This is the story of a young woman called Morgan Wheeler, an old man in a wheelchair – and a special meeting that left the man, as well as the whole internet, in tears.
It was June 4th 2015. Morgan Wheeler, a young woman in her 20s, was trying to drive out of the car park of a grocery store – when a man in a wheelchair suddenly blocked her way.
He was old, around 60-70 years old, and had stopped a few times alongside Morgan’s car in order to rest. It was obvious that he was fighting his way forward, and Morgan also noticed that he had lost one of his legs.
The man soon realised that Morgan was sat in her car waiting to drive out. He waved appologetically and tried to hurry by.
Morgan could have hit the gas, driven away and forgotten the situation there and then.
Morgan knew that she had all the time in the world to do the things she wanted to do that day. She also knew that the man in the wheelchair obviously needed help.
“I walked up to him and introduced myself. I asked him if I could assist him with his shopping today, and he, quite grumpily, said that he was doing just fine and was not getting much anyways,”Morgan writes on Facebook.
But Morgan was equally stubborn. She insisted on helping, told him a little bit about herself and eventually was allowed to accompany him.
When Morgan asked the man about himself, it became obvious that he hadn’t had it easy.
He was a war veteran who had just lost his wife – he explained this to Morgan with such pain on his face that she knew she shouldn’t question him further.
Instead she asked him if he had a shopping list. He had, with only four items written down: peanut butter, soup, bread and bananas.
“So I questioned how he got to the store,” Morgan continues on Facebook.
The man told her that he had pulled himself along in his wheelchair until he reached the highway and then hitchhiked to the parking lot.
Morgan promised to call a taxi for him as soon as they were done shopping.
Soon the man started to cry. Morgan knelt down next to him and asked what was wrong. In reply he asked her why anyone would do so much for a man they don’t know.
“I told him that where I am from, and from the family I was raised in, we help one another, no matter the task and that I had never met a stranger. I also told him that he deserved everything I was doing for him because he fought for my freedom and sacrificed so much,” Morgan writes on Facebook.
When the pair had finished shopping, Morgan paid for the groceries, despite the man insisting that he would pay for it himself.
They waited for the taxi together, she helped to load the grocery bags and wheelchair into the car and she gave the man all the money she had in her purse: USD $40.
Before he closed the door of the taxi,the man looked at her with tears in his eyes and thanked her once again.
On her way back to her car Morgan burst into tears.
“This is the world we live in today. How many people passed him and would have continued to pass him while he struggled?”, she writes in a Facebook post which has been shared thousands of times. She finishes with:
“Today was a truly humbling experience for me, and I consider myself extremely blessed to have the capability of understanding what is truly important in this world. THAT man was a HERO, and far too many will say otherwise.”
Morgan’s touching story really moved me. Imagine if we were all a little more like her, and did something as simple as giving a few minutes of our time to help other people.
SHARE this story on Facebook to prove that there is always hope for humanity. Everybody should read and learn from this!
Cleaning the kitchen isn’t on the top of the list of “fun things to do” but, it has to be done. Even though it might not be the most exhilarating chore, there are ways to make it easier and less daunting.
These 28 kitchen cleaning hacks will change the way you think about this mundane task.
These nifty tips and tricks will give you that sparkling kitchen without much effort at all.
1. Clean your grill grates with onion.
Rub half of a peeled onion over the grates of your hot grill to deglaze and clean your grates. It also adds a nice flavor to your next meal! Head on over to How to Clean Things for the tutorial.
2. Add a bit of shine to cutting boards and other wood with coconut oil.
Wooden surfaces can dull and become less lustrous as they once were. Add some instant shine to wooden cutting boards and counter tops by rubbing in some coconut oil with a soft cloth.
3. Remove coffee stains from mugs with baking soda.
Coffee can stain ceramic and other porous glass surfaces, dish soap might not be able to remove them. Sprinkle some baking soda and a bit of water on the stains; let sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the paste into the surface to watch the stains lift away.
4. Clean hard-to-wash bottles with rice.
Narrow-necked bottles can be difficult to clean. Add a bit of uncooked rice, water, and dish soap to the bottle and give it a vigorous shake — problem solved!
5. Wear chenille socks to dust your hardwoods.
Invest in a few pairs of chenille socks and wear them while you walk around your hardwood floors. Your socks will collect dust wherever you walk. Of course, you’ll want to wash them frequently, but it’s an excellent way to clean your house without even realizing it.
6. Use ground coffee to eliminate refrigerator odor.
Most people think of baking soda when they think of a deodorizer; however, freshly ground coffee on a plate does the trick just as well. Plus? It smells heavenly.
7. Scrub cabinet doors with vegetable oil and baking soda.
Get rid of gunk build-up on your cabinet doors by making a simple cleaning mixture from vegetable oil and baking soda. The full tutorial can be found here.
8. Clean glass baking dishes using aluminum foil.
Crumple up a bit of aluminum foil and use it, with some dishwashing liquid and water, to scrub off any baked on food from glassware baking dishes.
Breaking out the vacuum every time you want to clean up some pet for can be a little annoying. Instead, buy a squeegee and rake it across your carpet to easily gather and throw away the fur.
10. Shine up cast-iron pans with sea salt.
It’s well-known that dish soap should never be used on a cast-iron skillet. Instead, use a steel scrubbing pad with some sea salt and water to easily get rid of grease.
11. Get rid of water stains with vinegar.
Hard water can leave stains on some kitchen surfaces. You can easily remove them by rubbing a small amount of vinegar onto them — they’ll disappear right before your eyes.
12. Sanitize your sponge in the microwave.
Kitchen sponges can be some of the most germ-infected surfaces in our entire home. Stay healthy and keep your family safe by zapping your sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes every week.
13. Shine up your microwave with vinegar.
Steam a bowl of vinegar mixed with water in the microwave for 10 minutes. Simply wipe it down afterward for a sparkling, clean microwave.
14. Clean up an oil spattered stove with more oil.
Grease splatters can stick all over an oven’s surface; it can be hard to clean. Take a soft cloth and add a few drops of vegetable oil, scrub the caked-on, old oil and it will come right off. Wipe down with a clean cloth afterward.
15. Clear out coffee grounds with a piece of bread.
16. Fix burned pots and pans with vinegar and baking soda.
It’s happened to everyone — you take your eye off the stove for just a moment and all of the sudden you’ve burnt your favorite pan. That’s okay! Just fill it with water and two cups of vinegar then bring it to a boil. Take it off the heat and add a couple of teaspoons of baking soda. Let it stand for two minutes then give it a good scrub. The stains should come right off.
17. Give your dishwasher a good cleaning with mugs of vinegar.
It’s important that you give your dishwasher a cleaning of its own every single month. You can easily do this by filling two mugs with white vinegar and set them in the washer right-side-up, nothing else should be in the dishwasher. Run the cycle as normal, and your dishwasher will sparkle like new.
18. Remove grime from your oven with a few simple household products.
Head on over to PopSugar to see how you can easily clean grease and grime from your oven using only: baking soda, vinegar, lemon, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap. Ingredients that you probably already have inside of your cupboards.
19. Use a potato to unclog a cheese grater.
If a cheese-grater isn’t cleaned immediately after using it, the cheese can harden and become stuck, making it difficult to clean. No problem! Just grate a small potato, and it will force all of the hardened cheese from the grater and has cleaning properties as well.
20. Shine your glassware with vinegar.
Glassware can develop water stains and spots over time. Just rub your glasses with a soft cloth that has been dampened with a bit of vinegar. After the glass dries, the smell will dissipate, and the glasses will sparkle.
21. Eliminate germs in your coffee machine.
Fill your coffee machine’s chamber with equal parts of vinegar and water. Run the machine as normal. Afterward, run the machine two more times with only water. You’ll be sanitized and ready to go for your next fresh batch of joe.
22. Clean your iron with salt.
Irons can accumulate burn marks on the bottom over time. You can easily remove them by warming up the iron and using a soft cloth to rub some salt over the burn marks — they should come up easily. Afterward, wipe the iron down with a damp cloth.
23. Sanitize wooden cutting boards with lemon and salt.
These two simple ingredients can make your wooden cutting board as good as new. Check out these other amazing ways to clean your cutting boards.
24. Deodorize stinky kitchen towels with baking soda and vinegar.
Is there anything that vinegar can’t do?! Kitchen towels can become dirty and smelly with all of the wiping and rinsing we do. Add them to your washing machine with some baking soda, vinegar, and optional essential oils for fragrance. No more odors!
25. Remove stuck-on food from baking trays with lemon.
Our excitement over the cleaning qualities of vinegar can easily be said about lemons as well. Rub half a lemon over stainless steel baking trays to easily remove stuck on grease. They’ll be nice and shiny too!
26. Unblock your drain with two simple ingredients.
Loosen up grime and sludge in your drain within five minutes. Head over to Crunchy Betty for a super easy tutorial on how to fix the blockage using baking soda, lemon, and water.
Smoothies and other concoctions can create a nasty build up in the nooks and crannies of your blender. After you’re done using it, fill it halfway with water and two drops of dishsoap. Run the blender for a couple seconds and rinse. You’re all set!
28. Freshen up your garbage disposal with a wedge of lemon.
Garbage disposals can become stinky and unpleasant after a while. Cut a lemon in half and then shove it down the disposal — run the blades for ten seconds with the water running. It’s citrus fresh!
This type of a headache is extremely painful and attacks suddenly, without a warning.
In some cases, it makes people see nothing except blurry spots while in other cases individuals get a pounding headache and they are forced to lie down for the rest of the day.
Nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity are the most common migraine symptoms.
There have been conducted many studies about the reasons which can cause a migraine.
Some of them showed that weather changes can be the cause, especially living in the hot temperature regions, and also consuming excessive amounts of sugar in 1-2 day period.
It is considered that change of serotonin levels in the brain or reduction or increment in blood flow to the brain, can be another reason for the occurrence of migraines.
According to a recent study, the deficiency in vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamin D, can be the cause of frequent migraines.
Actually, you can increase your risk of migraines by 300% if these vitamins are not present in your diet. So, it is of great importance to ensure that your body is getting the recommended intake of these vitamins.
Pungent smelling substances such as perfumes, paint, or chemicals
If you suffer from a frequent migraine, you should take notes of the food you consumed and everything you did on the day you had a migraine. In this way, you can identify a potential trigger which will help you to protect yourself from a future migraine
Many of us remember what it’s like to be 15. Acne. Homework. Practice. Rinse and repeat. It can be a tough age. Which makes me that much more impressed when I see teens like Sam Keith.
Sam was a 15-year-old Sophomore at Nashoba Regional High School in Massachusetts when he was asked to sing the national anthem before his own football game… and his voice sent chills down everyone’s spines.
Some may have been surprised to see a football player step up to the mic– but not Sam’s friends, who know him as a singer and actor at the school.
Upon the first note, it’s obvious Sam has a stunning voice.
The notes Sam belts sound less like they could come out of someone not even old enough to legally drive and more like they belong to a figure like this:
Just listen to Sam below, and share this teen’s incredible talent today!
About 30-60 percent of married people are unfaithful at some point in their lives. Although there’re all types of circumstances or reasons unique to each couple that make one partner cheat for the first time, experts claim that there’re a few reasons why people cheat again.
Here is what really happens to the brain when someone cheats on their partner more than once:
A psychologist at University College London, Neil Garrett, along with Tali Sharot, Stephanie Lazzarro, and Dan Ariely, carried out a study to detect what really happens to the brain when someone cheats on their partner more than once.
The psychologists measured the brain’s activity by using fMRI scans while partners were performing a simple task to detect if partners became more dishonest as they kept playing the game as well as detect how their brains responded to a lie. In addition, the psychologists actually measured the amygdala, i.e., a part of the brain that plays an important role in emotions.
They told one participant to advise their partner about how many coins there were in a jar (the view of their partner was obscured so they could not tell themselves). Moreover, in some cases, a participant would be rewarded for making their partner overestimate the amount; whereas in other cases, the participant would be rewarded for such a lie at the expense of the participant. Also, in case the participant lied, both partners would be rewarded.
The psychologists concluded that over time participants lied more often, except in situations when they would not directly benefit from the lie. They also concluded that a potent factor that keeps people from cheating is their emotional reaction to it or how bad they feel about it. But, the adaptation process decreases this reaction, thus letting them cheat more. Additionally, serial cheaters felt bad about cheating at first, but have cheated too much, so that they have adapted to it and do not feel bad about it.
Here is what happens after a partner detects they have been cheated on:
Esther Perel, relationship psychotherapist, explains what happens after a partner detects they have been cheated on. Perel thinks that even despite the higher likelihood of a repeat offense, a relationship could still thrive after an affair.
Even though some affairs are break-ups, others may be make-ups. In addition, the relationship, which comes out may be more honest, deeper, and stronger than the one that existed before as partners eventually step up.
According to Perel, it is worse for the men. She also notes that partners should determine for themselves the choices that they’ll make as well as the consequences thereof. Whole lives are actually intertwined with a marriage. It’s not only the relationship between the partners. It’s actually economics, grandchildren, lives of children, social networks, and more.
It’s not that she does not comprehend the magnitude of the pain from infidelity; she admits that it is a traumatic and life-changing experience for anyone. However, Perel thinks that cheating isn’t the first breach in trust in any relationship; it occurs long after many other aspects of a relationship have been neglected. She points out that those aspects should also be addressed (not only cheating) to restore the relationship and it takes too much work.
Pickled cucumbers are often used as condiments for hamburgers and hot dogs, or as crunchy jumbo-sized snacks. They’re supposed to be food, but in some parts of the world, they’re used as DIY Christmas tree ornaments! Believe it or not, this trend is slowly starting to spread across the entire country.
Of course, Christmas trees are no stranger to having its branches layered with foodstuffs – they’ve been known to play dress-up with candy canes and fake cookies. But, those sweets are much more pleasing to the eye than a bumpy green gherkin! So, why in the world would anyone want to trim their tree with an ugly pickle, when there are so many cuter options out there?
Well, thankfully it’s not a real cucumber that adorns the tree, at least not now. And, maybe not even way back when, either. These days, people use pickle-shaped ornaments that are made of glass, but it’s not the material that matters – it’s the meaning behind it that holds the real magic.
As the old-timey tradition goes, you’re supposed to hide a pickle ornament somewhere within the depths of the tree branches. Then, according to Christmas tree pickle lore, the first person to find it will get an extra treat or present. In another version of the legend, the fastest pickle picker will be blessed with an entire year of good luck!
It’s been reported that the Christmas pickle tradition started in Germany, but if you ask a German born and bred citizen about it, all you’ll get is a blank stare. After much research, it’s now actually thought to be an American tradition, which was brought to us by commercial interests in the late 19th century.
In the 1890’s, Woolworth’s department store imported Christmas tree decorations, including pickle ornaments, from Germany. After they marketed their shiny new wares, people began to buy the unusually-shaped tree trimmings in droves.
Year after year, these imported pickles became a permanent fixture on everyone’s Christmas trees, and people began to associate Germany with the good luck story. This is one explanation for where the mistaken German origin theory came from, but there’s a few other variations out there, too.
In the last version of this unusual pickle trilogy, it was actually Saint Nicholas who started it all. This historic Christian saint was the Bishop of Myra in what is now Turkey. When he heard that an evil shopkeeper had snatched three small boys and stuffed them inside a pickle barrel, he quickly prayed for their release. Because his faith was so pure, the prayers were answered. When St. Nick looked inside the barrel, the boys were safe and sound.
I had no idea about any of this! Did you? Ultimately, it’s hard to pinpoint how the pickle ornament tradition started – it’s surrounded by commercialism, mysticism, and magic. The real question is – are you going to be hiding a shiny glass pickle in your Christmas tree this year?
One of the best parts about Christmas-time is the music. There’s something very special about songs we only get to enjoy for a few weeks a year.
While there is one song in particular that is heard year-round, it carried an extra special significance this time of year. During the Christmas season when people are rejoicing in the birth of our Savior and praising the Lord, one song comes to mind.
But it isn’t necessarily considered a holiday song – more of a secular hymn that has enraptured millions of people around the world. Written by the incredible Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, the classic “Hallelujah” was penned in 1984 and has been sung by hundreds of artists, used in numerous films and shows, and even performed in various languages.
But it was one particular performance by three children that stunned an audience. Patrizia, 12, Simon, 12, and Helen, 11, appeared on Germany’s The Voice Kids show.
They opted to perform this incredibly difficult yet immeasurably stirring song. The beauty of this song, coupled with their bold emotions, wowed the judges.
Their parents, who are seen backstage, are filled with joy and pride as they listen to their children pour their hearts into this performance. The audience is simply overwhelmed.
The first verse says “I’ve heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord. But you don’t really care for music, do you?…
It goes like this – the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift, the baffled king composing Hallelujah…”
These stirring lyrics have been redone time and time again by many talented artists, but these three children bring a whole new element to “Hallelujah.” Their youthful version rings beautiful this holiday season.
Even the judges are impressed and the audience is visibly stunned. This trio’s crisp, pure voices lend a beautiful element to this classic hymn.
Watch this trio in action and enjoy their jaw-dropping rendition of the breathtaking classic.
Knee pain might occur from an overuse injury, underlying condition like arthritis or by a sudden injury.
Symptoms of knee injury are stiffness, pain, and swelling. Luckily, there are natural home remedies which can help you ease the pain.
You can try one or maybe a few and see which will work best for you.
20 Home Remedies for Knee Pain
Turmeric is very helpful for all types of pain. Therefore, you can add turmeric in honey and ginger tea. All you need to do is to drink that cup of tea.
2. Water and Apple Cider Vinegar
All you need to do is to take one cup of water and add 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar. Mix well and drink up. You should know that apple cider vinegar has a potent ability to lubricate the joints. Therefore it will help to lower your knee pain.
In case you have arthritis you should opt for this tea. It is said to help when it comes to arthritis.
4. Olive Oil
Although you might think that this is too simple, do not underestimate the power of the olive oil. It is actually highly useful for swelling and pain. All you need to do is to rub it on your affected area.
Lemon, mainly lemon juice is fantastic for pain which is caused by arthritis. All you need to do is drink one glass.
6. Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil can help with knee pain. And if you mix it with olive oil and peppermint oil you will actually triple its effect.
7. Cold Compress
A cold compress is terrific when it comes to reducing the swelling, which is a symptom of a knee pain.
8. Soaked Fenugreek Seeds
In order to treat knee pain, you can eat fenugreek seeds which you will previously soak in water.
The combination of olive oil and apple cider vinegar is efficient when it comes to treating knee pain. You need to mix both ingredients and apply the mixture to your affected area. Let it stay for around 30 minutes. After that time passes, just wash it off.
10. Dandelion Leaves Tea
Dandelion leaves are abundant in vitamin C and vitamin A. You can make a tea out of the leaves. You will need to drink this tea on a daily basis in order to lower your knee pain.
11. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt can help with your knee pain. All you need to do is to add Epsom salt in your bath. This salt can help soothe the swelling and pain and also take out the unnecessary fluid.
12. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is great when it comes to treating knee pain since it soothes the pain and takes care of inflammation.
13. White Willow Tea
This tea can help you with your knee pain. All you need to do is make it and consume it.
14. Grape Juice
Believe it or not, but grape juice is another tasty but at the same time useful remedy.
15. Ginger Tea
Drinking ginger tea can help with swelling.
16. Fenugreek Seeds
Get roasted fenugreek seeds and powder them.After you do that, you need to add water and mix until you obtain a paste.
You need to apply this paste to your affected area and leave it for a couple of minutes. After that time passes, all you need to do is wash it off.
In case of knee pain reach for the ginger oil. Rub it on your affected area. It is said that this oil is very efficient to fight knee pain.
18. Olive Oil and Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is excellent when it comes to swelling and pain. All you need to do is to mix it with olive oil and put it on your affected area. You need to do this twice on a daily basis.
19. Milk and Turmeric
This mixture is very efficient and will help combat your knee pain.
20. Mustard Oil
You can also use mustard oil for your knee pain. All you need to do is to heat up some mustard oil. Then you need to mix it with diced garlic. You can put this mixture on your affected area.
In case of knee pain, you need to consult your doctor first. If it is nothing serious, then you can use the all-natural, home remedies above mentioned. If you find this article useful, share it with your friends and family.
Parents who see their children enduring hardship or going through a rough patch will stop at next to nothing to help ease their suffering. From going public about bullying to foregoing a meal so their own children can eat, a parent’s unconditional love for their offspring has no equal.
Then there are parents like Paul DiGiacomo, who take it a few steps further than most. His daughter Meghan is addicted to heroin and living on the streets of downtown Boston. Her camp is close to a methadone clinic where she could receive help to overcome her addiction, but she lacks the motivation to quit.
That’s despite the death of her boyfriend, who she told a reporter died from an overdose last year.
Until that day comes and she’s willing to reach out, though, her dad has taken a drastic and unconventional measure: He’s set up camp right beside her, sleeping by her side on the sidewalk to ensure she’s protected, supported – and stays alive.
It’s a drastic change from just more than a month ago, when he was living at home with his wife, Julie Chandler.
The couple didn’t know whether Meghan was alive or dead, but one night they happened to see a segment on Anderson Cooper 360 about the opioid epidemic that’s sweeping the nation. And one of the homeless addicts interviewed during the segment, they were shocked to find, was Meghan.
With such a devoted father by her side, Meghan is much more likely to reach out for the help she needs and hopefully overcome her addiction. Watch the video below to hear more about this incredible story of love and devotion, and share if you agree this is one of the greatest acts of love and self-sacrifice you’ve ever heard.