Faith In Humanity Restored: 5 Reminders From This Week

Faith In Humanity Restored: 5 Reminders From This Week

With all that is happening in the world, it is inspiring to see kindness like this.
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I feel like every time I turn around these days, tragedy has struck yet another area of the United States or the world as a whole. It has gotten to the point where I would rather not watch the news or remain connected in an effort to shield myself from all of the negativity occurring each day. Unfortunately, hiding from breaking news does not mean that it will go away or stop happening. I am not sure what the solution for the unrest and tragic occurrences is. However, it is important to remember that the world is not entirely bad. Giving time and energy to the problems at hand is important as well and necessary even. But, it also helps our souls as humans to shed light on the good things that are still occurring everyday. Otherwise, we will get lost in the negativity and have a completely cynical outlook on the world. Recently, in my own pursuit of such stories, I came across a website called goodnewsnetwork.org. This website provides news stories on the positive things that are happening all around us. Here are a few samples from goodnewsnetwork.org from the past few days. Check it out for yourself whenever you need a little reminder of the resilience in humanity.

1. “Kindhearted Brothers Hand Out Brown Paper Bag Lunches To 200 Homeless”

In an effort to help those around them, young brothers handed out lunches to the homeless people living in their area. They even decorated the bags with pictures and quotes to make them smile. Check out the article here.

2. “These Folks Worked Together To Claim World Record: 50 Million Trees Planted In One Day”

Over 800,000 people in India joined together to plant 50 million trees in 24 hours. They not only broke a world record, but also came together to impact the environment in an overwhelmingly positive way. Read their story here.

3. “Girl, 9, Uses Birthday Money To Buy Lunch For Detroit Cops After Dallas Shooting”

Nine year old Sammy used her birthday money to purchase groceries and put together lunches for cops in Detroit and the homeless living in the area. After the tragedy in Dallas and the uproar in violence and backlash facing police everywhere, this special gesture meant so much. Kids like Sammy remind us that there is still hope for the world. Read about her efforts here.

4. “Man Donates Pools To Kids In Need After Photo Shows Kids Swimming In Truck Bed”

After seeing a photo on Facebook of children from a low-income family cooling off in a makeshift swimming pool, a San Antonio man named Todd Arredondo decided to do something about it. He purchased an inflatable swimming pool for the family and realized this plight affected more kids than he realized. He started a GoFundMe called “Pools For Kids” and has helped 24 families in the area so far. With all the hate in the world, it is truly inspiring to see how much compassion people can have for complete strangers. Read the rest of the story here.

5. “Strangers Donate $250K To Desperate Teen Who Offered To Carry Groceries”

After his story went viral online, Chauncy Black and his mother have received over $250,000 worth of donations from strangers all over the world. Chauncy was offering his services of carrying groceries for people in exchange for money to buy food him and his mother, who were struggling to stay afloat. As a straight-A student and outstanding individual, Chauncy caught the attention of a shopper in the store one day, who consequently helped him out with some food and a ride home. His story of perseverance and dedication to improve went viral online and captured the hearts of strangers. Chauncy is a truly inspirational story of hard work and a reminder to never give up. Read his story here.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything
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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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8 Types Of People Fetuses Grow Into That 'Pro-Lifers' Don't Give 2.5 Shits About

It is easy to fight for the life of someone who isn't born, and then forget that you wanted them to be alive when you decide to hate their existence.

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For those in support of the #AbortionBans happening all over the United States, please remember that the unborn will not always be a fetus — he or she may grow up to be just another person whose existence you don't support.

The fetus may grow up to be transgender — they may wear clothes you deem "not for them" and identify in a way you don't agree with, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them a mentally unstable perv for trying to use the bathroom.

The fetus may grow up to be gay — they may find happiness and love in the arms of someone of the same gender, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them "vile" and shield your children's eyes when they kiss their partner.

The fetus may grow up and go to school — to get shot by someone carrying a gun they should have never been able to acquire, and their life will mean nothing to you when your right to bear arms is on the line.

The fetus may be black — they may wear baggy pants and "look like a thug", and their life will mean nothing to you when you defend the police officer who had no reason to shoot.

The fetus may grow up to be a criminal — he might live on death row for a heinous crime, and his life will mean nothing to you when you fight for the use of lethal injection to end it.

The fetus may end up poor — living off of a minimum wage job and food stamps to survive, and their life will mean nothing to you when they ask for assistance and you call them a "freeloader" and refuse.

The fetus may end up addicted to drugs — an experimentation gone wrong that has led to a lifetime of getting high and their life will mean nothing to you when you see a report that they OD'd and you make a fuss about the availability of Narcan.

The fetus may one day need an abortion — from trauma or simply not being ready, and her life will mean nothing to you as you wave "murderer" and "God hates you" signs as she walks into the office for the procedure.

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Do not tell me that you are pro-life when all of the above people could lose their lives in any way OUTSIDE of abortion and you wouldn't give 2.5 shits.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is gay or trans, you will berate them for who they are or not support them for who they love.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is poor or addicted, you will refuse the help they desperately need or consider their death a betterment of society.

You fight for the baby to be born, but when the used-to-be-classroom-of-fetuses is shot, you care more about your access to firearms than their lives.

It is easy to pretend you care about someone before they are even born, and easy to forget their birth was something you fought for when they are anything other than what you consider an ideal person.

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