☀ Man Survives Trench Collapse

AND Dog Adopted After 700 Days

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Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Monday:

  • Utah worker buried in a trench and survived

  • Celebrating Earth’s wonders from award-winning photographers

  • Dog adopted by senior after being in the shelter for 700 days


A worker in Utah narrowly escaped a seriously scary situation after finding himself "buried up to his chin" in a trench collapse.

Around 1:10 p.m. local time, about 50 first responders swooped in superhero-style to Cedar Hills, a suburb of Salt Lake City, according to the American Fork Fire & Rescue (AFFR).

According to Fox affiliate KSTU-TV, the guy was part of a crew working on a sewer line when the ground decided to give way.

Thankfully, the Utah Valley Metro Special Response Team came to the rescue, using all kinds of cool gadgets and gizmos to stabilize the trench and get our guy out.

There was even a truck that vacuumed out dirt!

After what must have felt like forever, the trapped worker was airlifted to a local hospital, where he's currently in critical condition.

AFFR Battalion Chief Justin Whatcott praised the quick work of his team, saying, "I think our victim was very lucky. Our crews did very good and rapid work to get him removed." Way to go, heroes!

And get this: two of the man’s coworkers didn't hesitate to jump in and lend a hand, using shovels and sheer determination to help free him.

Now, you might be wondering what caused this nail-biting situation. Well, that's the million-dollar question.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is on the case, investigating what went wrong.

Remember, folks, safety first, whether you're at work or at play. And if you ever find yourself in a sticky situation like this, just know there are plenty of heroes ready to swoop in and save the day.

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Velcro is a 10-year-old Carolina mix that spent 700 days in a shelter in Austin, Texas.

Velcro may be a bit older and have some health challenges, but that didn't stop Jeanette, a lovely 74-year-old, from falling head over heels for him.

After losing two of her senior pups, she was on the lookout for a low-key companion, and Velcro fit the bill perfectly.

Thanks to a foster-to-adopt program, Jeanette and Velcro finally crossed paths in February, and it was love at first sight.

Velcro, now renamed by Jeanette because he sticks to her like, well, velcro, has finally found his forever home where he'll spend his golden years being adored.

So, here's to Velcro and Jeanette, proving that age is just a number when it comes to friendship and unconditional love.

Feeling a bit frazzled?

Take a deep breath with us and let's dive into a super easy-peasy breathing practice that'll have you feeling as calm as a cucumber in no time!

It's called the 4-7-8 technique, and it's like a mini-vacay for your mind. Here's the lowdown:

Breathe in through your nose for a count of 4.

Hold your breath for a count of 7.

Now, exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of 8.

Repeat this cycle a few times and watch those stress levels melt away like ice cream on a hot day!

Take a moment, take a breath, and let the good vibes flow!

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