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Uplifting and inspirational stories

Discussion in 'Spiritual and Mental Well Being' started by FossilHead, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. FossilHead

    FossilHead Staff Member

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    A spot where I hope we can all share some heartwarming, feel-good stories.
    Please feel free to post your own experiences, good news from the internet, or enjoyable stories from other sources.


    I will kick it off with what motivated me to start this thread:

    A WWII vet’s body lay unclaimed at the morgue. Then neighbors did something beautiful.

    Andrew Moore lived alone and died alone. He was raised in an orphanage, never married and outlived his friends. For his last 40 years, the World War II veteran slept on a couch in a rent-controlled efficiency apartment in the nation’s capital.

    The 89-year-old pensioner died in December with no will, no instructions and no next of kin. He lay in a cold room at the D.C. medical examiner’s office, where the unclaimed dead are usually destined for a nameless pauper’s grave.

    Instead, on Friday, Moore was given a hero’s sendoff at Arlington National Cemetery. A uniformed honor guard escorted Moore’s flag-covered remains. In place of a silent goodbye, a bugler played taps and three volleys of rifle fire marked his passing.

    How was a lonely man diverted from the oblivion of a potter’s field for the glory of his country’s most hallowed resting place? It was the work of a family Moore may not have known he had.....

    Read the story at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...6f-a037dba38301_story.html?tid=pm_local_pop_b


     
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    This is a nice thread, hopefully others can add to it down the line. I will throw up a few articles when I stumble across them :)
     
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    Have to wonder what it says when it seems so difficult to find good stories to share..... bad news is everywhere, and seemingly promoted above all.....
    Good news? Maybe not so much
     
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    The media seems to thrive on negative news. I think its in peoples nature to want to avoid discomfort/pain/suffering, so the media gets to work on its scaremongering, it has become the new religion, hell-fire and damnation worked in the past so why not now? The only problem I have is when they manufacture crap that isn't real, people do irrational things in response to perceived/presented threats and usually end up sacrificing their freedom because of it.
     
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    Yes definitely bad news sells and is everywhere.

    Do you guys remember the American soldiers on holiday and some French citizens stopped a terrorist on a train from detonating a bomb a year or so ago. I found that story very inspirational. Pity about what happened one of the soldiers back at home shortly after though..
     
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