The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down.
Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This Christmas Eve Eve Edition of TMSG is all about the Christmas spirit.
Our first Something Good is from Rachel Uretsky-Pratt, a teacher at a school serving low income families in Kennewick, Washington and reminds us that it truly is the thought that counts.
She shared about the gift of a sweet sacrifice one of her student’s gave her on Facebook.
This video has made the rounds on Twitter this week and is definitely Something Good.
Getting a bit dusty in here, isn’t it?
David and Vanessa Surles were at Home Depot buying Christmas decorations to replace the decorations that had been stolen last week when neighbors notified them there were strange men in their yard.
They were surprised to find out those men were police officers playing Santa and replacing their decorations. A grateful David posted video on Facebook.
Prince George’s PD is honoring the wish of the officers, who acted out of the “goodness of their hearts”, to remain anonymous. Fox 5 explains that the Surles family has had a difficult year – the theft of their decorations came on top of their 3 year-old granddaughter Londyn passing away earlier this year. David and Vanessa were trying to give Londyn’s siblings something to look forward to and that was stolen from them. Then two secret Santas took matters into their own hands and brightened the holiday for a grieving family.
There may be darkness in this world, but compassion, generosity, and love shine brightly most especially at this time of year. May we all take that light with us into the new year. That would be Something Good.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!