10 Insights from 2021 that Give Us Hope

In this look back at 2021, KarunaVirus editors offer up 10 striking insights from this year's remarkable stories of compassion. From umpteen unsung heroes, to communities uniting across disaster, to stunning levels of sportsmanship, and more -- we are humbled by the capacity of the human spirit to soar in any circumstance.

10 Histoires Mémorables de 2021 qui Nous Donnent de l'Espoir

Dans cette rétrospective de l’année 2021, les éditeurs de KarunaVirus passent en revue 10 histoires mémorables choisies parmi tous les remarquables récits...

Hearing in the Dark

"Imagine that there are hundreds of people in an auditorium and, in the middle of the talk, suddenly the power in that building went off. And so we are in complete darkness, and because we are in...

Humility of the Breath

When a 5-year-old has nightmares, an unexpected "cure" comes from the simplest of places.

10 Positive Patterns that Defined 2020

The year 2020 is now history. This unprecedented year simultaneously faced incredible loss and some remarkable goodness. KarunaVirus.org's editors took a look back at the last nine months and...

The White Envelope

"It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten...

The Giving Temple

In a recent circle that stirred up nuanced elements in our intentions for generosity -- sharing versus performing and so much more -- I was reminded of this beautiful parable of two brothers who...

Meeting Dufresne: The Day I Unexpectedly Took Home a Horse

"I did not go to the auction looking to buy a horse. At that point in my life, I didn't know if I would have a home for the next month, and my marriage was going poorly at best. But in this...

A Monk, Two Trees and a PG&E Crew, in the Wake of a California Wildfire

In the midst of California's most challenging wildfire season that has burned over

Meet the 14-Year-Old on a Mission to Deliver Underwear to Kids Who Live Without It

In 2019, then-13-year-old Kina Desai visited the Texas-Mexico border as a volunteer. Playing with young children that she came across, many of whom had journeyed there from Central America, Kina...

Horses and Humans Together Create Big Ripples

In times of physical distancing, many nursing home residents are feeling the months of isolation drag on. That's when horse owner Michelle Wagner-Yeatts figured she could help. One fine day, after...

Can Kindness Be Bigger Than My Face Mask?

Rev. Bonnie Rose chronicles the trials and tribulations of connecting with strangers while physically distancing and wearing a face mask. "I choose to let kindness be bigger than my mask," she...

12 Year-Old Makes Comfort Kits For Grieving Children

Where a loss can shake you, it also brings with it an opportunity - an opportunity to help shine lives around you. You have a choice to grieve or help grieve. For 12 year-old Sadie, it was clear....