Is There Goodness in the World – See For Yourself

The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers & lovers of all kinds.
Dalai Lama

The world right now seems so empty of compassion and genuine kindness, even in our daily lives people seem indifferent at best, aggressive and hostile at worst. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves there are good people in the world.

Here are a few examples, some are just small acts of kindness in this impatient world of haste, selfishness and greed.

A cashier patiently helps an elderly man count out his change.

A man lovely cares for an injured fox nursing him back to health

This next act of kindness will restore your faith in humanity. A homeless man uses all the money he has to help a woman stranded alone by the roadside without patrol.

Woman raises £300k for homeless man who gave her his last £15

“Kate McClure, 27, started the Gofundme.com page when she became stranded on the Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and homeless man, Johnny Bobbit Jr walked a few blocks and bought her some with his last £15.

Ms McClure did not have any cash to repay him that night, but returned to the road with cash, clothes and food to say thank you.

She then set up the fundraising page in the hopes of getting £10,000 to help towards housing for Johnny, reports the Metro.”

Continue reading the full story

https://www.aol.co.uk/travel/2017/11/25/woman-raises-300k-homeless-man-gave-her-last-15-pound/

This woman saves the life of a faun by giving her CPR – so good to know that there are people who care about animals and will go the extra mile to save a life.

This adorable little bear won’t let go of the person who saved him from a fire.

Rescuers risk their lives to free a cougar caught in a trap

This man saves the life of a Bengulea dolphin

In this final good deed story a man risks his life to save a goat.

 

You can always give something, Even if it is only kindness.
Anne Frank

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Something Positive

I regret as a result of personal issues which are still ongoing I have not been on-line for a while writing or publishing for this blog. From time to time I will try to post a blog entry from either myself or guest blogger Luis Leonel but these may be sporadic at best. Apologies if I am not always able to respond to comments or comment on the blogs I follow and those who follow me.

For the first blog after such a long break I thought it might be good to include something positive. In fact I hope to include more positive posts than previously in order to create a better balance. With the emphasis on unbalanced and often biased negative aspects of the news the world can seem like a bleak place with little of any good taking place. While there is much evil in the world perpetrated towards both human and non human animals there is also much good.

So many people in their everyday lives contribute to a better world not necessarily in momentous actions but in little ways often not noticed or deliberately ignored – frankly I consider there is a deliberate emphasis on negativity. Why this is so I hope to discuss in another post.

But for now today something positive!!!!

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
Robert F Kennedy

It was in fact difficult to make a selection because contrary to what we tend to think there are many good people in the world, kind caring people. Here is a selection of positive items from the internet which I have personally found uplifting

Please check out the You tube Channel of Erin who has 17 pets  Pets Palace TV

“My name is Erin, I own 9 guinea pigs, 2 bunnies 3 gerbils, a hamster, a cat and a dog. I am very  passionate about animals and I try to give all my pets the best life that I can provide for them. My  aim is to inspire many people to do the best that they can for their small pets.”

Erin really looks after her numerous pets very well and it is good to see animals so well cared for. Furthermore it is also good to include something positive about a young person as so often young people are maligned and stereotyped as selfish and uncaring which is most certainly not the case at all.

There are just so many videos included in Erin’s You tube channel it was hard to choose a small selection, so if you get a bit of spare time I highly recommend that you watch some of these videos: Pets Palace TV.

It is heartwarming to see animals so well cared for, especially guinea pigs and rabbits, two pets often so neglected.

Furthermore if you are going through a difficult time or when the cruelty, brutality, greed and selfishness of the world gets you down remind yourself by watching videos such as those above and below that there is goodness in the world, there are good and caring people who try to make a difference when and wherever they can.

Middle Schoolers Create 3D-Printed Boot for Injured Penguin (WATCH)

Children help and injured penguin

Read More:
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/middle-schoolers-create-3d-printed-boot-injured-penguin-watch/

Here is another positive story form Good News Network

50 Good Samaritans on Train Help Refugee Family Navigate New Country

“When a Canadian woman offered to help a refugee family, appearing lost and confused at a train station, little did she know she’d be just one of 50 people coming to their aid.”

Read more of this heart warming story:
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/strangers-train-50-good-samaritans-help-refugee-family-navigating-new-country/

It often appears that there is little sympathy for refugees and it is my opinion that the issue of immigrants and refugees was sadly the deciding factor or the only factor upon which many people here in the UK based their Brexit vote on. It is therefore such a refreshing change to read about so many people who went out of their way to help this Syrian family

I like this website from The Good deeds organisation. Simple stories of acts of random kindness by ordinary people.
http://www.thegooddeedsorganisation.com/Default.aspx

In the great scheme of things maybe the people above seem to make only a small difference yet they make a meaningful difference to the lives of the people or animals whose lives are enhanced by their kindness and caring.

Related link

A selection of positive news items

https://www.facebook.com/positive.news.uk/