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Homeless Man Finds Dog and Gives Her to His Grieving Friend. But that’s Not the End!

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After giving the dog to his friend, James noticed the dog had a tag with a with a phone number. Click the link below for the story about good deeds, compassion, and gratitude.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/man-is-determined-to-thank-grieving-homeless-angel-who-cared-for-his-lost-dog/

The picture is accompanied by an electronic sounding voice, but it’s nice to have a visual too.

 

Good News is more abundant than we might think. What’s your good news?

 


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One-Liner Wednesday: Rescue

“The World Came to the Rescue.”

(A statement halfway into this news video.)

 

Working together with courage, skill, and cooperation we can accomplish the seemingly impossible.  Over 1000 rescue workers, plus volunteers, plus the hopes and prayers of people around the world focused on the boys in the cave came together for a common goal. Imagine what we could do with this kind of focus and cooperation for peace, for the earth, for finding what we can agree on.

 

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I’m sending prayers to the family and friends of Saman Gunan, (also spelled Kunan)  who died while delivering oxygen tanks to the boys and their coach. He will be remembered well.

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98 Year Old Veteran Finally Gets His Commission

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s a sad injustice that John Edward James had to wait so long for his commission as second Lieutenant. But the good news is that his family’s persistent advocacy finally made a difference.

 

Do your best anyway and never give up!

 

(Note on the quote: Dr. Martin Luther King was paraphrasing from the 1853 sermon “Of Justice and Conscience,” by Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister and transcendentalist who called for the abolition of slavery.)

 

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Good news happens. Feel free to share yours!


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#WATWB: Making Affordable, Whimsical Houses out of Recycled Materials

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Dan Phillips not only builds whimsical houses. He builds them out of 80 to 90% recycled/free/salvaged materials. He hires only unskilled labor to train them. And he targets under-served populations for home ownership – single parents, low-income families, and artists.

Wouldn’t it be great if more people made houses this way? I hope you enjoy this video. Dan is an interesting guy.

We Are the World Blog Fest happens on the last Friday of each month and seeks to promote positive news stories (big or small) that go beyond religion or politics.   For more information, visit:

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Teenager and Others Help Blind and Deaf Passenger on Flight

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I found this story on Facebook’s Goodnewspaper and traced it to the page of  poet Lynette Scibner.   
There’s a video below, but please read Lynette’s moving account first:
“I saw this gentleman, Tim, in Boston’s Logan airport with the sister he’d been visiting. It appeared he was both deaf and blind, as I observed her signing into his hand for him to feel her words. When he came aboard the plane he had been assigned the middle seat of my row. The kind gentleman named Eric, who had the aisle seat, graciously gave it up for him. At this point Tim was traveling alone. The flight attendants sincerely wanted to assist him, but had no way to communicate. I watched as they didn’t flinch when he reached out to touch their faces and arms. They took his hand and tried so hard to communicate with him, to no avail. He had some verbal ability, but clearly could not understand them. Eric did his best to assist him with things like opening coffee creamer and putting it in his coffee. When Tim made the attempt to stand up and feel his way to the restroom, Eric immediately got up to help him. The flight attendants were talking among themselves and someone suggested paging to see if anyone on board knew sign language. That’s when this lovely young woman came into the picture. 15 years old, she learned ASL because she had dyslexia and it was the easiest foreign language for her to learn. For the rest of the flight she attended to Tim and made sure his needs were met. It was fascinating to watch as she signed one letter at a time into his hand. He was able to ‘read’ her signing and they carried on an animated conversation. When he asked her if she was pretty, she blushed and laughed as Eric, who had learned a few signs, communicated an enthusiastic yes to Tim. I don’t know when I’ve ever seen so many people rally to take care of another human being. All of us in the immediate rows were laughing and smiling and enjoying his obvious delight in having someone to talk to. Huge kudos to the flight attendants of Alaska Airlines who went above and beyond to meet Tim’s needs. I can’t say enough about this beautiful young woman named Clara who didn’t think twice about helping her fellow passenger, and Eric’s instant willingness to assist as well. It was a beautiful reminder, in this time of too much awfulness, that there are still good, good people who are willing to look out for each other. #alaskaairlines
6/21/18 Addendum: This has come to the attention of Alaska Airlines and they are in touch with Clara’s family, the facility where Tim lives, and Eric. I have been so touched by the response to this story. We are all starving for good news and this was just what we needed. Thanks all!”
 

 
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Feel free to share your good news in the comments, be it personal, local, or global!


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A Sip of Hope and Courage Remembered

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Today’s good news stories are about people making a difference in their communities.

Sip of Hope is a coffee shop where mental illness is talked about openly and hope is encouraged. Baristas and volunteer staff receive mental health first aid training. They have classes on how to talk about mental illness and how to get help.

 

This next story is about a 10 year old who made a difference in how a civil rights activist, Edwin, T. Pratt, is remembered. I was impressed by her resourcefulness and perseverance.

 I found Sarah’s story at the Good News Network.

If you’ve got good news – personal, local, or global –

 Go ahead and share it in the comments!


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#WATWB: Women Send Breast Milk to Help this Cancer Survivor Feed Her Baby

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Jennifer Campisano had a double mastectomy when her son was ten months old.

“After several years of various chemo drugs, my husband and I didn’t think another child was in the cards for us,” she writes. Then she found out she was pregnant.

In her moving essay, Jennifer shares how how friends, acquaintances, and people she barely knew sent sent breast milk to help her feed her baby.

 

 

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