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somethings a little deeper.

"I cut someone off in traffic yesterday.

I'm a good driver, but I pulled out right in front of this guy, who of course leaned on his horn... hard.

Then, as luck would have it, we pulled into the SAME store parking lot. Yay!

So I knew it was coming…

He arranged it so he would be standing in front of his vehicle as I rolled by slowly, looking for a spot to park.

There he was, middle finger in the air ( big surprise ) shoving it aggressively toward me, while yelling.

I braked, threw it into reverse, came up beside him, rolled down my window, and... just listened.

I let him rant.


LEARN HOW TO %#%€ing DRIVE FOR #%#!SAKE!'


That was probably the nicest thing he said in all of it.


When he was done, I said in an even tone that I have perfected for escalations at home:

'You have a right to be pissed. I cut you off, and I'm really sorry. I'm usually a pretty good driver, but that was a really stupid mistake and I'm sorry I put us both in danger.'

He sort of stuttered, still mad, but visibly trying to process what I'd just said.

Then I said 'Thank you for being on the ball, and saving us BOTH today with your quick reflexes.'

He literally mumbled 'Geez, just be careful..." and he had his head down and was still adjusting to someone being kind to him... someone who he had just called every name in the book, and F bombed about 500 times in public... loudly.

It did shake me up, but not the way it did him.

I've found that I'm so much more prepared for the unexpected than the average person.

I've also learned, through my son, that everything is a teachable moment, that one should always act with grace and good intention, and that whenever possible, give someone a chance to show their best side.

And that's what he did.

I was using my cart around the store, and all of a sudden there’s a tap on my shoulder.

It's angry dude.


Only he isn't angry, he’s humble.


'You said sorry to me, but I'm the one who owes you an apology. I had a really bad morning, some bad news at work.

Thank you for reminding me that everyone makes mistakes, including me.

I acted really badly calling you names and stuff. I'm really sorry for that.'

'Thank you,' I said, and smiled.

Then he smiled too, we told each other 'have a nice day' and I think we both probably did just that.

Because we BOTH stepped out of our comfort zone to thank someone else for their actions.

And it felt... good.

My son taught me that. He has taught me patience, and grace.

He has taught me that however bad things may be at the moment, there is always something to learn from it, and a chance to do it better the next time."


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“Today I was asked if I was any good with phones by an elderly man as he was trying to open a picture message that his granddaughter had sent.


After putting Sienna in her stroller, I took a look at his phone which was a really old Nokia. Since he didn’t have a smart phone, I told him that he wouldn’t be able to view it.


He was gutted and went on to tell me that it was a photo of his granddaughter and her new baby who he hadn’t seen yet as they live in Buxton.


So, I forwarded the message to my phone and eventually managed to open the picture. He was so emotional seeing his great granddaughter for the first time and you could see his love for them both through his teary eyes.


The man insisted on giving me $20 to treat my daughter to a toy as a thank you for helping him which I insisted I didn’t want, but he was having none of it. So, I asked him to wait there and I went to boots and printed the photo for him and ended up buying a frame for it too.

When I returned with the framed photo, he was so happy, literally overwhelmed.


This just made my day to make someone so happy.”


Credit Serena Mansey

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A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. He seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. The Judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.

The man replied...

"Well your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat under a sweets sign that said, "The Double Mint Twins are Coming" and I grinned.

Then she moved and sat under a sign that said "Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling", and I had to smile.

Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said "William's Big Stick Did the Trick", and I could hardly contain myself.

BUT, your Honor, when she moved for the fourth time and sat under the sign that said "Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident"..

..I just lost it......."CASE DISMISSED!!"


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Why were there lambs in the stable when Jesus was born? Lambs are born in the springtime, not a few days after the winter solstice. Was it God acting in mysterious ways again, or was it another biblical make-believe story.

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Your grandma wore very short mini skirts, thin panties, high boots, and no bra...

–She listened to Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, and Rolling Stones.

–She rode on motorcycles and fast cars.

–She smoked tobacco and other things...

–She drank gin-tonics, whiskey, and whatever...

–She came home at 4 am and left for work in the morning...


Know that you will never be as cool as your grandma.

Excuse me but someone had to say it!



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A lady worked at a meat distribution factory. One day, when she finished with her work schedule, she went into the meat cold room (Freezer) to inspect something, but in a moment of misfortune, the door closed and

she was locked inside with no help in sight. Although she screamed and knocked with all her might, her cries went unheard as no one could hear her. Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room it's impossible to hear what was going on inside. Five hours later, whilst she was at the verge of death, the security guard of the factory eventually opened the door. She was miraculously saved from dying that day.


When she later asked the security guard how he had come to open the door, which wasn't his usual work routine. His explanation: "I've been working in this factory for 35 years, hundreds of workers come in and out every day, but you're one of the few who greet me in the morning and say goodbye to me every night when leaving after work. Many treat me as if I'm invisible. Today, as you reported for work, like all other days, you greeted me in your simple manner 'Hello'. But this evening after working hours, I curiously observed that I had not heard your "Bye, see you tomorrow". Hence, I decided to check around the factory. I look forward to your 'hi' and 'bye' every day because they remind me that I am someone. By not hearing your farewell today, I knew something had happened. That's why I was searching every where for you."


Be humble, love and respect those around you. Try to have an impact on people who cross your path every day, you never know

what tomorrow will bring..

Stay Blessed.sed.


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" A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’

She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?’

‘Yes,’ was his incredulous reply.

She answered,

‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’"

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This iconic photograph marks the end of the career of matador Álvaro Munero. In the midst of the battle, he suddenly repented and sat down at the edge of the field. Subsequently, in an interview, Alvaro will tell: “Suddenly I saw not horns, but the eyes of a bull. He stood in front of me and started looking at me. '


Just stood and watched, making no attempt to attack. The innocence that is in the eyes of all animals looks towards me with a plea for help. It was like a cry for justice and somewhere deep inside me, I suddenly realized that he was addressing me in the same way we address God in prayer: “I don't want to fight you, please leave me, Because I have done nothing wrong to you. You can kill me if you want, kill me if you want, but I do not want to fight you."


And I, reading it in her eyes, felt like the worst creature on earth. and hindered the war. After that I became a vegetarian and started fighting bullfights. " This story was published in 2012. After thousands of other foreign publications told about the case, millions of people learned about the matador Álvaro Munero, and this photo became one of the most recognizable.


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I recognise with this in a small way. When I am busy and my puppy wants to play - the look on her face is like a child all hopeful, wanting, gleeful and then disappointed when I don't and you really can read all sorts of emotions on an animals face and why oh why mankind is so cruel to animals is beyond me.

This is Madge -she was one year old on December 15th just gone.

JB.


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