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NaNa
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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My Mom has suddenly started sending me glurge on a daily basis...I don't know what I did to deserve. I hadn't heard this one but feel free to chow.

Breakfast at McDonald's. Please read until the end.

This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the story, there are some very interesting facts!):

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have
recently completed my college degree.
The last class I had to take was Sociology.
The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the
qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called "Smile."
The class was asked to go out and smile at three
people and document their reactions.

I am a very friendly person and always smile at
everyone and say hello
anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.

I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.

As I turned and I smelled a horrible "dirty body"
smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.

As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to
me, he was "smiling".
His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance.

He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.

The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and
the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.
I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they
wanted. He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they could afford.
(If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm
up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).
Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.

That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action. I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter
to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.

I then walked around the corner to the table that
the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the
blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and
said, "Thank you."

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I
did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope."

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope."

We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to
give.
We are not church goers, but we are believers.
That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet
love.
I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand.

I turned in "my project" and the instructor read it.
Then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share
this?"

I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the
class.

She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.

In my own way I had touched the people at
McDonald's, my husband, son, instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom
on the last night I spent as a college student.

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:
UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this and learn how to LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS -NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.

If you think this story has touched you in any way, please send it to everyone you know.

There is an Angel sent to watch over you.

In order for him to work, you must pass this on to the people you want watched over.

An Angel wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head.
To handle others, use your heart.

God Gives every bird it's food, but He does not
throw it into its nest.

Keep this going.

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Penny
Deck the Malls


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Hang on a sec; she went out with an assignment to smile at three people, and came back having cried over two people.

Sounds like an F to me.

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noreen
We Three Blings


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I thought Christians were supposed to keep their charity known only to God.

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GenYus
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IIRC, it wasn't the shoe bomber's loud prayers that sparked the takedown by the other passengers; it was that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Very, very different. Canuckistan

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Communication Attempt
Jingle Bell Hock


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quote:
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3)
quote:
Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

While your two other neglected children stay home eating leftovers?


And of course in Glurgeland whenever something good happen God absolutely has to be involved in some way.I wish people would come up with some atheist glurge for a change

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The fun thing about standards is that they come in so many varieties.

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annabohly
Jingle Bell Hock


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I know i've seen this before, but I don't have good luck looking for old threads

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Bad Ronald
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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Mc-Glurge-a-chow!

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Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Winston Churchill

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Towknie
We Three Blings


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quote:
Originally posted by Communication Attempt:
And of course in Glurgeland whenever something good happen God absolutely has to be involved in some way.I wish people would come up with some atheist glurge for a change

I sense a Snopes writing contest coming on....

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babyshoes
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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quote:
Originally posted by HotBlondeMom:


I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I
did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope."



This part really bugs me (well, even more than the rest of this glurge.

All she had to do was say, "You're welcome."

baby "least of these" shoes

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Ariadne
Deck the Malls


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quote:
I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally
This is the part that bugged me...how could the project literally be a piece of cake? Unless your assignment was eating a piece of cake (or maybe baking one) I'm not sure how this is possible.

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saxea ut effigies bacchantis prospicit eheu | prospicit et magnis curarum fluctuat undis
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PallasAthena
Xboxing Day


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quote:
An Angel wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

An Angel wrote that? An actual Angel? Wow. New one on me.

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jessboo
The First USA Noel


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I then walked around the corner to the table that
the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the
blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and
said, "Thank you."

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said...


...the bathroom's over there. Now go and have a wash, you NFBKing stink.

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Do you have any wine? All of this would go a lot smoother in an altered state of reality.

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Spacky
I Saw Three Shipments


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My local McDonalds has homeless people who hang out near the door and in the seats *all* the time. Never have I seen a whole line of people back away from a homeless man [Roll Eyes]
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amywatts
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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My Aunt is a lovely woman who is ALWAYS doing things for others...without bragging. She does want the person to know that it's not "her" doing this, but it's the grace of GOd. She had an extra sandwich one time and found a homeless man on the side of the road. She was nervous and was getting worked up. By the time she got to him (had to go down a ways and then come back), all she could do was hand him the food and say loudly "I am a messenger from God!". When she realized what had come out of her mouth - she almost died. She said that the man probably didn't touch the food from THAT CRAZY LADY!!!
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evilrabbit
Jingle Bell Hock


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Wow, I'd heard Sociology was an easy major, but that assignment sounds like it belongs in a kindergarten.

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"My sandwich choice is uncertain, until I actually order. It's like Schrodinger's Sandwich."
"Is plutonium involved in this sandwich in any way?"
"Maybe."

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bthyb
WiFi Christmas


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quote:
Originally posted by HotBlondeMom:

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:
UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

Too bad that one won't help you get a job.

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If you say you love ice cream, you better be dreaming of an orgy with Ben, Jerry, and one fine-ass chunky monkey.

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Chocklit
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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quote:
Originally posted by Communication Attempt:
[QUOTE]I wish people would come up with some atheist glurge for a change

Isn't "atheist glurge" an oxymoron?

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senshisteph
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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quote:
Originally posted by HotBlondeMom:
As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to
me, he was "smiling".

Is that what you kids are calling it nowadays?


And where I my interesting facts? Waah mummy you promised me some very interesting facts if I read all the way through! *throws teddy out of pram*

*ahem* sorry about that.

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nana korobi ya oki
'fall down seven times, get up eight.'

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