I don't know about you but I'm gravitating to every glimmer of goodness
I can find these days. The news provides a few bright spots
initiatives from the White House, stories of people taking in neighbors
who've lost their houses, reports of business executives actually
cutting their own salaries when their companies layoff employees.
then there's all the painful-to-enraging stuff
the job losses and foreclosures, the outrageous behavior of too many corporate CEOs, banks
buying each other instead of lending out those taxpayer-provided
it's as if the operant motto were The Common Good Be Damned.
I'm luckier than most
everyday I work with the stories of people who are sticking their necks out for the common good
Giraffes. They are constant reminders that humans can and do act with concern for their fellow beings.
long as there are Giraffes, there's hope. So let me share that luck and
hope with you, on your screen, weekly. And be sure to check www.giraffe.org
for an array of heroes' stories that could definitely make your day.
a humorous report of good-news "glimmers" from Project member Mary
Grace Butler: "According to MSNBC, more people watched the President's
press conference than watched the season opener of American Idol. In
other good news, Muzak has just filed for bankruptcy."