Category Archives: Positraction

Interesting way to start the week

POSITRACTION: Children with Autism need an accommodation


Kids With Autism Can Now Browse The Zoo Stress-Free 1 Hour Before it Opens
by McKinley Corbley – Sep 29, 2016

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For kids on the autism spectrum just trying to enjoy animals at the zoo, large crowds and noise can be too stressful to maneuver.
That’s why the Taronga Zoo in New South Wales, Australia will now open one hour early on special Access Taronga days so guests with autism can enjoy the park without the general public.

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How many times do our institutions fail to have the sensitivity to the needs of others.

It’s not just with and for children. We all can be sensitive to the needs of others. Don’t really need to know that the other person has a disability. Just assume that extra care needed with all our interactions.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: Refugee Saves Ontario Wedding


Home Inspiring
Syrian Refugee Saves Ontario Wedding With Master Sewing Skills
by McKinley Corbley – Sep 30, 2016

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It’s strange how one tiny zipper tooth can create such big problems – and such amazing resolutions.

It was Jo Du’s wedding day in Ontario, Canada when the dress’s zipper broke.

While everyone was scrambling for a pair of pliers, some of the guests walked next door to the house of Jo’s neighbor David Hobson.

When they returned, they came bearing interesting news: David had taken in a family of Syrian refugees, the father of which was a master tailor who said he would be happy to help.

With toolbox in hand, Ibrahim Halil Dudu walked over and stitched up Jo’s dress in front of an astonished wedding party.

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Perhaps we can be charitable about “refugees” and still be safe?

“We” need all the good people we can collect. 

Surely there’s a way to sort out the good and bad.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: A life saved


  • Dashcam video shows deputies and a stranger saving the life of a car crash victim in downtown Houston
  • Ebony Ivory, 27, crashed onto the sidewalk in downtown Houston Monday
  • A passer-by stopped to help but Ivory was locked inside the car passed out
  • The woman flagged down a cop car, and an officer smashed the window
  • Police and the passer-by – a flight attendant – administered CPR
  • Ivory had a pulse by the time an ambulance arrived 

PUBLISHED: 08:45 EST, 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 EST, 28 September 2016

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This is the story that we should be seeing on the news.

A white police officer and a bystander saving a life.

It wasn’t a Black Life, a White Life, or a Blue Life. It’s just God’s creation — a human life.

That’s what should be on display. Our “love” for one another.


Dona Nobis Pacem

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


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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.


Hope all my challenges are little ones!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: Guardian Angel cat perhaps?


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


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


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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