I've seen a lot of videos and heartwarming articles over the holidays but for some reason, this clip from Skype is the one that brought tears to my eyes -- even after viewing it a second time! As I have written about before, I LOVE the internet mainly because of its sheer power for connecting people. Whether it's keeping... Continue Reading →
Pedro Reyes is darn cool. An artist from Mexico, he transforms weapons into musical instruments. Need I say more? As thisiscolossal.com reported last week: "The team acquired a variety of rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army and used them to build the musical devices that are controlled by... Continue Reading →
Haircuts for hugs
In the past two decades, 82-year-old Anthony Cymerys sets up shop in a Connecticut park every week to give haircuts for the homeless. His fee? A hug. "It's all about being kind to people, and it works three ways. You feel good, the person you're doing it for feels good, and people that are... Continue Reading →
Katie’s 34 acts of kindness
Some people want a lavish party or a fancy present on their birthday. Katie decided to celebrate by doing 34 acts of kindness, while urging the recipient to pay it forward. To me, this is such a good reminder that anyone can do something kind for a stranger. It does not have to be grand,... Continue Reading →
Thank You Notes
Tomorrow, I'm going to my very first hockey game, courtesy of our landlord who gave us extra tickets for free. I'm so excited and grateful! While thinking of the Thank You note we're going to send him, it reminded me of this funny Thank You note written by a kid named Flint to a local... Continue Reading →
Don’t stop believin’ Arnel
http://youtu.be/Z0cIj3OPM2k If you're a self-proclaimed cheeseball like me, then you must have a special place in your heart for Journey and their heartfelt songs such as Don't Stop Believin'. It makes me smile every time I hear it, and I welcome it anytime, anyplace. I will crank that radio UP! The fact that Journey found... Continue Reading →
10 year-old donates his allowance to save cats!
A little boy melted my heart today, and his name is Evan. Why? I just found out that this 10-year-old from Philadelphia saves his allowance and donates them yearly to City Kitties, a non-profit rescue center for cats. How cute is that?! To top it off, his earnest letter is just too precious to not share... Continue Reading →
Real Secret Santas
I first heard about real "Secret Santas" happening at a K-mart in Michigan last year, and I am so happy to learn that it has inspired others to do the same. Most recently, a $10,000 check was given by an anonymous donor to help payoff layaways in Walmart, and other similar stories have been reported... Continue Reading →
An Inspiring Disney Trip Giveaway
If you received an all-expense-paid trip to Disneyland, would you give it away? This includes airfare, mind you! Well, this wonderful boy did. In fact, inspired by the red paper clip experiment, Brendan used Facebook and his toy soldier to trade up for credits and gift certificates, where he eventually accumulated enough for a Disney... Continue Reading →
The coolest 92 year-old pirate
I'm not advocating digital piracy or bootlegging movies, but "Big Hy" is a pirate worth noting. Why? This World War II veteran copies brand new Hollywood movies and sends them to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The cool part is, he doesn't do it for profit -- in fact, he uses his own dime... Continue Reading →
Timon and Pumbaa!
Hakuna Matata! I love these things! Another Timon and Pumbaa moment is happening at a zoo in Netherlands as I type, actually. How awesome is that? Read on for more meerkat/warthog BFF stories from the Mail Online UK.
Real-Life Ninjas Save the Day!
I came across an article tonight that made me smile. A guy was chased down into an alley by three muggers ... but it just so happens that the building next to the alley is a ninja training school. As the muggers started attacking, five fully-geared ninjas popped out of nowhere and chased them away. It's... Continue Reading →