Christmas

Christmas Box Brings a Surprise

This is a story that started many years ago.  It is a story about a little boy who one Christmas created a shoebox gift for a far away land. Samaritan’s purse is an organization that collects shoeboxes full of gifts for little boys and girls in underprivileged countries.  The girl, Joanna Marchan, received that gift and always remembered the picture of the little boy that was in the box.  When she grew up she searched through social media for this young man.  She found him, Tyrel Wolfe, on Facebook and they connected.  He saved until one day he could travel to the Philapines where she lived.  They grew together and discovered that they were meant to be together.  After several other trip he asked her father if he could marry her.  For their wedding they asked for more Christmas shoeboxes and they drove them to the headquarters for Samaritan’s purse so they could not only share their story but make more children happy when they received their shoeboxes.  How wonderful can a little simple act change the lives of these two people.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

Christmas box brings a surprise

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.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

USAF flash mob

Christmas Shoes Music Video

For Christmas Eve, I decided to have our ALGN post for today be an “oldie, but goodie”.  I’m one of those people who gets choked up by songs with a good message.  So, even though it isn’t “news”, today’s post is “Christmas Shoes” by Newsong.  Most of you already know the song.  I know I sure do.  But, no matter how many times I listen to it, I can’t help but get touched by the message and have my “eyes leak” just a little bit.  As this will be the last post before Christmas Morning, I want to wish each one of you the VERY MERRIEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!  I hope you have a wonderful day and that you are able to spend it with those who mean the most to you.  Thank you for watching our posts at A Little Good News.  I hope that some of them have brightened your days.  And, thank you for sending some good leads into us and for sharing our posts with your friends and family and telling them about ALGN.  May we each take the time to think about the TRUE meaning of Christmas this year and let that TRUE spirit of Christmas sink deep into our hearts.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Christmas shoes

Christmas Jammies Music Video

I know that today’s ALGN post is not news, but since it is Christmas-time, I hope you will give me a little leeway.  It IS fun and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should.  You will get a kick out of it.  I decided to post it because I had a few friends send it my way (maybe it is because of my music video making past — who knows).  Thanks to Denise S., Frank L. and I can’t remember how many others who sent it to me.  This Christmas video is really blowing up on the internet (going viral in a very big and fast way).  Before any of you complain that it isn’t really a Christmas music video, but it is actually just a creative plug for the business that the Mom and Dad have, save yourself the time.  I know that, but when it is done this well, I get past it, because it works!!  They did such a great job with it that they deserve to have the publicity that they are going to get.  This husband and wife (Penn and Kim Holderness) decided that, instead of a typical Christmas newsletter that they would send out, updating everyone about the family, they would make a Christmas music video and update everyone that way.  They wrote a song “Christmas Jammies”.  It is sung to the tune of “Miami” (a 1997 Will Smith song).  While they still brag about their “amazing” kids (I think that is a requirement for all Christmas newsletters), it is done in such a fun way, that even the bragging is accepted with a smile.  I hope you enjoy it.  And, like the Holderness’ would say, “Have a Merry Christmas (whether you have new “Christmas Jammies” or not)!!”

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Christmas jammies