The Daily Majic

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
Mark Twain

Today’s Daily Majic!

Soldier watches birth of daughter on FaceTime after delayed flight derails birth plans

Ok, so, this is amazing! Passengers at Dallas-Fort Worth airport couldn’t look away: A soldier sat on the ground, glued to his phone. His face showed complete shock and occasional tears. (Watch The Video)

He watched the birth of his baby girl over video chat.

His wife, Haley, was having an emergency induction because she faced high blood pressure and preeclampsia.
She called the Red Cross to send her husband an emergency message.

Being there in person was out of the question for Brooks, but his delayed flight allowed him to see the birth.

“Honestly it was a blessing that he was delayed because he would’ve been in the air and he wouldn’t have known anything at all,” said Haley. “I don’t think that has anything on seeing it.” – Full Story…


This 13-Year-Old Built A Website That Matches People With Shelter Dogs

It’s like a match maker website, but for dogs! An 8th grader named Aiden in Austin, TX, has spent months researching and writing survey questions to build a website that matches people with shelter dogs that fit their lifestyles.

“Pretty much over half the dogs that are in shelters are because people get the wrong kind of dog for their family,” Aiden said. She wants to eliminate that as a reason pets end up back in shelters.

Aiden’s website is the result of a class at her school called “Passion Project”, in which students choose a subject they’re passionate about and complete a project through the school year to help them learn about it. Full Story…


‘I saved them because I’m a superhero!’: 4-year-old donates bone marrow to his baby brothers

It was barely sunrise and Michael DeMasi Jr. was romping through the corridors at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia, balancing on a red line that was etched into the floor design and telling his mother to tie a balloon to him so he could “fly.”

The 4-year-old boy fancied himself a real-life superhero, wearing a blue T-shirt with photographs of his 4-month-old twin brothers, who were born with a rare immunodeficiency disease.

“Hey, Michael,” his mother, Robin Pownall, called out as she filmed her young son early one Thursday morning in March, running ahead of her through Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

“Yeaaaah?” he responded, hanging back to let her catch up.

“You ready to go?” his mother asked.

“Yay!” he said, pumping his fists and jumping up and down.

“Where you going?” she asked him.

“To save my baby brothers,” he said.

Micheal woke up with small welts on his back, but insisted he was not in pain, his mother said.

Pownall posted a video after his procedure, showing Micheal with blue Popsicle juice all over his face. “I’ve got a blue tongue,” he said, sticking it out for the camera. “Because my Popsicle was blue.” What an absolute sweetheart. Like the popsicle, this story makes our hearts melt. Full Story…


How Portland teenagers are fighting the city’s homeless crisis

A lesson in gratitude and human connection. The world is so beautiful. Hank Sanders is only 17, but he knows exactly how fortunate he is to have a roof over his head and food to eat. (Watch The Video)

That’s because once a week, he and 20 to 30 of his classmates at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, have dinner with the area’s homeless youth. First they cook, and then they eat — together.

“It makes you open up your eyes,” Sanders told NBC News. “You are so much more grateful for every single thing that you have, for every dollar that you’re given, for every meal that is on your plate.”

“We play the same video games, we read the same books, we watch the same movies,” Sanders said. “We can relate. So with every single meal, we’re making that connection stronger. Full Story…


Majical Miracles

Paralyzed football player defies odds, walks down the aisle at his wedding

Chris Norton was 18 years old when a single, mistimed play on the football field left him paralyzed from the neck down.

“It was surreal. It was like it wasn’t my life,” the former college football player told CBS News. “I had this perfect plan in my head. I was going to be this All-American football player, get a business degree and try to make enough money to get a lake house.”

Then, Norton’s helmet collided directly with a sprinting ball carrier’s legs, and just like that, his path in life changed forever.

“It felt as if someone just turned off the power to my body,” Norton recalls. “

Faced with nearly impossible odds (3 percent success rate), however, Norton swore he wouldn’t be part of the 97 percent. He also resolved not to let his accident keep him from finding love

In 2013, after a few failed relationships, Chris set up an online dating profile and matched with a student at Iowa State University named Emily Summers.

“I’ll never forget meeting her in person for the first time,” he tells CBS News. “Seeing her cross the street, I was just in awe right away. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. Is that girl actually walking towards me?'” Full Story…


Majical Animals

‘Thankful’ shelter dog saved from euthanasia snuggles rescuer during car ride home

After coming close to being euthanized, a dog in Ohio got a new lease on life — and his look of affection and gratitude is resonating with animal lovers.

“The BEST Freedom Ride Picture EVER!” wrote Schenley Kirk in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 8,000 times, and shows her husband, Joe, rescuing the pup. “‘Gregory’ is one thankful and appreciative Beagle! He KNOWS he is SAFE!” Here’s The Facebook Post

“That is why we do what we do. That is what makes it all worthwhile, knowing that we are able to save the lives of these dogs in need,” Schenley said. “And their appreciation and the love they give back is amazing. There’s nothing better.” Full Story…


Florida firefighters revive kitten after house fire

A Florida feline had one of its nine lives saved by quick-thinking firefighters Sunday.

Palm Bay Fire Rescue was responding to a house fire when firefighters found out the homeowner was still inside the building trying to save her cats.

After safely evacuating the woman, firefighter Jacob Couture went back into the home to rescue the two kittens.

“I’m just happy to have been at the right place at the right time,” he said.

One of the kittens had to be resuscitated using an oxygen mask in a moment captured on video by firefighters. The video is a must see.

The cat, now affectionately named “Smokey,” was scared at the time but was able to be calmed down and warmed up in a blanket held by Couture. Full Story…


Succeeding Majically

Words of Wisdom in Business From Real-Life Wonder Women

So this is epic…at least we thought so. How can you pass up advice from the real-life Wonder Woman? We’ll give you a teaser here, but you’ll have to visit the full article for the in depth look.

When I was a child, my mother placed a plaque above my bed that read, “Don’t tell your daughter to marry a doctor or lawyer. Tell her to be one.”

We all need support at some point in our lives, but sometimes the best way is to surround yourself with people whose wisdom truly motivates you to do better and be better. For me, these women have always offered me the best guidance. Following their lead has shaped who I am today and who I hope to be tomorrow. Full Story…


Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You’ll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your business. You became an entrepreneur because you’re committed to living a different kind of lifestyle. You want true freedom in every area of your life. You want to create financial security and leave a legacy for your loved ones. You have a message, product or service you’re convinced can help make other people’s lives better in some way.

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Majical Remedies

Eating Certain Foods Might Help You Get Pregnant, Science Says

When you decide you’re ready to have a baby, you usually want to get pregnant, like, yesterday. Well, a new Harvard review published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology says that the foods you eat might actually make a difference in how fast you see that positive pregnancy test. Full Story…


6 Powerful Ways to Get Out of a Mental Slump

Regardless how mentally strong you are, you can still get into a mental slump. Whether it’s writer’s block or being stuck debugging your code, these mental blocks can drive us crazy. More often than not, the problem gets worse the more we try and solve it in the moment.

While I can’t tell you how to solve the problem you’re faced with, I can give you tips on how to jump-start your problem-solving process.

Here are six ways to get back on track after a mental slump.

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