From Miner to Superhero, then a Cold Beer

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAn Australian man noticed a serving tractor-trailer truck on the other side of the road on his way to work. He turned his car around sped up to the truck and confirmed his suspicion that the driver was in trouble — slumped over the wheel. He parked his car, ran toward the truck and climbed inside it to pull the hand brake. An ambulance officer called to the scene said…. “In my 10 years in the service I have never seen or heard of anything like this. He is an absolute lifesaver. Even though the truck was not travelling at a great speed, it is an enormous vehicle…. Me and my ambulance partner had to climb on board this huge truck while it was stationary, once, and it was hard. I could not imagine how difficult it would have been while in motion.” (The Age – includes photo)This comes under the heading, “I’m not a hero; I did what anyone would have done.” I read countless stories, while searching for good news, about people pulling strangers from burning buildings, and intervening in car wrecks, even when the cars are on fire, or sinking into lakes… The amazing thing is that *every time* the person says, “I’m not a hero; I did what anyone would have done.” I just love that…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Cinema With Soul: DVD Club Features Only Inspiring Movies

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHave you heard about the mysteriously titled documentary, The Secret? It was featured on Oprah this week and on a Larry King episode promoted as, “How to attract more money, a new career, and a better love life into your experience today”. Have you been awaiting the film release of Conversations With God? Have you ever attended inspirational film screenings at a local church in order to see titles like, What the (Bleep) Do We Know? If “inspirational” is one of your favorite film genres, and you’re bored with the choices offered by Netflix, then a welcome alternative may be the Spiritual Cinema Circle…‘The Secret’A compelling and life-changing film featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show! Discover The Secret that transformed the lives of every person who ever knew it — Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein. Buy It On DVD ______________________________________________This DVD-of-the-month club was launched in the spring of 2004 by Stephan Simon, the Hollywood producer of Somewhere In Time (Christopher Reeve and Christopher Plummer) and the made-in-heaven Robin Williams movie, What Dreams May Come.For $21.00 per month plus shipping Spiritual Cinema Circle members get four or more films on DVDs to keep – no returns necessary. One is a feature film, and the others are short films.Simon maintains that at the core of all these films are fundamental questions about our lives: What is most important? Where are we going? Why are we here?A fine example is the 15 minute selection from January’s collection, The Danish Poet. Charming with its whimsical animation and simple characters, and narrated by Liv Ullman, this short film answers the question: Where would I be now if certain steps I’d taken had been withheld, or certain decisions that once seemed inconsequential, had been decided differently? Retracing the simple steps of a Danish poet teaches us that all the coincidental details of our life intermingled with others’ lives have delivered us to the special place we each now reside.The tantalizing question brought up by the feature film, Illusion, the Circle’s feature pick for May, 2007, is, “What if I could do this life over? Illusion features 88 year-old Kirk Douglas as a once-famous film director alone and remorseful in his final days. The character is visited by a ghost image of his late friend who shows him the effect of his neglectful parenting on his son’s life.Simon says, “The purpose of spiritual cimena is to make us feel better about being human.” His selections also seem to help us feel more hopeful about our potential to build worthwhile lives. Start an Inspirational Film Discussion GroupThe monthly mailings lend themselves perfectly to the formation of film discussion groups, especially because the Spiritual Cinema Circle already provides the discussion questions. 2-3 questions per film are included, both on a 3-color insert inside the cases, and right on the DVDs themselves. Additionally, preceding each of the films is a brief introduction by the group’s co-founder, Simon.Maybe, the world’s largest spiritual film discussion group is the company’s annual Film Festival-at-Sea held on a cruise ship. This month’s festival will set sail on March 31-April 7. Simon and his Spiritual Cinema collegues have recently produced their first film. It is their February 2007 featured selection, Conversations With God, based on the best-selling non-fiction book by Neale Donald Walsch.Just a few years before he wrote his first book, Neale Donald Walsch was homeless with a broken neck. He certainly had no intention of writing 22 books, or becoming the New York Times best-selling author of “Conversations with God”. In desperate need of help, he was only crying out to God. The Spiritual Cinema Circle calls itself “America’s fastest growing DVD Club” and delivers to members in 70 countries. They are eager for new members, though, using free trials and bonus disks (not to mention cruises) to garner attention.For instance, new members signing up this month will receive Conversations With God, along with a welcome gift — a bonus DVD called Soulmates, containing “6 short films about the magic of relationships”. They’ll give you a trial membership if you wait and sign up in March or April — a month’s DVDs for free, not including a shipping fee of five bucks.Here’s a more detailed sampling of films and documentaries the circle has featured since its inception:Ram Dass: Fierce Grace, about the former Harvard professor-turned-spiritual guru and inspirational authorFarther Than The Eye Can See, about the blind man, Erik Weihenmayer, who scaled Mount EverestStuck, a short about people trapped in an elevator who share their life storiesThe Yogis of Tibet documentary expands our concept of meditationRyan’s Well, about an elementary school child who raises money to dig a well that provides water to an entire village in Africa and spawns a heavyweight charityThe Secret, a documentary that assembles best selling authors, coaches and philosophers including Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, John Gray, and Dr. Joe Vitale to explain The meta-physical Law of Attraction and its application in various areas of life, from health and wealth to career and relationships.www.spiritualcinemacircle.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

What are the Odds? Son Gets Same Dorm Room as Dad

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe father of a Michigan State University student said fate landed the 18-year-old in the same dorm room his dad stayed in 30 years ago. Rich Robell, 50, said he was shocked when his son, Mike, received his room assignment at Emmons Hall, B310. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

World’s First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Power Plant Coming to New Mexico

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEnergy technology company Jetstream Wind recently announced plans that it will develop the world’s first sustainable zero-emissions power plant. The plant will use power from renewable resources such as wind and solar power, which will then be converted into hydrogen and transferred back to the grid as available power, according to the New Mexico-based company.(Continue reading in ODE magazine)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Beachgoers Save Dozens of Dolphins (Video)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDozens of dolphins stranded on a Brazilian beach were are saved by locals who worked tirelessly to drag them back to the ocean.The stunning video was shot by Gerd Traue and posted on YouTube by crariyo who wrote, “About 30 Dolphins stranded and saved by local people at Arraial do Cabo (Brazil) in the morning at 8:00 AM on March 5th 2012.”It appears that all the dolphins were moved safely out to sea.WATCH the video below…(Thanks to Flavia Vigio for submitting the link.)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Newest Subway Hero: ‘Snackman’ Casually Breaks Up Fight

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore24 year-old Charles Sonder got on a New York Subway with a bag of cheddar Pringles chips, and a knack for peace.As the train rolled through darkness toward its next stop, a fight between a man and a woman broke out; curses were uttered, and punches and kicks were thrown.At that moment, Sonder moved toward the door of the train car, where the man was standing, and parked himself there. No words were spoken. Sonder just stood there, a barrier between the fighting couple, calmly munching on his chips as a cell phone camera captured the entire scene. (WATCH the YouYube video below, or READ more it at MSNBC)last_img read more

Man Leaves $1,000 Tip for Dog’s Surgery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreLast Saturday Christina Summitt was tending bar at the Clinton, New Jersey Holiday Inn where she works full-time. Her wrist tattoo of a dog’s paw often starts conversations with customers about her interest in animal rescue, and especially dogs.She mentioned to one friendly couple that her puppy, a great Dane mix, was rushed into surgery the previous day for having swallowed a tennis ball and the vet bill was enormous. But the 3-year-old Tucker was like her child, so what was she going to do, deny him the care?When she looked at the credit card slip after the man signed it, she was astounded to see a $1,000.00 tip added to an $80 tab. She tried to protest, but they wouldn’t take back the super-generous tip.“Use this to help pay for Tucker’s $2,700 tennis ball,” he said, adding that they would also pray for him.“As I cried my eyes out, I could not find the words to thank this amazing kind couple,” said the 37-year-old who is married and has three step-children.”“I’m still in utter shock over whole thing.”The hotel manager told CNN that she followed up and tracked down the customer this week to verify that the gesture was legitimate.Tucker is recovering comfortably at home.Thanks to Elisa Black-Taylor for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!last_img read more

Airport Mechanic Rescues Vet Whose Prosthetic Leg Breaks Down

first_imgTaylor posted this photo on Facebook with a message for Keith, “Thank you to this awesome Las Vegas airport maintenance employee who was able to save the day!”“What I did wasn’t much,” he said on the McCarran Airport Facebook Page when they contacted him for details. “We all are in debt to him and his family for sacrificing in service to us.”Taylor Morris, it turns out, doesn’t waste his life feeling sorry for himself. His enthusiasm for service led him to organize the second annual 5K Glow Stick race to raise money to help someone else.Close to 1,000 glowing supporters took to the streets in Cedar Falls, Iowa to run in the evening 5K on Saturday, August 23. They raised around $7,000 and race participants voted on which deserving person should get the money.A 1-year-old girl named Lily, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type one, was named the winner. When Lily’s dad was brought on stage, he gave a touching speech and ended it by saying their family would like to divide the $7,000 with each of the other 5 nominees.Learn more at TaylorMorris.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA U.S. veteran, quadruple amputee Taylor Morris, was traveling through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas with his wife, when his prosthetic knee suddenly broke down. His tool kit was out of reach, packed in his luggage, but luckily the lead aircraft mechanic for American Airlines was able to come to the rescue.“Normally we just fix airplanes and don’t interface with passengers,” said Keith Duffner who received a call for help from a colleague upstairs.“Occasionally we provide tape or glue for an interim repair (but) on this call, a traveling military veteran was in need of a wrench to adjust his artificial leg.”It took a few minutes to loosen the screws, and then his wife and Duffner realigned the foot.last_img read more

Stunned Toddler Pours All the Bubble Bath Into the Tub (Hilarious)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore It was an average and quiet night in the post-dinner Galvez household – until bathmageddon took over out in the tub.Luke the four-year-old toddler was enjoying the suds that arose in his nightly bath supervised by his father Jason in New York.“After filling the tub with warm water,” Jason told Good News Network, “I added just a cap-full of bubble-bath so Luke could enjoy some bubbles.”NEED A SMILE?….GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSWhile dad nipped out of the bathroom to grab a fresh pair of kiddie PJs, he returned to find soap hiding almost every inch of the bathtub with Luke peering out amongst the white suds.“Luuuuuke,” Jason asked, “did you pour all the bubble-bath into the water?”The stunned tot wisely assessed the situation before replying innocently, “What bubble bath?”CHECK Out:  Cute Russian 5-yr-olds Escape From Kindergarten To Buy A Sports CarSHARE This Guilty Friday Funny With Your Friends… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

These Tales of Kindness From the World Cup Are the Best Examples of Humanity at its Finest

first_imgFinally, the Mexican fanbase was hailed for winning hearts across the internet when they were photographed handing out sombreros to disabled Russians.The gesture wasn’t just extended to fans in wheelchairs, either – according to GNN’s Russian correspondent, Timofey Yakovets, the sombreros were basically just being given to any person who shared their love for the World Cup.LOOK: Muslims Take Out Full-Page Newspaper Ad to Denounce Anti-Semitism Against “Our Jewish Sisters and Brothers”“I think it’s a wonderful thing that the World Cup brings so many nations and people together and get to learn and exchange these kinds of things,” Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC. “That’s the beauty of football.” Not to be outdone, the Senegalese fanbase took after the Japanese and started to clean up a stadium after their team’s historic win against Poland.The World Cup 2018 Twitter page published video of the sweet gesture, saying that it was “the best thing you will see today.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEven if you’re not crazy about sports, the World Cup often brings out the best stories of compassion and international peace.And this year’s tournament in the Russian city of Sochi is no exception.For starters, the Japanese fans have made headlines for continuing their practice of respectfully picking up trash and cleaning up stadiums after their games. According to a translation of the video, the Colombian man filming the Japanese fans can be heard praising the nation’s culture and scolding his own people for not following their example.However, a photo was later published to the World Cup Twitter page depicting Colombian and Mexican fans hoisting up an Egyptian man in a wheelchair so he can watch his team play.WATCH: 3,000 Jews and Muslims Sign Up to Learn a Song Together–the Result is Perfect HarmonyThe Egyptian team had been playing against Uruguay when the photo was taken, and despite how the spectators were only watching the game on a screen at the FIFA fan zone in Moscow, they were still more than happy to carry the disabled man on their shoulders.Colombia & Mexico fans lift up an Egyptian fan in a wheelchair in the fanzone so he can watch his country play.The Beautiful Game ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/5jHc2f2KrX— World Cup (@EPLBible) June 17, 2018 Score Big With Your Friends And Share These Stories Of Kindness To Social MediaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more