And Nichole Nordeman knows just that. Her song “Slow Down” reminds us that we should appreciate the good things and people in our lives before it’s too late. We might not even notice when things pass us by…
Mothers, fathers, and children alike will need to get tissues for this one.
An American, a German, and a Russian walk into a press conference…no, this is not the start to some lame joke, but the start to a story of a truly magical moment between three astronauts. NASA’s Reid Wiseman, ESA’s Alexander Gerst, and commander Maksim Suraev of Russia’s Roscosmos are all crew members of the International Space Station, and during a recent press conference they were asked by a reporter whether US-EU-Russia tensions over Ukraine had altered or influenced their relations. Here is their emphatic answer.
Their message was clear: There’s no politics in space or on the International Space Station. Just astronauts and scientists from all corners of the globe working together for humanity. Source: RT Share their friendly embrace with your friends below.
We’ve seen hundreds of videos involving surprise pregnancy announcements, but as adorable as those videos are, this one gives them all a run for their money.
YouTuber Jeff Deal and his wife had a very big surprise planned for his grandmother when they showed up at her house one day. Before they began, they told her to keep her eyes closed and sit down.
“It is with immeasurable joy that I introduce you to your great-grandson, Jordan Chase,” were the words Grandma heard as she opened her eyes and instantly started crying. The couple had been trying to adopt for nearly 20 years, so this was a very special moment for everyone involved.
These are the experiences that make life worth living. Don’t you feel like you’re right there in the room with them? There’s nothing quite as beautiful as the love of family.
One man is taking on homelessness by tapping into the tiny-house craze that’s sweeping the nation right now.
It all started after Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers noticed a 60-year-old woman in his neighborhood sleeping in the dirt a few doors down from where he lived. Feeling like it was his duty as a fellow human to try and do something to help the poor woman, he decided to build a tiny home for her out of recycled materials.
It took Summers five days to build the home, which comes complete with a window and sturdy wheels to move it between different locations. These materials, including the wheels and two locks for the front door, cost him about $500.
His words say it all: “Nobody should be homeless, especially in one of the richest countries in the world.”
Feeling inspired by what he’d managed to do in such a short time, Summers founded My Tiny House Project LA. He’s already built over 30 tiny houses for homeless people across the city.
Many girls dream of their big day, deciding every little detail as soon as they learn what a wedding is. Elizabeth was one of those girls, having planned out the whole ceremony to perfection, which is exactly why she wasn’t expecting the pastor to suddenly stop the ceremony with a surprise announcement.
The bride and wedding guests were stunned when he announced that the groom, Alan Hale, had a special gift for his beautiful bride. Right before their first kiss ever, Alan had planned to serenade Elizabeth with a touching song he’d written especially for the love of his life.
What a beautiful song, one that this couple and their loved ones will remember for years to come!
Getting married and starting a family is an important goal that many people have. Many women dream about one day marrying the love of their life. Most of their dads also dream of one day walking their daughter down the aisle. That act of giving their little girl away to the man she is going to marry is a tearjerking, important event in any father’s life. But what happens that little girl’s dad passes away before the wedding? Hopefully, that tragedy could be transformed… like this.
Leading up the wedding, Jennifer Urs Sullivan was dreading walking down the aisle without her father, who’d passed away from a heart attack.
When the wedding day finally came though, she thought of the most fitting tribute to both her father, and the man she loved.
Cue Sebastian, the University of Miami Hurricanes mascot (and not coincidentally the cheerleader-in-chief of her father’s favorite school). Donning a Hurricane’s jersey with her father’s nickname on the back, he was the perfect stand-in.
Because it was also at the University of Miami that Jennifer works and even met her fiancé. Between finding her new husband there, and sharing her love for the school with her father, this place has played an amazing role in her life.
It’s no wonder why she’d want to include Sebastian at the wedding! Check out the video below to see the full story:
(H/T: BuzzFeed) According to Jennifer’s Facebook page, the walk “ended up being one of the most amazing/memorable moments of the day,” with all of the guests standing to applaud. She added, “I just want to thank all of the amazing people in the athletic department … who helped to make this happen. Without you, my day might have been just a little less beautiful.” Her incredible day should be shared with others. Click below to show others her story.
After taping every episode of Family Feud, host Steve Harvey likes to spend a few moments talking to the audience. It’s usually just a bit of small talk infused with Harvey’s signature sense of humor, but at the end of this particular taping — when he thought the cameras were turned off — he did something a little bit different.
He took a few minutes out of his day to discuss what it means to be successful and happy in life. In fact, he believes that without happiness and fulfillment, success will never come. According to Harvey, all we have to do is jump.
“If you don’t jump, your parachute will never open.” You’ll never reach your dreams unless you take a shot. It’s a tremendous message, and we’re thankful that these cameramen slyly recorded the whole thing so that we could all take advantage of his wisdom.
Our Indian friends at Animal Aid Unlimited recently discovered a street dog that was in desperate need of help — and would’ve died without a rescue. The pup was suffering from a maggot-infested neck wound that was both threatening her life and making it miserable.
Without treatment she would have died in a day or two. Luckily they got to her in time and she’s been transformed into the most adorable, happy little dog now!
When 83-year-old Francine Stein passed away at a nursing home, the staff didn’t have any listed contacts for her. Stein had no living relatives.
Enter Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach, who is one of several people on call at the facility when there is no one to officiate a funeral. Weinbach was so disturbed at the thought of no one showing up to say goodbye that he turned to his daughter for support.
Just as heartbroken by the news, she took to Facebook, creating a post that asked if anyone would be interested in going to the funeral of Francine Stein with her. The post went viral, ending in a celebration of Francine’s life among kindhearted strangers.
Unfortunately, people die completely alone in nursing homes all over the country.
Unless all of these facilities start keeping detailed records of contacts and prior residences, people like Rabbi Weinbach will have to oversee funerals with few people, or no people, in attendance. For now, though, let’s be grateful for the wonderful attendees who sent Francine Stein off with love and dignity.