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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How Former Sharecropper Became Supercharged Voter Motivator In Alabama

Perman Handy knows the importance of being a voter. She is a former Alabama sharecropper who knows how to grow things. Grow crops. Grow grassroots movements. AL.com has a beautiful story of how Handy helped shaped this week’s Senate runoff election in Alabama. They make the case that she helped propel Democrat Doug Jones to victory of Republican Roy Moore. This 59-year-old dynamo has spent most of her free time for the last 25 years making sure every eligible voter

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Family’s Blessing Fence Offers Scarves And Coats To Help Keep Strangers Warm

This story about a fence warmed my heart. Which is the idea. Warmth. Helping. One family Goshen, Indiana looking out at the world. The same world we all see. The same overwhelming amount of need we all see. And instead of shutting down. Instead of saying, “What do I possibly have to give?” “How can I possibly help?” “How could I make a dent?” Instead of listening to that same tape that runs through all of our heads. Instead of

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Matchmaker Nurse Has Incredible Track Record Helping Folks Find Love

Heather Polan Berken has a talent they don’t teach in nursing school. She’s a successful matchmaker. She just gets this feeling when she meets someone who is single. She just might have someone who could be a great match for them. The stats speak for themselves. Six marriages, five long-term couples, and six kids. That’s enough to get the attention of Fox6Now.com in Milwaukee who put together this story on Heather and some of her matches. What a perfect blend–A

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TV News Crew Helps Rescue Horses In Middle Of Wildfire Live Shot

The horses. You can’t stop looking the horses. As KCBS reporter Kristine Lazar and photographer Marvin Stone were covering the Sunland Fire in Southern California Thursday, they came upon Gibson Ranch in Sunland. They pulled over and started doing a live shot. Lazar does a fine job describing the fast moving flames and the volunteers who showed up to try to get the 150 magnificent creatures to safety. As things get more intense, the two make a split second decision.

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Grandma’s Accidental Thanksgiving Invitee Welcomed Back For Seconds

Thanksgiving at grandma’s house. A tradition as American as the holiday itself. Grandmas want everyone around their table. The more the merrier. Which is why this story makes so much sense. Jamal Hinton was at Wanda Dench’s house in Mesa, Arizona this year. The continuation of a tradition that started last year with an accidental text. The one Dench meant to send to her grandsons telling them what time dinner would start. One glitch. She sent that text to the

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