A little good news

Yesterday, my Facebook status read: “Cari sure could use a little good news today.”*   It was just one of those days where it seemed like everywhere I turned, there was something wrong, or someone suffering, or just generally bad news.

Then this morning I came across a sweet story while scouring the Letters to the Editor in the News-Gazette. (It has recently become a hobby of mine)

First, a woman wrote in reprimanding the thieves who took her 9 year old son’s bike (no longer online). Then another 9 year old offered to give the boy his.  How sweet!

Unfortunately, bad things sometimes happen to good people… and vice versa, but this story reminded me that the Universe has a way of repaying good deeds.


* This is a lyric from A Little Good News by Anne Murray.  It’s a somewhat cheesy country/rock song from the 80s that I couldn’t get out of my head. I even downloaded it from iTunes.  I couldn’t find the original, but there was a duet version featuring The Indigo Girls.  It’s pretty good.  

Even though the song was written in 1983, it’s still extremely relevant.  Sample lyric:  

Some senator was squawkin’ ’bout the bad economy/
It’s gonna get worse you see/
We need a change in policy.

Someone should cover it.

3 responses to “A little good news

  1. I hope things continue to look up for you!

  2. “Good for the good guys!” I didnt coin this phrase, but I know the guy who did, and it gets used frequently.

    On a less serious note, I totally understand why you would be a fan of that nasty liberal propaganda filled News Gazette.

  3. I saw those letters. I also read them all the time. I thought that was really nice. It was my feel good moment of the day.

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