Second chance

They say God works in his mysterious ways. Sixteen-year-old James Hogan had no idea God was about to intervene in his life. He’d dropped out of school a few weeks earlier to have a job delivering pizzas...

Please dress me in red

In my profession, I have worked with children who have the virus that causes AIDS. The relationships that I have had with these special kids have been valuable gifts in my life...

The miracle bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river between Manhattan and Brooklyn is simply an engineering miracle. In 1883, a creative engineer, John Roebling, was inspired by an idea for this spectacular bridge project...

I don't despair about kids today

Sometimes when I'm flying from one speaking engagement to another, I find myself lucky when sitting next to someone who's quite talkative. This is often a pleasant experience for me because I'm an inveterate people-watcher...

Lady, are you rich?

They huddled inside the storm door - two children in ragged outgrown coats...

An ageless heart

The cruise ship was crowded with people off for three days of pleasure. Ahead of me in the passageway walked a tiny woman in brown slacks, her shoulders hunched, her white hair cut in a bob...

Good news

Robert De Vincenzo, the great Argentine golfer, once won a tournament and, after receiving the check and smiling for the cameras, he went to the clubhouse and prepared to leave...

Adam

While recuperating from her second open-heart surgery at Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, my six-year-old daughter, Kelley, was moved from the intensive care unit to the floor with the other children...

You are a marvel

Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe that will never be again... And what do we teach our children? That two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France...

Hugging is

Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug...

Stop chasing happiness

An old man lived in the village. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the viler he became and more poisonous were his words...

The Foolish Monkey

It was a cold and silent night. The weather was freezing cold. A group of monkeys was on a tree. They were clinging to its branches. One of the monkeys said, “I wish we could find some fire. It will help us to keep warm”...