Category: Compassion

Burnt Biscuits

Unconditional kindness and compassion for others should be our core focus every day of our lives. I recently came across the following story, written by an unknown author, which illustrates this lesson…one that we all should remember to do each day. When I was… Continue Reading “Burnt Biscuits”

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The Story of the Christmas song, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

In March of 1863, 18-year-old Charles Appleton Longfellow walked out of his family’s house on Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and—unbeknownst to his family—boarded a train bound for Washington, D.C., traveling over 400 miles across the eastern seaboard in order to join President Lincoln’s Union… Continue Reading “The Story of the Christmas song, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day””

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Remembering Our Loved Ones

All of us have relatives or other people that we know who are advancing in years and who are people that we might consider, “getting old.” As they progress in their age, we sometimes lose our patience with them and become mad or angry.… Continue Reading “Remembering Our Loved Ones”

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The Compassion of a Stranger

A lady walked down a city street one day, she spotted a beggar. The man looked old, he smelled, was unshaven and dressed in worn-out clothes. Everyone who passed by looked at him with contempt; they didn’t have anything against him but didn’t like… Continue Reading “The Compassion of a Stranger”

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The Things Money Can’t Buy

In today’s world, many people spend many, many hours working hard to earn money that they will need. Unfortunately, many people put so much time and effort into their work that they quite often forget about the important things in life, spending quality time… Continue Reading “The Things Money Can’t Buy”

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The Golden Slippers

There are times in each of our lives when we need a reminder of the importance of having a spirit of giving and generosity towards others. Thus, is the case for the following story that I had posted on an old blog page of… Continue Reading “The Golden Slippers”

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A Beautiful Short Story of Love

This is a short little story of unconditional love that will be certain to make your day! An elderly man hurried to his 8:00am doctor appointment, he wanted to finish quickly so that he could get to another appointment. The doctor asked what it… Continue Reading “A Beautiful Short Story of Love”

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Children: They Learn What They Live

Children have always fascinated me. I have been a teacher, coach, camp director, and counselor, etc., for over 30 years. I have seen all kinds of children during that time. There are children who are very well behaved, fun to have around, and a… Continue Reading “Children: They Learn What They Live”

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A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Forgiveness

During the Second World War, Corrie Ten Boom and her family showed great courage in helping to rescue Jewish people from the Nazis. Corrie’s involvement with the Dutch underground began with her acts of kindness in giving temporary shelter to her Jewish neighbors who… Continue Reading “A Holocaust Survivor’s Story of Forgiveness”

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Homelessness and the Tyranny of Urgency

A day or so ago, a friend of mine, who works and ministers to the homeless, sent me the following newsletter that I thought would be a good thing to share with you. Let’s all take a little time each day to consider how… Continue Reading “Homelessness and the Tyranny of Urgency”

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Great Life Lessons to Live By

There are many times throughout our everyday lives that we get caught up in the ”hustle and bustle” of life and forget “the little things”…the things that should be the most important things to live by. Whether we are experiencing tough situations in life… Continue Reading “Great Life Lessons to Live By”

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The Joy of Changing A Life

The joy and satisfaction of making a life-long difference in a person’s life is an experience and accomplishment of untold fulfillment. I have been a teacher for more than 30 years and have had the opportunity to teach thousands of people. It is such… Continue Reading “The Joy of Changing A Life”

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