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Mom Trying To Teach Her Daughter A Life Lesson Gets An Even Better One From Stranger.

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“Last night my girl was playing a game at the church festival in my hometown… trying desperately to win a Poppy doll by buying three-for-$1 tickets that she would open and find out whether or not she was a winner. Every time we tried, we lost… and each time she sweetly asked for another dollar for another try, until it got to the point where it had been enough. She knew it was her last dollar, and on the very last ticket she had, she opened it slowly, holding it up close to her face to peak inside and see if the magic number was there. But it wasn’t. Again. And despite her efforts to hold it in, she fell into my arms in tears. And God love her. She was exhausted. And she’s a five year old kid who really wanted something, and was feeling all of the disappointment of not getting it. We’ve all been there.

I held on to that sobbing hug for a while. First, I kind of smiled as she melted into my shoulder in despair… thinking about how nice it would be to have my own most current stress in the world be the lack of a Poppy doll in my life. Then, with another dollar burning a hole in my pocket, I thought about the memories I had as a kid when it was me who couldn’t win the carnival game with the prize I wanted … and considered helping her avoid that sadness by standing at the dang booth and paying whatever I needed to until until my daughter won. But finally… about ten seconds into our hug… I got to a point where I knew I had to keep that dollar bill in my pocket and give her the life lesson speech.

The one about not winning all of the time. About accepting that there are things that you want, and no matter how hard you try, you still might not get them. The one about appreciating all of the dollars from Nana, Papa and Mommy that even let her play in the first place. Then I heard the voice of a fellow mom who saw my daughter’s tears and had been watching her open all of those tickets with excitement. She says, ‘You know what, honey, I have a dollar and I’m going to give it another try for you.’

My girl speed-lifted her head off my shoulder and started twirling her hands the way she does when she’s excited. The woman grabbed a dollar from her personal wallet, snags the three-for-$1 ticket from the bucket of tickets… and no joke opened a winning ticket. The look on my daughter’s face was the absolute best. Nothing but pure, 5-year-old thrill shining through the leftover tears and snot on her face.

She picked out her doll, hugged and thanked the woman, asked to call my husband to tell him about it, and halfway through the walk to our car said, ‘Mommy I can’t believe I have Poppy,’ and gave her the biggest hug. So maybeeeeee we missed the ‘you don’t always get what you want lesson’ last night. We’ll save that one for another day. But I made sure she didn’t miss the other one served up to her. I asked her, ‘What do you remember about that lady who bought you the extra tickets?’ She says, ‘She did something nice for me.’

ME: ‘And how did that feel?’

HER: ‘Really good.’

ME: ‘So what did you learn about what you should you do the next time you see someone sad?’

HER: ‘Do something for them so they’re not sad anymore.’

While that woman threw a wrench in my original life-lesson-dealing plan, the one she had stored in her heart was just as important. Because as my girl heads off into kindergarten in a month, I know she’s going to be put in different social situations that she’s going to have to figure out. And if one of those situations lands her in a spot where she sees a fellow classmate feeling sad…. maybe she’ll remember the woman at the Poppy booth… and reach into her heart to find a way to help her friend feel better.”

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Fedex Driver Shovels Snow Off Woman’s Porch When He Learns Her Husband Recently Died

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Leigh Anne’s husband had just passed away after fighting cancer for seven months at the age of 42. This left her with three young children to raise on her own as a single mother and widow.

In the middle of winter, after a pretty nasty snowstorm, the cold had deflated her tyres. Leigh Anne tried putting air back in her tires but found it too hard to remove the cap on her tyres, meaning she could not be able to refill them. Luckily she noticed Brian making a nearby call.

Brian is a friendly local delivery driver with FedEx who she had seen around her neighborhood and had even delivered a few packages to Leigh Anne a couple of times before.

Brian was happy and kind enough to help out with her tyres. As the two were chatting, Brian got to learn of Leigh Anne’s heartbroken state and her husband’s recent death.

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Brian knew he had to do something to help her out. There was enough pain and stress in her life already, and there was just a small something he could do to make things a little better for her.

After helping Leigh Anne fix her car tyres and helping her back into her house, the FedEx driver quickly grabbed a shovel and got to work. He had noticed all the snow covering her porch and decided to help.

The doorbell camera captured Brian’s act of kindness, as he shovelled the snow off Leigh Anne’s porch and pathway to help her out. “Doorbell cameras don’t only catch people stealing packages,” Leigh Anne wrote on Facebook.

Brian’s kindness and thoughtfulness melted the hearts of thousands who saw the footage after it was shared on social media. God bless this man.

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Framed Photo Of Lord’s Prayer Stops Bullet Fired Into Home

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An elderly Kansas woman says it’s a miracle that she and her husband are alive after a bullet was fired into her home, all thanks to a framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer that saved them both.

Constance Effie said she had just sat down to watch some television in the living room of her Kansas City home when she heard an explosion-like sound. Her husband was also home at the time.

A framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer saved Effie and her husband

A framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer saved Effie and her husband

“All of a sudden ‘boom.’ I thought I was in a war zone because that was the loudest noise I ever heard,” Effie told WDAF.

The seventy year old woman said she then realized that someone had opened fire outside, leading to one of the bullets flying into her house. But instead of hitting her, the bullet hit a framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer that was hanging only two feet above her head.

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“We looked all around and didn’t see a hole anywhere. I thought, ‘Look, that picture, the glass is all broken,'” she said. “It hit [the picture] and fell down behind [the couch]. But if it didn’t have the metal, it probably would’ve come on in and hit one of us.”

Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them. She said the next day she had to be taken to the hospital where doctors told her that she had suffered a minor heart attack because of the scary ordeal.

Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them.

Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them.

“I was afraid after the near-death incident. I kept thinking I don’t want any more shooting,” Effie said, adding she constantly hears gunshots in her neighborhood. “The doctors said it looked like it was a stress heart attack but that it was a small one.”

“We’re lucky to be alive, and we’re happy,” Effie said. “We just hope and pray they understand not to do this anymore.”

Kansas City police are still investigating the shooting and have not identified the suspects yet.

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Kind-Hearted Mom Packs Son Extra Lunch To Feed Classmate In Need

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Kind-Hearted Mom Packs Son Extra Lunch To Feed Classmate In Need

One day as Josette Duran was packing her son lunch, he asked her to add an extra snack for his school lunch. The mom was quite surprised as she thought she was packing him plenty of food for the day.

However, when he explained why he wanted the extra snack, she was heartbroken. The extra snack he was asking for was for a boy at his school. Dylan explained to his mother how the young boy only brought a fruit cup for lunch every single day and he didn’t think he had enough cash to buy lunch at the school, either.

 One day as Josette Duran was packing her son lunch, he asked her to add an extra snack for his school lunch.


One day as Josette Duran was packing her son lunch, he asked her to add an extra snack for his school lunch.

Josette who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recalled how the conversation with her son went.

Dylan: Mama can you make me TWO lunches today?

Mom: Are you not getting full, boo?

Dylan: Yes Mom, it’s for this boy. He only eats a fruit cup for lunch. Can you make him lunch too? I don’t think he has lunch money.

Dylan had noticed the boy sitting alone every single lunchtime with just a fruit cup for his lunch and had felt the need to help him the only way he knew how. Instead of adding just extra snack as Dylan had requested, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.

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Later on she found out that the young boy’s mother had recently lost her job. Josette said that the story hit close to her heart as only a few years ago, she and Dylan had been in a similar position. So she knew that she had to help.

“A few years ago, me and my son were homeless. I was living in my car and I was washing him in bathrooms. And we didn’t have food.” Josette revealed.

Instead of adding just extra snack as Dylan had requested, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.

Instead of adding just extra snack as Dylan had requested, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.

Josette had already gotten used to her routine of packing two lunches for Dylan when she received a phone call from the school principal asking her to go to the school. It turned out that the little boy’s mother had figured out what Josette had been doing and wanted to express her gratitude.

Watch the video below to see the result of Josette’s actions. Be sure to have the tissues close by:

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