Today I have two videos! They are both about generosity through hard work. Generosity happens to be the prompt for today’s Just Jot it January. Thanks, Sadje for the prompt, and thanks to Linda Hill for hosting Just Jot it January. Learn more about #JusJoJan by clicking here.
Housing Rights Protection in Lebanon
The nonprofit Housing Monitor in Lebanon offers support to tenants facing eviction through a hotline, legal representation, and community organizing. The service brings together refugees, migrants, and vulnerable Lebanese. Here’s more from GoodGoodGood.
California Launches the Largest Food Waste Recycling Program in US
This month, California will implement the “largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program in the US.” The program will cut down on organic waste in landfills and reduce methane emissions. (This encourages me to keep on composting.) The Guardian has details
Glitter Made from Fruit
Check out the story from GoodGoodGood on glitter made from fruit. It’s biodegradable and way less harmful to the environment.
Families Save Six Elk on Christmas Eve
As a 95% vegan lover of animals, I find this story interesting. It happened Christmas Eve when a hunter alerted his friends about 12 elk that had fallen through the ice on a river. Families were able to save 6 out of the 12 elk, and the six elk who died will be food for the rescuers. The story clearly shows that the hunter families felt compassion for the elk, particularly for a special calf. I am thankful for their compassion. It makes me wonder about the possibilities.
14-Year-Old Runner Pushes Brother in Wheelchair in Cross Country Races
Susan Bergeman, a fourteen-year-old from Wisconsin, pushes her brother Jeffery who has cerebral palsey in a wheelchair in cross-country races. Her strength, love, and generosity are phenomenal. Take a look:
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January 4, 2022 at 10:17 am
What an inspiring post, JoAnna. While not on the same level as your articles, my son sent me this article which was remarkable.
January 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm
Wow! This sounds like a new frontier in vision improvement! I’d love to have eye drops that would dissolve my abundant floaters. Thanks for sharing this link, Maggie!
January 5, 2022 at 9:26 am
It is nice to see the world is advancing in all areas of science – not just Covid.
January 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm
Yes! Science advances that improve the quality of our lives should be priorities.
January 4, 2022 at 1:50 pm
Lots of good news, JoAnna. I’ve been following the news here in Los Angeles about California’s new food waste recycling program that supposedly went into effect on January 1st. At the apartment complex where we live, we’ve received no news from our landlord about this new mandate. A green waste bin is not yet available.
January 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm
It seems apartment complexes are way behind when it comes to recycling. I hope that changes soon.
January 4, 2022 at 9:25 pm
These are wonderful stories, JoAnna. Thanks for sharing them.
January 4, 2022 at 9:31 pm
My pleasure, Dan. Thanks for appreciating the good news!
January 5, 2022 at 6:55 am
The Susan and Jeffery video is wonderful
January 5, 2022 at 9:14 pm
I felt moved and so proud of Susan and Jeffery even though I don’t know them personally. Glad you liked it, too!