Category Archives: Positraction

Interesting way to start the week

POSITRACTION: “Greater love hath no man” than to make a big sacrifice

2016-Sep-25

http://features.aol.com/video/family-who-adopted-friends-6-kids-after-her-death-gets-life-changing-surprise?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&

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Family who adopted friend’s 6 kids after her death gets life-changing surprise

A Virginia family of 11 just got the surprise of their lives while appearing on the Rachael Ray show as they were awarded a $90,000 college fund. She also awarded the family brand new furniture. Stephanie and Donnie Culley were already parents of three children, but in May, everything changed. Stephanie’s close friend, Beth Laitkep, a single mother of six lost her battle with breast cancer. The household then grew to 11 members after the Culleys obliged and welcomed the children into their home.

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Wow, I don’t know if I could do that. 

Single mom! Where’s the “sperm donor”? (It’s not right to call him a “Dad”. Argh!)

It’s good to see that there are still good people out there who will take up the challenges of life.

Inspiring.

Hope all my challenges are little ones!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: Guardian Angel cat perhaps?

2016-Sep-18

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mysterious-cat-rescues-injured-tourist-swiss-mountains/

Home Photo of the Day
Mysterious Cat Rescues Injured Tourist From Swiss Mountains
by McKinley Corbley – Sep 1, 2016

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Dogs may be man’s best friend, but this Hungarian tourist would have had to spend a frosty night in the mountains if it hadn’t been for this friendly little feline leading him to safety.

Reddit user Sc4s2cg had sprained his ankle on one of the many mountain trails of the Bernese Oberland in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. The path that led back to his hostel had just been closed, leaving him lost and stranded in the Alps.

That’s when a black and white cat crossed his path.

“[The cat] was just wandering around, [then] found me while I was resting from a hike,” the traveller said.

“Then he was walking and kept looking at me to follow [and] led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley.”

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A Guardian Angel cat perhaps?

Can there be other explanations … … sure!

But I prefer this one.

And, I hope that anyone, who’s lost in any way, can have an Angel in any form to guide them to safety.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: A Simple Act of Kindness

2016-Sep-11

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/simple-act-of-kindness-marks-his-third-day-on-the-job/

Simple Act of Kindness Marks His Third Day on the Job
by Good News Network – Aug 13, 20160

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Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can make a huge difference. That was the case at a rental car agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month.

After a hit-and-run accident left Coty Vincent in need of a rental car, she was forced to bring her two  twin babies along with her to fill out the paperwork.

Without a double stroller for her twin boys, she fully expected to spend an exhausting morning holding and entertaining both 11-month-old boys while attempting to rent a car.

That’s when John Goodlet, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee who had just started working at the new job, stepped in to help. He went above and beyond what was expected, scooping up one of her twins into his arms before starting to process Coty’s rental request.

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It’s not a “life saving” example, but who knows.

Sometimes what appears to be the smallest of action can have a big impact.

In this case, kindness inspires.

When someone’s having bad luck, maybe we can all do something small to make it easier.

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POSITRACTION: Katie Couric took a cut to save other’s jobs

2016-Sep-04

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/news-anchor-secretly-took-1mil-pay-cut-save-dozens-jobs/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=30-08-2016

Celebrities
News Anchor Secretly Took $1Million Pay Cut to Save Dozens of Jobs
by McKinley Corbley – Aug 27, 20160

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Katie Couric, former news anchor for “CBS Evening News” took a $1 million pay cut in 2009 in order to save the jobs of other employees.

The story is only just now coming to light because of the Amazon best seller Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency by James Andrew Miller – through a string of sources, Miller was told about how Couric met with CBS News president Sean McManus after only 3 years of working with the company to address rumors of the significant layoffs.

Couric proposed covering the necessary budget shortfall from her own salary, and only requested that there be “no public or private acknowledgement of the deed.”

Since the book was published on August 9th, the journalist has received widespread applause and admiration despite her modest wishes.

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It’s no secret that I am “hard” on liberal media “celebrities” for their biased reporting. 

In this case, I must “give the devil his due”.

That was a nice thing to do.

Given her low ratings caused the show to be cancelled, it was a hollow victory.

But kudos for the attempt.

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POSITRACTION: Neighbors Clean Up

2016-Aug-24

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/neighbors-clean-vandalism-family-returns-vacation/

Home Inspiring Neighbors Clean Up Vandalism Before Family Returns From Vacation
by McKinley Corbley – Aug 22, 20160

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For every mean-spirited person in the world, there’s ten kind ones to take their place.

The Phillips family in Tenino, Washington was on vacation when their neighbor Heidi Russell woke up on Saturday morning to find their house and car covered in spray painted racial slurs.

Resolving to clean up the vandalism before the Phillips returned, Heidi got the whole town to join her in painting over the graffiti.

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Of course, good people come to the forefront. 

And, as special place in hell for the evil person or persons who did it.

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POSITRACTION: “If you’re behind me at McDonald’s, … …”

2016-Aug-21

https://themighty.com/2016/08/ordering-just-the-bun-at-mcdonalds-for-my-son-with-autism/

When You’re the Parent Ordering ‘Just a Bun’ at McDonald’s

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I don’t want to be that customer. I would love to walk into McDonald’s and just order a Happy Meal and be done. Nope, that’s not me.

You see, my son only eats the bun. So my order goes like this: “I would like a bun, just the bun, no meat, no ketchup, mustard, pickles or onions or cheese.” The cashier looks at me confused. “Yes, that’s right, I just want the bun, a plain bun with nothing on it.” The manager usually has to come over and show the cashier how to ring it up. I am happy to pay full price for just the bun. Then the kitchen staff always asks, “They just want a bun?” The cashier, manager and I all say yes.

We have about a 75-percent success rate. 

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I got an email from one of my relatives about her similar challenge.

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{Privacy Invoked} and I laughed so hard at this story because this is our {Privacy Invoked} and when we order at McDonald’s this is exactly how we order except we have to add the French fries that have to be in a Red box  …… dry nothing on it just the french fries in a Red box.

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We all are so lucky that we don’t have these challenges.

I’ve blogged about taking my fiancée to JFK for rehab and seeing all those who make me feel “lucky”.

Yesterday, I was at the bank at the end of a long queue. I was annoyed. Annoyed at only two tellers. Annoyed at how hot and humid it was. Annoyed at the fat I had earlier in the day. Annoyed with life. 

Then, today I get an email with this story that puts it all in perspective.

I hope I can have MORE patience when it’s required.

After all, I was lucky to have such MINOR annoyances to be annoyed out.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: Lost ring returned

2016-Aug-14

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3731379/Good-Samaritan-finds-returns-engagement-ring-MONTH-couple-lost-South-Carolina-beach.html

Lucky in love: Good Samaritan finds and returns engagement ring a MONTH after couple lost it on South Carolina beach

  • Kelly Gourley-Dalton and Robby Alexander lost the ring on Edisto beach
  • They had got engaged just two days earlier, on July 4
  • Steve Rickerson, who has a house on the beach offered to help find it
  • After two days with his metal detector, Rickerson had no luck
  • But he kept searching, and eventually found the ring a month later

By JAMES WILKINSON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 09:33 EST, 9 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:18 EST, 9 August 2016

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A recently engaged couple have even more to celebrate after a kind stranger helped them recover their engagement ring – a month after it was lost on South Carolina’s Edisto beach.’I was throwing a football,’ Kelly Gourley-Dalton told KHOU. ‘I went down to the water to put my hand in, and when I put my hand back up, it was gone.’ She had only been engaged to fiance Robby Alexander for two days when the accident happened on July 6. But despite appearances, luck was on their side.

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I’ve had girl’s lose rings, but never this lucky.

I love stories about honesty.

The fellow could have hocked the ring and no one would have been the wider.

John Wooden – “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” 

Let’s put it to the test and put him in Congress?

Is Diogenes of Sinope still looking?

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