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Make Your Week: Feel-good stories to start Monday

Make Your Week: Feel-good stories to start Monday

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SALT LAKE CITY — After a nice, relaxing summer weekend, it's difficult to get out of bed, let alone go to work.

It makes it even harder when it feels like Monday perpetually has a grudge against us. strives to soften the Monday blues by compiling feel-good stories from our readers in our "Make Your Week" column.

To send in the stories that have made your day better, email them in 100 words or less to Photos and videos are encouraged.

Lost and found

Sara C.

"This past Thursday, my dad lost over $200 in a bank envelope. He figures he dropped it somewhere at work, he works in a factory with a lot of low paid employees. 'Oh well,' he thought, 'may it help whoever found it.'

"Yesterday, he opened his locker and found the bank envelope sitting on top of his things with the exact amount in it that he lost. The strange thing is, he didn’t report it missing and only told a few friends. Whoever found it must have spent time asking around for who lost it and returned it to him."

Helping a man without a home

Good Deed Revolution

"Calvin is a 14-year-old middle schooler who felt he had to act when he saw someone in need. Every day for over a week when Calvin would travel to school, he would see the same homeless man on the side of the road, camped out under a tree. One particularly hot day, Calvin came home from school and told his mom they had something they had to do; they had to help this man to make sure he was going to be okay in the scorching Arizona summer heat.

"This 8th grader and his mother put together a hygiene kit with soap and dental supplies, a notebook with writing supplies, along with other odds and ends and packed it in a backpack for him. They also got this homeless man a heavy durable pillow and blanket. Then they delivered it all to him.

"They learned the homeless man’s name was Mike, he was mostly blind and had been homeless for 7 years. Mike was thrilled with the gifts Calvin gave him. Calvin and his family have kind of adopted Mike. They bring him food and water and check in on him from time to time, letting him know that he is not alone. Calvin and his mom, with a few other good Samaritans, bought Mike a wagon so he can easily move/store his belongings, and Calvin’s grandparents gave Mike a bike."

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