With All The Bad News, Here's Some Good

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    Here's some good news -- for a change

     
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    Thanks for sharing that. I think it is easy for us to look past all of the good which takes place every day. It's good to be reminded of it and to take notice of it.
     
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    Turns out the bag contained the life savings of a Vancouver, Wash., man who had accidentally left it behind...

    A few months ago, we all would have had a good laugh about this retirement plan.

    Nowadays, maybe he was on to something...
     
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    Your quite welcome. Between the carnage in India, the two Darwinian award contenders at the Toys R Us, and the trampling of that poor man, yesterday was depressing to me. Glad I ran across that...
     
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    Thanks for the break from all of the bad news we hear all day long :eusa_angel:
     
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    Don't you just love kids?

    My nephew is going to collect clothes and toys for the students where I teach. They are 'economically disadvantaged'-and he goes to a private school where those kids are not. He has traveled to Brazil to help the poor, and to the deep south to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity. He's working on his Eagle Scout Badge too.

    {He's 16, yeah, I'm bragging on him too.....:) }
     
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    The good kids do so much 'good.' Yet, it's the man bites dog stories that we're bombarded with. My kids have always volunteered, but then again so have I. One of them went down after Katrina and helped with clean up. The youngest has always volunteered with the elderly, especially with Alzheimer patients. While neither of my parents suffered from that, they lived with us throughout his high school years, my mom in a wheel chair with 24 hour nursing. He'd been a very angry child, who became a very caring teen and now adult. Saved several times by my brother 'the cop' from serious trouble, he's starting his internship in law enforcement next month. ;)
     
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    What a wonderful boy!!
     
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    Good kid.
     
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    good for him. when my son was working on his Eagle, he organized and helped collect 3 tractor trailer loads of clothes and blankets for Katrina victims.

    we later found out that the trailers were diverted to Halliburton and the clothing sold at exorbitant prices to Kurdish tribesmen to fund illegal operations in Pakistan, but i've always maintained that it's the thought that counts.

    good luck to your nephew, making Eagle is a real achievement.
     
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