Happy News!

Since I am not much of a television watcher, I never got one of those coverters after the big cable switch from analog last year (my tv is rather old and small as you can imagine), so I only get channels 2-25 in the TV in my bedroom. Don't worry, our main living room TV is good to go! Now, this wouldn't pose as a problem for me except that I like to watch the news and see what the weather will be like as I get ready for work each morning (it helps finalize my outfit choice for the day). CNN, Fox and Friends, TWC, and any other high numbered channel is out which leaves me with good ole' local news at 6:30am and either Good Morning America or the Today Show at 7:00am. As you well know, local news isn't what I'd call Susie Sunshine. In fact, it's a rather depressing way to start your day. That is precisely why I'm dedicating this post to Happy News! I've seen too many murders, robberys, rapes, and other disturbing acts to leave me with a perpetual sour taste in my mouth. We all know that evil and sadness exist in this world, but there are a lot of amazing miracles and acts of kindness as well. Trust me, I'm blessed enough to see them throughout my workday. Here's a few that you can mull over with that nice cup of java joe this morning....

1. 98 Year Old Woman Earns HS Diploma: MARCH 23, 2010 Associated Press
Ida Ruth Hayes Greene finally has something she's always wanted -- her high school diploma. Ida will be 99 in April. Monday, she was presented with her diploma, earning it by fulfilling requirements related to her life experiences.

2.  Denver Couple Opens "Pay What You Can Cafe": MARCH 05, 2010 MSNBC
In Denver, a little kindness is being served at a cafe where no one - not even non-paying customers - gets turned away.

3. Cancer-Surviving Teen Inspires Classmates: MARCH 17, 2010 MSNBC
After fighting and beating cancer, a Texas high school senior is inspiring her classmates to give back.

4. Teen Catches Falling 2-Year Old: FEBRUARY 05, 2010 CNN
A 14-year old boy is being called a hero after catching a toddler who fell from a window.

*5. Coffee Good for Your Heart?: MARCH 08, 2010 MSNBC
A new study says coffee helps prevent irregular heartbeat. 

* So I like that last story for obvious reasons! :-)

You can watch the videos to see these full stories at the Happy News website. 
I hope you spread some joy today and recieve some happy news of your own.

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."  ~Frederick Keonig


  1. If only the news was more like that!


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