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12-28-10, 03:09 PM #1
A teenager's simple act elevates all...
It's nice to get away from all the human muck we usually deal with and read something that reaffirms faith in humanity.
A teenager’s simple act elevates all - The Boston Globe
Benís twin brother, Sammy, lay on a cot in the narrow hallway just outside the kitchen. Unable to see or speak or control his limbs, he coughed or let out a little moan every now and then. Rick and Patty took turns feeding Sammy, who has cerebral palsy, through a stomach tube. He cooed when they kissed his face or stroked his cheek, and when they cooed back, he opened his mouth into a wide, joyful O.
A few feet away was the narrow, winding stairway that is the familyís biggest burden lately.
Which is where 17-year-old Rudyís simple, life-changing act of kindness comes in.
Until recently, Rick carried Sammy up those 14 stairs to his bedroom each night. But a few months ago, Rick had major surgery for a life-threatening heart condition, and now he canít lift much at all, let alone a 75-pound child.
Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones
Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman
12-28-10, 03:34 PM #2
Good read, glad you shared it.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway
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12-28-10, 03:59 PM #3
Thanks for sharing.Romans 8:28-31
"Anima Sana In Corpore Sano"
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12-28-10, 05:17 PM #4
Dadgum computer screen, gotta go get something to clean it...Job security...
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
12-28-10, 06:58 PM #5
Excellent story.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
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12-28-10, 07:39 PM #6
That is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it, Xiphos.
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