Sometimes the news can be, well, not so inspiring. When headlines get you down, it’s important to remember that positive things are still happening all around us. Here are five hopeful and encouraging stories to pay attention to this week:
Lifelong Friends Celebrate 100th Birthdays Together
Three women showed the true meaning of “best friends forever” this past weekend, when they all celebrated their 100th birthdays at their church together in Washington, DC. Among other things, the three women cited their lifelong faith as a reason for their longevity. They spent the celebration laughing and reminiscing with each other and loved ones. Read more.
Building Mini-Homes for the Homeless
One man in Oakland, CA is using his construction skills for good, salvaging materials he finds on the street to build houses for the homeless, providing them with shelter from inclement weather and a true sense of home. Read more.
A Big Win for Concertgoers
Everyone loves a free show. Following a recent lawsuit, Ticketmaster has given out ticket vouchers and discounts to customers who purchased tickets between 1999 and 2013. It was a win for music lovers everywhere! Read more.
85-Year-Old Man Taps into People’s Hearts
It’s never too late to learn something new. Ask Arne Mayala, an 85-year-old who is learning how to tap dance. He always wanted to learn how to do it, and his wife finally pushed him to sign up for a class. Now, he is discovering a new passion and filling his life — and the lives of those who get to watch his smooth moves — with joy. Read more.
Is That a Panda or My Realtor?
One Texas-based realtor is changing the game by wearing a panda costume in photos for her house listings. She claims that it’s important to stand out in such a competitive industry. Of course, the laughs are a nice bonus! Read more.