The Inspirational Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TitanJeff, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    This thread is dedicated to posting photos, video, quotes and stories which inspire. Maybe it's a stunning image of nature, a kind deed which renews faith in humankind, a great idea, pre-game speech, beautiful music, etc.

    Please don't post religious or political content.
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    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Lt. Col. Will Adams had been deployed overseas in Afghanistan but came back to surprise his daughter, Alayna. He dressed up as a catcher since she was throwing out the first pitch. When he took off the mask, she realized who he was.
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  3. SawdustMan

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    A good man's best friend story always tugs at the old heartstrings. One of my faves....

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    Many of you probably already know the story. But for those who don't...
    http://www.today.com/pets/loving-arms-man-floats-his-sick-dog-sleep-becomes-internet-934394

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    Basically this guy's dog had severe arthritis and was going to have to be put down. So kind-hearted hippie man decided to take the dog to Lake Superior for "water therapy" to help alleviate the pain. Also he credits the dog for "saving his life" at one point (he was going to commit suicide).
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  4. Finnegan2win

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    "Now we're apart, though not through choice.. do we stay mute, or raise our voice?"
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    Best dying words ever.

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  7. GeronimoJackson

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    Feels start at 2:19.

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    I escaped the horizon
    feeling nothing was the easiest existence
    leaving a world of regret in a wake of flames
    no flame ever burned as bright
    I will not live a martyr
    no more eyes to frame my falls
    I can't live life for closed hearts
    joy left me that day
    pulled from my hands as they robbed me of life
    I am leaving earth
    burning the past as i turn and wave goodbye
    I am finally alive
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  9. The Hammer

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    The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has been under a bit of public scrutiny recently as an officer is facing Second Degree murder charges for gunning down a young man on a streetcar. However there are some recent reminders that some on the TPS do have a heart.

    First is an officer who found a 10-day-old kitten that was tossed in the garbage and took the kitten in:

    http://www.undercoverkity.com/?p=3648

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    The second good story came on the first day of school (which in Ontario always comes the day after Labor Day). Chris Boddy, a PR cop for Toronto Schools, sent out this simple tweet:​
    Dear Students: If you see a kid eating alone in the cafe, say hello and join him/her. #thatisnice
    7:02 AM - 3 Sep 2013

    It was picked up and retweeted by many, including Katie Couric, and inspired many kids around North America to reach out and make a lonely kid feel welcome:
    http://storify.com/ericandrewgee/katie-couric-retweets-toronto-cop-on-lonely-school
    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...tweets_toronto_cop_on_lonely_school_kids.html
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