We all get so caught up in our own lives that we forget that there are others that share our little planet and that there are so many extraordinary things going on at this very minute. So I thought I would jot down 40 things that I know are happening right now that are awesome. After you read this, get up, get out and do something extraordinary, right now:

  1. A soldier of sorts is diligently fighting the fightso you don’t have to.
  2. Someone who suffered from a severe injury last yearis back on their feet.
  3. A small group of people are building something thatwill soon make the impossible possible.
  4. Somewhere on Earth a double rainbow is stretched fromone end of the horizon to the other.
  5. One of the next Billboard-chart-topping musicalartists is patiently rehearsing in her garage.
  6. A piece of literature is being written that willeventually change your perspective on life.
  7. Young children all over the world are singing anddancing before they even realize there is anything that isn’t music.
  8. A friend is helping a friend rise above thoughts ofsuicide.
  9. Someone is thinking what you’re thinking, but hasn’t said anything yet either.
  10. Two people in your hometown are falling in love.
  11. Somewhere someone is admiring a breathtaking sunrise,and somewhere else a surreal sunset.
  12. People of various religious backgrounds are intemples, churches, mosques and other places of worship praying, wholeheartedly,for world peace.
  13. Someone who has struggled with their weight for thelast several years is standing on a scale and smiling.
  14. Hundreds of cute elderly couples are celebratingtheir 50th wedding anniversary.
  15. A baby girl just took her first few steps withoutfalling.
  16. Two best friends are laughing so hard they aren’t even making any noise.
  17. A future world leader is in grade school at recess.
  18. Someone is in the process of sincerely forgiving aseemingly unforgivable act.
  19. There’s a kid studying hard somewhere who aspires toget to where you are in life.
  20. A firefighter is running into a burning building torescue a perfect stranger.
  21. Someone in your vicinity genuinely wants to be yourfriend.
  22. A young mom is lying in a hospital bed and holdingher newborn baby twins for the very first time.
  23. Someone is taking a shower and singing happily at thetop of their lungs.
  24. There is someone out there who smiles when they thinkof a specific moment they once shared with you.
  25. An alcoholic just celebrated one full year ofsobriety.
  26. Volunteers in major cities all over the world areworking at homeless shelters caring for those who are less fortunate thanthemselves.
  27. A young man is pulled over on the side of the roadhelping a young woman change a flat tire.
  28. A high school athlete just broke her own personalrecord.
  29. Two teenagers just received their very first kissever from each other.
  30. A husband and wife who were drowning in debt fiveyears ago proudly hold a balance of zero on their credit cards.
  31. Someone is hugging a friend who desperately needs it.
  32. A new small business owner just wrapped up his firstprofitable year working for himself.
  33. A grandfather is holding his granddaughter’s hand andthey’re both smiling from ear to ear.
  34. Someone just placed their spare change in the charitycollection cup at the grocery store.
  35. A small group of friends are sitting around a tablesharing funny stories and cheerfully reminiscing about the good old days.
  36. A breast cancer patient just found out her cancer isin complete remission.
  37. Someone out there is missing you and looking forwardto your next visit.
  38. Honest people are working for various governmententities to help protect your basic human rights and civil liberties.
  39. An emergency room surgeon is in the middle of savinghis patient’s life.
  40. Someone is holding the door open for the personbehind them.