40 Extraordinary Things Happening Right Now

Extraordinary Things Happening Now

Right now is a phenomenon.  Right now extraordinary things are happening.

Right now…

  1. A soldier of sorts is diligently fighting the fight so you don’t have to.
  2. Someone who suffered from a severe injury last year is back on their feet.
  3. A small group of people are building something that will soon make the impossible possible.
  4. Somewhere on Earth a double rainbow is stretched from one end of the horizon to the other.
  5. One of the next Billboard-chart-topping musical artists is patiently rehearsing in her garage.
  6. A piece of literature is being written that will eventually change your perspective on life.
  7. Young children all over the world are singing and dancing before they even realize there is anything that isn’t music.
  8. A friend is helping a friend rise above thoughts of suicide.
  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 in temples, churches, mosques and other places of worship praying, wholeheartedly, for world peace.
  13. Someone who has struggled with their weight for the last several years is standing on a scale and smiling.
  14. Hundreds of cute elderly couples are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
  15. A baby girl just took her first few steps without falling.
  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 a seemingly unforgivable act.
  19. There’s a kid studying hard somewhere who aspires to get to where you are in life.
  20. A firefighter is running into a burning building to rescue a perfect stranger.
  21. Someone in your vicinity genuinely wants to be your friend.
  22. A young mom is lying in a hospital bed and holding her newborn baby twins for the very first time.
  23. Someone is taking a shower and singing happily at the top of their lungs.
  24. There is someone out there who smiles when they think of a specific moment they once shared with you.
  25. An alcoholic just celebrated one full year of sobriety.
  26. Volunteers in major cities all over the world are working at homeless shelters caring for those who are less fortunate than themselves.
  27. A young man is pulled over on the side of the road helping a young woman change a flat tire.
  28. A high school athlete just broke her own personal record.
  29. Two teenagers just received their very first kiss ever from each other.
  30. A husband and wife who were drowning in debt five years 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 first profitable year working for himself.
  33. A grandfather is holding his granddaughter’s hand and they’re both smiling from ear to ear.
  34. Someone just placed their spare change in the charity collection cup at the grocery store.
  35. A small group of friends are sitting around a table sharing funny stories and cheerfully reminiscing about the good old days.
  36. A breast cancer patient just found out her cancer is in complete remission.
  37. Someone out there is missing you and looking forward to your next visit.
  38. Honest people are working for various government entities to help protect your basic human rights and civil liberties.
  39. An emergency room surgeon is in the middle of saving his patient’s life.
  40. Someone is holding the door open for the person behind them.

Right now is a new beginning.  Right now is an opportunity.

Do something extraordinary.

If you enjoyed this article and are seeking further inspiration, I highly recommend Gives Me Hope: 127 Most Inspiring Bite-Sized Stories.

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  1. Abby says

    Goosebumps. Coming across this site could not have come at a better time for me. Every single one gave me a new perspective on life when I was really starting to doubt the genuine goodness of it.

  2. candice says

    this amazing list gave me an amazing idea while reading just halfway through it! It will make an amazing video! every item on the list is already a frame-by-frame storyboard! And the last one would be a newborn baby with his/her smiling mother!

  3. Jesse says

    Thank you. I read number ten and was kinda disappointed because I am from a very small town (20ish), so I doubted this was very likely to be true. But, then I realized something even more extraordinary. It was my mom and dad. Biggest smile I’ve had in weeks!!!

  4. Hillary says

    This actually almost made me cry. It’s beautiful to think about some of these things happening right now.

  5. Chris says

    Absolutely stunning to think of all of the amazing things that are occurring at any given time on this planet. I had goosebumps the entire time reading this!

  6. Daniella says

    Thank you.. So much. That really put things into perspective for me. I was really upset, and this has cheered me up. It had me in tears (of happiness!) by the time I had finished it, because I was imagining all those amazing things happening. Thank you, again.

  7. Jared says

    Wow, made me smile, laugh, and cry. Great thought put into this , just the little things being multiplied by the human race. Stunning.

  8. Frain Chakrit says

    At this time, people like me are reading this article and smiling, and somebody is thinking they should post a comment to say “thank you.” Somebody has found a little more hope. Awesome piece of work. I loved it! Thank you very much.

  9. says

    It’s refreshing to hear a non-cynical perspective on life. It is so easy to get bogged down by the vices which exist throughout the world. If only the news could start with a fraction of these stories, perhaps we’d all be a bit more grateful, a little less negative and a lot more inspired.

  10. Rhei says

    This site is inspiring. :)

    Looking at the glass, half full. Every second of our lives counts, we must not waste it. Do good and feel good.

    Thank you. :)

  11. Dharamveer says

    Some people come into this world, see the show and walk away… while some people come to this world, create the show and stay forever. Very inspiring.

  12. Steno2010 says

    This is so weird. I just tweeted about being extraordinary and then saw this. Love your blog. Very inspring. I would be humbled to have as many followers. Wish you the best.

  13. Adam says

    #39 resonated quite strongly with me. I was saved from dying back in June 2011; a day before my 46th birthday. I had suffered a massive heart attack in the presence of a medical doctor.
    The interesting thing is, how do you thank the people that save lives? what do you say to them? Will a thank you and a hug be sufficient? or should they be honored differently?

  14. Toria says

    This post got me out of a dark mental place. Thank you for all of the inspiring bits of wisdom you post! I come to your blog in times of emotional turmoil and it always helps lead me back to the path I wandered from.
    Best wishes.

  15. Leslie says

    Dear Ones Marc and Angel, This is one of the best blogs I have ever read. I’m finding it hard to come up with a superlative to fit, So after a long thought out deliberation, I’m going with Fastasmagorical. :)

  16. sandi says

    I love this blog – I now pick one list every week and try to do at least 3 things from them. Thanks so much for that – is there any chance you can add a Pinterest button as I have a board just for your stuff!

  17. says

    Something wonderful happened to each of us today. We woke up. Now we have the opportunity to smile, laugh and make today a happy day for ourselves and maybe even someone else. Sure we all know today could be our last day. Do we live that way? The reality hits when a friend is battling cancer or your own doctor gives you a time stamp. Why wait until then?

  18. Jan says

    I love this post! So inspiring. It’s a great way of looking at life and focusing on the positive aspects. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty in the world.

  19. Taomi Reynolds says

    I am praying all the time for complete strangers, hoping every day that this makes their life.

    We are making a difference reaching out to ones in need. Bless you Stranger, I wish you well.

  20. MEGGz says

    I was having a pretty terrible day to be honest, and feeling kinda low.

    Found a link to this page through facebook of all things, and read the list.

    And i bacame purely inspired within an insatant.


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