The World’s Story is neither a bad story nor a good story.
It is an amazing story.
We are inundated with news of horrific events.
Ongoing hostilities and conflicts.
Immersion in negative input naturally leads us to believe there must be more ugliness than beauty in this world.
Maybe the ugliness is only a big distraction from another side of reality. A better side.
Good things, heroic things, humans-helping-others kinds of things are happening all the time. If we pay more attention to the positive side of reality – maybe it will grow.
Enjoy the following stories of encouragement. Gain understanding from the more discouraging stories. Be a positive part of the World’s Story.
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Perspective: Women And Men Around The World : “We Are NOT With Trump!”
Here’s some good news: Today the biggest news of the day is the best news of the day. What started as a Facebook event turned out to be one of the biggest acts of solidarity the world has ever seen.
It was a backlash against America’s new president, Donald Trump, and the way he has threatened to treat women and minorities. It was a rally to preserve equal rights, and preserve the dignity of all people.
Highlights of this day -January 21 – in history:
- France’s King Louis XVI executed;
- Vladimir Lenin dies
- Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury;
- President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders;
- Concorde begins service.
Perspective: Facts Speak Better To The Truth Than The Words Of A Politician
Here’s some good news: President Obama may have left the White House, but the positive effects of his presidency still reside in people who were helped by his policies. Many people say they have become better people from the example set by Barrack Obama in his leadership and character.
In his innauguration address Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of a country with high rates of crime and unemployment. And he placed blame squarely in the laps of the former presidents who were attending his innauguration. I was not able to listen long because I have a low tolerance for lies and disrespect.
The truth is this:
People are speaking out about how they were helped by actions and policies of President Obama. People are telling their stories and refuting the words of Donald Trump.
Moreover people are organizing to send a message to the new president that they are not going to take his lies, etc. But they are going to work to create a nation that is better than Trump.
Highlights of this day -January 20 – in history:
Iran releases American hostages; Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy innaugurated as President.
Perspective: We’re Going To Be Okay
Here’s some good news: We’re going to make it. The U.S. and much of the world are undergoing transitions at this time.
As our story goes, we are at a point of heightened stress. Humans are experiencing the stress of social and political changes. Our behavior causes changes in nature. The planet is stressed, too. It’s showing by the advent of more rumblings.
We have it on good authority that we’re going to make it. President Obama, himself, standing for the last time as president before the press, contemplated openly and with his signature optimism he said, “at my core, I think we’re going to be okay.”
The U.S. will make it through the next presidency. The world will make it too. It will be better and easier going if we, as people, devote our energies to the values we all share . . . and if we, as nations, work together to keep our world together.
Highlights of this day -January 19 – in history
- Edgar Allen Poe is born,
- Robert E. Lee is born,
- Indira Gandhi is elected,
- President Clinton admits making false statements under oath,
- Janis Joplin is born,
- Dolly Parton is born,