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These twelve 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. 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.  I asked my mentor - a very successful businessman in his 70s- what
 his top 3 tips are for success.  He smiled and said; "Read something no one
 else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no
 one else is doing."
 3. 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."
 4. 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.

 5. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I
 went into work.  At 3PM 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.

 6. 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."
 7. 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.   

 8. 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.
9. 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. 

 10. 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."
11. 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.
 12. 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."

 The best sermons are lived, not preached.      
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