Do you have any positive, uplifting news stories to share?
Usually, and especially recently, the news of the world has a way of making me feel depressed. Stories of cruelty, suffering, and decay rain down upon us daily. They can weigh one down like a sack of bricks placed on the chest.
Have you recently read or learned of anything positive happening in the world? Do you have a happy or lighthearted story to share? Help me out of my awareness-induced funk.
I’ll start with my own example of something I read in a recent edition of The Economist. Bringing to a close a political scandal in Brazil, the supreme court found 25 out of 38 defendents guilty of charges including corruption, money-laundering and misuse of public funds, and many of those convicted received stiff sentences and large fines. In a country where the well-connected and well-endowed are rarely called upon to answer for their crimes, this is a huge step forward in establishing judicial precedent.