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Good News Tuesday for July 7, 2020: Free Tattoo Do Overs, Environmental Justice, Indonesian Locals Rescue Refugees, and Safe Hugs


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

“Tattoo Shop Offers Free Cover Ups of Hate and Gang Symbols, ‘No Questions Asked'”

A tattoo shop in Kentucky offers to cover up hate or gang symbols for free. Artists Jeremiah and Ryun King consider ideas offered by the client, but the artists have the final say in the design. I can only imagine the imaginative creativity that goes into some cover ups. You can read more about the shop and some of their clients here. 


Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancelled

After six years of opposition from environmental advocates and landowners, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been cancelled. The 600 mile natural gas line would have crossed under the Appalachian Trail and run through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.  Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the project is being cancelled due to “increasing legal uncertainty.”  You can read more from

In a related story, a US federal judge has ordered a shut down and environmental review of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline running just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The Standing Rock Tribe and advocates have been protesting and taking legal action against the oil pipeline which is located near their homes and water source. Read more from CBS News. 


Indonesian Fishermen Rescue Stranded  Refugees

Rohingya refugees escaping atrocities in Myanmar were rescued from their sinking boat by fishermen this week before being intercepted by maritime officials. Officials in the Indonesian province of Aceh initially refused to allow the 94 refugees, including 30 children, to come ashore “citing coronavirus concerns.” But locals “took matters into their own hands”  by using their own boats to bring the group to shore. Due to local protests, authorities ended up letting the refugees receive temporary shelter in private residences and medical checks.

Here’s the story  and a video:

Hug Tunnels and Cuddle Curtains

This article from the Good News Network is about a hug tunnel created in senior care facility in Brazil. The plastic tunnel allows people in the facility to hug their loved ones while being protected. The article  includes beautiful hug photos and the following sweet video. The video that came up after the great grandma hugs showed a man who used a shower curtain to create a safe hug zone.


There are so many good news stories out there!

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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.

17 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for July 7, 2020: Free Tattoo Do Overs, Environmental Justice, Indonesian Locals Rescue Refugees, and Safe Hugs

  1. I love all these! Can’t choose a favourite. Thank you 💕

  2. That great-grandma hugging the kids was a delight to behold 🙂 What a great idea! We can do this. We can find ways to stay connected and safe.

  3. Wonderful shares of Good News JoAnna… Also some good news this week about the Dakota Pipeline being shut down by a judge … Big smiles for the First Nations People… 🙂 as it trespassed across their lands and water supply… They have 30 days in which to close it..
    Sending huge hugs, and thank goodness I am not so strict with hugs from my granddaughter… and lap them up when i get them.. 🙂 Sending Lots of love and Blessings JoAnna.. Hope you are finding your creative balance my friend ❤
    Love and well wishes ❤ 🙂

  4. Thank you JoAnna! The video of the hug time made my day! So cute and beautiful. It invites us to get creative and make the best of each situation, I find. Thanks again, and many blessings to you dear💖

  5. The refugee story is so refreshing

  6. Great stories Joanna. 🙂 The 12-Year-Old Scientist Taking On Flint’s Water Crisis –

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