Souper Bowl Puts Kind Spin On Big Game

Super Bowl Sunday: the best time of year to buy a big-screen TV or football-themed paper plates. The hype behind the biggest game of the year has become its own beast. This year, the cost of one of those 30 second commercials we all love to watch will go for $7.7 million. Yikes. Back in…
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Kindness Saves Grandmas From Speeding Ticket

I’ve mentioned before that my husband affectionately calls me Gordon Leadfoot when I drive. It’s his humorous (to him) way of combining one of his favorite musicians with my tendency to always be in a hurry. Several speeding tickets to my name, I’ve gotten much better at obeying the law, but there are still times…
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And Now The Rest Of The Story

Some emails are just too awesome for words. Last Friday, the day my story ran about the woman who left her purse at a Tennessee airport, I got this message: “What a very nice story about Jean Clemens losing her purse and her happy ending. You are a blessing to others by letting them know…
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Stranger’s Kindness Makes Things Right Again

My purse was stolen when I was in college. A few years later, it happened again. Was it my fault? Absolutely. I had been careless both times. The grief I felt came from a sense of being personally violated, but it also stemmed from something larger. I had believed in my heart that people were…
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Gratitude Paves The Way For Healing

It’s humbling to realize that while I was sitting on the living room floor watching my kids tear into the colorful assortment of presents under the Christmas tree, other lives were unfolding simultaneously in ways much different than mine. Jayne Holtgrewe of Moorhead spent her day nursing her husband back to health after he experienced…
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