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    One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

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    by nopremx ·

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    Here’s their description.

    “One Good Thing” is a series that highlights individuals whose actions provide glimmers of joy in hard times — stories of people who find a way to make a difference, no matter how small.

    And now, the link.

    https://apnews.com/hub/one-good-thing

    Link ok.

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    • #2417444

      Congrats

      by bob.b ·

      In reply to One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

      Your post seems to have passed the test.
      Or the test has not been run yet.

      If the post does vanish good luck finding out why.

      • #2417437

        There was some mild sarcasm in my OP.

        by nopremx ·

        In reply to Congrats

        Pretty hard for a Mod or TOS to find fault with something like that. Yet, as you’ve seen elsewhere, some shy away from the Bible, which calls itself, literally, good news (Gospel).

        Back to OP. Someone in SE said I and others were too gloomy – that’s what I get for quoting news reports out of DC. 🙂
        I put One Good Thing out there to show I could be as warm and fuzzy as the next man, but mainly to show what working stiffs like us can do when we stop looking for Red or Blue labels in approaching people or problems.
        Didn’t attract much attention, as I recall. Good stuff, anyway.

        • #2417433

          Aid

          by bob.b ·

          In reply to There was some mild sarcasm in my OP.

          Seems like my town has some weekly aid program put on by an org or person.

          Food/clothing/toys/bicycles.

          People helping people get by in this time of need.

    • #2417439

      Our local television stations have been doing similar,

      by phayte ·

      In reply to One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

      one calls theirs “Pay-it-4ward” (channel 4) another calls theirs “Something Good” (channel 9), both geared to local type humanitarian, goodwill, community service and volunteer type activities. Sometimes a little good news is refreshing!

      • #2417438

        Got a Pay it 4ward here, too.

        by nopremx ·

        In reply to Our local television stations have been doing similar,

        That has been going for a few years now. The station has been giving cash to those awarded it, nominated by other citizens. Any good news is good news. (I just invented that.) 🙂

        The AP series started with the lockdowns. Some people are ingenious in reaching out with few resources. In contrast to full-fledged government agencies.
        AP must have hundreds of stories by now.

    • #2417436

      I like this one because there’s a personal sacrifice involved.

      by nopremx ·

      In reply to One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

    • #2413815

      Related story; quite amazing IMO.

      by nopremx ·

      In reply to One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/55904084

      Captain Sir Tom Moore – yes, that’s the proper form of address – has died, just having turned 100.

    • #2416531

      Then there’s this one, from BBC.

      by nopremx ·

      In reply to One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-56003562
      “Forests the size of tennis courts”
      Seems to be a mostly a Euro thing. (I told you they’re smarter than Yanks. ?) (My Gboard smileys don’t work here. Here’s one 😀 )

      BTW, anyone with basic knowledge of that famous book of “myths” called the Bible will recognize a similar scheme at Gen 1:28. Just sayin’.

      NM is an attractive place, to me, but we could use some more green where I live. Looks like it’s beyond backyard gardening, though. We do have foxes here.
      If anyone sees Kees wandering the TR hallways, ask him if he’s seen any. He was our resident Dutchman at Cnet. [Article says the Dutch are maybe the best at this out of necessity – no room!]

    • #2416508

      A nice update to a different kind of story.

      by nopremx ·

      In reply to One Good Thing, from the Associated Press.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56062789
      About Malala.
      Hard to believe it has been several years since she got shot.
      She is a dangerous woman though. “Boys [kid brothers] need to be lectured.” 🙂

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