The Good News: February, 2016

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

The lowdown:

Ok, so I have always been all for being positive and optimistic
(read about my take on The Importance of Positivity ☺️).
A long time back, I had the idea of doing a blogpost series called 'The Good News'.

The news and current affairs of our world is so important, it is crucial we keep updated on what is happening around us.

BUT...
A lot of that tends to focus on what is going wrong.

And, although it is necessary to think about what is wrong in order to right it,
I think we could stand to gain a lot from appreciating what is already right, or getting good, as well!


And, so without too much more rambling on (I need to learn to shush up! :P), I begin my new monthly series of...


THE GOOD NEWS!

February, 2016

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Nurse brings snow and smiles inside for sick kids

Lucy, 7, a patient at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Centre, watched the snow fall. Being a massive 'Frozen' fan, the doctors thought she could go outside for a bit. 
However, due to the condition of the weather and her fragile health condition (from a bone marrow transplant six weeks ago) the outside trip was cancelled. 

Nurse Alex Classen, 26, brainstormed and realised if the kids couldn't go outside, she could bring the snow inside to them! Braving a blizzard several times she scooped up lots of snow for Lucy and the other kids.

“We have a bunch of patients who are really sick and can’t necessarily go out and play in the snow like normal kids.” 

“So I thought it would be fun for them to be able to touch and play and experience the snow."

“Anything I can do to make these kids smile is awesome...So whenever they’re happy, it just makes my day.”

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Students awaiting test scores got an important and inspiring letter


I have nothing to add to this, except for - HOW AMAZING. So much admiration for the staff who came up with this idea and the school for making this happen!

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Zimbabwe bans child marriage: Former child brides win against court!

Via

"I really am happy that we have played an instrumental part in making Zimbabwe a safe place for girls." - Mudzuru, married at 16 and with two children before 18.
Credit: The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, which covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, corruption and climate change.

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Boy becomes a Valentine for 900 High School girls


"So I did a thing today.
Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at SVHS and it was totally worth it. I don't think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls."

...

Russia's suicide rates lowest in 50 years

Via

Attributed to anti-alcohol campaigns and improved quality of life!

...

Ordinary Citizens deliver water in drought stricken South Africa


"Operation Hydrate has distributed over seven million litres of water in five provinces thus far."

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That was some of The Good News for February! ☺️

What were you surprised to hear about? Do you have a favourite?
Do you like listening to some Good News? ☺️

New blog post will be up next Tuesday!!! 

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❤️Raashi

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32 comments:

  1. I wish we had those kind of letters at our schools. It would make taking the exams so much more less excruciating, ha. Thank you for this series, Raashi; it's incredible. In the world where only bad news are reported, it's important that we get reminded of the millions of good things going on, too! x

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    1. How amazing of an idea for the staff at that school to have! I feel as if too often our generation is taught that our worth lies in our ability to be the best in one, or every, thing - whether it be academia, physical appearance, you name it.

      Aww, thank you so much for saying that, May. I am so, so glad you like the idea behind it!

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  2. I love this post, this is probably the best idea for a series I've ever seen. The letter is so inspiring, I wish the teachers at our school would have had that attitude - in the end it's just a mark and and it's not the end of the world if we don't reach it. Things that seem really bad at first can sometimes turn out to be for the better. I also love that the boy has given every single girl at his school a rose, that's so adorable. xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Mira, that means more to me than you know. I completely agree with you, with so much in our lives we are taught that either we reach a certain level and if we don't, we're automatic "failures", all or nothing. I too am a big believer in things always happening for a reason :)

      Yes, what an amazing gesture from that boy! Would have made so many girls smile and that's such a gorgeous thing! :)

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  3. We need more news like this! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this & I love, love, LOVE that you started this blog series. I remember thinking a while back that we need more uplifting stories, that we need to remind ourselves of all the good that's happening in the world. It's wonderful that you've rounded them all up here. Love how ordinary people can have the power to really make an impact. Sometimes we just feel as though we, as one individual, just don't have the power, but the truth is, we all do. Being a Valentine's baby, I also particularly loved how Hayden made everyone feel included on Valentine's! Such a lovely gesture.
    Keep spreading your positivity Raashi :)

    Ana xx

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    1. Ana! Thank you SO much. I have to agree with you, when I was rounding up stories I was so surprised at how some of the sweetest stories were achieved by ordinary people. Hehe, I hope you had the best Valentine's birthday and you were spoiled by your loved ones! Hayden's gesture for all the girls at his school was so lovely! Thank you again for reading <3

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  4. Love this blog so much, I like to visit this interesting blog with such great post, thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Love this post! thanks for bringing positive energy to the world filled with negativity :)

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    1. That is so lovely of you, Angelie, thanks for reading! :)

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  6. Ohmygoddd, such a great idea for a blog series! It's great having something positive to read about when there's so many bad news going around in the world! The letter idea at the school - how sweet and caring of the staff! Only wish it happened at all schools as I hear so many kids who get disappointed by their results at the end of the year and feel super sad about it as opposed to feeling happy about their graduation! Again, great post! Can't wait to tune in for the next good news post (and your other posts too hehe) x

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    1. Thank you so, so, so much! I have to say I was so beyond impressed with that letter idea too, and actually - you're so right, a letter like that would be even more poignant at the end of Grade 12 results! Haha, awww, thank you so much for reading <3

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  7. Oh wow, this is so exciting, I love the whole concept, its so different to every other Blog post I read and I loved reading this one! I cannot wait for much more and your so right, most of the news is always negative and in my eye filled will 'hatred' so I soo glad you came up with this series! P.s how cool is it that writing up these style of posts ties in with your uni degree ☺♥

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    1. Thank you SO much, Trishna! That means so much to me! Aww, you are so sweet to notice that, haha, definitely love that blogging gives me the opportunity to practice writing :)

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  8. Aww, this is such a lovely, uplifting post... Definietly something I needed today! x x News like this restore my faith in humanity. :) It's good that, despite all the evil and all that's wrong with this world, there is still so much good in people. :) x We tend to focus on the negatives, but it's important not to forget about the positives, also. :) Thank you so much for sharing, this post was a joy to read, darling. x

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    1. Awww, that makes me so happy to hear that, Kay! There is SO much good in people and I feel like the more we recognise and talk about it, the more we will all be inspired to create even more goodness :) Thank you for reading <3

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  9. great post :)

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  10. Oh Raashi! This is why I adore you! This is such an incredible idea and I can't wait to read about it! There is so much negativity in the press and it's easy to why it's the only thing we focus on. We could all do with being a bit more positive about life. Every one of these stories are brilliant and I thank you for finding them and allowing me some joy to experience today! Good on you Raashi! You are simply brilliant.

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    1. Emily! You are always so kind to me and your support means the world!!! It warms my heart to hear that this post brought you some joy, that means I already accomplished my aim and it makes me beyond happy. Thank you so, so much - always.

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  11. This is such an amazing and inspiring post! It is good to finally see only good news :)
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Ileana. Good news is definitely under represented!

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  12. More of this please!!! This post was so heartwarming! Thank you for all of these lovely stories, each and everyone was so touching. I am so happy that Zimbabwe has banned child marriage and that nurse who brought in snow to a sick child patient is such a lovely human being. I can only imagine how lovely that must have been for the child!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Rae! Loved that you enjoyed it, such a massive development for Zimbabwe and such a sweet, meaningful gesture on the part of that nurse :)

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  13. Great, these are really good. Keep updating your blog with more such updates. Have a great day ahead!
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  14. Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Camille xo

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  15. This was a really nice post. People often forget about the good things in life because they're too busy with their own lives. But yea, this was really good news.

    Joycentricity

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    1. Thank you, Blissy! Thanks for reading.

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  16. Lovely reads, thank you for sharing such positive stories with us all
    So nice to hear about good news in the world!

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Thank you so much, Raj! I am so, so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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