Every time I turn on cable news or read the news online these days, all I find is one awful, depressing story after another. In fact, it's gotten to the point where I can barely read or watch the news.
Surely, even in these dark times, with people losing jobs and homes, wars being waged, earthquakes and other natural disasters wreaking havoc, and chimpanzees attacking people, there must be some good news? Some sweet little tale of someone doing something right, right?
So I went on a mission, to see if somewhere some good news lurked. And, sure enough, I found the good I was after, a whole network of it, entitled, appropriately enough, GoodNewsNetwork.
Immediately when I saw the quote from Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger right there at the top of the home page, I started to feel better about life. And by the time I got to the story of the "Touching Squirrel Rescue in North Dakota Floods," I was crying tears of joy. Until I clicked on the story and found out that you had to subscribe, and that after your 30-day free trial ran out, you had to pay $2 a month, which made me sad, and why I linked to a free version of the squirrel story from ABC News.
But then I found Happy News, and I felt a little better... a little... happier. Until I saw the story about the legless boy running a marathon, which seemed kinda cruel, making a legless boy run a marathon. Though I'm sure it had a happy ending.
So I Googled "good news" and discovered that there are, in fact, 300,000,000 results, which is good news indeed. There's even a site where you can post as well as read good news stories, Good News Daily (though I'm not sure if some readers would consider any story featuring Secretary Clinton "good" news).
Got a feel-good story you'd like to share? (FYI: Yankees and Phillies stories don't count -- unless it's about them losing : ) Let me know, cause I could sure use some cheering up.
UPDATED 4/9/09 @ 6:55 A.M. Finally, some good news (no thanks to Another David S. and EMM : ( )! Scott MacIntyre got kicked off American Idol AND the Mets are 2 - 0! (Though I would feel better if the Mets started Johan Santana every or every other game; Pelfrey and Perez have me worried.)
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