My friends, it’s Friday!!! We made it 😉
I am exploring the power of perspective these days and realizing that what you focus on becomes your reality. If I choose to practice gratitude, strangely enough, I begin to feel grateful. If I focus on positive things, I feel that the world is a good place, that there is hope. Of course, I can’t create a bubble where I only allow in positive and comfortable things, but in our world where we are bombarded by hard news, struggle and negativity, I think we can all use a little more of the good stuff.
So I’ve put together a little list of good things that happened this week, things that made me smile or gave me hope. The world is a dark place for sure, but there is always enough room for the light to get in 🙂
Jon Stewart bids us farewell – you may say, what on earth is good about that?? What’s good is seeing great talent appreciated – Sent off in style, well deserved.
This Turkish couple decided to forego their wedding reception in order to feed 4,000 Syrian refugees, damn – Best wedding feast ever!
China have committed to build the world’s largest solar power plant. As the world’s largest producer of carbon emissions, this is especially good news Go solar! (America also made some big strides in climate change response this week: Clean Power for ‘Merica)
In case you need a good reason to eat more chocolate (does anyone??), Divine Chocolate have a fantastic cooperative in Ghana supporting women and their families. Not only are they supporting families and making great chocolate while they’re at it, they’re also making bicycles out of bamboo for kids to get to school – What’s not to love??
Now, when I look back on my childhood, some of my favourite moments with people I love were created through the reading of stories. MRIs of children who have been read to in their young lives depict greater activity in the areas of the brain responsible for narrative comprehension and visual imagery – Stories for all!
It is now possible to volunteer as a “kitten snuggler” – ‘Nuff said
Little Zion Harvey, an 8 year old boy from Maryland, is the world’s first child to receive a double hand transplant. In Zion’s own words “I’m the same person who I still used to be, but with some cool new hands” – Time for a High 5 little man!
50 years ago yesterday (Aug. 6th) marked the passing into US law of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it possible for black Americans to participate in their democratic right to vote – Civil Rights success
Hope you had a good week and that even if it’s been a tough one, hope there are at least a few glimpses of goodness you can find 🙂
Enjoy your weekend!