Sep 10 2012

United We Serve in Remembrance

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country.

Millions throughout the world performed good deeds last 9/11, each paying tribute through positive action. Tell us what you will do (your "I Will") this year and help grow the movement around the globe….

 

What will you do to honor and remember 9/11? 

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Sep 07 2012

A Good Reminder

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Sep 07 2012

Candy Corn Oreos

Candy Corn Oreos To Arrive Monday, September 10. Hufington Post

 

The internet is abuzz today with a photo of Candy Corn Oreos making the rounds. The Oreo camp has confirmed to HuffPost Food that they are indeed real and they will be available exclusively at Target starting next week for a suggested retail price of $3.59.

The cookie is a limited edition (Halloween season, clearly) and several blogs are racing to try them (stay tuned, we've got people ON IT as well). From the looks of the product shot below, the cream center is half orange and half yellow. There's a strange amount of excitement going on about these, but we wonder if it is sheer amazement or sheer horror. If they are anything as good as Birthday Cake Oreos, we're in.

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The Most Successful Football Play Of All Time!
Oct 31 2013

The Most Successful Football Play Of All Time!

As a sports fan, I will admit that, as fans, we can put too much emphasis on sports at times. But, there are times that sports can deliver messages that we can all cling to, sports fan or not.  Football congers up images of gladiators dressed in their pads and helmets looking to physically out match their opponents, but on occasion you get a glimpse behind the all the padding to see what it is that really holds a team together… HEART!

All the students at Olivet Middle school, in Olivet, MI, know classmate Keith Orr as a hugger. Keith struggles with some learning difficulties, but it has never stopped him from participating in school, Keith even joined the football team this year.  Without letting their coaches know,  the team cooked up a plan to help Keith score a touchdown, which even required them to kneel down on the 1 yard line, when they could have easily scored.  Keith came in and ran the ball across the goal line, scoring his first touchdown!  His team said they wanted Keith to know that he was most definitely part of the team, and that they would "always have his back".

This isn't the first time that you have seen a football team do something like this, so what about this play makes it the "most successful football play of all time"?  It's the way that it effected Keith's teammates. Wide receiver Justice Miller, through tears, told CBS News reporter Steve Hartman, "Keith has never been cool or popular, He went from being pretty much a nobody to making everyone's day."  With tears streaming down his face, Justice admitted that he would have never thought of this, saying "I kind of went from being somebody who mostly cared about myself and my friends to caring about everyone and trying to make everyone's day and everyone's life better."  Which is precisely why CBS reporter Steve Hartman said, "this may just make that touchdown,  "the most successful play of all time."

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