Serving Others

Incredible Chalk Drawings

This is a collection of amazing sidewalk drawings done with chalk in 3D. Your mind may be blown after beholding these remarkable works of illusion art. You have to position the camera to be from the exact position for it to look good like this does. Similar to the other incredible sidewalk chalk drawings, you must understand that for the perspective illusion to work, the drawing in real life is much more stretched out that you would think it is.  This is not really news but something to just give everyone who sees it just some pleasure.  You can believe that it is just chalk drawings.  Can you imagine coming across these chalk drawings as you go for a walk down the street.  Just take a few minutes and enjoy something that too some very talented people hours to create.  Enjoy. Share this amazing story and bring a little enjoyment to your friends and families.

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 Incredible Chalk Drawings

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

89 year old Bridesmaid

What a great choice for a bridesmaid!!  When Pennsylvania bride Christine Quinn tied the knot in May she asked one of her best friends, “Nana Betty,” to be part of her big day. Quinn told BuzzFeed Life that choosing Nana Betty as a bridesmaid was an easy decision.
“Who doesn’t want her best friend standing beside her on her wedding day? Not to mention all of my friends love my Nana as well, so we all had a great time planning and spending time together,” she told BuzzFeed Life.  Nana Betty wasn’t immediately convinced her granddaughter actually wanted her in the wedding.
“She asked me about 10 times, ‘Are you sure?’ and ‘Why would you want an old lady in your bridal party?’” Quinn told the Huffington Post.  From the wedding photos taken by Sweetwater Photography, it is clear that Nana Betty fit right in with the bridal party.  “Spending the entire day with Nana by my side as I married the love of my life was all I could ask of her,” Quinn told BuzzFeed Life.   Nana Betty even joined the bridal party on the party bus.  What a great day for everyone.  Family is the most important part of a wedding.

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89 year old bridesmaid

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

A Powerful Send-Off

Goosebumps ahead… PNBHS Students pay tribute to their fallen rugby coach and teacher Dawson Tamatea. Thousands of high school students in New Zealand performed a traditional haka dance as a send-off for a beloved teacher who died. Video shows at least 1,700 students from Palmerston North Boys’ High School on the country’s North Island performing the dance at the funeral service of Dawson Tamatea, who died on July 20. He was a physical education and mathematics teacher at the school for almost 30 years, a spokeswoman told ABC News. What a send off for this beloved teacher.  ”We are extremely proud of our boys’ performance and we know that Mr. Tamatea would be, too,” the school wrote on its website. Haka is an ancestral war dance performed by the Maori people of New Zealand. The rugby team “All Blacks” are famous for performing the dance before their games. ”This complex dance is an expression of the passion, vigour and identity of the race,” according to a description on the All Blacks’s website, and “a custom of high social importance in the welcoming and entertainment of visitors.” According to the school, Tamatea was also involved in my extra curricular activities and sports, including tennis, basketball, and softball teams at the school.Mr. Tamatea’s passing will be difficult for many young men with whom he has had a close association as either a teacher, coach, manager or camp leader, as well as for many of our teachers who have known him for a long period of time. How wonderful to see the respect these young men had for their teacher.  RIP Mr. Tamatea.

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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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boy who loves to read

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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walmart's oldest employee

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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First parking ticket ever

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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His voice touches their hearts

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