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I love when I see inspiring stories amidst the depressing news of the day.

Doctor's love, money, help families of 'miracle babies'

By Erika Clarke. CNN

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Operation Lamorinda Soldier

To earn his Eagle Scout badge, Lafayette resident Justin Batcheller decided to send care packages to local soldiers deployed in war zones. Two years later, his project has morphed into Operation Lamorinda Soldier, a nonprofit for which he is the executive director.

Traditions: Giving Thanks

Two of my favorite words are “Thank you.” But how to these words become an attitude of appreciation? As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I’m eager to find a way to teach my kids the deeper feeling of gratitude.

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Summer of Service

One of the best ways to teach your children to be service-oriented is to model the behavior for them. With that in mind, I created the Summer of Service (SOS) Challenge. It's easy, fun, and will make a big difference.

A Memorable Merry Mexican Christmas

Since this was a Christmas when our married children and their little ones would not be arriving at our house until after Christmas, we decided to take our single children Josh, Talmadge, Eli and Charity on a service expedition to Mexico.