A lovely story showing that our youngsters can show the ultimate respect. Thanks for sharing Hazel. Jules xx
Good morning Jules how are you buddy. Just wanted to say hello and to see how you are doing. Trsut all is good and that everyone is enjoying these wonderful stories posted on this chat.
I still have problems getting into the site as it is sometimes blocked.
Trust this finds everyone and that Haz and Brian are doing well also.
Keep smiling everyone.
I have finished my 3 month check up and everything is clear. I am very appreciative. I feel good and have had so much support from so many people on this board its wonderful.
Thanks so much for your support and see you soon on the board.
Hazel how are you my friend. Great story and Im sure enjoyed by everyone on this board. Trust you are well and please keep the stories coming in. We love good news stories on this board as they keep us all positive.
Your own good news Ian with a 3 mths all clear. Delighted for you.
Not too bad myself thanks for asking. Just realised you wished me good morning. You outside UK or lost track of time!
Life is busy with approach of festive season but helps keep my mind of things.
Brian having some technology issues so is not managing to post much just now. Take care. Jules
Thanks Ian. So pleased that your check up was good, great news. Like you, my last 4 monthly one was OK, so another reprieve for us both and let's try to keep it that way, eh?
Do take care, Hazel xx
It feels good to be back on here at last. Here is a nice story I think you will like, Brian
Seniors at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, MA, held a funeral for a homeless veteran who died on the streets, and had no living family members. When the students learned an Army veteran named John would be buried with no one in attendance, they decided to hold a service for him with full military honors. "We have a lot of veterans in my own family so I know the sacrifice he made for the country and I know the service he committed in the years he committed to serving our country," said senior class president Will Padden.The students served as pallbearers and escorted John's coffin to the waiting hearse as Taps played.
Now have the choice of three browsers so hope all will be okay now.
Here is a heartwarming story for a cold day, Brian.
A crew of paramedics in Australia made a detour to the beach for a palliative care patient who asked to see the ocean one last time. The patient was being transported to the palliative care unit of a local hospital in Queensland when she mentioned her desire to see the beach.
The paramedics decided to take a detour to the hospital, propping the patient up in the stretcher so she could see the ocean from Hervey Bay.
"Tears were shed and the patient felt very happy," Queensland Ambulance said in a Facebook post. "Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills – sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!"
Here is another story that proves the title of this post, Brian
A photo of a man with a cart full of stuffed animals is touching the hearts of many. "I was at Walmart tonight & I saw this man w/ a cart full of stuffed animals," she wrote. "When I asked him why, my heart became full. He told me that every year he dresses up as Santa & walks the halls of the children's ER & delivers one to each child. This man deserves to be recognized."
Here is a great story which I know you'll like, Brian.
Military Mom Learns Not All Soldiers Receive Care Packages So She Sends 10,000 Boxes
November 30, 2017
A Wisconsin woman has sent 10,000 care packages to U.S. military personnel serving overseas. LeAnn Boudwine has two sons in the military and had been sending them care packages in the mail. But Boudwine was upset to learn from her son that many soldiers weren’t so lucky, and never received care packages from home. So, she began sending troops packages from her home with the help of her friends. The operation eventually expanded into Support The Troops, a charity Boudwine started 10 years ago. "It started small, but the more we heard how much it meant to these heroes to know that people back home had not forgotten about them, the more it keep growing and growing," Boudwine told The Daily News. "We never thought we'd still be doing it, but there are so few groups like ours that it would break our hearts to stop." Ten years later, Support the Troops has shipped 10,000 care packages.
The organization has grown out of Boudwine’s basement, and now includes a dedicated network of volunteers — many of whom are veterans themselves. Boudwine added that she has no intention of slowing down and plans to send care packages "for as long as I can." "Why do we do this? Because of the letters we get," she said. "Soldiers tell us how good it makes them feel to know that we are thinking about them. I get teary just thinking about it."
A heartwarming story Brian and can only imagine how those away from their family/friends (or those who do not have close relatives) must feel when they open these care packages.
This year our gym has chosen the local food bank for it's Christmas 'giving' and so will be doing a little extra shopping when I go tomorrow in the knowledge that those who have needs will have a bit extra this festive season. To me this shares the spirit of Christmas.
Best wishes to all who may read this thread. Jules