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Heartbreaking story of a man lit on fire

Monday, April 15, 2013

I just read this heartbreaking story of a 63 year old man at the local 7-11 was asked for for change by a panhandler. The man gave him no money only to find himself in flames.

My skin crawled with chills so I had to put these feelings to good use. Enjoy my good health. I am blessed with the ability to move and boogie to my hearts content for a healthy life. Let's all do a big workout in honor of this 63 year old man who has been so tragically stripped of that ability as he fights for his life.

So now it is 101 reasons!


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Terrible things being done by people, I don't know what possesses them to do so many terrible things.

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JUSTYNA7 4/18/2013 12:13PM

    Agreed. I am very grateful for small things this morning. Bulbs coming up and change promised. Silly conversations around the dinner table. Time.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/18/2013 12:38AM

    That is so sad! So much violence and strife out there today! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 4/17/2013 10:04PM

    Why are people so cruel? Why can't they be like you, Victoria? emoticon -- Lou

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GRACEISENUF 4/16/2013 10:27PM

    I saw the same article very tragic. Life is so precious.


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_LINDA 4/16/2013 9:29PM

    This and then the Boston Marathon. Makes me cry for humanity :( Cherish your friends and hold those you love a little bit tighter.
One big workout coming up!
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CHERIRIDDELL 4/16/2013 12:01PM

    Man's inhumanity to his fellow man is startling isn't it? Those of us who are not hard wired that way can not comprehend the mindset of people who perpetrate such horrors.

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KLAD_COCKERS 4/16/2013 10:59AM

    That's absolutely terrible! What is happening to people? It seems like the world is getting more violent and less caring.

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TIME4COFFEE 4/16/2013 9:57AM

    How horrid. I will follow your lead and example Victoria...

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LESSOFMOORE 4/15/2013 9:33PM

    Victoria, thank you for sharing. I will be praying for the victim. emoticon

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PAMBWS 4/15/2013 7:54PM

    Unfortunately, some people seem to delight in causing pain to others. Reason enough to truly give thanx for what we have.

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CARLANNIE 4/15/2013 5:36PM

    Ditto what Shrinking7 just said. So, so sad.
I will get out for a walk tonight.

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SHRINKING7 4/15/2013 5:02PM

    I am reading this at the same time as watching the bomb attacks in Boston. What is wrong with this world.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/15/2013 4:26PM

    When I read it, I cried.....So much pain the world. Like you, what helps me deal with life as it comes sometimes is counting my blessings too. I am also sending you a BIG virtual ((Hug))!! Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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SASSISPRING 4/15/2013 4:16PM

    Tragic story. Good on you for using the feelings you are experiencing into positive energy.

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DTSOBEL 4/15/2013 3:31PM

    That is so sad. Makes me want to live my day to the fullest. Every day is precious.

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