It's Happy Hour
No, not that kind
Last week’s pick-me-up piece helped pick me up and I hope it gave you a smile, too. Since it did the trick for me, I thought I’d send another this week. I’ve called this one Happy Hour, not because we’re drinking, not because it’ll take you an hour to read and watch the videos, but because wouldn’t it be nice if we could spend 60 minutes every day just being happy? I think it would.
I’ve found some heartwarming and hopeful tidbits to share, and I hope they do indeed make you happy.
In Italy, the police don’t come to arrest you. The come to cook.
I cried when I saw this on @goodnewsballoon
This 87 year-old woman called the Italian police to say she was hungry and lonely. Two officers came and cooked pasta for her and reminded her that she was not alone. Their moms must be so proud of them. I know I am.
We will not go gently into that good night or that long goodbye.
There’s a new drug (actually two) in the fight to stop Alzheimer’s disease.
Leqembi, a groundbreaking new drug, is slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve read about it in a few places this past week, and the NY Post has had two informative articles I hope you’ll read. The thought that researchers can slow the disease makes me hopeful they’ll figure out how to stop it altogether.
He’s a great son. But clearly, his mom’s an awesome mom
I’m getting teary again just typing this. Thanks for sharing, @goodnewsballoon
See the woman on the right hand side of this photo, in the red shirt and white shorts, standing at the railing in front of the bleachers? This is the woman I want you to watch for when you click through to the video.
Her son scores the game winning play and then, without missing a beat, races to get to his mother. Just blows past all of his teammates who are rushing onto the field to congratulate him to get to her. And the hug! The hug he gives her. Get tissues.
A man sits on a bench and starts to sing…
This gave me chills
This man was sitting on a bench all by himself when suddenly he started to sing “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.
By the time the song was over, the entire park was singing along with him.
I’m getting chills again.
See? It didn’t take an hour but I sure am happy. I hope you are too. Thank you for joining me and, if YOU find good, happy, and/or hopeful news, send it to me so everyone can feel those good vibes. Have a great week.