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“An Act of Kindness for a Broken Heart” – Anonymous story shared by Meladee McCarty in Chicken Soup for the Soul “Hi, Mommy, what are you doing?” asked Susie. “I’m making a casserole for Mrs. Smith next door,” said her … Continue reading
The title of a wonderful caregiving book is 90% of Helping is Just Showing Up. I hope that you will read this book or at least write the tittle in your mind, “90% of Helping is Just Showing Up,” In … Continue reading
By Sarah Gill-Northcutt It had been a year since my 18 month-old granddaughter Katie died of a birth defect, and I could still feel the grief. “Maybe putting up Christmas decorations will make you feel better,” my husband said, handing me … Continue reading
Please say, “I remember.” People want to know that their loved one who has died is still remembered! Ann Anderson shares the following story: One of the most significant gestures of caring came from 3 ½ year old grandson, Jacob. … Continue reading
I like the answer which Barbara Baumgardner, gives us in her story, “The Aroma of Christmas.”
The first Christmas after my husband died was filled with forced laughter, fake smiles and trying desperately to have a good time.
Twelve months later healing was evidenced by the excitement welling up with me as I prepared for a grand and glorious holiday. The kids and grandchildren were coming to spend Christmas at my home. Continue reading
Are You Ready for Christmas? Everyday? Are you willing— to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends … Continue reading
God says, “Give Thanks in All Circumstances.” If you can attend a church meeting without fear or harassment, arrest, torture, or death… you are more blessed than three billion people in the world. If you have food in the refrigerator, … Continue reading
God says, “Give thanks at all times.” (1 Thes 5:18) Yes, even when the day is dark and dreary, even when we are sad, discouraged, and suffering; for, our God is faithful and has promised to be with us. I … Continue reading