There's just not enough positive news stories being shared nowadays.
I find myself hunting daily for positive, life affirming, news stories in the vast wasteland of our mainstream and social media.
But it's worth it.
Here's a few I've selected for you:
From Inside Edition
An inspiring story of a woman with Down syndrome, Collete Divitto, who was tired of being rejected by prospective employers and took matters into her own hands.
The 26-year old started her own bakery out of her house. Divitto's first client was a local grocery store, the Golden Goose Market.
Since then her story has gone viral and she has more than 4,000 orders to fill.
There's been numerous stories about gangs this year, especially in Chicago, that are killing each other - and innocent people - daily.
Finally, something good to report on this subject from the Good News Network:
There's an organization in Baltimore that has been using ex-cons to deescalate street violence in five different neighborhoods, and it's making a big difference.
Safe Streets is a groundbreaking community program that has been a resounding success in the toughest neighborhoods.
I love reading positive stories about police officers because they have such a tough job.
It's good to see the human side of those men and women in blue that are making the streets safe for me, and you.
Police Officer Goes Extra Mile For Kid Whose Elf On The Shelf Got Stolen
Time for me to walk on down the road...