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.
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 refreshing, 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?) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/obamacare/
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 President Obama took landmark steps to normalizing relations.
That’s a start. Have a nice day!
Hang out with Friends…
Get plenty of sleep…
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!