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10 Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

March 18, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life, main |

A 13-year-old golden retriever was so excited to be reunited with her soldier owner after three months away

 

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The Story Of A Dog’s Last Day On Earth

March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Life |

I Died Today. By Duke Roberts.

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And I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party. Note: This wasn’t my dog or situation; I thought it was worth sharing though. The photos and captions on this post have been reproduced as they originally appeared on photographer Robyn Arouty’s blog. http://www.robynarouty.com/

And I laughed.

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Why You’re Pursuing Happiness All Wrong

March 14, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

By Nick Notas

I was sitting around the table with a bunch of people who had “made it”. They were experts in their respective fields, six-figure earners, and successful entrepreneurs who’d worked with famous celebrities and politicians. By all accounts, they were the kind of people that so many of us can’t help but envy.

As the night went on, however, a different story unfolded. Thanks to some interesting question cards, we all started to reveal a similar journey we were going through.

We all spent years pursuing what we believed would make us happy — money, status, influence, women. All of us achieved those goals and then realized, “Now what?”

We weren’t suddenly happier. In fact, some of us were left unfulfilled and disappointed. We’d invested energy, time, and emotion chasing our dreams — often at the expense of personal values and relationships. We didn’t take for granted what we had, but we also were forced to see that those accomplishments didn’t provide lasting fulfillment.

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10 Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

March 11, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life, main |

Kid fails repeatedly on the vault, wiping away tears. Gets a strong boost from fellow classmates & the rest is history. Never give up.

 

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A Dying Dog’s Goodbye Letter To His Human

March 4, 2016 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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A dog owner shared a heartfelt tribute to his dog Benny after Benny passed away recently.

“I wrote a story to cope with my grief,” said Austin, Texas musician and owner of Benny, John Pointer.

Here’s is Benny’s story, as posted on Facebook:

“Yesterday was a weird day. I couldn’t get myself out of bed. The guy I live with lifted me up. I tried to get my legs under me, but they wouldn’t cooperate. He said, ‘Don’t worry, I gotcha, buddy,’ carried me downstairs, and out the front door. That was so nice of him. I needed to pee so badly, I just had to go right there where he put me down. Normally I wouldn’t, but we both decided to make an exception to the rule.

I started walking down the parking lot toward that place where all the dogs like me go to poop. I felt my paws dragging on the ground. ‘How strange,’ I thought. Then suddenly, I just had to go, really badly. In the middle of the parking lot. Normally, I wouldn’t do that. It’s against the rules.”

“My person cleaned up the mess. He’s good at that. I felt embarrassed, looked at him, and he said, ‘Want to keep walking, buddy?’ I did, but it was surprisingly tough. By the time we reached the end of the parking lot, my head was spinning. I tried to climb the little hill, and nearly fell over. I couldn’t figure out what was going on.

He reached down again, and ran his hands over me. That felt good. He picked me up, and carried me home. I was still confused, and my head was light, but I was glad not to have to walk all the way back. It suddenly seemed like an impossible distance.”

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Life Has Its Share Of Beautiful Moments

March 4, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life, main |

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90-Year-Old Forgoes Cancer Treatment To Travel The Country In An RV

March 1, 2016 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

While many people’s first instinct after hearing a cancer diagnosis is to fight, others choose to forgo the treatments and make the most of their time rather than spending their last months in a stuffy hospital being poked and prodded by doctors and nurses.

Just two days after her husband of 67 years, Leo, passed away in July, this 90-year-old woman from Michigan named Norma was dealing with her own health crisis. Doctors found a large cancerous mass on her uterus, which would require surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Instead of resigning herself to months of brutal treatments, which her five-foot, 101-pound frame would likely not survive, she boldly announced to the doctor that she would be ‘hitting the road’ instead. “We explained to the well-meaning doctor and his student that we live in an RV and that we will be taking her wherever she wants to go,” Norma’s son Tim wrote in a post to Facebook. “He didn’t hesitate to say, “RIGHT ON!” We asked if he thought us irresponsible for this approach. His reply was telling.”

Instead of resigning herself to months of brutal treatments, which her five-foot, 101-pound frame would likely not survive, she boldly announced to the doctor that she would be ‘hitting the road’ instead.

“We explained to the well-meaning doctor and his student that we live in an RV and that we will be taking her wherever she wants to go,” Norma’s son Tim wrote in a post to Facebook. “He didn’t hesitate to say, “RIGHT ON!” We asked if he thought us irresponsible for this approach. His reply was telling.”

“As doctors,” he said, “we see what cancer treatment looks like every day. ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects and honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery to remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do in this situation. Have a fantastic trip!”

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12 Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

February 26, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

Cheerleader Asks Boy With Autism To Prom. 

Mikal Bartosik had already been to prom twice before, so for her senior year, she wanted it to be different — something special. Mikal started spending lunches with Jonathan, who goes by JMR, and other students from his special-education class long before she decided to ask him to the prom. After she realized not only how badly JMR wanted to attend the dance, but also that none of Park Vista’s special-education students attended last year’s prom, she became determined to execute her plan.

 

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