It seems like everywhere we look these days--from social media to news outlets--all we can find are heart-breaking and worrying news. 2020 has dealt us with quite a terrible hand so far, but that doesn’t mean there’s no good news out there! During what feels like a chaotic time, there are still heartwarming stories of acts of kindness, we just have to keep our eyes peeled for them. Here are the top five sources of good news that you should check out whenever you need some uplifting news.
Some Good News by John Krasinski
Just when we thought we couldn’t love John Krasinski any more, he starts hosting his Some Good News series on YouTube! Some Good News is the polar opposite of the typically anxiety-inducing mainstream news. It’s funny, heartwarming, and it serves as a good reminder that there’s still good in the world through the light news and simple acts of kindness featured in the series. This episode’s intro is particularly funny!
From breakthroughs in the field of science to inspiring stories of acts of kindness all over the world, the Good News Network has them all. Did you hear about a teenager who led a peaceful protest in Detroit or the first black valedictorian from Princeton? Didn’t think so! Find more stories like these on Good News Network.
Founded by former journalist Sue Papadoulis, The Good News Movement collates good news from all over the world. Want to learn about the “Real Tiger King” in Cambodia? Click here. Make sure to follow them on Instagram as well: @goodnews_movement.
True to its name, Positive News brings us uplifting stories from all over the world. The website features “What Went Right This Week” where you can find the week’s snippets of good news. We particularly like this story on acts of kindness in the time of Covid-19.
You don’t even have to leave your social media feed to learn about good news! Inject your newsfeed with some refreshing #goodnews from individuals from all walks of life--from news reporters to random users sharing random acts of kinds they came across.
Instead of simply reading good news, why not take it up another level and be the source of positive vibes for someone? These simple acts of kindness you can easily do this summertime are sure to brighten up someone’s day!
Hand a homeless person an extra-cold drink, a smoothie, an ice cream, or anything that will help them cool off on a hot summer day.
Make homemade ice cream or any frozen dessert and deliver them to family and friends. Try this healthy lavender honey ice cream recipe for starters!
Find a local food shelf where you can donate food. They can use donations year-round.
As always, we’d love to hear your very own stories of acts of kindness! Don’t forget to share them in the comments below!