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Happy Father’s Day Dad

This Sunday is Father’s Day.  I feel the same about Father’s Day as I do Mother’s Day.  Everyday should be Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.  We shouldn’t wait until one day in the year to tell our parents how much they mean to us.  This sweet video shows some of the great things that Dad does for us.  It shows the diffferent characteristics of a great Dad.  Many memories we have of the special things that all the Dads do for their families.  Thank you to all those Dads out there who always care for their families.  AND for all those men out there who may not be a biological father but are always there as father figure to those who need one.  Happy Father’s Day to all you “Dads” out there.  You are so special in the lives of the children, more than you know.

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Happy Father's Day

92 year old adopts 76 year old as daughter

At age 92, Muriel Clayton is a mother again, having adopted the woman who’s been her “daughter” for more than six decades. Just not officially. Mary Smith, who’s now 76, knew Muriel as her fun older cousin as she was growing up, but family tragedy changed the dynamic. After he father passed away and her mother was ill and not able to care for her, Muriel took in Mary and she has been there ever since. ”I wanted her to be mine,” said Clayton.  She has always wanted to adopt her.  Out of respect, she wouldn’t adopt her until Smith’s biological mother, who had been ill for years, passed away.  June 9, inside Dallas County Court, they formally became mother and daughter. Now the record will show what Muriel Clayton has known in her heart all along. She has always known in her heart that they were mother and daughter but now it is official.  It is never too late to add to your family. What a beautiful family they make.

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92 year old adopts 76 year old

 

Music Touches the Lives of Seniors

A.G.  Rhodes Health and Rehab Wesley Woods in Atlanta Georgia they use the power of music to offer therapy for seniors. While they listen to music they are transported back to other times.  Some to childhood memories others to memories of loved ones and other times. Music therapist John Able uses the Music to Memories program with many Rhodes residents. For some it brings them back from a place where they are trapped to rejoin their families even for just a fleeting moment.  They come together daily and at that time the music seems to transform them.  It helps them to forget about their current situations, like health and lack of mobility and takes them back to a time when they could get up and dance and feel the music.  As you watch you see how the music touches the seniors.  It not only touched those in the center but also the reporter covering the story.

“When most of our experiences are behind us, it is the gift of looking back, remembering how life was, connecting us to how life can still feel, as long as we have the music.”  Never take the music out of your heart.

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seniors recover memories

Humble Waitress Shows Another Random Act of Kindess

A humble waitress in a Fort Worth Texas restaurante decided to pay for grieving couple’s restaurant bill herself after finding out that their nine-week-old daughter had died. The waitress pays the grieving couple’s restaurant check herself after hearing they had lost their baby daughter just a month ago.

Kayla Lane was waiting on Shaun and Debbie Riddle as they dined at West Side Cafe in Forth Worth, Texas on Thursday afternoon and noticed their daughter, Glory, was not with them who she had seen the month before.  Kayla asked how the baby was doing and the customers told her that the baby had died.  When she learned of their loss. instead of giving them their bill she left note that read “Your ticket has been paid for. We are terribly sorry for your loss. God Bless” Lane said she made the random act of kindness to provide a helping hand to the family during a time of deep sorrow. Baby Glory did not wake up from a nap and passed away on May 4 at nine weeks old.  She does pay for meals for her customers on special occasions.  She also pays for military, police and fire fighters.  She just loves to give some sunshine to people who need it.  Thank you Kayla for being such a special person and a friend to strangers.

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humble waitress shows random act of kindness.

92 Year Old Finishes Marathon

Meet the 92-year-old Harriet Thompson who has become the oldest person to ever finish a marathon, running almost 50 km in 7 hours. This time she ran in the Rock n Roll Marathon in San Diego, California.  She has finished this marathon 15 times before.  She runs in the Rock n Roll Marathon because it raises money for Blood Cancer Research and patient services.  She had cancer twice and her husband died in January from cancer and one of her sons just started chemotherapy. How inspiring this woman is to keep running.  She is so amazing and I can’t believe I would ever be able to run a marathon let alone run one when I was 92 years old.  She is so amazing and so inspiring. It just proves that you need to keep moving to keep moving.  Way to go Harriet.

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92 year old finishes marathon

A Brave Little Boy Grows Up

This is a video report update on a story from 2006.  This tells the story of a brave little boy who had to experience the unthinkable.  It starts with the 911 call from back in 2006 when the little boy makes the call after his father had killed his mom and stabbed him leaving him for dead.  Anthony Sukto was an amazing little boy.  He told Oprah that the angels helped him call 911 to get help.  When they found him a paramedic and policeman helped the little boy get to the hospital.  They have a special bond. Today Anthony is 18 and went back to Washington to meet up with the two men who saved his life.  Anthony’s father got 25 years for first degree murder.  He tells Oprah via Skype that he forgives and loves his father and will tell him when he is up for parole. He spends time with the two men who saved his life.  It is amazing how this boy has turned out considering all he has been through.  We are so proud of you, Anthony.  May you have a full and happy life.  Thank you also to Officer Jeff Colquhoun and fireman Mark Eakes.  You two are great men to take care of this little boy and help him become the man he is today.

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A brave little boy grows up

Stranger Amazing Gesture for Fallen Officer’s Son

Sam Brownlee was a Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy.  He was shot and killed when trying to capture a subject after a high speed chase while on duty.  They are auctioning off his patrol car to raise money for an organization that helps the families of fallen officers. There is one bidder for this car that is kind of special.  The Sheriff’s son, Tanner Brownlee would like to win the auction so he could have his Dad’s patrol car. Tanner was only 15 when his father died. He doesn’t have much to remember his dad.  Tanner didn’t have much money to bid on the car.  He just hoped that who ever got the car would take care of it.  The bidding started and Tanner was right in the bidding.  Soon the price went way more than Tanner had available.  He watched as the price of the $12,500 car grew to $60,000.   A man who bought the former service car of a fallen Weld County, Colorado Sheriff’s deputy turned this purchase into an amazing act of kindness. After he won the car he walked over and presented the keys to Tanner.  He couldn’t believe what this many had done.  What a wonderful gesture.  It is amazing when people do amazing things for special people.

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Stranger amazing gesture toward fallen officer

Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Amazing Gifts

A Bakersfield couple just celebrated a huge milestone.  Richard and Mary Arambula celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Their family decided that for this special occasion they needed some greetings from some special people.  It all started with their granddaughter that was living in Germany at the time. She sent a letter to the Vatican and to the President of the United States.  When she got a response from both of them she thought maybe more celebrities would send a note.  She was so surprised to see that she received over 150 notes including one from each of the living presidents.  She had sent a request to Joan Rivers and unfortunately she died before she could send something so her publisist sent a broach and a shawl.  One of their favorites was a note from Tommy Lasorda and Steve Garvey as she is a huge Dodger fan.  They also received many local celebrities as well.  They never thougtht they would receive just a wonderful response.  It truly made this anniversary even more special.  Their marriage was so successsful as they said it was because “you need to learn to be tolerant of one another.” Congratulations Richard and Mary…, many more to come.

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Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

A Special Prom Invite

Corning High School student Cope Robinson asked Autumn Pollard to prom this year in front of the entire student body during a pep rally. Pollard is a junior at Corning High School and has Noonan syndrome. Her parents said it affects growth, the heart and several other aspects. Autumn said she usually joins the mascot on the basketball court to do a dance during the pep rally but she wasn’t expecting what happened next. “They turned me towards the words and here’s Cope walking to me with purple flowers, my favorite color,” Pollard said.

Robinson, a sophomore football player, said he and Autumn go to the same church and thanks to the help of his older sister and a few others, they were able to pull off the big surprise.He also said he hopes people see the video and feel inspired to be kind to others.“More people see that and be like that, instead of no, I’m not going to go with this kid, I’m not going to go with that kid,” said Robinson. It is wonderful to see how Cope respected Autumn and wanted to share this occasion with her.  They are wonderful examples to us all.

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A special Prom Invite

Freedom for Anthony

Anthony Ray Hinton lived on death row for nearly 30 years.  He was innocent but no one believed him.  He had a team of attorneys (The Equal Justice Initiative) that worked every day to help him gain his freedom.  He waited believing that someone would figure it out that it was not him.  He kept his faith.  In this video we watch as he experiences new and old things like feeling the rain on his face for the first time in 30 years.  He learned how to use the ATM, learn about Instagram and Facebook.  He doesn’t blame people. He has a strong faith and is now ready to learn to live again.  He will now work on fixing up his home that he shared with his mother when he was arrested.  They had information that they bullets used in the crime did not match the gun that was owned by his mother.  Things like this happen but the story here is that this man has a wonderful soul and joy.  He will make a new life now out and free.  It is amazing how things like this happen but the good news is that he is free and determined to make himself a good life.  What a strong spirit this man has.  ”Bitterness kills the soul” he says.  May he have a good life and reconnect with his family.

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Freedom for Anthony