Mail Carrier Hero

A Hope Hull man is thanking a postal worker for saving his life following a horrific ordeal that left him lying wounded on the floor of his house for ten days. The man was unable to get help after a terrible fall and found different ways to stay alive until his mail carrier found him. Cissy Cartwright, who has been delivering mail for more than 20 years, knew something wasn’t right. Tommy Hope, 66, home sits back off the road in a secluded rural area. When she pulled up he yelled back to her for help. She found him on the floor, dehydrated and injured and learned that he’d been there for more than a week. She called 911 and waited with him until an ambulance arrived. Hope, who does not have immediate family nearby, fell inside his home on July 4th, suffering broken bones in his arm and other injuries to his leg and hip. He couldn’t get to his phone to make any calls. It was a very good thing that she came along when she did.  Without her checking on him who knows what would have come of Tommy Hope.  Thank you Cissy for caring enough to check on the people on your route.

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Boy Who Loves to Read

This boy takes reading more serious than most. Meet a 12-year-old Utah boy whose passion for reading is getting international attention. Mathew Flores is a typical 12-year-old. He loves Legos. He also loves to read. “I just usually read the newspapers”, he said. He even loves to read what most consider junk mail. That’s what Mathew was doing when Ron Lynch saw him.  ”A young man was standing here reading junk mail,” said Lynch. As Lynch, who works for the Sandy Post Office, delivered mail Mathew asked him if he had any extra. Lynch found out Mathew reads newspapers because he doesn’t have any books. ” I asked him about going to the library and he said he couldn’t afford the bus pass.” Lynch discovered. Mathew’s situation tugged at Lynchs heartstrings.  He was shocked to hear that a 12-years-old who didn’t want electronics, he didn’t want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day. This kid just wanted to read. So Lynch posted a picture of Mathew on Facebook.  I hoped that  maybe a few of his friends might give him some books.  He asked his friends to send the boy some books thinking he might end up with 50 or 60 books. But his plea went worldwide. He’s heard from the UK, from Australia and even from India. Mathew said he wants to read every book. “It’s super fun and it’s interesting. Plus it gets you smarter,” he said. And Mathew wants to share them with other kids too, I don’t even know. I’m just super happy.” What an awesome gift to this little guy.

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Walmart’s Oldest Employee Celebrates His Birthday

Here is an amazing story about a man who is still young at heart.  Celebrating his 103rd birthday he still works at Walmart.  In fact, he is Walmart’s oldest employee.  Loren Wade greets people, runs the cash register and waters the plants. He said he has no plans for retirement in the future. He just loves people.  He loves being around people and they love being around him.  Many customers think Loren is an inspiration.  They say he makes them feel younger and inspire them to do more.  What a wonderful life he must have had.  He said he tried retirement once in his 60′s.  He said he got bored so he got a job at Walmart.  He loves his job.  Take a look at this report and see what you think about this great man.  Happy Birthday Loren.. may you have many more.

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What are your memories?

This is another one of those thought provoking commercials that we need to see.  Nature Valley used this time to ask 3 generations what memories they have of their childhood.  It is amazing to see the difference in each generation.  Nature has always been a part of growing up   If we do not take the time to show these young people they will miss the beauty of nature.  Whether nature is just going for a walk or growing something in the garden.  You must share and teach the next generation before it is forgotten. This is just a good reminder of what we all took for granted in our childhood.  Share with the young people in your lives.  Don’t be afraid to challenge them to do some of the things you did growing up.  They will appreciate it and will love you more for sharing it.  What are your memories?  Have you taught a young person something you learned when you were young.  Memories made together last longer.

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First parking ticket ever

Here is a cute tale of a little boy who is “one of the gang”.  He has his little motorcycle, his leather jacket and he wants to be “one of the guys”.  He lives in Halifax and enjoys meeting up with other bikers and hangout.  But, rules are rules.  Recently Halifax police Const. Shawn Currie wrote a ticket for Declan Tramley, 3, after he spotted him illegally stopped on his red plastic motorcycle. The photo shows Tramley holding one hand on his forehead in grief while Cst. Currie kneels and scribbles the fake ticket. “It’s nice to show the different sides of police,” he said. “We’re not always making arrests and hauling people away … we like to have fun.” Plenty of strangers were also amused: more than 10,000 shared or liked the photo after it was posted to the Halifax Regional Police Facebook page on Sunday. Hundreds more shared it on Twitter. Tramley’s mother Lisa said it has been fun for Declan too. “He loves his ticket (now),” she said. “He tried to go to bed with his ticket.”  Such a great story showing that the police can have fun with the little ones and teach a lesson at the same time.

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4 Year Old Saves His Dad In The Woods

Grant and Quillan Groenwald went out in the woods to cut down a few trees.  Grant usually went there alone but on this day he decided to bring his young four-year old son.  As Grant began to cut the tree it came down different from what he planned and he scrambled to get out of the way.  He could not move and called for Quillan to help.  He first did not think he could do anything but soon came to his dad’s rescue when he was pinned under a tree branch. He dragged the chainsaw to him so he could cut his way out.  Grant had to not only to cut himself out of this fallen tree but he had to do it under many branches.  He was able to (with the help of little Quillan) get out from other the tree and make his way to the truck.  It could have been a lot worse. When they arrived at home the little guy ran in to get help from his mom.  Grant says he will never go chop again alone.  He thanks his little son for saving his life.  Way to go Quillan. You are an amazing young man.

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4 year old saves his dad in the woods

His Voice Touches Their Heart

Caring for people comes in many ways.  He thought he was there to be a nurse.  To take what he learned at school to make them comfortable.  One day while thinking to himself Jared Axen preparing for his day he began to sing.  It began softly to himself and then he noticed people started to notice his voice.  He discovered that he had a gift beyond just taking care of the physical needs. He was able to care for them with his song. Norma Laskoske is a patient there.  She loves to hear his song.  She can see that he is singing to her, directly to her and for her.  This is the best medicine some of these patients can get.  They are there to be made comfortable and to forget about the pain they are going through.  Song is the best medicine but also the love he shows to them.  Jared says it would be easy to just turn on the tv and walk away but it means so much to them for him to spend time with them talking, singing, telling jokes.  He finds that this attention helps them have less pain and an easier time during this difficult time in their life.  Thank you to Jared for this gift you are sharing with these people.  You truly are an angel on earth.

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If You Have A Body You’re An Athlete – FlyEase

This is not just a commercial for Nike.  In fact, it is not a commercial. It may be about Nike  but it about caring for people.  It all started when one of their employees had a stroke and they decided they wanted to do something to help him be able to put his shoes on by himself.  As they were developing this new type of shoe he said, “This is not just for me”.  They realized that they needed to create something for people who needed their help.  They needed to help all people who may need help due to some issue with their body. They got a message on social media from  a high school student Matthew Walzer from Parkland, Florida. Matthew has cerebal palsy. He was wrote he would be soon be going to college and did not want his parents to have to be there to put his shoes on for him.  He is a huge basketball fan. So they designed the shoe to look like a basketball shoe.  LaBron James met him and really made his day.  What a wonderful company to really care about the people who are using their products and not just about profits.  Way to Go Nike!!

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Babies and Dogs- What could be cuter?

What is better than babies laughing…  Babies and dogs. I selected this video today that really doesn’t have a story attached to it.  It is not news.  It is just cute.  Everyone needs something just cute once in a while. There are too many aweful things on the news and in our daily lives.  Why not just take just under 4 minutes and watch the cuteness of babies laughing at puppies.  It would keep us all younger if we could just laugh like these little ones.  Laughing is so good for you.  So, just take some time and laugh.  Laugh when you can.  It will keep you young.  Share it with those you love.

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Babies and dogs - what could be cuter?

Paying for Groceries

I know this video is a little longer than most of the ones we have.  It is worth taking a few extra minutes to watch.  This guy surprises many strangers by paying for their groceries. He doesn’t wait around to be thanked or to explain why, mostly saying God is Good.  Many people are just speachless.  Some are just shocked.  One guy said he was so shocked and it really meant so much since he had just been mugged recently.   Unfortunaley, you can’t really hear the things they are saying.  You can really see how touched they all are and so surprised.  Some even want to give to the next customer.  What would you do?  Is it harder sometimes to receive than it is to give?  Some are even brought to tears.  They are so surpised that someone would do this for them.  I think it is even more special as the man does not wait around to be thanked or to hear their story. It doen’t matter what their story is.  He just wanted to do it for them.  What a wonderful touching story. AND… as it says at the end, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

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