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Walking Through Life

1,345 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on December 31, 2019

It was a day in late December. The Christmas tree had been taken down. The lights and decorations had been boxed up and put in the closet until next year. And I was feeling a little blue. I sure wasn’t looking forward to the long, cold, dark Winter to come. I had always been a light lover on the inside. I tried to take comfort in...

Never give up no matter what

1,091 views | Posted by A friend on December 18, 2019

The worst time in my life was when I got sick last year in freshmen year. For context I had been running top of the nation times as a 8th grader for middle school and I run about seven miles a day. Thing is I wasn’t when I got into high school because I got sick with a illness in August that I couldn’t identify till December and...

My dad just sent me $10,000

982 views | Posted by A friend on January 3, 2020

Growing up I’ve always been very independent. I’ve never asked for my parents for money or help, and I’ve always lived a pretty secluded life from them. We’re close, but not in a “I’m going to tell you every detail of my life” way. A little back ground: I moved out at 17, went to...

The Waving Walker

977 views | Posted by Kay Heitsch on December 30, 2019

Years ago, back in the middle 1970s, my friend, Art, used to see a young man about 16 years of age and a large dog walking along the road. When cars would pass him on the other side, he made eye contact and waved. Art saw him almost daily, walking along the road waving at cars. One rainy day Art saw him and pulled over. He asked...

Let me be a blessing to others ... as Santa

869 views | Posted by Patti Everroad on December 23, 2019

Right before Thanksgiving of 2019 I put on Facebook this message .. "Lord please make me a blessing to others as Santa". A week later as we were preparing for this year's Santa visits with my Mrs. Claus basket that I carry with candy, pencils and candy canes, when I discovered some letters that I thought was from...

We Are Worthy

842 views | Posted by Vance R. G. Angel on December 23, 2019

I wouldn't say I'm particularly rich by societies standards, but on the front of wealth measured by experience and valuable lessons, I would consider myself very wealthy. On another hand I would rather say "grateful". I have almost completely lost interest in exploring for what I can see, and I have discovered...

You Deserve Respect

793 views | Posted by A friend on December 18, 2019

If you catch yourself begging someone for... human decency? A response? Time together? Clarity? Respect? Some compassion? Some kindness? You need to take a step back and realize that you're begging someone for the bare minimum. That's ridiculous and beneath...

Special Needs

716 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on January 8, 2020

My two sons are all grown up now. They are 32 and 27 years old this year. Yet they both still have the minds of children. Autism has limited their intellectual growth over the years and they still need to be looked after 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When I was a boy the term used for people like my sons was Mentally Retarded. By the time I...


683 views | Posted by Kay Heitsch on January 3, 2020

My husband Bill's Grandma Z was quite a character. Over the years we grew very close and I was actually with her when she died. In Grandma Z's later years she lived in a nursing home. Her eyesight was almost gone and she spent most of her day in a wheelchair. For the most part, her mind was sharp until the end of her life...

The Christmas Carol Sing-Along

641 views | Posted by Kay Heitsch on December 20, 2019

It was the week before Christmas at the Memory Care Center. Since it was close to Christmas a Christmas Carol sing-along was the planned activity. Bob, one of the residents, was in his joy. He was busy handing out the song sheets to everyone. Before each song, Bob would announce the name of the carol. When the people finished singing he was...

Getting involved and making a huge difference in a family's life

618 views | Posted by Neil Cervenka on December 29, 2019

Last year I worked patrol on Christmas Eve and I came across these two (and their 3 kids) who were living in a vehicle at a park. A huge storm was rolling in and they needed a miracle. Letters To Santa Charity (LTS) came in like Santa himself. With only a simple text to the board (Justin Crone, Aileen Crone, Betty...

'Discovering Faith, True Beauty and Confidence' During and After Cancer

471 views | Posted by Karen Rice on December 30, 2019

Without questioning, when going through a serious illness, you learn to know what faith truly is, along with finding the true meaning of beauty and how you really feel about yourself. I know this all too well, because I've experienced many trials and tribulations in my life. Through it all, I gain strength that I never knew I had, and...

Santa Hats

363 views | Posted by A friend on January 14, 2020

I saw this guy at Wal-Mart buying ALL of their remaining Santa hats, when I asked what he was buying them for he said "I do this every year after Christmas and donate them to children's hospitals for next...

Lucky Me!

284 views | Posted by Zoe on January 15, 2020

In fifth grade, my backpack was stolen from my dad's car. It had my binder with all my school stuff in it and a few other personal valuables. it had notebooks with stories in them I have been working on for quite a while. One morning my dad came and woke me up to tell me that his car was broken into and my backpack was stolen....

I've Been Waiting For You

215 views | Posted by Kay Heitsch on January 15, 2020

If you're like me, most of your days are uneventful. I never expected when I went to South Broadway Nursing Home, for my weekly visit, that this night would be any different. Boy, was I wrong! I walked into the nursing home that evening at 7:00. As always, I had my basket full of candy for the residents and the staff. Each...

Do You Know Why?

208 views | Posted by Kay Heitsch on January 16, 2020

I can not tell you the shock I felt when my husband Bill told me he was thinking about driving an 18 wheeler across the country. For all of our married life, Bill had worn a suit or a sport coat with a shirt and tie to work. Bill even had training in the Twin Towers in New York City. My first response to this truck driving...

Happy Early Birthday

145 views | Posted by A friend on January 16, 2020

I was at Trader Joe’s buying wine and cookies, the cashier ID’s me and sees it’s my birthday tomorrow. He disappears suddenly and comes back with these, says "Happy early birthday." Probably the most unexpected, sweetest thing someone’s done for...

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