These eleven short stories are all very good stories and make us think twice about the daily happenings in our lives as we deal with others!
1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said: “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”
2. Today, after my 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said: “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”
3. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died: he licked the tears off my face.
4. Today at 7:00 AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3:00 PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too.
A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
5. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died.
She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.
6. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
7. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?”
Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.
8. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that: I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
9. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said,
“I hope you feel better soon.”
10. Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, “Thinking of you today. If you need me, I’m a phone call away.” It was from a high school friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years.
11. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.
The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”
Cam Newton blames his hair style on not still being a major league football player. I remember when he was kicked off of the Florida team for numerous character flaws. His nickname was Scam Newton, he is 29 on the scandal list.
The Rodentia Rattus Editor: Are you tired of rats, LL ?
The Rat Whisperer: That’s what I do, I could never get tired of regular rats. Could Joey stop lying, could Hunter stop using Cocaine, could Pigleosi stop using insider-information ? They couldn’t. Here is some information.
The rodents have been eating babies in New York City and other cesspools of human scum forever. This is what some people do for fun in the wormy apple.
Rats and mice are different. White mice were/are used in many medical laboratories. Once a forgotten person said that some disease was so deadly that we needed tougher white mice. That’s how politicians solve problems.
Milky Way over Egyptian Desert Image Credit & Copyright: Amr Abdelwahab
Explanation: For ten years the stargazer dreamed of taking a picture like this. The dreamer knew that the White Desert National Park in Egypt‘s Western Desert is a picturesque place hosting numerous chalk formations sculpted into surreal structures by a sandy wind. The dreamer knew that the sky above could be impressively dark on a clear moonless night, showing highlights such as the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy in impressive color and detail. So the dreamer invited an even more experienced astrophotographer to spend three weeks together in the desert and plan the composite images that needed to be taken and processed to create the dream image. Over three days in mid-March, the base images were taken, all with the same camera and from the same location. The impressive result is featured here, with the dreamer — proudly wearing a traditional Bedouingalabyia — pictured in the foreground.