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Good News Tuesday: Safety at the Mosque, Kindness Homework, Overcoming Cancer, and Person of the Year

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Today’s Good News Tuesday stories all happen to be about young people – children and teenagers – who are the future of humanity.

Students Find Safety at the Mosque

17 year old Duaa Ahmad led about 100 students fleeing from a school shooting in Wisconsin to safety across the street at the mosque where her family worships.  Click here for the video and  the story from CNN.

Acts of Kindness Replace Homework

An elementary school in Ireland has eliminated homework for the month of December and instead assigned acts of kindness.

“We are encouraging our pupils to think of the real spirit of Christmas, the spirit of kindness and giving. With such an emphasis on the materialistic and commercial aspect of Christmas, we often tend to overlook what it’s really all about…. Good will!

Vice Principal Íde Ní Mhuirí

Here’s the story.

14 Year Old Chloe Beats Stage 4 Cancer in Time to Go Home for Christmas

“On Tuesday, the doctors told the family the good news: The cancer was in remission. Though they’ll have to return for follow-up appointments every three months, the family can finally head home on December 21.”

Read the story here.

Person of the Year

Finally, we have Time Magazine naming 16 year old Greta Thunberg their youngest person of the year. It’s good news that Time is taking Greta’s message seriously and honoring her courage. In this recent video she talks about balance.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Safety at the Mosque, Kindness Homework, Overcoming Cancer, and Person of the Year

  1. Thanks for sharing a wonderful collection today, JoAnna.

  2. Wonderful JoAnna, it is so uplifting to hear about positive events around us.

    miriam

    • Thanks, Miriam. I believe there are just as many positive events (maybe even more) than negative ones. I’m glad you appreciate hearing about the positives. 🙂

  3. Amazing stories, JoAnna! What quick-thinking and calm shown by 17 year old Duaa Ahmad! The acts of kindness initiative instead of homework is a new Christmas tradition that I would happily embrace.

    • Listening to Duaa and her father gave me admiration and respect for them. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the December kindness tradition spread all around the world?! Thanks for supporting the good news!

  4. That homework break is so positive

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