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Category: Good Samaritans

Handicapped but not DISABLED.

March 2, 2015 |

Most people constrained to a wheel-chair would happily pass up having to shovel snow; this woman takes it on.

Digging herself a path to the mail for her home business, she has taken on the chore for others too. With … Read More

Lifting a burden for a grieving mom.

February 25, 2015 |

Losing a child is said to be the worst pain anyone can go through. Having to go back to work when you’re still grieving just compounds matters.

This mother from Australia lost her 19 year old son in a freak … Read More

I love you with all my kidney.

February 24, 2015 |

My absolute favorite professor at University of Texas at Dallas was Dr. Larry Cauller; G-d rest his soul. He acquired Hepatitis as a medic in Vietnam and his liver suffered for it.

He used to quip, “You shouldn’t say I … Read More

Facebook kindness saves the day!

February 23, 2015 |

The boorish lack of thank you notes, and RSVP’s these days no longer surprises me, but 16 invitations to a six year-old birthday with not a ONE responded to, and NO ONE shows up to the party?

Most everyone knows … Read More

Beauty from Ashes

February 16, 2015 |

A death rocks your world. When it’s a young person, even more so. We can “soak in our juices of sorrow” as my family puts it, or we can create beauty from the ashes; that’s what this daddy did.

Dr. … Read More

Making social skills “shine”

February 13, 2015 |

I love it when people think “outside the box”, which leads to about the only thing my writing partner and I disagree on; modern art! This story is about thinking outside the box, and it has lead to surprising rewards. … Read More

Bullying…UN-done.

February 12, 2015 |

Words of kindness are always good because they add value or encouragement to someone’s day. I hadn’t thought about what they could actually take away though.

When something is done that is hateful or cruel, it can have far greater … Read More

The Multiplicity of Kindness

February 9, 2015 |

Nine year old Myles Eckert and his family were on their way into a Cracker Barrel, when Myles found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot.

For a moment or two, he entertained the thought of buying a video … Read More

Perspective Changes Everything

February 7, 2015 |

I lived in somewhat, “snooty” North Dallas for years; I would never go back. I’ve learned so much more in a dirty, little country town.

My husband and I moved out here, because our house has a 1,200 square foot … Read More

“Dropping-off” the kids….

February 6, 2015 |

This story is from South Korea, but no matter; it applies to all of us. Life is precious. It is since we have disregarded it as a society, “flipping G-d the bird” with this Commandment in particular, that our country … Read More

#ShovelItForward

February 4, 2015 |

Sadly, shoveling snow can cause heart-attacks. It’s both an occasional and strenuous activity that a person may not be in physical condition for.

An elderly man had been shoveling “climate change”, I mean snow off of his driveway and suffered … Read More

Hardest working man in America?

February 3, 2015 |

Sometimes we rely on our British cousins for news, for example, to find out what really happened to the bust of Winston Churchill that was once in the White House. In this case, they “hip” us to possibly the hardest … Read More

Kindle Some Kindness

February 2, 2015 |

Not that I can AFFORD television, but even when I could, I didn’t have it. What got me interested in the degree I eventually chose, was doing research with a doctor on neurobiofeedback and A.D.D. Let’s just say television is … Read More

More “Jonathons” in the world.

January 31, 2015 |

Most kids have a “hole burning in their pocket” to spend any money they have; not this kid.

Jonathon Terhaar is a farm kid, from near Richmond Indiana. His chores include gathering the eggs from the chickens every day, and … Read More

A Principal with Principles

January 28, 2015 | 1

Sometimes kids have to look outside their homes for inspiration. Kids at Mott Hall Bridge Academy in Brooklyn, New York can find someone who believes in them at school; their principal Nadia Lopez.

When a student was asked who had … Read More

Much more than a lunch: KB

January 27, 2015 |

When I was 16, I worked at a law firm downtown as a summer intern. Every day, I’d go get lunch from this row of vendors – either a gyro, a hot dog, a kebab, or a burrito.

Each one … Read More

This party su*ks! (in a good way)

January 23, 2015 |

I don’t like indulgent parties for kids, but I do like clever ones. It “don’t” get more clever than this one for a vacuum-cleaner-obsessed autistic kid!

Many autistic children have subjects of which they are particularly interested in, to the … Read More

Amazing American: Gloria Campos

January 23, 2015 |

My boss, Kevin Jackson, assists in placing dozens of children find “forever homes” every year, so when I saw this video of my Dallas “hometown” anchor with a touching adoption success story, I just had to share.

For years, WFAA … Read More

Living Lesson

January 22, 2015 |

Kids learn what is “caught” not what they are “taught”. What are you teaching your kids implicitly?

One of my friends was having kind of a bummer of a day, and she went the drive-through of Starbucks to grab a … Read More

The Power of One

January 21, 2015 |

In a world of big “box” stores and “mega churches”, have we forgotten the power of ONE?

One: Rosa Parks made a difference.

One: Martin Luther King made a difference.

One: Christ made ALL of the difference.

What … Read More

Wrong place; right time

January 20, 2015 |

Sometimes what seems like the very worst thing that can happen, turns out to be the best thing that can happen.

Jamal Rutledge was being booked into a Fort Lauderdale jail for violation of probation. As he sat waiting on … Read More

Could you say?

January 19, 2015 |

What are you doing for others? It’s not a difficult question, but one Martin Luther King Jr. asked.

In a world of perpetual pre-pubescents, and the “Me” generation, the question is particularly relevant today. How many voted for Obama so … Read More

Take one, give one

January 16, 2015 |

The airport in my rather small town, is being remodeled. What’s been taken away makes me sad; sometimes new isn’t better.

Our adorable little airport, with free parking and TWO gates is getting a “face-lift”. I liked the “old face” … Read More