And now for something completely different: Good news. Almost an oxymoron these days when reading the news is so depressing. I think it is time to report a few cheerful headlines.

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 05:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks on during the UEFA Champions League semi final match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during a 2015 match in Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo dug into his pockets in support of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal, and he’s asking fans to do the same. Ronaldo donated 7 million euro (did I read that right?!) to a group providing food, water and hygiene kits to families in Nepal.

With the sincere and caring humility Pope Francis has brought to Rome, he is a gift from the heavens. His non-judgmental leadership on contentious issues is cq5dam.web.800.800refreshing, as is his stance on Vatican banking etc. He reaches out to the poor and downtrodden, he prays for “grace, love, joy and freedom” for all. (No, I’m not Catholic, but billions are and the Pope has tremendous influence.)

The U. S added almost 600 thousand jobs in the first quarter of 2015; unemployment is low. Hurray!….. Likewise the Affordable HealthCare (Obamacare) is a success. 16.4 million Americans are covered. (Yikes – that many without previous health care?)

imagesIrish voters approve same-sex marriage by vote (62%!). Nevada bans therapies designed to turn young gays straight (this would be funny if it were not so sad).

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary of the United Nations, has commended the Government of Tonga for its decision to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.                    images

The government of Japan announced a $5 (USD) million donation to the United Nations World Food Programme to support the most vulnerable Palestinian families living in Gaza.  Then Japan pledged $450M to aid Pacific island nations battling rising sea levels and calamities as a result of global warming.

Raul Castro and Barack Obama

Raul Castro and Barack Obama

Raul Castro and President Obama took landmark steps to normalizing relations.

That’s a start. Have a nice day!

Girls w Beary_0694Here’s my gallery of cheer:



Hang out with Friends…

Get plenty of sleep…

Play nice…. 

Enjoy your family….

           Got any good news to report in your country or any other? Please post here and bring some cheer to your fellow citizens of the world. We also accept personal triumphs and anything that will make us smile!



9 thoughts on “GOOD NEWS

  1. This is such a beautiful breath of fresh air, Cinda. I’d give my left lung to have just one five-minute segment of each evening’s final newscast be dedicated to great achievements, heart-rendering performances, life fulfillments and good deeds done to mankind across the earth. Why must we cling to the cynical, the corrupt, the absurd and the fist-shaking situations as ‘the whole report?’ I understand that they’re there and must not be ignored, but there exists great beauty and kindness and victory too.

    Thank you for sharing some much-needed news of hope and happiness.


  2. RAUL CASTRO said: ” If the Pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to church.” (He says he will attend all of the Pope’s masses when the pontiff visits Cuba this year.)
    Now that IS something completely different. 😉


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