Happiness

Taps for the Neighborhood

What a beautiful way to end the day.  Here is Tacoma, Washington in this neighborhood they have Don Britton who at sunset everyday, shares his talent with his neighbors.  Don checks the paper everyday to find out what time sunset will come today. He then practices to make sure that his song today is the best it can be.  Taps may have been heard before but ot hear it each day at sunset in your neighborhood it amazing. He says he does it to honor our troops.  The neighbors don’t care why.  They are all just touched with the beauty of the song.  Some folks wondered what they were hearing and who was doing it.  Many stop as soon as they hear the first note and stand at attention during the entire song.  It is a simple gesture that means so much to all his neighbors.  Thank you so much Don.  Your gift is very special to the people of Tacoma and now to all of us who have experienced this beautiful tribute.

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Tapps for the Neighborhood

She finished her bucket list.

Shirley is 94.  She lives at a retirement home and seems to be the social director.  She loves to run the entertainment there at the retirement center.  From Bingo to Concentration all together with prizes.  She even got to meet her game show heroes Pat and Vanna. She said they were very nice. She keeps very active including even painting that she used to do in her younger days.  She still spends time with her family.  She had 3 children and has plenty of grandchildren.  She had been married for 57 years.  She still has one thing on her bucket list.  She wanted to buy 5 seconds of commercial time to create an ad for TV.  Yes, a commercial with just 3 words.  Love One Another.  She just wants to get that message out.  Now her bucket list is complete now that this report was shown on TV.  You are amazing Shirley.  I hope people listen to your message and take it to heart.  That is one message that can’t be said too many times.  Thank you for sharing your life with us.

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She finished her bucket list

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

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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boy who loves to read

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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What are your memories

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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If you have a body You're an athlete

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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Man pays for groceries

Captain Jack Visits Children’s Hospital

Say what you want about celebrities and how they do the craziest things but here is a story I am proud to share.  Johnny  Depp can be a little crazy at times.  Recently while he was filming the next movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean he took time out of filming to stop by and visit a children’s hospital.  This is not the first time he has done this type of thing. He makes the time to see children and adults who are going through difficult times and bring a little joy in their lives.  Watch this video and see the reaction of patients and even the staff of this hospital.  The pure joy of the children meeting Captain Jack Sparrow.  Johnny stays in character the whole time which delights the kids and adults as well. This has given me a new fond respect for Johnny Depp and his team from the movie.  Thank you Captain Jack.  You really made a special day for these kids that are going through so much.  They will never forget this day and it will help them remember something awesome when they might be having a bad day.  You are the best.

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Captain Jack visits a children's hospital

Cancer Patient Weds from Hospital Bed

With a little help from friendly hospital staff, a terminally ill man was able to have the “best day” of his life and marry his girlfriend in his hospital room. Keith Borum and Nina Scott were married recently at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York. Nina Scott, now Borum, said even in the unusual setting she found the wedding perfect. ”The whole thing was great. I don’t know what my favorite moment was,” said Nina Borum. “I couldn’t imagine how great it could be or would be. The staff just outdid themselves … We couldn’t have done it no better.”  Nurses and other medical staff at the hospital helped make the wedding more special by finding people to donate flowers, cake and rings. The couple who have been together for three years were surrounded by friends and family all wearing protective blue medical gowns over their clothes to protect Keith Borum against infection.  Borum has been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for about 18 months, according to ABC station WABC. Earlier this year he ended up in the ER due to pain in his abdomen that turned out to be a cancerous mass. ”He’s been really going through so much and he can’t walk,” said Nina Borum. “It’s hard on him. He’s really hard…It’s just sunk his spirit.” But on his wedding day Keith Borum was able to lighten the mood by stealing his new wife’s sunglasses. Sitting in his hospital bed Keith Borum told WABC that in spite of his terminal diagnosis he was enjoying “the best day of my life.”

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Cancer Patient weds from hospital bed

Fire Rescue By Neighbors

Emergencies happen everyday.  We watcht them on the news often.  Firefighters are amazing to run into burning buildings and save people. Often they don’t think of themselves but only work hard to rescue anyone who is still in the fire.  Recently in Sandy Springs, Georgia there was a fire in an apartment complex.  The fire department was called and arrived quickly.  While they were checking out the fire two girls who were trapped in the fire came to 2nd story window. The two girls were trapped in their burning apartment when neighbors urged them to jump from a broken window. Watch as the two girls fall into their neighbors arms from a second story window. These neighbors risked their lives helping others.  How great was it that they were there to help.  I am sure those two girls think so.  The firefighters said they think it is human nature to help others.  I would like to think so.  I think it also takes a special spirit inside people to step up when they are needed. Thank you to these two men that they were there on this day.  You are amazing.

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Fire Rescue