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Good News Tuesday: A Gift for a Friend, Free Labor, Less Plastic, and India’s Elephant Hospital

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Teen Works for 2 Years to Buy Friend an Electric Wheelchair

High School Student Tanner Wilson saved money from his part time job for two years to buy his friend Brandon an electric wheel chair. He’d heard that Brandon’s old self-propelled wheel chair tired him out, and Tanner wanted to help the friend who’s been there for him. A teacher helped decorate Brandon’s wheel chair and they recently surprised him with the gift. Here’s the inspiring video.

Veteran Fixes Cars for Free

Former Paratrooper and helicopter pilot Adam Ely provides free labor to fix people’s cars. He helps them find good deals on parts and consults with a professional mechanic when needed. Adam is a disabled veteran who spent three years in Iraq and Afganistan. Now, he’s studying special education. Adam and his wife Toni started Hard Luck Automotive Services in 2017.

“I’ve never turned anyone away. It doesn’t matter about economic status, race, or creed. I don’t even care if people take advantage, I will help them, regardless,” he said.  (bbc.com)

Here’s there story from bbc.com

Earth, The Blue Marble

Trader Joe’s  Joins Other Companies to Reduce Plastic Waste

More businesses are working to reduce single-use plastics. EcoWatch reports that Trader Joe’s has already “stopped offering single-use plastic carryout bags nationwide and is replacing plastic produce bags and Styrofoam meat trays with biodegradable and compostable options.” The move happened after a Greenpeace petition obtained almost 100,000 signatures. Thanks for listening, Trader Joe’s! This article from EcoWatch contains a link to other companies working to reduce plastic waste like ASDA in the UK, McDonalds, Costa Coffee, and Evian.

India’s Hospital for Abused Elephants

India has it’s first hospital for abused elephants. The Good News Network  reports that “Just months after India was given its first ever hospital for rescued elephants, the facility has already treated 26 recovering pachyderms.”  The medical center was started in November by the non-profit group Wildlife SOS which has also rescued bears, leopards, turtles, and other endangered species.

After the elephants are treated they are taken to one of two sanctuaries in India.

You can read more here:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/india-gets-first-ever-hospital-for-abused-elephants/

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Seeking Balance. One Tuesday at a Time.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

11 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: A Gift for a Friend, Free Labor, Less Plastic, and India’s Elephant Hospital

  1. All great news of the good we humans are capable of. I especially liked the selflessness of high school student, Tanner Wilson 🙂

  2. sweet kindness’
    towards others
    & mother earth 🙂

  3. It’s just so Relaxing. You read the newspaper, scientific articles or other Little Messages throughout the day and most of the time These are telling you the same thing over and over again: The world is a terrible place, we are lost, and all is hopeless. So it is very Refreshing and Relaxing to read on a blog like yours. Thank you for that:)

    All the best
    Laureen

    • You are very welcome, Laureen. Thank you for understanding why we need balance. Because the world is not a terrible place, and we are not all lost. Hope is alive! Your support and understanding mean more than you know.

  4. It’s always a pleasure to read your Tuesday posts. I had an idea for one but when writing today forgot it again and caught up with some challenges/awards I got at the beginning of the week. I’ll get there eventually 🙋‍♀️🐝

  5. I love “Good News Tuesday!”

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