If you’re home, you are probably spending more time than ever in front of a screen. This news (all good) may already have come across one of your social media channels but I think it’s worth sharing just in case.
This Verge article has 174K social media engagements since it was published four days ago: The Office’s John Krasinski launched a YouTube channel dedicated to good news. John Krasinski, best known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC’s The Office, is back behind a desk and talking into a camera — this time, in a video on his new YouTube channel dedicated to sharing good news. The show is exactly what it sounds like: Krasinski will talk about a few heartwarming, good stories that people might be looking for right now while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
2. THE DAILY GOOD
“Often times, watching the nightly news and reading mainstream newspapers it’s hard to remember the presence of good in the world. And yet it is constantly around us. The world is full of everyday heroes and true stories of transformation. They have helped sustain life down the ages in a multitude of ways, small, simple and profound. DailyGood aims to shine a light on these stories and in doing so to change the nature of our conversations. If it can spread a few smiles along the way it’s purpose is served.” Here is a resource for news that may inspire you: The Daily Good.
3. CNN: THE GOOD STUFF
I learned this week CNN has a newsletter specifically designed to report the good in life. Every Saturday, they promise to bring us the big headlines that make us smile, plus stories of fascinating discoveries, everyday heroes, inspiring movements and great things happening right in our backyards. I signed up to see more after I learned about A waitress couldn’t pay her rent, and then a stranger came forward.
4. GOOD NEWS NETWORK
“Since 1997, millions of people have turned to the Good News Network® as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media. Because of its long history, staying power, and public trust, GNN is #1 on Google for good news. The website, with its archive of 21,000 positive news stories from around the globe, confirms what people already know—that good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is.” Here is a story they posted this week about a Restaurant Flooded With Business After Launching an ‘Adopt a Doc or Nurse’ Catering Service.
5. INSPIRE MORE
Photographers Offer Free Porch Sessions And The Pictures Are Priceless comes to us via Inspire More who’s vision has always been “to build a business that taps into our deep human desire to be inspired and to inspire others with the goal of making the world a better place. Since 2014, over 500 million people have been inspired by the positive news and uplifting content our amazing editorial staff has created, making us at one point the #15 most visited mobile website in the U.S.*” They even have a Good News Dashboard for COVID-19!
6. TANK’S GOOD NEWS
Tank’s Good News, covers uplifting stories from around the world. This site is devoted to sharing positive news stories and has over 1.3 million followers. Last month, Megan Markle and Prince Harry shared the website and Instagram account with Newsweek as they prepared for their royal exit. The couple said in an Instagram post: “This month, we continue on the good news path and are pleased to be following @TanksGoodNews, as a reminder of all the good that is happening in the world. We hope it uplifts and inspires you!” Here is their Good Business area of the website.
7. THE WEEK
The Week was launched by Jolyon Connell and Jeremy O’Grady in 1995. It has U.S. and UK Editions, with the US Edition launched in 2001. It is a newsweekly website that covers the topics of News and Opinion as well as Science and Technology, with sections for Speed Reads, Business and more. I found they have a weekly roundup of good news. Here is The week’s good news: April 2, 2020. The Week also has the magazine edition which is subscription only.
8. ZEN HABITS
“In the middle of the chaos of the world right now, what can we do to take care of ourselves? Let’s talk about a handful of simple mindfulness practices that can be helpful.” Here are Leo Babauta’s of Zen Habits 4 Mindfulness Practices That We Need Right Now.