Aug 17 2012

Good Deeds from Coach Beverly Kearney, Make-A-Wish & Prince William

Coach Beverly Kearney Overcomes Homelessness And Paralysis, Starts Empowering Nonprofit. Huffington Post

It seems that there is no task too daunting for Coach Beverly Kearney.
After overcoming homelessness and a horrific accident, the University of Texas head women's track and field coach has devoted herself to her organization, Pursuit of Dreams Foundation, in order to motivate and empower disadvantaged youth, CNN reports.
"If I could utilize the techniques that I used to produce results in sport, why can't I utilize those techniques to produce results in life," Coach Kearney explains. "Pursuit of Dreams is about connecting people with the inner magic that lies within them…that lets them know, 'Yes you can.' No, better yet, 'Yes we can.'"
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Ladd Anderson, 10-Year-Old Leukemia Patient, Becomes Soldier For A Day With Make-A-Wish Foundation. Huffington Post

Though Ladd Anderson has had to endure exhausting rounds of chemotherapy and doctor’s appointments, the 10-year-old wasn’t interesting in relaxing when it came time for his “Make-A-Wish.” The Michigan boy was set on serving his country.
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Prince William saves schoolgirls in helicopter sea rescue. TODAY

Sure, Prince William may look like a prince in military fatigues, but to one schoolgirl, he's really a knight in shining armor.
The RAF search-and-rescue captain successfully piloted two girls, aged 13 and 16, to safety last night when they were left stranded off the Welsh coast.
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Aug 17 2012

Flash Mob for Marriage Proposal

WATCH: Flash Mob Hands Out Flowers for a Super-Sweet Marriage Proposal. Shine from YAHOO!

When Boston-resident Jack Cushman decided to propose to Teresa Elsey, his girlfriend of nearly three years, he was certain that she'd say yes. So all that was left to figure out was how he'd make the moment memorable.
"Since I wasn't too nervous about the question itself, I decided to come up with a ridiculously complicated plan to worry about instead," Cushman wrote in an essay for The Huffington Post.
"My first thought was just to get a bunch of strangers to give Teresa flowers as she was coming home from work, people in all kinds of improbable places," he told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. "I wanted to create a world where good things happen for no reason, a world full of bounty. I just loved the idea of just being able to give that to her."
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Aug 17 2012

Life Changing Good Deeds

6 Good Deeds that Could Change Your Life. Shine from YAHOO!

Help someone stay in the game: somebody's got to win "After combing through 53 pieces of paper included in a Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes, I found the correct information to send in Aunt Tessie's sweepstakes form." - October 24th Enter someone you care about into a contest but don't tell them you've submitted their information. If they win, they'll be so touched that you thought of them, and if they don't, they'll be none the wiser!

Make a big deal out of something little
"Geez, remember how big a deal it was to get your Halloween costume when you were little? How many times you tried it on (store-bought or handmade) beforehand? And then, the biggest worry of all: Would your parents make you wear a sweater over it?
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