Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30th, 2009

Now, this is an anomoly, for sure.
I opened my Yahoo page, and the first thing I see is the title:

What a treat to find something amazing and hope-filling as the headline of the news today:)
Keep it going..Post some "happys" for us to enjoy.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29th, 2009

First of all, today's good news is that I remembered two old friend's birthdays and that I called a heating and air conditioning company, and not only did the guy arrive like an hour later, he was kind, patient and went above and beyond the call of duty. Nice news, I can use, for sure!

On a more "worldly" front, however, I found this need series of articles from the GNN network (good news now) and thought you might enjoy.

It is a 2009 round-up, so to speak, of good stories shared to bring good spirits all around.

Good New Round-Up 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19th, 2009

Holiday Season brings feelings of goodwill for many, but too many of us decide to do a good deed for one day of the year instead of thinking about ways we can make a difference in our daily lives all year around.

For one of today's posts, it seemed good timing (for upcoming New Year's resolutions, wink wink) to include this information from CNN Heroes about the 2009 and 2008 "heroes" selected who are making a difference as a way of life.

And, if you are interested in being of service over the holidays, you still have time.
Go to The Holiday Project, click on your area and find something you can do to make a difference.

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18th, 2010

Who likes babies? Almost everyone....and who likes stories of babies being born happy and health? Again, almost everyone.

Sooo, for today's nice news you can use post, I have scouted out this article from The Good News Network:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yvonne's Nice News Pick for the Day

I was browsing the web of negativity (in search of something that made me happy), and I found this moving article from

Pair at Diner Spark Cascade of Giving

Read it, smile and get out there and do something nice for someone else today.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday, December 15th

For today's nice news, we thought we'd bring you something about an organization making a difference in the world. In looking around the web, we found that MSNBC is showcasing a People Making a Difference series and wanted to highlight one particularly noteworthy one on our blog today.

The Robinhood Foundation is a New York City-based organization that is targeting poverty by selecting several markedly successful non-profit organizations a year in which to endow with a major gift.

In other words, they are taking money from the rich and not only giving it to the poor, but offering money to individual organizations that are really out there helping the people in New York.

To learn more about Robinhood and some of the amazing people making a difference in New York, go to

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy News from Today

Security Team at Louis Armstrong International Airport Works Hard for No Recognition
As I said, I came back from New Orleans today, and, as I was going through the security scan, I noticed that a ring that I borrowed from Yvonne was missing from my bin. I simply mentioned the missing ring in passing, thinking that I'd never see it again and almost immediately, the entire team was not only looking for the ring, but going above and beyond to assist me in the ring searching process. Looking in bins. On their knees looking under the scanner. Making suggestions. Asking me where my gate was to see where they could bring the ring if it turned up. After a suggestion from a guard to look in my own bags, it turned out the ring had fallen into a shopping bag I had, but that wasn't the point. The point was that I noticed people not only working hard at their jobs, but willing to go above and beyond to help someone find an item that had absolutely no value to them at all. I left that situation sharing with a friend about how impressed I was with the hard work, diligence and genuine concern of the staff for an item and a person that had absolutely no external value to them. And, of course, no knowledge they would ever receive a word of recognition. Now that, my friends, is news worthy to me.

Vegan Pot Pie
We spend too much time complaining about our loved ones. At least, that is what I am starting to realize. I mentioned to Yvonne when I was in New Orleans that I wanted to try the vegan pot pie recipe demonstrated on the Ellen show a few days ago. I got home from the airport and there wasn't one vegan pot pie on the stove, but two. Now, that, to me, is a story for sharing.