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.