☀️ Students Decode Ancient Scroll

AND Pilot Sends Sky Message To Hospice Patient

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Friday:

  • 2,000-year-old scroll decoded and read by three students 

  • Australia leads the way in work-life balance with a new bill

  • Pilot draws smile in the sky for Hospice Patient


Three students cracked the code of an old scroll that survived a volcanic eruption 2,000 years ago. And it’s mind-blowing!

The scroll was part of a huge library that was found in an old town called Herculaneum. The books were burned and turned into charcoal by the heat of the lava.

For centuries, nobody could read them without breaking them.

But last year, a challenge was launched to see who could use artificial intelligence (AI) to scan the scrolls and decode the letters without touching them.

A team of three students from different countries used their skills and smarts to identify over 2,000 Greek letters from one of the scrolls. They won $700,000 for their amazing work!

The scroll they decoded seems to be about philosophy and pleasure.

Maybe the ancient Romans liked to chill and read some deep thoughts after a long day. Who knows?

The experts who judged the challenge said it was a historic moment. They said the scrolls are like a time capsule of ancient knowledge that could teach us more about the past.

Even though they’ve only scratched the surface, this is just the beginning.

Who knows what other secrets these ancient scrolls hold? Round two of the challenge is on the horizon, and the adventure continues!

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In a heartwarming gesture, pilot Rich Goodwin brought joy to Ray Stanton, a hospice patient with a lifelong love for airplanes

Rich created a special show in the sky above St Richard's Hospice in Worcester.

Ray, a former engineer, watched with his family. His wife, Angela, was thrilled to see Ray smile.

She said, "To see the smile in the sky and then look at Ray's smile was just fantastic. I haven't seen him smile for a while."

The hospice's chief executive, Mike Wilkerson, thanked Rich for making the day special for Ray and his family.

This act of kindness shows how small things can make a big difference, especially during tough times.

Great job, Rich Goodwin, for creating lasting memories!

Have you ever considered how architecture can be a gateway to mindfulness?

It's true! Buildings and structures around us aren't just about shelter or design; they're a canvas that can help ground us in the present moment.

Next time you're out and about, pause and really look at the buildings around you. Notice the lines, the textures, and the way light plays off surfaces.

It's like a visual meditation.

And hey, if you're feeling really adventurous, plan a little 'architectural mindfulness' tour. Visit a building that intrigues you, sit quietly, and just observe.

You might be surprised at the calmness and inspiration that comes from simply appreciating the art and craft around us.

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