What's encouraging you these days? What's keeping your spirits up? Daily at 10 am and 4 pm, we'll post new bits of encouragement from us and you.

Please Note: This is our third Bits of Encouragement page (starting May 19) because each one can comfortably hold only about a month's worth of material. If you'd like to visit the two previous pages, go to https://menucha.org/bits-of-encouragement and https://menucha.org/bits-of-encouragement-starting-april-19

As before, we'll just keep adding new items to this top area of the page, so you'll be able to scroll down and see past posts.

Send your inspiring stories of hope, compassion and care.

Pictures. Poetry. Art. Songs.

If it's somebody else's work, please be sure to note the author/composer/source when submitting
Mary Flower: "Times Get Better"

"Waitin' for the Times to Get Better" seemed very fitting for our times. Doc recorded a beautiful version and I did my best to do it justice. I saw Doc sitting under a shade tree at Bean Blossom in 70's and he played "Deep River Blues" for me, a memory that stays close to my heart." #DocWatsonWeek

Posted by MerleFest on Friday, May 22, 2020

Sharing Creatively

Shared with us by a friend of Menucha who lives in Portland:
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK! If you live in Portland, you can stop by my house and pick up a blind date.   It's like a Little Free Library with an air of mystery.

Humpback Whales Have Made a Remarkable Recovery, Giving Us Hope for the Planet

In the depths of the ocean, and out of sight for most of us, there’s a quiet miracle happening.

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Article points out whale recovery is good news for whales (of course) and also economically and environmentally.

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Plants which Disappear Entirely Over Winter Have Returned

Coral Bells wildflowers 

Idea: Escape into an Uplifting Movie like Babe

Honest Sportsmanship is Encouraging


A Special Performance of Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog

Take in this Gorgeous View

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”  ― Rachel Carson

Want more encouragement? Go to our previous pages