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Good News Tuesday for Dec. 7, 2021: Improving Color Vision, Shell Drops Oilfield Plan, Free Covid Test Kits, Safer Traffic Light Poles, and a Customer Helps Single Mom Get a Home


Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Improving Color Vision with Red Light

Staring at a deep-red (or near infrared) light source for about three minutes can improve color vision in the elderly. I didn’t realize color vision decreased with age, but it’s good to know there’s something simple that could help. Here’s more from the Good News Network.

Shell Oil Scraps Plans for Oilfield in the British North Sea

Shell Oil has decided not to pursue development of an oilfield off the Shetland Isles of the British North Sea. Read more about the significance of this environmental victory in this article from Retuers.

Free Rapid at Home Test Kits for Covid in US

To reach uninsured Americans and those on Medicare or Medicaid, the Biden administration will send 50 million at-home tests to 20,000 federal sites around the US to be handed out for free. This good news is part of a new nine-point plan as reported here by ABC News.

Safter Traffic Light Poles on the Way in Australia

University of South Australia’s Dr. Mohammad Uddin is working on an energy absorbing, flexible streetlight pole that will reduce damage and injuries. Hopefully the new design will be in use by next year and eventually become the standard. Here’s more from the Good News Network.

Customer Helps Dunkin Drive Through Single Mom Get a Home

Ebony Johnson has been working the drive thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Ohio for three years. Daily customer Suzanne Burke got to know her well over those three years and appreciated Ebony’s “amazing customer service.” When Suzanne noticed Ebony was missing and found out she and her children had been evicted, she found organizations that helped the family find a home. Ebony said she’d been praying to be at home before Christmas. Watch the reaction:

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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.

13 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for Dec. 7, 2021: Improving Color Vision, Shell Drops Oilfield Plan, Free Covid Test Kits, Safer Traffic Light Poles, and a Customer Helps Single Mom Get a Home

  1. JoAnna, a really amazing Good news Tuesday! 🙂 Most of the stories are about wonderful developments that can benefit all of us, but the story of the Dunkin Donuts employee and customer touches me on a personal level. ❤ Have a great day!

    • Thanks, Cheryl. I’m glad you enjoyed these stories. I was looking for a video this morning, and this one touched my heart as well. It’s a good lesson on how advocating for someone can made a big difference.

  2. The home for Ebony Johnson and her family warmed my heart. Angels do, indeed, walk among us!

  3. The final home story and the COVID tests are good stories. Thanks!

  4. The Ebony/Suzanne story is so heartwarming. Maybe gazing at sunsets for photographs is not harming my sight after all.

    • I bet the benefits of gazing at sunsets far outweighs any possible harm. Glad you found the story heartwarming. Thanks for enjoying it with me, Derrick!

  5. All good stories, JoAnna. I’m going to look into the the story about improving color vision. As I am already colorblind, losing more color vision with age would bother me.

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