August 10, 2004

The Good News Network

After reading Kates post on Fox News, I started thinking, wouldn't it be great if we could come up with a news show (unless one already exists) that just gave you all the good news for the day. Instead of hearing all the depressing stories of loss and lies and disaster, we would hear instead storys of life, hope, love, and helping...

What if exposing people to the good that still exists could somehow have a positive affect on the world? I mean, its probably just a dream, but maybe its a possibility?? Instead of giving these people that do horrible things all sorts of attention (even if it is bad) we would totally ignore them, and just talk about the good people do in this world...

Another thing I have been seriously wanting to get involved in, is some sort of cherity. We talked on here about it last year I believe during Christmas time, but never actually did anything. I think we should. I know most of us here don't really have the money to be donating, but there has to be other things we can do. The saddest thing I heard this week, and I'm saying this to talk about the good in people and not tell another horrible story, but anyway, I saw on Oprah this little girl who had cancer, and she started this whole lemonade stand and raised money for cancer research.

Well...she recently died, like as in the past few weeks, and that made me extremely sad. But, some good came out of her being on the Oprah show and just being the type of person she was...She made so many people want to help, that little kids were setting up lemonade stands in her name, and people were donating and before she passed away she raised like over a million dollars. This little girl, who was dying, devoted what little time she had in this world to trying to help others.

Alright, so anyway, thats enough of my girly weirdness I guess, but seriously I think it's something we should all think about. I know I am...

Posted by Angela at August 10, 2004 10:16 PM

They do already have a Good News Network, only its not about what you think it is. It's about God. But yeah, so the idea is still unique, but the name is already taken. But it is a good idea. Too much bad happens in this world that we do rarely focus on the good things. I feel people might be happier if they focused on the good. But then, sometimes I guess that is hard.

Posted by: Steph at August 11, 2004 01:32 PM

well, i definately dont want to go the route of the religious network, not that i am saying there is anything wrong with religion, i just feel that everyone is entitled to believe what they want, and i would never try and force my beliefs on anyone. for the good news idea, I was talking to my bosses son, who is nine and was trying to talk him into getting a group of his friends together to raise money for some sort of charity and i would help him. he is all excited now, and i thought that was cute. so if it really works out, and we figure out what we are doing, then i will let everyone know and maybe someone will want to help out.

Posted by: angela at August 12, 2004 10:13 PM
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