Positive News

When we open newspapers or watch the news on television it is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged by the amount of negative news that is the media’s focus.

And yet, throughout the world, there are many “points of light” – people and organizations who labour hard and tirelessly to make this world one that is brighter, more equitable, and responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable among us. These are the types of inspiring stories this new section will include – they can’t help but bless!

The soft power of mothers: Fighting extremism begins at home

The soft power of mothers: Fighting extremism begins at home

What if you could actually train mothers to turn their compassion and connection into the first line of defense against terrorism? In Germany and 15 other countries, it’s happening. Their sons were dropping out of school, joining radical mosques, and breaking off...

Advances in reforestation!

Advances in reforestation!

Danish telethon raises cash to plant a million trees Danes donated around 2.4 million euro (£2.6 million) for the planting of trees, in a Telethon event on September 14 described as the world's first to focus on the climate. For every donation of 20 Danish kroner...

Canada has officially banned dolphin and whale captivity

Canada has officially banned dolphin and whale captivity

Elias Marat Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins and porpoises to be bred and held in captivity for the purpose of entertainment. In a big win for animal rights advocates, Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins and porpoises to be bred and held in...

Why is Cuba having the healthiest bees?

Why is Cuba having the healthiest bees?

A Blessing for Bees (Excerpts) Many of us are aware that bees are facing possibly the most critical period of their existence on earth. Some years ago, in one region in China, the excessive use of pesticides had totally eliminated the bees  and trees were pollinated...

Flowers that bring a smile

Flowers that bring a smile

Floral Angels, a charity re-purposing flower bouquets is helping to spread joy to others It was only when she read the letter from the women’s refuge that Frances Hunter fully realised the difference she and Floral Angels were making. “We had made up some posies and...

Musicians for World Harmony

Musicians for World Harmony

Below is an excerpt from a recent feature in “Grateful Changemakers” of Gratefulness.org. We hope this short summary will encourage you to click on the link and read the entire inspiring story and, who knows, perhaps get involved....

How a nightmare childhood inspired one-of-a-kind gifts

How a nightmare childhood inspired one-of-a-kind gifts

“I bless children in foster care, that the challenges of their past weigh not unduly on their future. I bless  the  hosting  families that they may welcome their foster child with gentleness, deep compassion and caring and an understanding of their special needs.”...

Heated floors and pillow-top mattresses… in prison

Heated floors and pillow-top mattresses… in prison

March 8, 2018, CNN News Norway's prison system is designed with three core values in mind: normality, humanity and rehabilitation. The point of incarceration in Norway, they say, is to make inmates "better neighbors" once they are released - and they take that mission...

Meet the river people: who speaks for the rivers?

Meet the river people: who speaks for the rivers?

"I bless the scientists and others working to cleanse the oceans, lakes and rivers in their creativity that they may devise ever  more efficient ways of protecting this God-given resource.” Pierre Pradervand, from 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World Now...

Kyle Maynard: one man’s life with no excuses

Kyle Maynard: one man’s life with no excuses

March 21, 2014, The Telegraph (One of the UK's leading newspapers) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/culture/noah-movie/10706053/kyle-maynard... Kyle Maynard, 27, was born with a rare condition called congenital amputation that left him without the lower parts of...

When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity

When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity

 “The non-dual spirituality of today is necessarily service-oriented. If my neighbor is myself, I cannot just state this in front of my private altar and let it stay there. If spirituality is worth its salt, it will be concerned with some form of active service to the...

Breaking barriers, Arab-Israeli women join movement to wage peace

Breaking barriers, Arab-Israeli women join movement to wage peace

Frustrated with the peace process, more Arab-Israeli women are joining the ranks of Women Wage Peace, rejecting pressure not to 'normalize' relations with Israeli Jews.  Says  member Ghadir Hani, “I was born in Akko, a mixed city, and I grew up on the values of...