Good News

@just4him (113414)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 23, 2017 10:14am CST
In a world gone crazy with healthcare bills that won't work for most of the country, North Korea making threats to destroy the US by detonating a Hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, there is some good news. As I was scrolling through the news stories this morning, I found two amid all the crime, sports, and political stories that abound. First is the story out of Massachusetts about a library book that was returned. A person cleaning out their basement found the book titled A Young Woman at Home by Arthur, the book had a due date of November 21, 1938. The library is happy to have it back even though it is in very bad condition, and will not be put back into circulation due to its condition. The library also said they are not going to assess any late charges which would amount to $2800. They are just happy to have the book returned to them. Second is a story out of Tennessee about a young woman who desperately needed a kidney transplant. A woman with stage four kidney disease and a two-year-old daughter worried that she would not live long enough to see her grow up, graduate from high school, college, or get married. Now that privilege has been given to her by a woman with five daughters. They met at church, and the woman with five daughters felt it was only right to do what she could for the woman and was tested to find out if she was a match and she was. The woman who needed the kidney was so grateful, she sat on the sidewalk and cried when she learned the wonderful news that her life would be given back to her and she would see her daughter grow up. The two women are currently recovering from surgery and both are feeling wonderful. The woman needing the new kidney can feel life returning to her. Everyone needs good news in a world gone crazy, both with natural disasters and the traditional bad news you see and hear every day. I'm going to try to find stories everyday that bring hope and show the positive side of life and people. Thank you for reading. Image courtesy of Google Images
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@TheSojourner (17448)
• United States
23 Sep
Both are touching stories! We all need to read these from time to time! Thank you for sharing.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
You're welcome. I plan on doing more of them. I just need to be able to find them.
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• United States
24 Sep
@just4him I have not signed up for the digital box that I can get from my cable company yet. I haven't seen television in a month
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
@CoralLevang I would go nuts not seeing TV in a month. I know I spend the majority of my time on the computer, but I also like some diversion.
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@AmbiePam (48672)
• United States
23 Sep
I do love good news. I actively seek it out.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
So do I. It beats what the rest of the news is saying.
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@singhisback (2174)
• Jalandhar, India
23 Sep
Nice to know about that. Thanks for the information
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
You're welcome.
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• United States
24 Sep
Nice to hear something good for a change. There is so little good happening now people need to know all is not bleak.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
Yes they do, which is why I started this series.
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@sugartoes (40035)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Sep
wow that's pretty awesome we all could use some good news just to escape all the nonsense we face every day of the week act's of kindness is hard to find these days times have changed.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
I thought it was too. This is the first in the series.
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@andriaperry (48709)
• United States
23 Sep
All the bad day in and day out is why I limit listening to the news. There really are not many GOOD news stories.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
No, but I found at least two good ones.
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@Susan2015 (20413)
• United States
23 Sep
Two very good stories indeed. We can find good people doing good things.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
Yes we can. We just need to look for it.
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@Corbin5 (103197)
• United States
23 Sep
Thanks for sharing some good news. We are all desperately in need of good news these days.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
Yes we are, and I thought those would be a good way to start this new discussion.
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• United States
24 Sep
My nephew has had 2 donated kidneys. Both were from young people whose lives ended too soon. Their parents donated their organs to those who needed them.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
I'm glad your nephew was able to receive them. Awesome. I'm sorry that the donations came from young people whose lives ended too soon.
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• United States
24 Sep
@just4him years ago my youngest son was considering donating one of his kidneys to him. For some reason it didn't happen. He was diagnosed with a tumor in one of his kidneys about 3 years ago. Fortunately he only had the lower part of the kidney removed along with the tumor. He could have lost the entire kidney.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
@ElusiveButterfly I'm glad he didn't lose the whole kidney.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
24 Sep
Those were two interesting stories you just shared with us. Thank you so much and I love the fine one at the library. However, to give a kidney for a person you don't really know is amazing. I am so happy there are some people like this in the world.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
I agree, it takes a special person to give their kidney to a complete stranger.
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
24 Sep
@just4him I am so happy t his mother now has a change to live and see her daughter graduate from high school.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Sep
@poehere I'm also very happy for her and her daughter.
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@1hopefulman (27414)
• Canada
23 Sep
That is very nice goal that you have set, to look for and find find the silver lining in the dark clouds that are filling our world.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
Thank you. I hope there's something good to find each day.
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@1hopefulman (27414)
• Canada
24 Sep
@just4him If you put your Sherlock hat on, I'm sure you can find some. After all, the world is still here, somebody must be doing something good. Right?
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
@1hopefulman Absolutely.
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@responsiveme (14670)
• India
24 Sep
Very inspiring truly....Humans do have this side which makeour lives amazing
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
Yes we do. It's encouraging.
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
23 Sep
What we need to hear more of is good news stories.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
Yes we do.
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• United States
23 Sep
Great news to hear today as we seem to be hit with too many unsettling things lately
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
Yes, we do. Good news can be hard to find. I was glad to find those two stories.
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@marlina (72753)
• Canada
23 Sep
I love to read "feel good stories", thanks for those 2.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
You're welcome. I'm going to try to do more of these.
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@vsai2008 (7671)
• India
23 Sep
This is definitely good news, thank you for sharing them
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
You're welcome.
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@NJChicaa (38417)
• United States
23 Sep
Great stories.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
Yes they are.
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@HazySue (20904)
• United States
25 Sep
Thank you for sharing this good news. The book being returned after all these years was nice. The kidney story was amazing. The woman met her earth angel. Keep these good stories coming.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Sep
That was the first. I've now posted two more. I do intend to keep them coming.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Now these are good news and we wanted them to inspire our lives. No more bad news please.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
I won't be posting any bad news articles. I promise. I'm glad you liked these stories.
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