I’ll be honest: I don’t like watching the news.
Another war. Another murder. Another theft. Another rape.
There, on the screen, an anchorman tells us about the tragedy, stone-faced—monotonous, emotionless, strictly informative. Unfazed. It is eerie and disheartening to me, how we are so used to bad news, to the violence and crime. Whether it’s on the television, the newspaper, or the internet, it seems that the only news that most sources deliver is, well, incredibly depressing and demoralizing.
And then there’s the HuffPost Good News page.
On here, you can watch a clip of a hedgehog playing with pine cones. You can read an article about an 11-year-old boy who sells lemonade to buy wheelchairs for the disabled. You can watch a video of a little boy comforting his classmate on her first day of preschool.
Some people may think that the stories showcased on HuffPost Good News are insignificant compared to, for instance, the stories about international relations featured on CNN. However, I think that these little snippets of kindness, love, and compassion are invaluable. These stories remind us of our and everyone else’s humanness. They remind us that among the violence, crime, and immorality, there are good people out there doing incredible things to better this world. The HuffPost Good News promotes and shares this positive energy and inspires its readers to do the same.
The HuffPost Good News page is one of the sources of positive energy that I have in my life.
What are yours?
Post submitted by JoAnna