GOOD

A Single Mother Is Overcome With Emotion After Her Daughter Reads Her A Touching Thank-You Note

The daughter’s small gesture carries tremendous weight for the emotional mom

Sure, we think of giving thank-you letters for birthday gifts and infrequent kind acts, but one young woman expanded the scope of her gratitude in a thank-you note for all her mother had done in raising her.

Gina, the daughter, offers a touching tribute to the single mother who raised her, Joanne, letting her know that the quiet sacrifices she made every step of the way are not overlooked and are not taken for granted. Joanne and her husband divorced when Gina was just 8 years old, leaving the newly single mom to care for both Gina and her brother Michael.


In the letter, which is both concise and eloquent for a writer of any age, Gina offers:

"Thank you for shouldering not only your burdens, but ours as well," Gina continues. "It definitely wasn't easy, especially since Michael and I were difficult growing up. With me fighting you tooth and nail about everything and Michael's developmental issues, I don't know how you did it."

To which her mom replies, overcome with emotion:

“I did it out of love.”

If you find yourself still searching for a Mother’s Day gift, Gina’s act may serve as an inspiration to do something less commercial and more emotionally honest. Gestures such as these can be taxing and difficult. But for a mother, few gifts would carry more meaning than offering up some honest words of gratitude to let her know you’ve been paying attention to all she’s done. It’s not as easy as going to the store, but it will make a much bigger impact than any other gift could.

Oh, and flowers. Definitely don’t forget the flowers.

Articles
via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

If you are totally ready to move on from Donald Trump, you're not alone. According to a report last April from the Wason Center National Survey of 2020 Voters, "President Trump will be the least popular president to run for reelection in the history of polling."

Yes, you read that right, "history of polling."

Keep Reading Show less
Politics
via Around the NFL / Twitter

After three years on the sidelines, Colin Kapernick will be working out for multiple NFL teams on Saturday, November 16 at the Atlanta Falcons facility.

The former 49er quarterback who inflamed the culture wars by peacefully protesting against social injustice during the national anthem made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

Kaepernick is scheduled for a 15-minute on-field workout and an interview that will be recorded and sent to all 32 teams. The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions are expected to have representatives in attendance.

RELATED: Joe Namath Says Colin Kaepernick And Eric Reid Should Be Playing In The NFL

"We like our quarterback situation right now," Miami head coach, Brian Flores said. "We're going to do our due diligence."

NFL Insider Steve Wyche believes that the workout is the NFL's response to multiple teams inquiring about the 32-year-old quarterback. A league-wide workout would help to mitigate any potential political backlash that any one team may face for making an overture to the controversial figure.

Kapernick is an unrestricted free agent (UFA) so any team could have reached out to him. But it's believed that the interested teams are considering him for next season.

RELATED: Video of an Oakland train employee saving a man's life is so insane, it looks like CGI

Earlier this year, Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid reached a financial settlement with the league in a joint collusion complaint. The players alleged that the league conspired to keep them out after they began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

Before the 2019 season, Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out on twitter to show he was in great physical condition and ready to play.

Kaepnick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship game in 2013.

He has the 23rd-highest career passer rating in NFL history, the second-best interception rate, and the ninth-most rushing yards per game of any quarterback ever. In 2016, his career to a sharp dive and he won only of 11 games as a starter.

Culture

In the category of "claims to fame nobody wants," the United States can now add "exporter of white supremacist ideology" to its repertoire. Super.

Russell Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, made this claim in a briefing at The Washington Institute in Washington, D.C. "For almost two decades, the United States has pointed abroad at countries who are exporters of extreme Islamist ideology," Travers said. "We are now being seen as the exporter of white supremacist ideology. That's a reality with which we are going to have to deal."

Keep Reading Show less

Between Alexa, Siri, and Google, artificial intelligence is quickly changing us and the way we live. We no longer have to get up to turn on the lights or set the thermostat, we can find the fastest route to work with a click, and, most importantly, tag our friends in pictures. But interacting with the world isn't the only thing AI is making easier – now we can use it save the world, too.

Keep Reading Show less
Good News