Friend’s Unfinished Business Shines Light On Never Knowing Someone’s Whole Story

And here, I thought I knew the whole story. Which makes me laugh now. You, too, probably. I imagine from time to time, you fall into the same trap. Casually following someone on Facebook. They look like they have everything. Especially, the thing you think you’re missing in your life. In this case, Incredible career success. This woman, Meg, must have it all. She’s worked for Oprah, after all! Her career has continued to bring her amazing opportunities even after

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Beloved Cat Rescued From Mudslide Destroyed Home In Montecito

The massive Montecito mudslide earlier this month destroyed so many homes earlier this month. It also separated some humans from their beloved pets. One family refused to give up. They reached out to Santa Barbara County Animal Services asking for help finding their beloved cat, Koshka. It didn’t look good at first. But rescuers kept trying day after day. Slowly, signs of life started appearing. Check out this beautiful reunion! A mud-caked cat never looked so beautiful. If enjoy this

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Two Tiny Girls In Foster Care Inspire Wave Of Love And Kindness

Sisters Maddie and Bailey have spent the last few years in foster care. Their aunt, Lynn, has fought long and hard trying to get custody. She was constantly told she lived in the wrong county. After two years, Lynn finally accepted this wasn’t going to happen. Her youngest daughter had just moved out, ready to take on the world. Two weeks later, the phone call came. Lynn couldn’t believe who and what was on the way. The gifts just keep

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How I Almost Tossed A Piece Of My Husband’s Soul To The Curb

I realize now,      That nothing,      No one,      Was safe.      Not in the path of the crazed madwoman.      Who happened to be me.      I shared last week how,      After years of procrastinating,      Husband and I finally attacked,      Emptied,      Donated the contents of a storage shed we’d been renting for more than five years.      The task was every bit as un-fun and unpleasant as I had imagined.      And,      And,

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How Hugh Jackman Defied Doctor’s Orders To Get ‘The Greatest Showman’ Greenlit

Superstars don’t come much more talented than Hugh Jackman. He can act, sing, dance. He’s all around charming. You can add passionate and dedicated to the list, as well. When he finds a project he really wants to do there is no stopping him. This was the case the the current smash movie, “The Greatest Showman.” Apparently, Hollywood executives weren’t completely sold on the idea of making this movie. Producers spent months coordinating a date where they could see the

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The Awful Thing We Did Instead Of Taking That $23,000 Luxury Vacation Over New Year’s

As falls go, this was like gravity on steroids.      One minute, my husband was about to pull off one of his frequent flyer mile miracles.      New Year’s week flying around the world on Singapore Suites First Class.      As he does, he was about to pull off a $23,000 trip by paying about $78 per person.      Then, came the computer glitch.      The trip fell apart.      Which brought the question what to do next?     

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News Anchor Wears Viewer’s Jacket And Inspires A Wave Of Kindness

Like most local news anchors, Kyle Clark wears a suit jacket each night when he delivers the news for KUSA in Denver. As he does, he really has no idea who is watching on the other side of the camera he’s looking into. For years, that had been Connie Larson and her husband, Doyle. The Larsons had an ongoing joke. About a certain suit coat of Doyle’s. Connie thought it was awful. Forbade Doyle to wear it out of the

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Why Our Family Holiday Card This Year Was Actually Fake News

It’s pathetic, really.      Sure, it looks pleasant enough.      This year’s family holiday card.      I managed to herd all four family members.      Everyone combed their hair.      Put on a clean sweater.      There we are gathered around the Christmas tree,      Smiling our bright smiles.      I could almost post “#winning.”      Except for one thing,      I need to share,      To confess.      As lovely as our holiday photo is this year.      It’s

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Beloved Grandma Leaves Holiday Treasure For Grieving Family Who Miss Her So

Why now?      Why do the holidays have to come now?      Sure, I know, they come the same time every year.      But some years,      It sure seems it would be better if they didn’t come around.      Not so soon.      Too soon for my friend, Suzanne.      She lost her mom in September.      Suddenly, unexpectedly.      There is something about the first time you lose a parent.      Is it better,      Or harder when

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Dancing Airport Employee Entertains Little Girls Waiting For Christmas Flight

Dancing is probably not the first impulse you have as you’re slugging through holiday travel. That’s why this video that one dad shot in a Dallas airport is such a kick. Literally. Joe Vaughn of Moore, Oklahoma shared a Facebook live video of his little girls capturing the attention and delight of a fun-spirited airport employee working on the tarmac below. KOCO.com reports that Vaughn and his family were waiting for a Southwest Airlines flight back home to Oklahoma when

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