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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:46 AM

Good news is good for you

(albeit rather hard to find)

I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank (in which he intended to buy) received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank. Instead, the store manager gave him a smile, shooed his money away, and told him to take his mother out to lunch with the money he saved that day as well as the money he would continue to save with the help of that piggy bank. The little boy's response mimicked the sweetness of the store manager and then he departed -- a dollar richer in money and many dollars richer in wisdom.

How that moment in this little boy's life will translate as he grows up only time will tell. I hasten to guess though that that store manager recognized himself in that little boy and look who he's become....a MAN of INSPIRATION who has given the entire world something "GOOD" to talk about, learn from, and remember as we, ourselves, navigate life and sift through the many depressing, disheartening, angry and ludicrous headlines that seem to take precedence in our news.

No doubt, the world is full of turmoil... but "bleak," it is not. There is still a great deal of good left in it -- much more than the "bad" we continuously hear about, in my opinion. And lately, it seems, I am not alone in that opinion. The "public" actually does seem to be craving a bit more good in their diets and a number of newly established media outlets are giving it to them... lock, stock and barrel.

Might I say, it is a nice change. There is tremendous value in remembering and even re-conditioning ourselves to see the good in the world. And as Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, I feel, there isn't a more appropriate time to commit to join in the march of helping ourselves and others keep sight of the good as doing so will only make all of our lives better.


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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:18 PM

1. I've noticed how hard it is to find good news on the web!

I'll keep trying.

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