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Re: Good news stories

Postby different glory » July 1st, 2015, 3:49 am

Okay this is not a suggestion that you donate to this, but I thought it was a good-news story in that the way it's growing, and the comments show a wonderful worldwide surge of support for the Greek people, and a heartening reluctance to let the big money movers decide Europe's future.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gree ... und#/story
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Re: Good news stories

Postby GregB » August 14th, 2015, 8:40 am

Here's a moving story of compassion in a time of war and beyond:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/14/asia/ ... index.html
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Re: Good news stories

Postby Lyn » August 14th, 2015, 2:44 pm

I have a good news story about me. Don't know if it should go on here but thought I would put it anyway. My natural mother (I was adopted as a baby), sent me a cheque for £10,000, in a very nice card. I nearly fainted. I sent her some flowers and she sent me a lovely thank you card, saying she wanted me to have something while I was "still young enough to spend it", ha ha. She said I will receive more money when she "pops off". I at last have a little next egg but am spending a bit of it, not too much.

I never expected to hear from her or even to know when she died. I still haven't got over the shock.
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Re: Good news stories

Postby Pondero » August 14th, 2015, 3:04 pm

That is very good news Victoria Plum. I am sure you will enjoy it.
According to one study, the average adult has a shorter attention span (eight seconds) than a goldfish (nine seconds).
This is not surprising in today's wired , or wified world.
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Re: Good news stories

Postby different glory » August 15th, 2015, 1:06 am

Two great stories!

The story of care for the enemy dead in wartime is very moving, Greg - thank you! Much to ponder, there.

and that's stunning, VP! I'm very glad, partly because money can be so useful (having fun is also a good use!) but also because it's someone reaching out. Lovely, truly.
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Re: Good news stories

Postby GregB » September 12th, 2015, 9:06 am

I found this story very heartening. Here's a remarkable woman with a generous spirit.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34198967
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Re: Good news stories

Postby different glory » September 16th, 2015, 12:33 am

Thanks for reminding us of human goodness,Greg. The world needs more such reminders - of what's possible as well as what is.
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Re: Good news stories

Postby different glory » November 4th, 2015, 1:57 am

The Melbourne Cup produced a small, cheerful, side-story this year - of family solidarity and achievement.
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Re: Good news stories

Postby GregB » November 4th, 2015, 8:33 am

Yes, very heartening. It made me wonder if there are degrees of Down Syndrome. In the waiting room at my oculist's yesterday, there was a man with the syndrome accompanied by his aged mother and he seemed totally disconnected and withdrawn, muttering to himself incoherently. On the other hand, my wife and I went to a restaurant a while back where one of the waitresses was a sufferer of the syndrome. She seemed very bright and perky and on the ball, taking our order with no problem and speaking reasonably coherently, later bringing the dishes briskly and composedly.
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Re: Good news stories

Postby different glory » November 6th, 2015, 4:49 am

Yes, for sure there are degrees of Down Syndrome - the lad working as a strapper seems to be fairly lightly affected.
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