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A New Home for a Hero

This video was from this past July but it is a great story.  At a local soccer game in Dallas Texas they took the time to honor a veteran.  Not just honor the vet but to present him and his family with a gift.  Sergeant First Class Jerry Holcomb was honored for his service and then the family received the surprise of their lives.  They were told to turn towards the big boards and watch a presentation about them. Jerry served for 13 years in the army with 3 tours in Iraq and Afganistan and . He had received 2 purple hearts and 2 bronze stars and many more. Operation Final Home told the builders of their story.  They presented him with a mortgage free custom home.  They joy on their faces is amazing.  You can tell they can’t quite believe what happened.  We just want to congratulate them on their new home and thank you Jerry for your service.  You deserve this and so much more.

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a new home for a hero

Officers give out Car Seats Instead of Tickets

Texas police officers pulled over a man who had three young daughters in the back seat, none of which were in car seats. Instead of issuing tickets for the violations, the officers pooled their money and bought the dad three car seats.  Cedar Park patrol officers Gower and Hawkins start their day expecting to be giving out tickets and to be there to protect and serve.   This past Saturday they went above and beyond the call of duty.  They noticed a car that had expired plates and broken tail light.  When one of the officers went over to talk to the driver they noticed the three girls sitting in the back seat without car seats.  They remembered hearing stories about this family and how they were now living out of their car.  The men knew that giving tickets for the missing car seats would not do anything to help the situation so while one officer talked to the dad the other went off to Walmart.  The officiers used thier own money to purchase the car seats.  What a great example of true compassion these men are.  I love the last line of the video.  ”Proving the power of the badge is made stronger by the hearts that wear them”.

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A Special Cart for a Special Child

Grocery store trips weren’t easy for 2-year-old Beatrice and her mother Melody. Beatrice’s cerebral palsy prevents her from being able to fit in a standard cart so mom would have to get creative. That was until her grocery store changed everything.  This is an amazing story how a store went out of their way to fill a need and help this family and many others.  Manager Mike saw a need and filled it.  A small jesture that can make life so much better for many families with the same issues.  Now this little girl and her mom can enjoy shopping like other little children.  We are so pleased to share this story today.  This is a store that really cares about the people who shop there.  Since reading this story I have actually seen this cart at our local grocery store in honor of another local little girl.  Does your store have one? If not, stop by the customer counter and ask why. Lets see if we can get a cart in every store.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  A simple way to help someone out that could use it.

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Special Halloween Costumes for Special Kids

Here are some great examples of how you can do a small thing to help a child feel “normal” like other kids.  This is a video about Magic Wheelchair that was started by Oregon-based dad Ryan Weimer early this year.  He always loved making his kids costumes.  But three of his kids have Spinal Muscular Atrophy and use wheelchairs, which made it an added challenge.  This year 8 kids will receive their dream Halloween costume.  It makes the kids seem like superstars to their friends and others instead of outcasts.  They wow everyone who sees their amazing costumes.  For special kids to get a chance to be selected to have their own dream costume they have to submit a video telling of the idea to MagicWheelchair.org.  Weimers says, “It’s not a cure.. it’s a cure for a day”.  ”It helps them forget. It helps other people see them as a kid and not just a kid in a wheelchair.”  What an awesome person to do this for these little ones.  Just think how you could help others this way.  Maybe not as exciting or elaborate as these but in a small way to make someone feel accepted as one of the crowd.  Thanks to this great organization.  We wish them much joy in giving.

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A Random Act for A Pizza Delivery Person

What is more special, giving someone something they expect or to give the unexpected.  Many workers live mostly on their tips.  Servers and delivery drivers are a few that really count on their tips to suppliment their income.  This video shows a group of people (this group just happens to be a church group) that decided they wanted to share their good fortunes by doing a good deed for an unexpecting person.  So… they ordered a pizza.  Just one pizza.  They had been learning about being generous. So they decided to show their generosity they took up a special offering.  Her tip was $9 but they have a gift for her of $1046.00 to just help her with her life.  Nothing expected, nothing required. Just a gift.  Thank you Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington Ohio, for wrapped up a monthly missions emphasis on “Random Acts of Kindness,” by surprising an unsuspecting pizza delivery driver. What a wonderful unexpected gift to a stranger.  What could you do to surprise a stranger with a random act of kindness?  It doesn’t have to be something as big as this example but it could be something as simple as a smile.  Think about it.  You can make a difference.

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a random act for a pizza delivery

The Littlest Mailman

Carter and Postman Mike have been best buddies since Mike started delivering mail in his neighborhood.  The  four-year-old boy who idolizes his neighborhood letter carrier got the chance to see his hero in action. The United States Postal Service let the boy go behind the scenes and made him an honorary mailman for a day. The Knoxville Tennesee post office invited Carter to come to the post office and see what postman Mike does besides delivering mail.  They looked around and met the other postal workers.  Everyone was excited to meet Carter since they had heard so much about him.  They also presented him a gift of a hat and a little truck.  They gave him a certificate to make him an honorary post man.  How great for this post office to do this for this little 4 year old.  That is a bunch of caring individuals who would go out of their way to make this day special for this little guy. Great job  Knoxville.

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Haircuts for the Homeless

Sometimes when you look for these good news stories you think you have heard them all.  The homeless is a problem that can be approached many ways.  This video was another thing that can be done to help people out that are down on their luck.  Taking something you know to share with others is such a great gift.  How wonderful to watch these people who feel maybe like they are not deserving get treated with respect and honor.  Offering haircuts to people who may never get one otherwise. Then at the end the man actually gives his shirt to the guy who doesn’t even have a shirt.  It is so touching.  What a wonderful idea to treat these people who need some attention. Do you have a craft or something that you can share with others.  Maybe it is someone you don’t know or maybe it is a neighbor that needs your help.  Take a moment to think of all the things you could share with others.  Look around.  There is probably someone out there you can help too.  Way to go guys.  What  a great example for others.

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Haircuts for the Homeless

Your Cupcakes Are Stale

This is a delightful video about a lady who owns a cupcake store.  She is a hardworking mother of 4. She has had a pretty rough life.  A couple of years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She has a son that has a dibiliterating disease and the medical  bills are climbing.  Jackie O has come along to help her out.  She is going to pretend to be a disgruntled customers saying that the cupcakes she was sold are stale.  When she returns the cupcakes she finds that she has received $10,000.  What a surprise for such a deserving mother.  She is understandably quite moved and can’t believe that someone would do this for her.  Isn’t it amazing when people are able to help out other people in need.  Not everyone can hand out $10,000 but you can do some things to make life easier for those around you that need help.  Please do what you can for others around you.  Take a moment to watch for needs.  Share when you do find a need with others who can also help.  We live in community to help eachother.  Be there for others.

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your cupcakes are stale

A Little Boy Gets His Wish

Seven-year-old Giovanni, who is diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disorder, was all smiles as his wish to meet John Cena was granted. He talks about his wish here.  This short video created by his mom aftet the boy was granted his Make A Wish request.  Pro Wrestler John Cena spent time with the little boy.  This wrestler is known for taking the time to meet with children who are ill and  sharing his philosophy of never giving up.
“Meeting John Cena has changed Giovanni’s outlook on life in the most positive ways. Now every time he needs to be seen he tells us he will never give up because John wouldn’t want him to! The amount of joy that his wish brought him cannot be described in words.” – Giovanni’s mom.  You can see the respect and admiration this little guy has for his hero.  What a great role model for this little one and others.  I have a new fond respect for this man.  This is how professional athletes should be with their fans.  Great job John Cena.

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A little Boy Gets His Wish

 

Music Makes Everyone Happy

Music makes the world go around.  Here is a video that just makes you smile.  Imagine walking into an elevator with the world troubles on your heart.  All of a sudden the other people in the elevator break out into song.  What could be better.   “Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It’s these simple acts that matter most…” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Whether we are going to school or work, Mondays can be pretty tough. But one small act of kindness or care can make a difference in your day. Jubilee Project is excited to share their latest test project where they surprised people in the elevator with a little concert and a little bit of dancing from the talented Lana McKissack and Nick Riedell. What a great idea to share your talent in music with strangers that just happen along. We hope this video brings you some laughter and joy and remember, one small gesture can be of such great encouragement to someone around you.

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Music makes everyone happy