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 week we have two stories of generosity and one story of animal heroics from the wildfires in California.
The first act of generosity was posted on Facebook by Troy Hill and involved numerous people working together to help a Butt County Sheriff’s deputy and his family who had lost everything in the Paradise Fire, hundreds of miles away.
The second story about a heroic animal and his grateful human was posted by the North Valley Animal Disaster Group on Facebook. They shared a picture of a very good dog named Sampson reuniting with his owner.
Our third story is another story of neighbors helping neighbors, even though they were a couple thousand miles away, and going the extra mile through snow and sleet to deliver much needed help to victims of the Camp Fire.
These stories are what the late President George H. W. Bush meant when he spoke of “a thousand points of light” so many years ago. The light of American generosity and kindness shine on and always will shine on as long as we remain true to who we are. President Bush would be proud of the light shined by the secret Santas who helped the family who lost everything have a place to live and the immigrant brothers who drove thousands of miles to deliver help to fire victims. And, considering how George loved his own dogs, he would certainly say “good boy” to Sampson.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good.