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!
Over the course of a normal day, we’re a lot of things. We’re stressed, we’re tired, and we’re just trying to get by. But how often are we kind?
Probably not as often as we should be. Life is hard, and it’s easy to get so caught up in day-to-day stress that we close ourselves off.
But everyone on the outside is struggling, too. It sometimes seems like hardship is the great equalizer, which is why it’s important to acknowledge the Good Samaritans who pay it forward to those in need. The folks over at Whisper asked people to anonymously share small acts of kindness that they’ve performed in the past, and the resulting list is a testament to the power of compassion.
The next time you’re feeling down, try lifting yourself up by empowering someone else in the process. You’ve heard the saying that a rising tide raises all boats, so why not apply that to your daily interactions? One seemingly insignificant act can create a chain reaction of the best kind.
For more of life’s little secrets, be sure to check out Whisper’s website, and download the app for iPhone and Android.
When you’re living on the streets, you’re not likely to abide by the law when it comes in the way of a hot meal. Pandering, begging for money… these things don’t seem wrong to you when it’s the only way you know to survive.
The problem is that pandering is illegal in most places. Those of us not living on the streets tire of seeing those less fortunate begging on the side walk. We prefer to keep the ugly side of society out of sight and out of mind. That’s why we send the police to take care of these “criminals”.
Except this time an officer decided to be a caring human being… and it was awesome.
The fact that he hasn’t come forward, despite the video going viral, is a true testament to the character of this man. Although we may never know who he is, we hope that karma catches up with him one day… with a huge payback.
Teachers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. They are underpaid, under-appreciated, and often understaffed, with classrooms that are far too big and resources that amount to very little.
On top of all that, teachers are also faced with a host of issues that have nothing to do with the subjects they teach. They are mentors and role models to kids who may not have positive adult figures at home. They also help students deal with social and emotional issues and provide a listening ear when needed.
Why do they do it? Because of pure love and dedication. At Oak Park High School, the “Positivity Project” recently challenged teachers to tell students just how much they mean to them.
Watch as these kids are pulled out of class to hear inspiring messages from the educators they spend time with every day.
As soon as these students learned that their teacher’s cat passed away, they sprang into action.
When the young ladies from Joshua High School found out that their math teacher, Mrs. Andrews, lost her best feline friend of 16 years, they pulled out all the stops to comfort the sweet woman in her time of need. They made her a batch of cupcakes, picked up some beautiful flowers, and surprised her right in the middle of class!
But they didn’t stop there. Wait until you see what else they did to make Mrs. Andrews smile (oh, and grab some tissues while you’re at it).
I may or may not be crying. Just saying. Young people get a bad rap, but these three students made it abundantly clear that kids these days still have so much heart.