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.

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Comments

Paul LaRoche - August 31, 2020

EMS providers are still pulling the needful out of harms way and into safety! Thank you for the public support as we have only the best intentions and needed skill sets in this difficult time. Paul

Elaine Pryor - August 31, 2020

I had to move out of my home into my daughter’s place. Now I am living in the quest house behind her place. My granddaughter is my care provider & my daughter is an LVN so I’m in good hands. Monday I sold my place so I’m here to stay. It’s a new Chapter in my life and the plus side in all of this I am close to my family now – not an he& 45 minutes away. I’m right out there back door. Lol lol So this is a bad time for us all but it’s showing me who loves me & how much. My daughter wouldn’t even let me go to the grocery store or the Drs office. Now I can go to the store but not much – & I use my portable oxygen tank & mask with me I do go. We have talked & she has agreed with me that I need to get back to seeing my Drs. I have talked to my PCP Dr on the phone 1 time; now I can’t even get anybody on the phone at her office. Makes me feel lost. I have my depression Dr. phone me every 3 months so that helps. All in all I am doing better than some people my age.

LYnn gRany - August 31, 2020

Read the speech that The son of Martin Luther king spoke today at the march on Washington ….
He asked for community as the solution to our problems of discontent………
Gave me a lift about promise out of this rage

K. Jones - August 31, 2020

Thank you for reminding us to look for all the good things that happen in our country on a daily basis even during these troubling times.

Patricia - August 31, 2020

Hi Jeff❣
I just wanted to tell you that I get A LOT of emails and I try to UNSUBSCRIBE from many of them regularly, but try as I might i just can’t seem to UNSUBSCRIBE from yours, they are always SO uplifting and they have become my morning go to a I begin my day❣
So I just wanted to say THANK YOU and keep up the GREAT WORDS❣(If you can’t tell I try to love everyone❣)
Patricia

Madelyn Cramer - August 31, 2020

Sept 1st is my birthday. I am 1 year from 80 years old. I am a medical massage therapist. I am healthy and rarely sick. I enjoy helping people with stress and pain relief. I’m proud of what I do. I’m blessed in many ways.
Always. Madelyn

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