Hey. Hi. Um, happy new year and all of that. So, I wanted to tell you about the difference between the monthly newsletter and the weekly Optimistic Report here on the blog. So, uh, yeah.
- Inspirational image
- Optimist’s Challenge
- Positive News
- Humor (image, video, joke)
- 2-3 Positive News stories
- Funny/Weird News
- Funny Image
- Inspirational Image
So, as you can see, there are some differences, but they bring almost the same stuff to the table. The newsletter has more stuff, but you gotta wait for it. The report has less stuff, but the stuff is more often. But, they work together to bring a positive spin to the world.
I’m working hard behind the scenes to make sure this is a big year for the blog. So, stay tuned.
The Optimistic Report is a featured post sharing positive, good, and optimistic news. Also, inspirational quotes and some humor too. Ready? Go!
So, first thing to talk about is Tommy Norman. Tommy is a police officer who does what he calls “C.O.P.” This stands for Community Oriented Policing. So, what he does is hang out with the members of the community, specifically kids.
He talks about how, by spending time with the citizens, he’s building a relationship and building trust. Check out his Instagram post (within the main article) on his reasoning. Really awesome stuff.
Next, let’s talk about a business that employs single mothers. So, Xinca is a company that uses tire scraps to make shoes. They hire single mothers because their goal is to give back their dignity and give them a chance to take care of their families. Honestly, why wouldn’t you want to support a business that’s trying to stop pollution and help people less fortunate?
So, inequality is still a topic. While some say it’s inevitable that we will always have inequality, I strongly agree with the idea that inequality is a choice and a policy instead of something that will simply just happen. Let me know what you think.
It’s a little too early for Christmas unless you work in retail. But, for a man who was trying to get his house ready for the holiday season by putting his lights on the house, it could’ve been better.
Glenn fell off of the ladder he was using to put up Christmas lights. He ended up breaking his leg. So, as emergency services cleared out, some of the firefighters stayed behind and finished decorating the house.
You hear this story every year. Some secret santa goes to layaway and pays for orders. This time, we have a man right from my New Jersey pay for 60 orders which totaled to about $10,000. This was at a Toys R Us store in Cherry Hill (I am not far from there).
He didn’t stop there. He also spent another $2,000 for Toys for Tots.
Finally, we have a man who decided to take matters into his own hands. Or, wheels. Bruce decided he needed to show the local police that a nearby intersection was very dangerous so he did the only thing he knew: Crash his car.
Yeah, he just…he crashed into somebody on purpose, then told the other driver off!
Look, I’m all about making a point and giving live demonstrations to back that point up, but they might have gone too far, Bruce. Let’s see where Bruce was coming from. Accidents had been happening at that intersection, and it seems it was specifically because people were running stop signs. Bruce also believes nothing will change until someone dies.
Actually some strong points. He just…ah…took it too far, bro. Too far. Nobody was injured. So, that’s cool.
This report has us looking at an alternative way to pay for parking fines. We also find out what happens when a flight is delayed.
So, raise your hand if you’re parked on a parking meter, went inside of whatever to do whatever, only to find out you have a ticket as your time expired? Felt annoyed? Frustrated? Pissed?
Now, imagine you have the option to pay that fine with canned food that would go to the hungry. That’s what’s going on in Kentucky. The program is called “Food for Fines” and allows you to pay off your parking fines by buying canned food and giving it to food banks.
Maybe it sounds cheesy, but you can turn your misfotune into something special for someone else’s unfortonate situation. We need more of these.
We have a flight in Canada that was delayed. Next thing we know, there’s an accordian and a guitar and the party got started. There are videos following the link. Most of the people seemed to have a good time.
It’s so important to keep a positive attitude during the low points and unexpected obstacles that come our way. It’s easy to complain and mumble.
This week’s report contains a good brother, anti-bullying, and an artist taking London by storm.
A male model decided he wanted to make his sister’s birthday special. So, he gave her her own photo shoot. Chris has an older sister who also has down syndrome. She had always wanted to do what her little brother did. So, that’s what he gave her.
It’s a really touching story, honestly. I have a lot of respect for his reasoning behind it. I always wanted to be that way to my sisters. I sure failed, but boy I’m happy he could do his job and do it well.
Next, we have an option to fight bullying. However, our guy says it’s not bullying. Instead, it’s “dominance behavior”. Anyway, he demonstrates in the video how to take the joy and fun away from the bully while building yourself in the process.
Um, I have to admit…the video didn’t seem as authentic as I had hoped. But, I do believe the idea.
Lastly, we have an artist who is painting London in color. She’s tired of the old gloomy gray skies. There are a lot of photos of her work in the article. I suggest you take a look.
The Optimistic Report. I go around the internet and share a favorite story of mine from the leaders in positive news making. So far, I have three spots: Good News Network, Sunny Skyz, and Positive News. Check out those sites, subscribe where you can, and just make your day better.
I will also share some humor within the report, too. I just have to have humor.
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