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’s Something Good is friendship.
Blake’s mom, Nikki, offered to make the 6 year-old a shirt of his choosing as a first day of school gift, according to CBS News. He could have had any kind of sports design but instead he told his mom he wanted her to make him a shirt that said ‘I will be your friend’ so that all the kids who need a friend would know that he is “there for them”.
When Nikki, a stay-at-home mom who has a small business that provides personalized items, bragged about Blake’s request in a Facebook post, folks started asking for a shirt like Blake’s. So, she started selling the shirts and donating a portion of the proceeds to a church charity called Real Life Center. The Center provides food pantries, financial counseling, resume assistance, senior programs, and financial assistance. Blake was thrilled when he found out his mom was selling his shirt and said, “Oh good! Now more and more people are going to have more and more friends!”
Speaking of being a friend to someone who needs one, Megan Ashley witnessed exactly that on a recent flight from San Diego to Nashville and shared her experience in a Facebook post.
An elderly lady was taking a birthday trip to visit friends but was terrified of flying. She asked the gentleman sitting next to her if he would hold her hand during take off. He held her during turbulence and calmed her by explaining exactly what was happening. He even helped the lady into a wheelchair when the flight was over and stayed with her when she got separated from her daughter in the airport.
Being a friend to someone who needs one is something good, whether you are six or ninety-six.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!