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Cheer Us Up!

Photo courtesy of therealsingapore.com/tesy

Photo courtesy of therealsingapore.com

 

I recently found a Reddit article in which someone posted the question, “What’s a fact you know that will cheer me up?” Here are some of the beautiful responses (there are already 500 within the 4 hours the question was posted):

Hedgehogs, already insanely adorable, are considered very beneficial to UK gardeners. Gardeners cut little hedgehog holes in their fences so the hedgehogs can freely roam from garden to garden.

Each year, hundreds of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their food.

Every cow has their own best friend that they hang around every day.

The act of smiling inadvertently improves your mood.

Why don’t we try that here! Please post a comment of something that would cheer someone up or that has cheered you up! Thanks! 🙂

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Homeless Man Returns $42,000 Found In Backpack

Photo courtesy of gofundme.com.

Photo courtesy of gofundme.com

 

A homeless man who lives in the streets and homeless shelters of Boston found a backpack at a shopping mall full of money- a lot of money. $42,000 in cash and traveler’s checks, to be exact. But despite the fact that he needed that money more than almost anyone, he flagged down a police car and handed it over to the officer. On Sept. 16th, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis publicly honored and thanked the man, named Glen James, for his honesty during a ceremony.

What shocks me is that James knew that there was money in the bag and gave it to police anyway. How many people would do that? How many people wouldn’t take at least some of it before handing it over, especially if they desperately needed that money? He explained his reasons for returning the money during the ceremony (according to NewsOne.com):

“Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a…penny of the money I found. I am extremely religious — God has always very well looked after me.”

I think most people would call being homeless desperate! Yet something in him still made him think of the person who would be missing that money.

An altruistic act is one in which a person does something good for another person without expecting anything in return. It is not hard to understand why you may be hard-pressed to remember the last time you’ve seen a person be altruistic. And that’s exactly why these stories are important and should be shared when they happen. This story not only shows us that homeless men and women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, but that kindness is important and means something.

Altruism is difficult to practice, but stories like this can hopefully inspire us to be more kind and compassionate, and less selfish. It also doesn’t hurt that sometimes people remember the good things you do for them and say thanks. Fortunately for James, someone said thanks by starting an online charity for him! To check it out, go to gofundme.com.

Thai Video About Random Acts of Kindness

This video is from Thailand and shows a beautiful story of a group of strangers who change each other’s lives by choosing to be compassionate to each other. It has become quite popular. I’ve posted it because it shows us how random acts of kindness can really make a difference in a person’s life.

It will definitely make you smile!

Pet Dog Saves the Day for Two Little Girls: A Story For Animal Lovers

Photo of Psycho courtesy of Pet360.com via KTSM Facebook page

Photo of Psycho courtesy of Pet360.com via KTSM Facebook page

From Pet360.com:

A dog named Psycho might have earned the name he was given this past week when he saved a little girl in his family from a striking rattlesnake.

The incident happened in Texas when Maya Delarosa was making mud pies with her sister. Luckily for the sisters, Maya’s grandmother’s ten pound Chihuahua-poodle mix, Psycho, came to their rescue, getting between the girls and the snake just before it struck.

The bite landed on Psycho’s eyelid instead of on the girls. “I love my little dog… I mean he saved her life,” Martha Rodriguez, Psycho’s mom, told KTSM reporters.

For more on this story and other pet news, go to Pet360.com.

 

 

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