Here's a story that if you haven't heard it already, then you're in for a treat. And if you have had this shared with you, pass it on. It's what makes us feel good about our fellow man despite what the political and economic challenges are that we're all facing.
I found this wonderful story here as reported by Nader Salass.
While running in The Jeff Drench Memorial 5K in Charlevoix, Mich., Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr stopped to help out a young boy struggling to finish the race. Kerr, 19, put aside his ambition to beat his fellow Marines and instead helped motivate 9 year-old Brandon Fuchs, who lost his party during the race, to make it to the finish line.
Now, thousands of social media users are now celebrating his act of kindness afterSeals Of Honor, a Facebook group commemorating the life of Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died fighting in Afghanistan, posted a photo of Kerr and Fuchs running together.
It's so easy to forget the sacrifices soldiers and everyday civilians make on all degrees of selflessness. They don't have to be as big as Lt. Murphy's to be memorable. His is the ultimate. But even a small gesture, like that of huge-hearted Myles Kerr resonate throughout the world. We must salute both men, and all of the men and women who's gestures to mankind are worthy of a tip of the hat, but perhaps are lost in the cacophony of life.
Lcpl Kerr came around the last turn along with this small boy. The boy had become separated from those who he had started the race with. He asked Lcpl Kerr, “Sir? Will you please run with me?". Throughout the course, Lcpl Kerr urged him on when the boy wanted to give up and ensured that the boy saw the course to completion where he was reunited with his party.
Now, if you want to see and hear a bit more about this, the video that follows will fill you in. Enjoy, and maybe today do something nice for someone else. You probably won't be covered in HuffPo or even on Twitter, but you'll know. And isn't that reward enough?
Sadly, women's rights and equality is a marathon, not a sprint. And perhaps this video is a little too literal, but it makes a great point. If we look at the struggles and regressive thinking that's effecting women today by the GOP on the state and national levels, you'll see that brave and in-exhaustive women like Texas State Senator WendyDavis and Texas resident and hero Sarah Slamen are the Kathrine Switzer's of today.
Don't recognize the name? Watch this video.
Spitzer has been all over the Tee Vee Machine lately, so you know something had to be up:
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), "who stepped down from the governor's office amid scandal, is now strongly considering a run for state comptroller," sources tell the New York Post.
"Spitzer has in recent weeks had discussions with some Democratic donors and insiders about the position currently held by Tom DiNapoli."
"It's unclear whether a Spitzer candidacy would rely on a Democratic donor base, or if the former governor -- whose family is wealthy -- is thinking of pouring his own dough into a campaign. It is also unclear if he would challenge DiNapoli in a primary, or if he's considering running as an independent."
So it's a maybe, perhaps, could-be situation. Clear?
Cheers erupted along the Columbia River on Thursday morning as Sarah Palin and her large family of “Rogue Runners” approached the start line for the annual Turkey Trot.
Oh boy! A chance to rub shoulders with Barbie McLipSchmutz in a running outfit, this time not leaning on the American flag!
I can just hear the murmers of adoration, smell the anticipation-induced sweat, taste the fangirl/fanboy fervor!
Both fun run participants and spectators who’d been waiting more than an hour in the bitter cold for a glimpse of the former Republican vice presidential candidate rushed to snap her picture with cameras and cell phones.
I hope every potential snapper got satisfaction this time. I mean, after that last fiasco in which Barbie abandoned her groupies, she wouldn't dare renege this time, right?
Palin had announced on Twitter that she would be running the 5K race, organized by the Benton-Franklin Chapter of the Red Cross.
However, she didn’t finish the race, opting to leave the course early to avoid more crowds at the end. About 40 minutes into the run, people gathered at the finish line to get more pictures of Palin started to learn that she was gone.
Ruh-roh. This can't end well.
Towards the end of the race, the officers asked Palin what she wanted to do. Palin decided to divert off the course and head back to their cars so the family could get to their Thanksgiving dinner, Pitts said.
Sarah the Quitter should quit while she's behind.
H/t: Williams1977 aka Gimmeabreak, Rumproast
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