BRINK of Greatness

By Malcolm Out Loud | The BRINK OF GREATNESS BLOG is reserved for those who shine in that moment of life.

50-year-old man brought to tears by seeing color for the first time

Thanks to special glasses from a company called EnChroma, people with colorblindness can finally see the world in a whole new light by simply putting on a pair of sunglasses.<p>As you could imagine, seeing colors properly after living for 50 years will likely garner a memorable reaction. So, when …

Color Blindness

“I have his back in death” Gold Star Mom Susan Price

Gold Star Mother Susan L Price Mother of U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt Aaron M Kenefick, USMC They say History repeats itself on all fronts of life and …

United States

Legally blind boy sees the world clearly for 1st time

A community joined together and raised $10,000 for 10-year-old Andrew Borden to receive corrective glasses to give him 20/20 vision.

Bounce Back

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p><i>People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh</i> …

Engineers made a robotic arm for this girl to play the violin

A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergraduates at George Mason …

Bruised But Not Broken, 7 Lessons Learned and Shared To Live A Life of Hope

Dr. Sitembile Mahlatini (Dr. Stem) knows what it means to suffer emotional scars, heartbreak and fears that comes from living in an abusive …

Happiness

Melinda and Bill Gates's Letter to Warren Buffett Reveals the One Thing Successful People Value Most

The Gates's share why "the future will surprise the pessimists."<p>In a letter last December, Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world with a personal fortune around $85 billion, urged his even richer friends Bill and Melinda Gates to share "how the two of you measure yourselves and how …

Philanthropy

Hold on tight, Over the edge we go! Fireman Carl tells his story…

PTSD is not exactly a topic that is talked about in public and even LESS in the emergency services. Yet FIRST RESPONDERS may have the biggest risk of …

Mental Health

Cop Shows a Student How to Tie His Tie Instead of Writing a Ticket (WATCH)

Trevor Keeney was sure that he was going to be ticketed for speeding – but then the officer gave him a lesson in tying his tie instead.The post Cop …

Good News

Mom Traveling With Four Kids Thanks Airline For Extraordinary Kindness

She said they went "above and beyond" for her family.<p>After an airline showed her “gentleness and warmth at every turn” while traveling with four kids, a mom wrote a thank-you note to show how much it meant to her.<p>On Dec. 20, Adrian Wood traveled on an American Airlines flight from Raleigh, North …

Airlines

Mom Shares Stunning Transformation 4 Years After Beating Heroin, Meth Addictions

“Never give up on yourself. Forgiveness of ourselves is essential in our recovery process."<p>It’s been four years since Dejah Hall broke a deadly spell that’s gripped millions of Americans each year. Today, you’d hardly recognized her.<p>The Glendale, Arizona, mother recently opened up about her past …

Addiction

Terminally Ill 6-yo Raises $1Mil For Medical Research: “Some kids don't even make it to 5”

Tijn might not have much longer to live due to his terminal brain cancer. His only mission with the time he has, however, is to raise money for …

Medicine

Son Thanks Mom Who Cared For His Dad For 20 Years With 20 Adventures

He and his partner are on an "amazing journey" with her in Europe.<p>One son found the most adventurous way to thank his mom for taking care of his dad after he had a stroke, and it’s no typical token of appreciation.<p>Barton Brooks is currently on a trip throughout Europe with his partner, Gregg …

Good News

Hospital Surprises Kids With Window-Washing Santa And Elves

There were lots of giggles at Nemours Children's Hospital Thursday morning.<p>The holiday season isn’t the most pleasant time to be visiting or residing in the hospital. But Thursday morning, patients at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando got a holiday surprise that made the season a little bit …

Children's Hospital

Grieving Man Dresses as Santa Claus to Bring Gifts to Homeless New Yorkers

Mike Connell has had a tough year – so, in an effort to reclaim the Christmas spirit, he dressed up as Santa Claus and made New York City streets …

Santa Claus

Airline Uses Wonderful Holiday Ad to Surprise Wildfire Victims in Canada (WATCH)

Airline Uses Wonderful Holiday Ad to Surprise Wildfire Victims in Canada (WATCH)<p>Every year, Canadian airline WestJet creates a special holiday …

Fort McMurray

4-Year-Old Fighting Brain Cancer Holds Toy Drive for Friends Still in Hospital

4-Year-Old Fighting Brain Cancer Holds Toy Drive for Friends Still in Hospital<p>Jillian Massey may have been released from hospital treatment back in …

Good News

Animal Shelter Celebrates When All Of Its Dogs Are Adopted In Time For Christmas

So many happy pooches!<p>There’s plenty of holiday cheer at a Colorado animal shelter after it found new forever homes for every single dog in its kennels last week.<p>The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, a non-profit shelter in Colorado Springs, managed to clear out its dog kennel two days in a …

Cats

Guy Records Heartwarming Moment He Surprised His Mom For Christmas

Here come the tears.<p>What makes driving over 600 miles to visit your mom for Christmas even more special? The element of surprise, of course.<p>The above video showing the moment a man’s mother realizes that the special delivery she was expecting is actually her son is an absolute joy to …

Good News

Pregnant Waitress in Dire Straits Sees Christmas Miracle With $900 Tip (WATCH)

Since Sarah Clark's fiancé isn't able to work due to a knee injury, and their baby is due next month, the couple was worried about making ends …

Good News

Dolly Parton Offers Monthly Cash Support to Families Affected by Tennessee Wildfires

Dolly Parton Offers Monthly Cash Support to Families Affected by Tennessee Wildfires<p>Beloved country singer and actress Dolly Parton announced on …

Dolly Parton

This Cubs fan kept a lifelong promise to his father who passed away 20 years ago

Wayne Williams and his father made a pact that when the Chicago Cubs finally played in a World Series, they would experience it together.<p>Williams' father passed away in 1980, so when the Cubs forced a Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians, Williams drove from North Carolina to Indiana to listen to …

Chicago Cubs

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Subway Passengers Come Together to Prepare Anxious Man For Job Interview

When a nervous man got into a panic about being late for his job interview, his fellow subway passengers opened their hearts and purses to help.The …

Job Interviews

Grandma Texts Wrong Teen About Thanksgiving, Invites Him Anyway

And the internet is gobbling it up.<p>We’re certainly thankful for this hilarious holiday story.<p>An accidental text about Thanksgiving plans that turned into an actual invite has gone viral — receiving over 180,000 re-tweets and 300,000 likes on Twitter.<p>And the tale is as sweet as candied yams.<p>On Nov. …

Thanksgiving

Woman Brings Meals to Homeless Man Twice–After She Sees Him Share With Others

Firefighters Surprise Girl Who Lost Her Beloved Minnie Mouse Chair In A Fire

“We saw an opportunity to bring back a smile.”<p>After a fire damaged her Minnie Mouse chair, one lucky girl got a sweet surprise from some firefighters.<p>The Santa Clara fire department in California tweeted a video on Monday about how some of its firefighters replaced a girl’s Minnie Mouse chair with …

Good News

Michael J. Fox Nails Soulful Guitar Solo, Playing With Dave Matthews For Parkinson's Research

That unforgettable rocking solo played by Marty McFly in <i>Back to the Future</i> was just a preview of the guitar skills of Michael J. Fox.<p>When the …

Check Out the 10 Most Compassionate American Cities in 2016

Check Out the 10 Most Compassionate American Cities in 2016<p>A new survey of online fundraising has documented ten of America’s most compassion cities …