This week Awesome Stories brings you GLADvent, oil from tires, and transforming humanity.
Harula, from Words that Serve, has created a fun holiday ritual of celebrating one quality each day in December leading up to Christmas. She has created a GLADvent calendar with one stocking for each day from December 1st to the 24th. Each stocking has a word and a quote to focus on for that day. The intention is to practice gratitude and joy over the Christmas season. Kindness was the first word to start the celebration. Clearly, a lot of love and kindness have gone into creating 24 days of goodness to boost your spirits for the holidays. Below is a lovely song from a choir called Glorious Chorus. Happy Holidays from Harula!
Biofuel from Tires
I love this idea that turns old tires into fuel. In case you didn’t know, old tires are a huge waste and environmental problem (we discard about 290 million tires each year in the US alone). Green Distillation Technologies has found a way to turn old tires into biofuel. and amazingly, running diesel engines on a blend of regular fuel and “tyre oil” shows no loss of engine performance and a massive reduction in emissions. There is zero waste from the process; the tires are put in a heat chamber and melted via a process called destructive distillation yielding oil, carbon, and steel that can be used or recycled. The process is emission free and the recycled oil is used as the heat source for the production process.
Patricia Pearce offers a beautiful perspective on these turbulent times. In her view, humanity is undergoing a vast sea change from ego oriented living focused on fear, separation, and greed, to living from higher self, focused on interdependence, cooperation, and community. She draws an interesting parallel to the metamorphosis of butterflies not just for the obvious transformation, but for the remarkable inner process that occurs. Apparently, a caterpillar’s cells undergo a turbulent dissolution and self-attack to emerge as a brand new creature. Similarly, our ego dominated systems of living are falling apart, raging, being attacked, and leading to an increase in hate crimes, But the real story is what is happening in response, where people are answering hate with love. People are offering to register as Muslim if a national registration is enacted, creating anti-hate movements like Not in Our Town, and Olivia, starting Repaint Hate to cover hate graffiti with beautiful art. Go love!
I hope you find ways to answer the call of love, whether with yourself, family, friends, work or community. #LoveWins