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FREE Groceries

What a great way to treat people.  This is a great video put on by some company that helped this man and his kids to provide free groceries to a few deserving families. It is wonderful to watch the families once the find out that they are getting free groceries.  We don’t know their stories.  We don’t know why they need the free groceries.  We don’t need to know.  You just have to look at the joy on their faces to know that they appreciate the gift they receive.  Sometimes it is just about giving. Not giving because they deserve it or even need it.  Just giving to give.  It is a gift to you as much as the one you give to. Thanks to everyone who gives to others without expecting anything in return.  During this video you see the man who arranged the gift never speak up or even let anyone know that he is involved.  Giving without calling attention to him or his kids.  What a fun thing to do.  AND what a great lesson for his kids. Good job.

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FREE groceries

Mother pays the Ultimate price for her child

This story is full of bad news and good news.  I was tempted to not show it but I do think we need to appreciate the generosity of the community and the people who surround this couple is worth seeing.  Too often when bad things happen we get so caught up in the tragedy that we cannot see to appreciate the joy.  This is a story of a woman who was suffering with cancer.  She was better and seemed to have survived the cancer.  She got pregnant only to find out that the cancer had returned.  If she would choose to fight the disease she would endanger the child. She chose the life of the child over her own.  By not taking the treatments she will surely not survive this time.  In hearing of this tragedy the community and her friends and family worked hard to give her the wedding of her dreams.  She believes that she should live the life she has left.  So for not cost to her or her family she was able to have the wedding she had dreamed of.  Our prayer for this family is to enjoy the life and the time they have together.  Never take the time you have for granted.  Enjoy life and help those around you that need your help.

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Mother pays the ultimate price

“Humans of New York” raise $1M for students

This was my first experience with “Humans of New York”.  In my research I found he has been doing this for some 4 years now.  Brandon Stanton came to New York and decided to start a blog and meet  10,000 people on the streets of New York.  He never imagined that it turn to this.  Currently he has 12 million people following him on Facebook. Today’s story is about a school in Brooklyn. Mont Hall Bridges Academy is the school where Mrs. Lopez is the principal.  The young man he met on the street told him when he asked  who do you admire, he said his principal. This principal has the goal to send her students to Harvard University.  They started a fund raising campaign to raise $100,000.  In just over 4 days they raised over $1M. The outpouring of love from not just New York but from the world to help these students is unbelieveable.  It just goes to show you that we together can make a difference.  This guy had a wonderful idea to share the thoughts and hearts of the people he met on the street.  Who will he meet next?  What will their story be?  How will their stories touch the world?  Stay tuned and way to go Brandon Stanton. Keep up the great work.

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Humans of New York

A Man’s Walk Touches Hearts

Here is a story about how generous people can be when they hear about someone in need.  The Detroit Free Press ran a story on James and that started a firestorm of compasion.  This story about a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation, including social media fundraisers that have netted more than$80,000 in donations as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.    James Robertson commutes about 21 miles everyday some on foot and some on the bus. He leaves for work at 8am and doesn’t arrive back home until way after dark.  James’ aging Honda Accord quit working back in 2005, and after repeated cutbacks in bus service the walking segments of his daily commutes grew years ago to take more time than he spends at his eight-hour factory job.  He is so thankful for a job that he would never consider not making his way to work.

Many different people, some college students, some businessmen and even a car dealer has offered to give him a car.  So much money so far that he will not only get a car but enough to also pay for insurance and gas.  They are even putting together a management team to handle these overwhelming donations.  What a wonderful story of generosity.

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A man's walk touches hearts

Tattoo Artist Makes Woman Feel Normal

Here is a story you may not have seen.  It is a simple story of the right way to treat people. You see Suzie wanted a tatoo.  So she walked into Hamilton’s Muscle and Ink tattoo studio and asked to have her stick-on tattoos put on her arm, tattooist Jason Ward happily obliged. “The first time she came in, she just walked in, slapped a couple of stick-on tattoo packets on the desk and asked me to put them on her arm. I am sure he thought what on earth.  He asked her again what she wanted.  She said it again that she wanted them on.  Other people may have sent her away but not Jason.  Jason said he treated her the same as he would any client, except he didn’t charge her for his work. Suzie has Down Syndrome. “In our industry you wear gloves so I put gloves on, it’s a matter of hygiene, and then I put the stick on tattoos on her. She didn’t say thank you or anything, she just got up and left, and that was that. And then she came back the following Friday. She  has returned many times and he continues to care for her.  He does it just to make her smile.  If only we would do things just to make others smile.

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tatoo artist makes woman feel normal

A Big Surprise for a Deserving Woman

This video starts out as a commercial for Eastern Bank.  What it ends up being is an act of kindness from a community.  Deedee Zgonis owns a pizza parlor with her husband Yani.  Yani passed away at 54 years old and left her alone to run the restaurant.   We all know how difficult it is to lose a loved one but imagine how much harder when that loved on is your business partner. She found it hard to even come into work. She had to learn all aspects of the business.  She stepped up and learned all about the business. She went to the bank for a loan and they learned her story.  The bank and the community wanted to help her.  The bank sent her and a friend on a spa weekend.  She went off with her friend to relax and that is when the fun started.  The community came togther and gave her pizza parlor a makeover.  When she returned from her trip she found a whole new look and all with the help of her daughters.  This is just what she needed and also what the community needed to help one of their own.  What an awesome giftto this deserving woman. I know it is a commercial for the bank but it really was so much more.

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a big surprise for a deserving woman

What Does the Homeless Man Do With the Money

This is a guy who likes to do You Tube videos.  Today his video was an experiment on what would happen if you gave $00 to a homeless man on the street asking for money. He follows the guy and records what he would do with the money.  He  assumes the worst but is quite surprised to see what happens.  He sees the guy go into a liquor store/market.  He comes out with a large bag.  He then walks to a nearby park and digs into his bag and pulls out food for the people in the park.  After watching for a while Josh (the blogger) goes up to Thomas (the homeless man) and tells him what he was doing.  He then apologizes to Thomas for assuming that he would do something bad with the money. Being so moved he gives Thomas another $100 as Thomas tells him his story of how he became homeless.  He says most of the time it is a case of bad luck and bad timing that makes people homeless.  Thanks to Patricia M for sharing this story with us.  If you would like to help Thomas out of his situation you can donate to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-thomas-to-get-a-fresh-start and help him get a fresh start.  So far they have raised over $122,000. It will only continue until January 21.

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What does the homeless man do with the money.

USAF Band Flash Mob

Merry Christmas to Everyone.  This is a wonderful video at the 2014 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  They suprised the visitors with this flash mob performance.  Oh how wonderful it would have been to be there the day they do this performance.  The sounds in that hanger must have been amazing.  Thank you to the men and woman who serve in the armed services especially those that are serving right now and are away from their families and friends during this holiday season.  You service is always appreciated. I thought this might be a wonderful way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Please take a few minutes out of your celebrations to enjoy this beautiful music.  We wish you the most wonderful holiday season.  May it be filled with joy of family and friends around you.  Spread the joy of the season with everyone you meet.  Smile at strangers. Help the poor.  Enjoy each other.  Merry Christmas to you and yours. And may you have the happiest of New Years.

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USAF flash mob

Santa Brings Another Soldier Home

This time it is in St. Charles Missouri.  Santa is seeing all the children at Bass Pro Shops.  Like usual the children are coming to Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas.  Many want dolls, trucks, bikes and balls.  But today, there is a special little girl who is coming to visit Santa and ask for a very special gift. Mady  Pholman and her mom have come to Bass Pro Shop to see Santa and ask for a different kind of gift.  Mandy asks Santa if he can bring her daddy home from Afghanistan.  He has been away for many months and she misses her daddy very much.  While she is stting on Santa’s lap she sees the door open to the house next to Santa and out walks her daddy.  What a happy day for her.  If only all the little children who have a mommy or daddy away would be able to come home for Christmas.  We can only hope that there are many stories like this.  Thanks to Bass Pro Shop for helping with this reunion.  Merry Christmas to all those serving in the military this holiday season.  May you all be able to return home soon safe and sound.

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Santa Brings Another Soldier home

Secret Santa in Kansas City

There is a man in Kansas City that uses this time of year for random acts of kindness.  Every year this man gives away away about $100,000 anonymously to needy people.  This year Secret Santa is getting the help of the Kansas City Police department to distribute his money to needy people.  The police went out on patrol and they would stop people who appeared to need some financial help this season.  Most people were really concerned when they were stopped until the officer explained why he stopped them.  Most people were so surprised that they burst into tears.  One lady even said that she was not going to be able to get her kids anything for Christmas until now.  Now this Secret Santa said he not only wanted to give money to people but also wanted the officers to be able to give it away.  There has been some bad police stories this year that he wanted the police to also get the joy of giving this money out.  They got the chance to be the bearer of good news for a change.  They got a chance to help homeless and the law abiders.  There were hugs and celebrations.  What a great way for the police to help Secret Santa to make the holidays better for people in need.  Great job Kansas City.

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Secret Santa in Kansas City