I am so tired of bad news. Can the media please focus on something positive for a change? Yes, I know we’re all broke, education systems are going to hell along with the world’s weather and our politicians are corrupt, but can we at least smile and have a party while we all go down in flames?
In that light, here is some good news from around the world to brighten your day:
* The sun came up this morning! Seriously … that’s important …
* Great news for film buffs! Alfred Hitchcock’s long lost first feature film, The White Shadow, was discovered by the New Zealand Film Archive. It has been found after a world-wide search. Read more here.
* In another New Zealand story, the wayward penguin named ‘Happy Feet’ is released back into the wild after he was found hundreds of miles from his Antarctic home.
* A woman in Ohio found a wallet containing $4600 and didn’t hesitate to turn it over to the police. And you thought there were no more honest people left! Would you have returned it?
* In the writing world, Nathan Bransford blogged about the importance of authenticity and honesty when it comes to the internet and your blog. I was really happy to read his post, because it gives hope to those of us who prefer not to SELL, SELL, SELL ourselves all the time and just want to write about things that matter to us.
* Apparently there is a trash patch, twice the size of Texas, floating in the ocean between Hawaii and San Francisco. The good news is that people are starting to think about how they can turn this mess into a sustainable alternative. Waterworld … anyone?
* The Empire State Building in New York is going green! If one of the world’s most recognizable buildings can do it, surely the world will follow?
That’s it for today. Stay tuned for more good news next week!
Photo from Tahereh Mafi’s site.
#1 by InsideJourneys on September 7, 2011 - 10:48 am
Thanks for sharing these bits of good news, Celia!
#2 by Tonia Marie Houston on September 7, 2011 - 11:30 am
You are a sincere presence, and I think that is a bit of good news. I had read the story about the Ohio woman earlier today, and it put a smile on my face. Media and politicians alike should model themselves after her. Nathan is amazing, and I agree with what he said about we are not a brand. Everytime I let myself get wrapped up in the idea, by another blog I’ve read or a comment or tweet, my writing suffers. I worked in sales for years, and the approach that always worked best for me was not by selling the product, but showing compassion and empathy for the “customer”. I did great, and it would drive my bosses nuts. Thanks for this post, I’m with you, we need to hear the good news, and it is out there, because wonderful people like that Ohio woman live their lives with integrity every day. 🙂
#3 by Celia on September 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm
Thanks Tonia. I think I’m going to make this a regular feature on my blog. It made me much happier to read about all the good news out there 🙂
#4 by Zelda on September 7, 2011 - 2:02 pm
I would have kept the money as I found out today I have to pay $AU 2000.00 for dentistry for a three year old!
#5 by Celia on September 7, 2011 - 3:18 pm
#6 by Faith on September 8, 2011 - 3:00 am
Thanks for the good news 🙂 I feel like part of me would return that wallet out of the sheer fear of keeping it. I don’t know WHAT exactly would happen that would be bad, but it just seems like it would attract bad things to keep it. Karma, maybe.
That’s so great about the empire state building going green!
#7 by Celia on September 8, 2011 - 8:44 am
You’re welcome and I would have been tempted to keep it as well, but that karma thing … kinda makes you wonder 😉
#8 by Nina Badzin on September 8, 2011 - 9:19 am
Great and random links! 😉 That garbage thing is totally creepy.
#9 by Celia on September 8, 2011 - 7:55 pm
I know! Twice the size of Texas? That’s just in the realm of science fiction!
#10 by totsymae1011 on September 8, 2011 - 7:51 pm
Nice to read some good news after watching all the bad news on TV. We have to continue creating those happy moments and seeing beyond the not so good stuff. Good post.
#11 by Celia on September 8, 2011 - 7:56 pm
Thanks. And it is true, we have to create our own happy moments. No one is responsible for our happiness, only us.