In the midst of an abundance of bad news – rising COVID numbers, unemployment, evictions, homelessness and hunger – some good news stories still bubble to the surface. We find ourselves mostly posting bad, sad or frustrating news in our Sunday newsletter. It’s not our fault, of course, but we want to make sure you come here and smile too. That’s why we’re bringing you this “Good News” column. “HELPING ONE PERSON MIGHT NOT CHANGE THE WHOLE WORLD, BUT IT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR ONE PERSON” — Anonymous 53 acts of kindness A woman in Virginia celebrated her 53rd birthday by doing 53 acts of kindness. Debra Ferrel went on social media asking what she could do for others during her birthday month. She said that this pandemic is one of the hardest times that she can remember in her lifetime and she just wanted to make other people smile. The ideas rolled in. She sent a wind chime to a grieving family that lost their 4-year-old with the note, “When you hear the wind, I am with you.” An ER doctor received a gift basket. Children needed words of encouragement. Debra enlisted her granddaughters to make positive yard signs, “You are amazing,” “The world needs your light,” and “Let your awesome out” for the neighborhood. “If one random act of a yard sign can make someone happy then…it’s worth it.” She says. From the giving hearts of children The pandemic has brought out the gifts of children […]