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Old 12-20-2013, 10:34 PM
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Smile Christmas Miracle!

Normally if I do something nice for someone, I don't tell it. But I am making an exception this time because it has a cool ending.

I am aware of a family in my town that is struggling. So I decided to give the single mom some money to help with Christmas and asked if I could take her two kids Christmas shopping and out to supper. First she didn't want to take the money. But she said she would take it only if she could pay me back with her tax refund. I said that would be fine but she was under no obligation to do so. I took her kids and they picked out new shoes for themselves and picked out a gift for their mom as well. We stopped by my house to wrap the Mom's gift. Much to our surprise, they had never wrapped a gift before! The oldest is 16 yo. They picked to eat at Golden Corral. During the evening I explained to the kids how important it is to put others needs above your own. It is really the path to true happiness and you will always be blessed for it.

All in all I spent $208 plus supper.

Here is the cool part...

Today I received a Christmas card from a family I met one time at a hotel in Alabama, back in June. (they were from Indiana) They said that they had been inspired by our story of Wake the World and sent a check for $2080! Exactly 10 times what I spent the day before. Stuff like that gives me chills... God is good...
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:09 PM
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Yes he is! Cool story as well. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:05 AM
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Awesome story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:14 AM
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That is a great idea and a great story, thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:36 AM
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Karma.. the older I get the more I believe in it. Great story, thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:16 AM
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Great Story - Thanks for Sharing!

The Only Thing That You Can Give and Still Keep Is Your Word
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:09 AM
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Fantastic story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:58 AM
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that is really what we should be about ... scrap all the news crap and the drama they purposefully build ... this is foundation upon which this country was founded

thanks for sharing ...
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:00 AM
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Thanks for sharing....
1. With that family
2. With your TT family
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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Great story, thanks for sharing and thanks for helping out that family.

We come in this world with nothing, we will leave this world nothing, but we are lucky enough to have a boat, which in my opinion puts me as a 1%er.

We are just passing thru here be kind to others!
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