Feeling down? Read this…
There's a lot of bad news circulating right now.
Between the pandemic and politics, it can be hard turning on the TV and seeing nothing but negativity and despair.
That's why whenever I'm reading the paper, or going through my social media feed, I always try to pull out some positive stories.
Ones that lift me up. Or make me laugh. (And occasionally ones that result in some happy tears.)
I typically just share what I've come across with Karen.
But I think we could all use a little happiness these days. So, today I'm sharing some of my favorites with you.
Like the story of 9-year-old Jordan in Oklahoma.
Jordan's been in the care of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for six years.
Now living in a group home, Jordan put out a plea during an interview with a local news station.
"I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad or just mom or just dad. I don't really care."
The response to Jordan's words was overwhelming.
In just 12 hours, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services received more than 10,000 adoption requests for Jordan.
I'm certainly hoping one of them leads Jordan to get his one wish – a family.
Good luck, buddy.
These days it's hard to find any good news out of our Nation's Capital.
That all changed on August 21st when the National Zoo announced that Mei Xiang, their female panda, had given birth to a cub.
So many folks tried to watch the birth on the zoo's panda cams that they crashed.
Karen and I even tried logging on.
We did see a few clips of Mei cuddling with and nursing her new squawking baby and we couldn't help but to smile.
Well done, Mei Xiang!
Another great story came out of Ohio.
Tyler and Melanie had a 150-person wedding reception scheduled in August, but the pandemic put an end to those plans.
They were unable to cancel their reception food order, so they donated the food to Laura's Home, a local shelter for women and their children.
Tyler and Melanie even helped serve the foods – fully dressed in their wedding attire.
Talk about turning lemons into lemonade!
These are just a few of the feel-good stories I came across recently.
But there are countless others.
I'm sure you have some of your own.
What positive things are going on in your neck of the woods?
Write me back and fill my comments section below with good news.