☀ Selfless Act From Football Teammate

AND Pilot Takes 112 On A Trip To Hawaii

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

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:

  • College football teammate's selfless act rewrites the playbook on generosity

  • DJ and teen cancer survivor unite to bring musical healing to patients

  • A pilot takes friends and family on a trip to Hawaii


Brian Dooley and Zack Conti, from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), are rewriting the playbook on friendship and generosity.

Conti, an EMU football player, was juggling jobs and even selling his plasma just to cover his college fees.

When Conti's struggles came to light during a team meeting, Dooley, just two classes shy of his degree, didn't hesitate to call an audible.

Dooley handed over his own scholarship to his deserving teammate.

And the best part?

Conti didn't just bask in the glory; he continued to shine on the field and even scored some extra points by hosting his own football lessons.

Reflecting on the whole blitz of support, Conti humbly admitted that asking for help wasn't a Hail Mary pass.

With his teammates rallying behind him like a defensive line, he felt the love and support all the way to the end zone.

Dooley is making moves of his own, announcing his departure from EMU to pursue his NFL dreams.

But before he takes off, he's giving a shoutout to his EMU family, showing that the bond between teammates is stronger than any tackle on the field.

Sometimes, the biggest wins happen off the field.

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🎶 DJ and teen cancer survivor use music to uplift hospital patients

Keith Rosenkranz, former Delta Air Lines pilot extraordinaire, bid farewell to his 33-year flying career in the most epic way possible: by taking 112 of his nearest and dearest on a 24-hour whirlwind adventure to Hawaii!

From Dallas to LA, where he received a water cannon salute—talk about a VIP treatment! 

But here's the kicker: his final flight coincided with the anniversary of his last F-16 jet ride in the Air Force!

And get this: he even renewed his vows mid-air with his wife, Colette!

From bagging groceries to charting skies, Rosenkranz's retirement is what dreams are made of!

Ready for your mindfulness practice of the day?

Let's dive into a super quick and easy way to practice mindfulness: Box Breathing!

Imagine your breath is like drawing a square.

Inhale for a count of four, hold for four, exhale for four, and hold for four again.

Repeat this pattern a few times.

You've got a little mental oasis in the day's chaos.

So, let's all take a moment to breathe in the good vibes and exhale the stress.

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