Great story. Thanks for sharing
This is a discussion on Finally GOOD NEWS and a Great Teen: Well Worth a Look, We BADLY Need it! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Well here's a good story, REAL good, a counter-agent to all the mass-slaughter of late and other such things. Just today someone posted about teens ...
Well here's a good story, REAL good, a counter-agent to all the mass-slaughter of late and other such things. Just today someone posted about teens convicted of home invasion. So, for me anyway, this kid is a relief and more than admirable - I'm using him as a role model. I never thought of this, just gave my own old-stuff to organizations for homeless. Look at all the good this much younger person does by his intelligence and compassion, (and sounds like super-parents). Very moving as well, for the plight of the people helped so much from his efforts - makes me appreciate what I have more instead of taking it for granted:
Helping Homeless Kids Put Their Best Foot Forward
(By Laura Klairmont, CNN)
Helping homeless kids put their best foot forward - CNN.com
Interesting.... I've posted threads with the usual horror stories and threads about good stuff. The good stuff, like this one, seems to have quite a few less posts. Wonder if we self-select the bad news without knowing it...
I love that story, how wonderful! Thank you for sharing, we always need to hear goodness in this world. That young man was raised well, his parents are awesome too!
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American by birth
Christian by choice
Southern by the grace of God
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
People have posted on other threads here things like, "I'm only one individual. I can't fight big (government, industry, Soros billions, etc.)"
This young person didn't post a complaint on an on line forum: He took action!
Well, if one teenager can make this much difference, think of what each of us can do! There are hundreds more stories like this, where one person acted and others joined in and together they made a huge difference. This is grass roots organizing at its best - and it WORKS!
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
Great story and reminder that our kids haven't totally gone to...heck.
Lots of good out there still.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
This is one of those human interest stories that gives the old fogies here hope that there's some light at the end of the tunnel. His folks did a great job of raising him. Reminds me of that TV show 30 years ago called Highway To Heaven or something similar starring Michael Landon.
I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.
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