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Jul 20, 2023Liked by Meg Oolders

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Wonderful story. Just the right amount of sweet, and a good lesson in empathy for everyone out there.

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Thank you, friend. This one felt good. Glad to know it hit the "sweet" spot for ya. πŸ’œ

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Sweetness.

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Thank you for reading, Reena. πŸ’œ

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One pathetic can of mixed vegetables and a pack of noodles. An act of unexpected kindness. This little jewel just rattled my brain. Meg Oolders can write.

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Thank you, Sharron. Happy to know this one captured something shiny for you.

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We need more Miles' in this world. A touching story.

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The real superheroes are living among us. They're just hard to spot sometimes. Thank you for reading, Mark. πŸ’œ

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True. My pleasure. πŸ€“

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Jul 20, 2023Liked by Meg Oolders

Made me cry. More, please.

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Love you, Momynona.

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Awwwww. That warmed my heart.

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Happy to hear that, Michael. πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading. 🌻

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Oh Meg, you tug at our heart strings and give us hope in humanity and in the Miles of this world. Also, that name of his. Perfect on so many levels. I'm happy you were able to step over your writer's block. Don't put too much pressure on yourself!

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Just enough pressure to write another kickass Lunar Awards entry, right? ✨😏

Thanks for the kind feedback, Brian. And the support!

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Just enough. πŸ˜‰

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Hey, just because I make you cry doesn’t mean you need to make me cry! What a beautiful story and message, Meg. I absolutely loved it. Miles is a hell of a kid and a hero in my book.

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Emotional revenge is a dish best served salty. πŸ˜‰ Teasing of course.

Thank you for the kind words, Justin. I'm pretty proud of this one. πŸ’œ

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You should be! It’s perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us! πŸ™Œ

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Meg I found you through notes. I’m a mom of 2 under 2 and relate so deeply to the expression on this young moms face (even though I don’t have nearly as rough as she does). But the act of kindness and standing up for this girl and her child brings an ache to my heart for a world in which we can all take care of one another like this. Thank you for writing this.

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Sara, thank you for this beautiful comment. When I was thinking about the girl in the story, I wasn't able to relate entirely to her situation. My kids are older now (8 and 11) and even when they were babies, we had all of our basic needs met and then some. But even if you take away most of the girl's challenges, she's still a mom with a baby! And that's really HARD!!!

The boy's life wasn't perfect either, but he was able to see from just a few moments with the girl that he had some things that she didn't, and it wouldn't be that hard for him to share.

I'm so glad that you found this story today and that it resonated with you. Thank you for stopping by to read it and for leaving such a thoughtful comment. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Lovely story. Sooo glad he spit in the bag.

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Thank you, Garrett!

Re: bag spit. It's the little things that bring us big joy. πŸ™‚

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Such a beautiful tale. All the while I was hoping he’d have a compassionate soul, but being so young didn’t hold high hopes. I cheered when he gobbed in the nasty couples bag.

I’m glad you defeated your writers block.

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Thank you, Stephen!

Young people can be so surprising. This kid had a good heart between his shoulders. I'm glad you enjoyed his moment of salivatory triumph.

Here's to maintaining my victory streak. Me: 1 / Writers Block: 0 πŸ₯‚

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Meg, this is utterly breathtaking. I am in absolute BITS having read this - it is so, so gritty, so real, so HUMAN. Thank you for such a wonderful read.

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You're so welcome, Rebecca. And thank you for this wonderful comment. It made my day! πŸ’œ

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😘 Such a pleasure! 😊

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That was so lovely to read. I kept thinking that if I was in that line I would’ve paid for the poor girl. It’s not something I would usually think to do but your story made me want to be that person (and not the old nasty couple! Has life taught them nothing?!)

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Jul 23, 2023Liked by Meg Oolders

Fabulous, Meg. I love stories like this that dramatize a singular "moment." The redemptive humanity at the end pushed me over the edge! Way to go.πŸ™Œ

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Thank you, Mark!

I agree. Moments like this one are so easily overlooked. But they provide a wonderful spark for telling a deeper story.

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