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  • Most men just want a woman who's nice

    05/11/2017 10:02:05 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2017 | Suzanne Venker
    At the end of the day, most men just want a woman who’s nice. “Nice,” to a man, means being soft, gentle and kind. It means asking your husband how his day was and really listening. It means doing something nice for him with no expectation of getting something in return—you know, the way you did when you were dating. But wait a minute, you say. Don’t women want the same thing? A man who’s nice? Not exactly. Most women do want a man who’s kind, but that’s not the same as nice. Ask any guy you know, and he’ll...
  • Couple's elderly dog lives just long enough to welcome new baby home

    05/03/2017 2:46:38 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Yahoo-Good Morning America ^ | May 3, 2017 | TAYLOR MAPLE
    Before Beth and Michael Clark came along, Rocky was just a feeble, elderly dog who may have otherwise never found a home to live out the rest of his days. Luckily, the couple laid eyes on him one day when dropping off donations at the Anne Arundel County Animal Shelter in Maryland.
  • What Chick-fil-A did after Orlando massacre should be flooding the news, but we know why it’s not

    06/14/2016 6:20:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 14, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The left-leaning news media are always Johnny-on-the-Spot to criticize Chick-fil-A because its owners happen to be pro-traditional marriage. But when it opens its heart (and its doors) in the wake of a national tragedy, they suddenly put their blinders on. On Sunday, following the bloody massacre at an Orlando nightclub that caters to gays, several nearby locations of the restaurant chain opened its doors to deliver sandwiches and drinks to police and EMTs at the crime scene, and to those donating blood. In case you think Chick-fil-A was profiting from a tragedy, think again. They accepted no payment for their...
  • Tragedy follows random act of kindness in S. California

    11/27/2015 11:04:42 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | TERI FIGUEROA
    Jamie-Lynne Knighten wants the world to know the legacy of Matthew Jackson, a man she barely knew. Their only encounter was brief, about five minutes in a grocery store on Nov. 10. But what happened in those moments, and the tragedy that followed, put the Carlsbad woman on a quest to honor the 28-year-old whose kindness left a deep impression. “It is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time,” she said Wednesday. “We are trying to turn something sad into something really good.” The late evening trip to Trader Joe’s in Oceanside had been stressful for Knighten, her fussy 5-month-old...
  • McDonald's employee praised for act of kindness after photo goes viral

    09/24/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | sept. 24, 2015 | Fox News staff
    A Chicago McDonald’s employee who closed the register during the dinner rush to help a disabled customer is being praised by the fast food chain.
  • Stern Love – A Meditation on a Moment When Jesus Was Unkind

    02/13/2015 7:34:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-12-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Stern Love – A Meditation on a Moment When Jesus Was Unkind By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Gospel for today’s Mass shocks most modern readers and perhaps a few ancient ones as well. It is the story of the Syrophoenician woman who begs Jesus to heal her daughter. But Jesus ignores and then rebuffs her. Our shock says perhaps more about our poor understanding of love than about Jesus’ terse response.For review, here is the well known passage:Jesus went to the district of Tyre.He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it,but he could not escape notice.Soon a woman whose daughter...
  • Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway...[title too long]

    12/19/2014 10:15:45 AM PST · by SZonian · 27 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Nicole Higman
    Debbie Davis was driving along a busy roadway in Kansas City when she saw something that made her slow down.
  • Atheist Group Erects 11 Billboards Across Chicago; Argues That Kindness 'Comes From Altruism'

    12/18/2014 7:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest secular groups in America, announced it is erecting 11 different billboards across Chicago this week with various messages. Some of the ads ask people to "think for (themselves)," while others argue that kindness "comes from altruism" and not from "seeking divine reward." "Research shows that atheists and other nonbelievers remain at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to social acceptance. One reason for that is that even though at least 20% of the population today is nonreligious in the United States, many Americans have never knowingly met an...
  • After Viral Video, Police Officer Delivers 2 Trucks of Groceries to Grandma He Caught Stealing Eggs

    12/14/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 13, 2014|11:53 am | Leonardo Blair
    A Tarrant, Alabama Police officer who became an Internet sensation after he decided not to arrest a grandmother he caught shoplifting eggs but to buy her some eggs instead, went a step further this week when he delivered two truckloads of food to her home to help her children. "The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother," 47-year-old mother and grandmother Helen Johnson told al.com Wednesday after the food was delivered to her home. "I've been crying all day." Last Saturday, Officer William Stacy of the Tarrant Police Department was called...
  • Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

    11/10/2014 8:44:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/2014 | EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH, THE ATLANTIC
    Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it -- KINDNESS and GENEROSITY. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain...
  • Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial [you are loved, you are brave...]

    10/24/2014 12:06:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    CBC Radio ^ | October 23, 2014 | Carol Off speaks with Barbara Winters
    People across the country are mourning the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo today. Since his shooting death at the war memorial in Ottawa, there has been an outpouring of sympathy for his family and his comrades in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders reserve force. Barbara Winters shares that feeling. She is now a lawyer but she spent 17 years in the Naval Reserve. And she was one of those who came to the aid of Nathan Cirillo yesterday in the moments after he was attacked. In an emotional interview with As It Happens host Carol Off, she recalls her efforts...
  • Customer gives San Luis Obispo server $1,000 tip

    07/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ksby.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Charlie Misra
    It's customary to give a waiter a nice tip for good service. But one San Luis Obispo server was given the surprise of his life when a party he was serving gave him a $1,000 tip on an $800 check. He says it was a group of regulars who gave him the huge tip. He had just one table Saturday night, a party of 10. But that was more than enough.
  • Boy with Down syndrome gets an amazing letter: Watch the joy

    04/18/2014 8:18:06 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 5 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-17 | Kathleen Blanchard
    Happiness is infectious. That's why we want to share the pure joy of Noah, a boy with Down syndrome as he opens a letter of acceptance to college. Noah Van Vooren of Little Chute, Wisconsin now has a chance to attend Edgewood College and it seems he could not be happier. What is most incredible is that when Noah was born he was not expected to walk according to his doctors. Noah reads his own letter, despite an offer from his dad to read the letter. Watch the video and share the joy. Stay happy and those around you will...
  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS] From Mediocrity to Magnificence: A Meditation on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    What do you expect from your relationship to Jesus Christ? I have come to discover that many do not expect all that much. In effect they hope that faith can kind of help them “muddle through” life and offer them a few consolations that, perhaps things will be better some day, and in heaven. Others see the moral life described in the scriptures more as a duty than a description of the person being transformed by Jesus Christ. And because they see it as a list of duties,  rather than the result of grace, they tend to resent it, consider...
  • Be Clothed in the Beauty of Holiness! A Meditation on the Virtues in Colossians 3

    12/30/2013 2:52:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/30/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterdayÂ’s blog post, (which was actually a written version of my Sunday sermon), I mentioned that it might make sense for us to look more deeply at some of the virtues In the Letter to the Colossians which ought to be cultivated by a Christian, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of The Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, has a particular family focus since it builds to its conclusion about wives being submitted, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. Because...
  • Malpractice?? A meditation on confusing kindness with charity

    09/27/2013 3:00:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 26, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is an unfortunate tendency in our times to confuse or equate kindness with charity. There is the tendency to prioritize never offending or upsetting others, over proclaiming the truth. And while it is true that kindness and not intentionally hurting other’s feelings or causing offense is a good thing, it is not so good that the truth should be suppressed in order to accomplish it.But, it is sadly common today. Consider a priest, who, in order not to give offense or cause others to be upset, does not preach important aspects of the Gospel or the moral law. Consider...
  • Kindess is not the same as Love

    10/17/2013 3:43:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 16, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterday’s post we pondered that being holy is more than being nice. Today we do well to ponder that that being loving is not the same as being kind.Here too we live in a reductionist culture that has tended to reduce love to kindness. The results are often quite problematic as we shall see.Kindness is a very great thing and has an important place in our relationships. Kindness is evidenced by goodness and charitable behavior, a pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. According to Aristotle, kindness is an emotion manifesting itself by the desire to help somebody in need,...
  • This Story of a 19-Year-Old Dairy Queen Employee Standing Up For a Blind Man

    09/18/2013 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Doogle · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 0918/13 | Oliver Darcy
    A Minnesota Dairy Queen has been swarmed with dozens of phone calls, hundreds of comments and an influx of business after a story about their 19-year-old manager’s courageous defense of a blind man went viral on Reddit. Joey Prusak, who has been working at the popular fast-food restaurant for nearly five years, told TheBlaze Wednesday he was “shocked” and “sickened” by what he saw happen to a blind man at the hands of an elderly lady. Prusak said that last Tuesday, one of his frequent guests, a man who is blind, walked into the local Dairy Queen. When the blind...
  • Kind stranger pays check for couple having dinner with their special needs son ...

    09/04/2013 11:00:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Kind stranger pays check for couple having dinner with their special needs son after giving them a note saying: 'God only gives special children to special people' A mother was reduced to tears by a beautiful gesture from a generous stranger towards her family and special needs son on Friday night. Ashley England, of North Carolina, was eating out with her family in China Grove when her eight-year-old son Riley, who is non-verbal and suffers from epilepsy, got frustrated and noisy.The mom worried that he would upset other diners in the restaurant. Instead, a kind-hearted mystery man paid for their...
  • Helen Mirren dresses like Queen Elizabeth, grants sick child's wish to meet [royalty]

    05/22/2013 9:22:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/13
    <p>Helen Mirren has granted a boy’s dying wish to meet the Queen — by dressing as Her Majesty and inviting him round for tea.</p> <p>Oliver Burton, ten, may have just weeks to live after being hit by cancer for a third time.</p>