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The Wallet

The Wallet
This lovely little story will touch the romantic in you… As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street. I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner. But the wallet contained only three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been in there for years. The envelope was worn and the only thing that was legible on it was the return address. I started to open the letter, hoping to find some clue. Then I saw the dateline–1924. The letter had been written almost sixty years ago. It was written in a...
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The Glasses

Sometimes encouragement comes in mysterious ways… and when we least expect it. Here is one of those little stories that touches me every time I read it.  I don’t know where I got it from,  but I have it in my files and I thought you might enjoy it too” Mother’s father worked as a carpenter.  On this particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his church was sending to some orphanage in China. On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone.  When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he realized what happened;...
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The Price of Children

The Price of Children
This is just too good not to pass on to all. Something absolutely positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way. It’s nice, The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn’t even touch college tuition. But $160,140 isn’t so bad if you break it down. It translates into:   · $8,896.66 a year, ·  $741.3 month, or * $171.08 a  week. · That’s...
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