Gimme some good news

I bet we’re all tired of the depressing news reports all day long.  As the news is currently reported, it’s easy to feel that 90 percent of the world is a disaster and reporters are working to prove this.  We usually don’t hear about the millions of successes, only the one failure a million times.  Our mental health is boosted by balancing the difficult news with some more uplifting stories. So, I got curious and started looking for good news to brighten my day during this admittedly challenging time.

Here are some resources that offer a lighter view with a positive slant on the world news:

Some of the headlines from the good news sites include:

  • Popeyes has partnered with No Kid Hungry to feed children during coronavirus outbreak
  • Texas couple donates flowers to assisted living homes after postponing wedding
  • Americans step up to help animal shelters by fostering pets during pandemic
  • Inspiring photo (above) shows medical workers flying to New York to help fight coronavirus pandemic

It’s easy to get sucked down by all the news reports today and bad news is more interesting, and our feelings are stronger when we hear it.  But isn’t it better to feel calm and joy? is committed to changing the negative dialogue in the world.  Their slogan, “It’s Still an Amazing World,” reminds us to find the positive in our day.  This site provides ideas and suggestions on how to increase your own optimism.

John Krasinski, former star of “The Office,” launched a new YouTube show called #SomeGoodNews featuring touching true stories during this pandemic.

If you really want a quick pick-me-up, check out amazing animal footage on  These are sure to make you smile.  It really is an amazing world!

Written by Cathy Heyne, GMS-T, Managing Director