared 32 important lessons he's learned throughout his lifetime, offering a roadmap for navigating the journey of life with grace and wisdom.

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Source: Sunny Skyz

"Guardian angel" drives strangers in need, asks for nothing in return

An internet post that brought together strangers is reminding people of how much good there is in the world.

Lyn Story is a retiree in Fort Worth, Texas. The 64-year-old had a lot of free time on her hands until she met Apryl Goodwin, 46, who had been diagnosed with uterine cancer.

"I had no transportation and I didn't know what to do," Goodwin said. She found help on the community app Nextdoor.

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Source: CBS News

Wild Crow Waits for 2-Year-Old Human Best Friend to Come Home From School Every Day

Nature has provided us with some unusual friendships, but arguably none as cute as Russell the crow and a 2-year-old boy named Otto. Though Russell is a wild bird, he visits Otto and his family often. When the toddler is at home, he sits patiently by the window, waiting to be let in and watch TV with his human friend. When Otto is at school, the crow sits on the roof of the family home, waiting for his pal to return.

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Source: My Modern Met

Restaurant Owner Drops Everything, Drives Nearly 6 Hours To Fulfill Dying Woman's Last Wish

In a heartwarming tale of compassion and kindness, Kevin Cherry, the owner of Outer Banks restaurant Mama Kwans, went above and beyond to fulfill the final wish of a dying woman, Heather Bowers, who resided six hours away in West Virginia.

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College students donate trip to security guard who hadn’t seen family in 10 years

A group of college students banded together to raise money and surprise their residence hall security guard with a trip to visit family back home in Nigeria.

The students from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, all live on the fourth floor of the college's Raymond Hall and told ABC affiliate WLNE they've grown close like a "family."

Among those they consider part of their family is James Mogaji, who works as a residence hall security officer at Raymond Hall.

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Source: GMA

29-Year-old Becomes First American Woman to Race a Sailboat Solo Around the World

A 29-year-old woman has become the first woman to race non-stop around the Earth when she arrived in A Coruna, Spain, on Thursday.

Captaining her 40-foot vessel First Light for months, Cole Brauer crossed three oceans and 30,000 miles to arrive at the finish line. She was the only woman who set forth on the Global Solo Challenge.

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Source: Good News Network

High School Sweethearts Fall In Love All Over Again 73 Years Later

In a heartwarming tale of love, fate, and reconnection, Bill Hassinger, 90, and Joanne Blakkan, 92, have captured the world's attention with their extraordinary love story.

Growing up in Muskegon, Michigan, the pair first met on a school bus in the 1940s, setting the stage for a romance that would span decades and transcend time.

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60-year-old walks for hours on end to create epic snow art with just his feet

Simon Beck didn't set out to become a world-renowned snowshoe artist, yet here he is. The former cartographer was trained in engineering at Oxford, but has spent the past ten years making jaw-dropping art in the snow and sand using only his feet.

Beck uses geometrical and geographical tools to plot out his designs, but it's still baffling to see him walk exactly where he needs to to create them. His designs can take 12 hours of walking or more, and he'll take around 40,000 steps for an average-sized piece. It's beautiful, it's creative, it's exercise—and it's fleeting.

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Source: Upworthy

Dad’s Heartfelt Text To Son’s New Fiancée Has Us Reaching For The Tissues

Based on his text to his son’s fiancé, this dad is going to be the best in-law ever! A woman named Mia on TikTok shared the beautiful message her partner’s father sent to her post-engagement. In it, he sweetly welcomed her to the family. Additionally, he told her how thrilled he was for her to marry his son.

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Source: Inspire More

Woman Builds 'Dog Train' To Take Disabled Rescue Pups On Little Adventures

For the past four years or so, Buket Özgünlü has dedicated her life to rescuing and caring for stray dogs through her nonprofit Paws Holding on to Life Association.

At her sanctuary in Turkey, Özgünlü cares for 560 dogs — most of whom have disabilities that make life on the streets impossible.

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Source: The Dodo

How a simple shift in your morning routine can improve your sleep and energize you all day

Most of us have a desire to improve our health, sleep more soundly, have more energy and just generally feel better in our daily lives. And yet those things feel elusive to many of us, so we're always on the hunt for hacks that can help us—and if those hacks don't require a huge change in lifestyle or herculean feats of willpower, all the better.

Thankfully, there's one small change you can make to your morning routine that can make a big difference in how you feel, think and sleep, and it's refreshingly simple.

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Source: Upworthy