Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on
the side of the road holding him and crying. And just
before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
Today, someone Else' s tragedy provided the miracle my
family had prayed for. Thanks to this stranger, my dad will
have a heart. It' s so odd to think that an accidental death
just saved his life.
Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman
ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug.
When I tensed up, she realized I didn' t recognize her.
She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most
sincere smile and said, “(in , you carried me
out of the World Trade Center."
Today in downtown San Diego, I watched a blue collar
Mexican man get harassed for being Mexican. It was a
blatant act of discrimination. And the man actually
began crying. As he left the office building, he took off
thejacket. His toshiro underneath read, "I love the
Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from
Zimbabwe. He said he hadn' t eaten anything in over 3
days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then
my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was
eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share
Today, after telling my grandmother that I didn' t want
to risk making such a huge mistake, she looked at me
and said, "Looking back on it all, there are so many
mistakes I wish I had had the courage to make when I
was your age."
Today, a 12 year old boy died in a house fire near my
neighborhood. After he pulled his mom to safety, he
ran back into the burning house for his
Today, my blind friend explained to me in vivid
detail how beautiful his new girlfriend is.
Today, I was stopped at a traffic light when a mid-
aged homeless woman asked me for change. I
usually I don' t give out dollars to the homeless
because I assume they are going to buy booze. But
I saw her 45 minutes later at 7/ 11 buying bread
and peanut butter. She was so happy to see me.
Today at the Atlanta airport, as I walked off a plane
dressed in my Army uniform, a little girl grabbed
my hand and asked me if I would be going back
overseas soon. stold her I would be in Tweeks.
She smiled and said, "Can you please tell my daddy
that I love him. My mommy told me he' s never
coming home from over there."
Today, as soon as my baby brother came
into my room, I yelled at him to get out without
even looking up at him. When he didn' t listen and I
turned around to yell again, I noticed he had a bowl
of cherries (my favorite) in his hands. He said,
Sorry, I just wanted to share these with you.''
Today, I stopped to chat with the office janitor like
I do every Monday morning on my way into work.
And at the end of our conversation he grinned and
said, "You know, you' re the only one who ever
stops to talk to me around here, and you' re the
President and CED."