A Christmas Candle

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A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away.
–Eva Logue

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Thank you to each and every of my online friends and colleagues. You are special people in my world. May the joy and peace of Christmastime be your special companion this holiday season and throughout the coming new year.  —Paul Mark Sutherland

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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Enjoy!

Thank you to each and every of my online friends and colleagues. You are special people in my world. May the joy and peace of Christmastime be your special companion this holiday season and throughout the coming new year.  —Paul Mark Sutherland

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Another Cop Story – Be On The Lookout in Kansas City!

Enjoy.

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UpLifting By The Cops

If it brings joy to another, I’m all for it!

 

Read the original story at Marketing Land.

Enjoy.

 

Holiday Greetings

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Enjoy!

Thank you to each and every of my online friends and colleagues. You are special people in my world. May the joy and peace of Christmastime be your special companion this holiday season and throughout the coming new year.  —Paul Mark Sutherland

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The Answer Can’t Be Yes Unless You Ask

Florida Orphan Who Pleaded For Family Will Spend
Christmas With Prospective Adoptive Parents.

The 15-year-old orphan who touched millions of hearts with his plea for a family inside a Florida church will spend Christmas with potential parents.

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Davion Only, who has spent his life in various orphan homes, is spending Christmas with a prospective adoptive family. The couple is reportedly planning to take Only away during the holiday for his first vacation.

In October, the teen made headlines worldwide when he pleaded for a family to adopt inside the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg.

Only, dressed in a dark suit and borrowed tie, told the packed church that he was seeking a family to call his own. His requirements were simple. “I’ll take anyone,” he said. “Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.“

Only was born while his mother was in jail and has never had a permanent home, according to the Tampa Bay Times, which first reported about the teen’s plight.

Last summer, Only tried to find his biological mother, but instead found her obituary, the newspaper reported. She had died a few weeks earlier.

Only also appealed to Florida Gov. Rick Scott in November to speak on behalf of all homeless Florida teenagers seeking a family. “Even though I’m going through an adoption process right now at the moment, I still hope that other kids in foster care get the benefit that I’m going to have to be adopted and to have somewhere to call home and to have a bed to call theirs,” he told the governor and his cabinet, according to the newspaper.

While Only’s ordeal has a happy ending, there are 610,042 people who are homeless in the U.S., some 23 percent, or 138,149, are children, according to the government. The states with the highest rates of homeless children are California, Florida and Texas.

This story was originally published by Fox News on December 13, 2013
(link to original story HERE)


When we go after what we want while treating others with respect, it’s amazing what we can end up with. Well, on second thought, no it isn’t. It isn’t amazing at all…it’s completely normal! Congrats to Davion Only for learning this treasure early in life.

And kudos to his new parents for Giving Themselves Away in HUGE way!

Happy Christmas, Everyone.

How To Become An Angel

HERE’S WHAT ANGELS DO:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Te7wkQ-HVrE?rel=0

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HERE’S HOW TO BECOME AN ANGEL TODAY:

click it for more info!
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If you are unable to donate this year, sharing this page on your Facebook, Twitter, Email, or any other social sharing site can really go a long way in spreading the word and helping to make sure that no child goes without presents this holiday season. SHARE TODAY!

(Pay Away the Layaway, Inc. was founded in 2011 and helps families in need
pay off layaway plans that includes toys, clothes and gifts for children.)

BONUS:

wings_and_approvalEnjoy flying!

Miracle Generator

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Enjoy the view!

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Christmas and Another Year Over

It’s Christmastime again. Another year past. Hopefully, it’s been a good year …for most of us. This short video set to John Lennon’s “So This Is Christmas” challenges our sense of calm, reality, place, self, and legacy.

It is not intended by me to represent any social, economical, religious, or political, leaning or preference. Nor is intended by me to elicit anger. It is intended to elicit compassion,  peaceful action, and world peace, which would be the best Christmas or Holiday gift any of us could receive.

(WARNING: this is a sad and EXTREMELY graphic video
that you may find VERY DIFFICULT to watch.)