Black Positive People : Homeless Man’s Honest Deed Rewarded with $16K Donation, and Counting

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... For returning what's not yours(doing the right thing), this brother receives over 16,000 and counting, wow:


    Homeless Man’s Honest Deed Rewarded with $16K Donation, and Counting

    A homeless man in Kansas City, Mo., made national headlines more than a week ago when he returned a valuable platinum and diamond engagement ring accidentally dropped into his cup of change by a woman offering some extra cash. Now, hundreds of donors have contributed more than $16,000 to a page on GiveForward.com to help Billy Ray Harris get his life back on track. The man's rewards don't stop with financial help -- the media story helped him connect with a brother in Lubbock, Texas, he hasn't seen in nearly 30 years.

    http://news.yahoo.com/homeless-man-honest-deed-rewarded-16k-donation-counting-172200491.html

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    @A forum featuring ONLY positive things Black People are doing.

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    Kinda sad that after 27 years they only spoke for 45 minutes. I speak longer to friends I haven't heard from for 2 days. But maybe I'm talkative? Or really I don't know.

    What kind of conversation could that have been?
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... My thoughts exactly, after all that absence, what did they talk about. Yep, its a sad situation, but the reward for doing the right thing should take away all the pain, lol... I would be a very happer camper, as they say.


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    I could use $16,000 too. Though I'm not at the point of stationary begging of the wealthy.
     
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    Yep, me and you both could use the money, lol... This conversation now circles back to my original point. Strangely, the brother didn't beg, was acceptable with his plight in the stage of life, but did the right thing... returned what was not his... and was gifted with the reward and Blessing; WoW! In my mind's eye, its powerful.


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    Wonderful.:) Seems he's getting back the worth of his heart!

    Nah, actually, an honest heart is priceless.
     
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    What kind of conversation could they have had?

    One man sees a news story about his honest but homeless brother.

    What's he gonna say to him?.... "Hey, brother! Whatcha been up to?"

    There's probably some history behind why they haven't talked in almost 30 years. ... Could be family issues....drugs...alcohol, mental illness...

    But, whatever the reasons, it can't be resolved over a phone call. Hopefully, when they re-unite they can begin to fill in the gaps and heal themselves and their family ties.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,





    ... Thanks Ladies for the Thread contributions, both are extremely powerful...


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    gooooooooooooooooooooood
     
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    all your replay are in the right line but that it(s not all , you must find what really need to talk about , the oldies says in the talk was from Silver, silence it's gold
     
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