Good News Day 19: Doctor Brings Caring on Campus With Mobile Medical Van for Homeless Teens


This doctor delivers health care to poor and homeless teens who may otherwise never see the inside of a doctor’s office.

Source: Doctor Brings Caring on Campus With Mobile Medical Van for Homeless Teens

Good News Day 17: One Man Playing Music for the Homeless


Musician Chris Leamy seems to be one of those lucky artists who has found solid footing in the music industry.

Source: Why one man is playing music for the homeless

Good News Day 14: How One Middle School Cut Discipline Referrals By 98 Percent in Just One Year


Redland revitalized the overall school climate by responding to the unique needs of middle schoolers.

Source: How One Middle School Cut Discipline Referrals By 98 Percent in Just One Year

Good News Day 11: The Power of Touch


 

Setting aside judgement and fear to help someone in need. ~Tricia


 

Source: Ehab Taha

A woman’s kind-hearted gesture made a world of a difference to a man who was “being aggressive” on a train.

 

 

Source: Photo captures elderly woman’s kind gesture to aggressive man on train

Good News Day 10: 8 Photos That Inspired Action


We’re one-quarter of the way through 40 Days of Good News! It’s not hard to find heartwarming posts, pictures, short news clips, but I do find it a little bit of a challenge to find something with a little more content, a little more “meat on its bones” that inspires and gives hope.I hope you’re finding hope and inspiration in these posts as much as I am!

Here is another one that shows the positive power of art. ~Tricia


National Geographic Photo Blog

Source: 8 Photos That Inspired Action

Good News Day 8: Today is Random Act of Kindness Day


883018_10151984067433014_287721524_oWhile every day presents opportunities to be kind, take a moment or two today to make someone else’s day with a little random act of kindness. Stuck for some ideas? Here are a few to get you started:

  • Smile at a stranger
  • Send an anonymous gift
  • Bring treats to work
  • Send a friend or family member a homemade card
  • Leave positive comments on a blog or post
  • Compliment a friend
  • Compliment a stranger
  • Brush the snow off someone’s car or clean their windshield
  • Leave a positive message with management about a waiter or cashier or other hardworking employee of a business you frequent
  • Help your neighbor shovel snow (or mow the lawn, depending on where you live!)
  • Leave sticky notes with positive messages on restroom mirrors
  • Pay for the coffee/toll/snack of the person behind you
  • Pick up an extra bag of dog or cat food and drop it off at a shelter
  • Offer to return someone’s shopping car for them while they’re loading their car
  • Say “Thank You” to someone making a difference

There are countless ways to make someone’s day a little brighter. What random act of kindness will you do?

Good News Day 7: Pazamanos – Using Creative Arts Installations to Help Us See Each Other’s Humanness


Art as a means of social awareness instead of angry words and shouting … priceless. ~Tricia

We would like to kick off our mission to shine a light on what’s positive in Colombia with Pazamanos, a 4-year-old organization working primarily in the poorer neighborhoods of Medellin. Pazamanos, meaning peace through hands, aims – through creative arts

Source: ‘Changing the world is tough but it’s worth it’ Interview with Pazamanos

Good News Day 6: Iron Boy to the Rescue!


Because: Cute Kid, Iron Man, and Robert Downey, Jr … ~Tricia

This nine-year-old superhero springs into action to save his city with help from local police, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Robert Downey, Jr.

Source: Sydney Rallies to Let 9-yo Superhero Rescue the City as Iron Boy (WATCH)

 

Good News Day 3: This Cat That Works At A Train Station Just Got A Big Promotion


felic train station catBecause I’m a cat lover and what good news wouldn’t include some sort of ridiculously cute cat story? A hard working kitty gets a promotion! ~Tricia

This Cat That Works At A Train Station Just Got A Big Promotion.

 

 

 

Good News Day 2: A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food—and Confidence


IMG_4472 cropI can attest to the healing power of nature. Sometimes just a simple walk outside can make a huge difference in my mood and outlook on life. I also have a close friend who has experienced positive mental and physical health benefits from cultivating her own little farm. This article is wonderful news! ~Tricia

 


 

Many survivors of domestic violence have had their attempts at work and creativity sabotaged for years. On these 40 acres of rolling farmland, they’re being restored.

A version of this article originally appeared at edgeofchangeroadtrip.org.

As mist hovers over the rolling fields of Kentucky and the sun is still low in the sky, the women of Greenhouse 17 emerge from the house they share, clippers in hand. They spread out over a field and cut bouquets of fresh flowers.

The small farm and business on a 40-acre site outside Lexington, Kentucky, provides the women with both shelter and employment, giving them a chance to gain skills, confidence, and a renewed sense of self-worth…

Read the rest of this article at YesMagazine.org

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