Monday, March 9, 2009

Child's selfless request helps feed the hungry

"About a year ago, [a mother and daughter] were listening as a radio announcer talked about the fact that local food banks were struggling.

"[The daughter] decided then what she wanted for her next birthday.

"She asked if she could ask children to bring food for a food drive instead of presents,'' said [the mother]. "I told her that it was a wonderful, heartfelt idea.'' When it came time for the party and the presents, [the child] didn't forget. She asked her birthday guests to bring canned goods and other nonperishable food items. No presents."

read the full story at The Fayetteville Observer.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mum's selfless act to save her miracle baby Izabelle

A MUM forced to make an agonising choice between having a baby or undergoing vital chemotherapy treatment for an aggressive form of bone cancer is celebrating after the birth of her ‘miracle’ daughter Izabelle.

Read the full story at This is Wiltshire

Friday, February 27, 2009

Father’s house a haven for the homeless

"For Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey, the plight of Perth’s homeless is literally on his doorstep.

"Every evening, a constant stream of people who have nowhere else to go turn up at his modest home in the heart of the city, just across the road from St Mary’s Cathedral, in search of a place to kip.

"The man they call “Father” usually gives them a sandwich or a few dollars before they bed down at the back of his house, safe in the knowledge it is one of few places where police cannot move them on."

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via The West

Friday, February 13, 2009

Memorable quote...

He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel AND EXAMPLE builds with both. – Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Wanna be remembered?

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

Now, try this one...

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are NOT the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. Simply, they are the ones who care.

(Original source unknown)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Policeman buys food for hungry shoplifter

"There was nothing unusual when, at 5:56 p.m. on Jan. 7, Laconia Police Officer Jeffrey P. Wholley arrested a shoplifter who was attempting to steal items from the Cumberland Farms store on Court Street.

"What was unusual, however, is that Wholley, after charging Benjamin M. Berry, 32, in connection with the shoplifting, later ended up paying for and giving Berry the items that Berry had tried to steal: four pre-made sandwiches worth a combined $9.16.

"For doing that, the Laconia Police Commission honored Wholley on Thursday with Chief Mike Moyer calling it "an act of selfless compassion."

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"Kids these days. They’re so ... altruistic."

A 16 year old who collects food for struggling families.
A boyscout who created a garden for a pre-school.
A 10 year old who works to help pay the family expenses.

Read the story.