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Good News Tuesday for Feb. 23, 2021: Shelter from the Storm, A Good Year for Rhinos, Rosalyn’s Lullaby, and a Grubhub Grant Winner/Dog Rescuer

Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Texas Furniture Store Provides Shelter from the Storm

After a severe winter storm in Texas left many people without electricity and heat, Gallery Furniture’s owner, Jim McIngvale, opened two of his furniture stores as shelters. “Mattress Mack,” as he is known, had previously opened his store as a shelter during Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey. For details, including stories of people who took shelter, you can read this article from the ABC 11.

Sea Turtles Rescued from Paralyzing Cold

In a related story, thousands of sea turtles rescued from paralyzing cold stuns are sheltered in a Texas convention center.

No Rhinos were Poached in Kenya in 2020

For the first time in 21 years, Kenyan Wildlife Service reported zero poaching of rhinos in the year 2020. Fighting poverty, tougher policing, and travel restrictions were contributing factors. Here’s more from the Good news Network.

Roslyn’s Lullaby from the UK

Rosalyn, who lives in the US, was having a terrible time trying to sleep. She was even having nightmares. Her father, a music teacher, reached out to a British men’s choir who created and sang a special lullaby for Rosalyn and her sister Evelyn. I found this story on The Good News Network. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you might try this song with its deep, rich harmonies..

Homeless Driver Who Rescues Dogs Gets a $10,000 Grubhub Grant

The food delivery company, Grubhub, went looking for drivers who make a difference. Destiny Powers who lives in her van and rescues dogs between deliveries was one of 20 Grubhub employees to receive grants. You can learn more about Destiny here.

Plus, here’s Destiny’s grant application video:

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Nana Loves You

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I wasn’t sure about you at first

Wasn’t even sure

If we were related

Lies in my head

About the myth of the perfect family

Surrendered to beautiful

Exquisitely original

Outside the box truth.

 

When I held you on my lap

And fed you pureed apricots

And smelled your red hair,

It didn’t matter anymore

Whether you carried my genes.

 

And when I saw how carefully

Your not quite three year old hand

held the pen on the paper

to make intricate lines

almost like letters,

I knew who you were.

 

Now your quiet eyes haunt me

From so far away.

I long to sit with you

To read the storybooks

I’ve been saving for you,

To sing lullabies

And hear you call me

Nana.