College - a time of adjustment, of making new friends, and of unbelievable amounts of newfound stressors.
As finals week bears down on my horizon, narrowing in, I myself have faced significant barriers of stress. So, in order to combat the finals stress - or even the pre-new year stress - that I believe occurs in all of us (or at least I hope I’m not the only one), I wanted to take some time to focus on all the positive things happening in the world around us to take a break from negativity for a while.
1. Tom the Turkey
I live near an area where, I kid you not, there's a rogue turkey that has become relatively famous for disrupting traffic. Apparently cars and people don't scare him, and local to me he's actually become a sensation on the news, people in my area all know about him, and he has a Facebook page. Recently the police actually relocated him because he was causing such a hullabaloo.
This is Tom, disrupting the world and flaunting his turkiness:
This article literally refers to him as the "quirky turkey." You're welcome.
2. A 2 Year Old Girl Saved
According to an article on sciencealert.com, doctors were able to save a 2 year old little girl after she drowned and didn't have her own authentic pulse for two hours. Brain damage began to accumulate, but they were able to reverse it for the first time - YAY SCIENCE!
3. Mothers are Angels
According to this article: (worth checking out this website by the way, always makes me feel better), a mother with two military sons found out that not all the other soldiers received the support that her sons did through her. In response to this news, LeAnn started a movement, and managed to send TEN THOUSAND CARE PACKAGES overseas to soldiers. TEN THOUSAND!!! She plans to continue to accept donations online, and maintain this as a regular practice so that the men and women fighting for our country receive some appreciation. WHAT A SAINT!
Her website link:
(The lovely lady herself)
4. From Homeless to... Carnegie?
According to an article on msn.com the Dallas Street Choir made history by going and performing at Carnegie Hall. The video is also linked in that article, where they go in depth about the story of this choir making their way to Carnegie Hall!
This beautiful place is Carnegie Hall
5. The Holidays are Coming!
Even though December means finals, it also means holidays, snow (for me at least), hot cocoa, and family cheer. So, happy holidays fellow students, and feel free to share this article with anyone else who needs a pick-me up, or share with me in the comments any good news coming your way lately!