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Well, Since I Didn’t Get To Win Filthy Richness Myself…

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Electrician facing foreclosure wins $1mil, plans to take his girlfriend out to Red Lobster, and to help his mom 🙂

This story of one of the “smaller” prize lottery winners makes me happy. Sometimes I feel so disheartened by the sharp divide between the haves and have-nots in the world. Oddly enough, in this day and age $1 million does not make you a “have” but it still makes me feel good to see a “have not” get cut a break while still remaining humble as can be. And the article says he was one of the first people through the doors at the lottery HQ the next morning… Duh! I’d also want that money ASAP! Can’t wait to hear the stories of the 2 big winners!

Source: nbcnews.com

That is Amazing, Dad!

I read this inspiring story about a dad, Paul Pauca, who created a learning app for his young son, Victor, who is diagnosed with a communication disorder, to be able to learn to communicate with others. My heart definitely melted reading this; story here, and by the way it’s available for sale too.

Article and Photo Source: NBCLatino

I Wish I Could Take Away Your Pain

Guess this pic is going viral, and definitely understandably so! It is a candid of a petowner taking his arthritic 19 year old dog into the water, as he does every night, to soothe the poor pup’s joints so that he can fall asleep. *collective heart-melt of all pet lovers* Brief story on it here.

Source: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson/StonehousePhoto.com via yahoo! news

We’re Just Ordinary People

Shelagh was here. I am here. You are here.

This is an article celebrating the life of Shelagh Gordon, an unremarkable middle aged woman who passed quietly from this Earth this past February. Why should you care? Why were 20 reporters from the local paper dispatched to write a 4000 word article complete with photojournalism about this woman? If you don’t want to read the whole article, but are now sufficiently intrigued, catch the explanation here at Forbes.com. Ok, is this story incredible, as the title of the Forbes article about it suggests? Arguable. Is the concept actually a little trite, as is the fact that they had the idea and were just writing for the “right” person to come along, rather than being inspired in a moment? Yeah, I think so. But sometimes the means isn’t as important as the end, and in the end some of us will read this story feeling a bit more appreciative of small gestures, and of people in our lives, and being reminded of the significance of our own lives in ways that maybe aren’t so obvious. So I like it. How have you contributed in a small way already today? 🙂

Source: Toronto Star via Forbes.com via my friend Jesse on fb

Photo Source: Toronto Star via Legacy.com

Lyric/Title: I was thinkin’ of  “Ordinary People” sung by John Legend

Caught In The Act… Doing Good!

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Confession: when I started typing the heading for this post I made an interesting typo, “Caught in the Act… Doing Food”… certainly would have made for a different read! Glad I got it right, because this heartwarming video by Coca Cola deserves your views. It’s been on my “to watch” list for about a month, so I know many of you may have already seen it by now, but even still, worth a rewatch dontcha think?

Source: on youtube via fastcocreate.com via my friend Ashley G. on facebook

That’s Gotta Be More Than Just A Coincidence

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Amazing story– how did this happen?! It begins like this: “A Kansas boy who bought an old Polaroid camera at a garage sale brought home a special gift for his grandma: Inside was an image of her son, who was killed in a car crash 23 years ago.” Click to read the story on msnbc in its entirety.

Article source: msnbc.com

Photo source: Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle

Ingenuity at Its Very Best

What a neat little kid, and a great thing to have happen for him as a result of his creative idea, enthusiasm, and dedication. It’s kind of a longish clip, but I challenge you to watch 1 minute and if you don’t care to see how it turns out after that, stop watching (you won’t want to stop watching). He reminds me of my friends and I when we were about this age, always coming with stuff like a neighborhood circus, a newsletter for kids, performing skits, making music videos, hosting lemonade stands, giving informative presentations on why you should recycle, etc. I hope he hangs onto his creativity and ingenuity! Go Caine!

Source: on youtube via boingboing.net via Kristin C. on fb

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