First, we have Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work . I just saw this article on the news (literally minutes ago.) Basically, someone bought a box of undeveloped negatives from an auction house in Chicago and found (upon developing some of the extensive collection) that it contained some STUNNING photographs. I just looked through some of the website and fell in love with her images and her view of the world. Well worth a peek if you appreciate a good story and photo.
Next, World Peace Kids is a fabulous blog, written by a 10 year old student and a few of his friends who attend a Montessori School in California. I love that these students are being proactive and taking action to improve the world they live in. Love, love, love.
Finally, Baking for Hospice is a wonderful, fabulous, brilliant idea! Basically, volunteers bake for hospice patients, their families and staff. It usually happens once a month or so and there are a number of drop off points around the city. A hospice provides respite care and it is also to give their families a break from being primary care-givers for a little while. Baked goodies are always appreciated and can usually bring a smile to even the most dour of faces. You know I'm right. The first thing I want to do when I'm feeling a bit glum or want a bit of comfort is bake a little something to cheer myself up. It's a little bit of love, that's tasty too. I've volunteered and I'm eagerly waiting my first email to do my little part to help. I think I need an icing set in order to bake to my fullest potential. Just sayin'.