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Stories to lighten the mood

A story or two to lighten the mood.

My son called me tonight but I missed the call. I immediately felt that horrible dread in my heart. I started thinking what's wrong? What happened? What should I say if he’s relapsed? Do I help him? Ugh-my Mama heart. So I called back and he picked up.

As he said, “Hey Mom..." I struggled to hear if he sounded ok. I went to my master bedroom, sat on the bed and waited for what was to come next. Then he says, “Mom, we've been everywhere looking for a new duvet cover or comforter and haven't found anything. Where would you recommend we go? Should we just order online?"

And then this Mama breathed again. Mom’s I know it's hard for you if you've gone through addiction with any of your children but just keep breathing. My son is still 18 months clean! I haven’t seen him smile like this in years.


JB COMMENTS: My own sister died of alcoholism ( liver failure ) many years ago and for a period I had her living in the flat underneath me, and every day when she banged on my door I wasn't sure what I would find :- either her blubbering her eyes out and saying she cannot cope with life - or how she had baked some scones and would I like some... and the stress of not knowing was strong. Sadly, her liver couldn't take any more vodka and as mush as we all tried, her destiny was different to ours - where no one in the family drank and she made up for us all. Sadly - she was only 38 when she died. I can understand the comments made above from my heart.


A story or two to lighten the mood.

The other day I was in my backyard and I had my neighbor that lives behind us come to the fence and meet me for the first time. It turns out that one of our trees had fallen and damaged her fence and she wondered if we could take care of it?

I told her that it wouldn’t be a problem and I would get it done. She was so happy that I would take care of it and let me know that her husband of 48 years had passed away about 2 weeks ago and she didn’t know what she was going to do. I immediately felt for this woman because I know the grief that comes with losing a family member.

I fixed the fence and she text me a few days later and wondered if I would be interested in helping fix things around her house? I said I would come look and see if I was able to do what she needed. She just needed her gutters cleaned inside and out so I said it wouldn’t be a problem.

Life has been very stressful for us lately but today helped me put things in perspective. We got the opportunity to serve someone going through whats really difficult in life.

As we were cleaning the gutters she wanted to pay us but I told her we wanted to do it for free and all about Brighton a Day. How this was our opportunity to give back to someone in need and our payment would be getting a picture with her, to which she agreed.

When we got home I went to take my phone out of my pocket and there was money in there. She had put it in there when I wasn’t looking, she was like a ninja, I didn’t feel it at all!🤣 I hope all of us can look outside of whatever things are weighing us down in life and try to lift those that have it worse than us. It just might help you more than you know.


What a load of bull .....

A handful of cows found their way into a newly built home and lived in it for a month before being noticed.

The family was moving from Washington. The Aunt was supposed to be checking on the place, but she didn’t.

A rancher had filed a report about missing some cattle and even checked their barn, but not the house.

They think a bad storm sent them looking for cover. They also think the storm blew a door in or somehow one of the cows nudged one open.


'I hope it was worth it ?'

This is what Carey Birmingham said to his wife, Patricia, just before he shot her in the face 3 times on camera while their daughter was at school. The phone camera picked him up saying

“I hope it was worth it” right after.

He was referring to an affair she’d allegedly been conducting which sparked a 30 minute argument prior to the incident. He pled guilty in front of an all woman jury and received a sentence of- get this- 10 years with the possibility of parole after 5 The defense never sought to justify his actions, but instead wanted to “explain why he did what he did”.

The man’s own daughter spoke out against him, stating:

“I lost both my parents that day. My dad died that day, too, because the person who did that to my mom and my father aren't the same person”

The jury ruled that it was a “crime of passion” and that was the justification for such a light sentence. 10 years is a slap on the f*cking wrist when we’re talking about 2nd degree murder.

Now I think this has more to do with Texas’ dumb murder statutes, as murders committed out of passion are only punishable by up to 20 years with as little as 2.

But it still stands, women of Texas, be on your guard. Because if you piss your husband/boyfriend off enough, he can take you outside in broad daylight, unceremoniously shoot you in the face like Ol’ f*cking Yeller, cry about how his little feelings were hurt, and only be on the hook for, at a minimum, 2 years of his life…

This isn’t justifying adultery, but- and say it with me now- being cheated on does not excuse murder.


JB: What do you expect from those bozo's in America. Guns rule supreme.



In an ordinary Friday afternoon in Mission, Texas, Melissa Janelle Torrez was preparing to leave her house when she witnessed a horrifying scene. Her 59-year-old neighbor, Mario Cardona, was casually riding his motorized scooter with his 10-month-old German Shepherd puppy, G2, being dragged behind.

Most people might freeze in such a situation, succumbing to the “bystander effect.” However, Torrez was not one of them. With her heart pounding, she quickly started recording the gruesome incident on her phone.

(Picture: Facebook/MelissaJanelleTorrez)

She confessed, “I was really upset. Many suggested I should’ve cut the dog’s leash or pushed Cardona off his wheelchair. I wanted to do all those things, but I had to think logically and not emotionally.”

Unfazed by Torrez filming the incident, Cardona brazenly challenged her to call the police, claiming ownership of the dog.

But Torrez wasn’t about to back down. She handed the footage to the Mission Police Department and posted it on Facebook. The police applauded her quick thinking, acknowledging that video evidence makes it easier to prove animal cruelty cases.

(Picture: Facebook/MelissaJanelleTorrez)

Within 15 hours, Cardona was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. His criminal record revealed this was not his first offense, having previous charges for assault, DUI, and possession of cocaine.

During the court proceedings, Rosa Maria Cardona, the defendant’s wife, claimed ownership of G2, pleading that her husband suffered from PTSD and depression. Despite her pleas, the judge ruled that G2 would not be returned to her former home.

Despite being released from jail due to his medical conditions, Cardona had to make a court appearance and fulfill a $10,000 bond requirement. At the same time, the judge remained steadfast in his initial ruling.

The story took another turn when it was revealed that Father Roy Snipes, who adopted G2, was also Cardona’s priest. He renamed the pup “Ceniza”, which means “Ash” in Spanish, symbolizing her rise from the ashes of her traumatic past.

The incident sparked outrage in the community and inspired positive action. Inspired by Torrez’s intervention, local officials established Pawsible, an organization dedicated to rescuing abused animals and educating children about proper pet care.

In conclusion, this story underscores the importance of vigilance and quick thinking in preventing animal cruelty. While G2 endured a traumatic experience, her story has a silver lining, inspiring a community to take a stand against animal abuse.


JB: What absolutely astounds me is the owner of the dog saw absolutely nothing wrong with the cruelty he was dishing out and kept claiming that ' It's my dog' - in other words, I can do what I like with MY dog. Well I am very gad to see it all went against him and locals are up in arms against the man now and his face is known as the face of a horrible animal abuser.



And all anonymous as well

Hunter Shamatt first lost his wallet while he was on a Frontier Airlines flight from Omaha to attend his sister’s wedding in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Upon realizing that his wallet was lost, he contacted the airline to see if anyone had turned it in – but to no avail. Since the wallet contained his ID, a signed paycheck, his debit card, and $60 in cash, he “feared the worst”.

Shortly after the flight, however, Hunter was stunned to receive a package in the mail from an anonymous sender. Inside was his wallet – along with an additional $40 in cash.

“Found this on a Frontier flight from Omaha to Denver-row 12, seat F wedged between the seat and wall,” read a letter that was enclosed with the package. “Thought you might want it back. All the best. PS: I rounded your cash up to an even $100 so you could celebrate getting your wallet back. Have fun!!!”

The Good Samaritan was later identified as Todd Brown, a father-of-five who was delighted at the chance to “have a little fun” with helping out a hard-working stranger

“I saw he was just a kid, 20 years old, he had a paycheck in there, so I figured, ‘Well, he’s doing his best to make ends meet,’ but I was 20 once, and that’s a lot of money for a kid,” Brown told Yahoo Lifestyle.


Small things mean a lot.

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.

When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for painting.

The painter was surprised and said “You've already paid me for painting the boat Sir!”

“But this is not for the paint job. It's for repairing the hole in the boat.”

“Ah! But it was such a small service... certainly it's not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened:

“When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention the hole.

“When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.

“They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time.

“When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.

“Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

“Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole!

“You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your 'small' good deed.”

So no matter who, when or how, continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively, and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find. You never know when one is in need of us, or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.

Along the way, you may have repaired numerous 'boat holes' for several people without realizing how many lives you've save. ❤️

Make a the best version of you...

Have a blessed day🌿


Such a sweet sentiment.

An 80-year-old man insists every morning on bringing his wife breakfast in the nursing home. When asked "Why is his wife in a retirement home?" He replied,

"She has Alzheimer's disease."

So he was asked,

"Would your Wife be worried if one day you didn't come and bring her breakfast?" and he said, "She doesn't remember, She doesn't even know who I'am, she hasn't recognized me for five years."

Surprised, a nurse asked him: "Why do you bring your wife breakfast every morning, even though she doesn't even recognize you?" The man smiled, looked her in the eye, then he said, "she doesn't know who I am, but I know who she is."

Respect and beautiful proof of Love ...❤️


"Well Ruger saved me a hospital trip maybe even my life.

He has never bitten me beside playing but today while walking the lake as we always do he became pretty aggressive nipping at me then wrapped my leg and his dew claws really dig in I turned to scold him and he ran around me like trying to avoid me.

I turned to grab him and he had a Copper Head ( snake ) backed against a log and he tried to kill him till I got a stick to finish him off. Literally almost filled my eyes with tears knowing he risked his life to save me. I literally sat down with him and held him. This guy is by far my guardian. Best dog ever award goes to this guy. Rather have this .cut that the bite from that copperhead any day.

Thankful for my best friend."


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