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Good News Tuesday


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

My personal good news is that I’m reporting from my balcony, surrounded by trees, in the  Appalachian Mountains AND my son got married on Saturday!

No Whaling in Icelandic Waters this Summer

“A shrinking demand for whale meat” has led the major whaling companies of Iceland to “abandon their summer harpooning.” Let’s hope this trend continues to spare the lives of highly intelligent and social beings.

Here’s more of the story from the Good News Network:

Phasing Out Plastic Bags

The states of Maine and Vermont banned plastic bags on the same day. There are some exceptions, but this is progress. Plus, Woolworths Department store is making progress in Australia.

Math Teacher Fosters Student Needing a Kidney

I always love Steve Hartman’s stories.

Amazing Grace

In 2018, professional singer, Elly Brown had life changing surgery for oral cancer. Doctors  removed half of her tongue and part of her jaw. They later used bone and muscle tissue from this her leg to repair her tongue.  Her recovery process has been a long and continuing road. She wants us to share this video to give hope to people with oral and facial cancer. You can read her story while she sings.

Got good news?

Feel free to share!

I might take a while to respond to comments. The birds are singing, and the fresh mountain air is intoxicating.  The years of heartache fade into history as my soul overflows with amazed gratitude. Oh! And there were fireflies here last night!


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

27 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday

  1. I wish your son and his wife many happy years together ❤

  2. Congratulations to your son and his wife 🙂💗

  3. Elly Brown’s video and voice! What great encouragement to those struggling! Absolutely Beautiful and touching 💗 love that dog, too!

  4. Much happiness to your son and wife. And here is more good news for you, summer has finally reached my part of the U,K.

  5. good
    & good 🙂

  6. Congratulations to your son and his bride! And to you for relaxing in the mountains. Thanks for the good news stories … much needed at the moment. I’m especially thrilled by states beginning to ban single-use plastics … a definite step in the right direction!

  7. Elly is truly inspirational

  8. Blessings to your son and new bride. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Thanks for the good news. Congrats for your son and enjoy that view 🙂

  10. FIREFLIES!! Ohmigoodness…I so yearn to see them when they’re all synchronous. Hehe. Beautiful post. I loved listening to Elly Brown and her courage makes my heart sing. All lovely things you’ve put into this post. I hope you’re having a great 4th and sending you big hugs! 🤗

  11. Congratulations !! Enjoy the happiness, sunshine and the view, JoAnna 🙂

  12. Congratulations and loving wishes to your son and his bride, JoAnna. ❤ These stories. ❤ For you on your natureful balcony, in the peace. ❤ I am sure natureful is a word ❤

  13. Congratulations! Sounds like such a beautiful refreshing view in the mountains!

    Some good news here:

    • Thank you for this wonderful piece of news! He worked as a carpenter at the same company for 67 years and payed for 33 strangers to go to college. A very moving story!

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