There’s a lot of good in our world.
Announced today: a royal baby shower like no other, organized by the “Sussex Squad” of women from around the world.
Anyone can donate to the designated charities: Camfed, WellChild and Mayhew.
Gifts of time or money may also be donated to local charities around the world as part of this initiative. In fact, donations already started early today.
From a virtual baby shower to a badly-needed wheelchair for a young woman — and providing shelter after a cyclone – these events have uplifted me.
2) Remember Kamala-Jean Gopie, the Canadian woman who, after a chance meeting in a Cape Town market with a young man named Happy, ended up collaborating with him to build a school in Malosa, Malawi?
That school has found a new temporary use in a crisis, providing shelter to many families after the recent cyclone that killed hundreds and left many others homeless.
Kamala-Jean was on CBC Radio this morning.
3) And the good work of CanUgan, a Canadian charity that provides assistive devices to people with disabilities in Uganda. My son-in-law Tim and his uncle Jack have a connection to this charity, which — among other deeds — recently provided a wheelchair to young Katusime Florence who badly needed it.
Tim was privileged to visit Uganda and see her experience “the gift of mobility”.
Next week, I will share the story of the excellent and moving results this initiative has achieved.
Cheers to all the good deeds in the world!
28 thoughts on “From A Baby Shower to The Gift of Mobility – 3 Great News Stories”
Thanks for highlighting the good in the world Cynthia.
I’m just assisting you in the noble work of your Awesome Stories!
Thank you! You might have to take over the job. I haven’t been posting many of those stories. 🙂
I noticed. But the ones you do have extra weight!
I’m glad you think so. 🙂
Wonderful to read these inspiring stories!
Thank you for sharing the good news. We always want to hear about the many wonderful good deeds happening in the world that the mainstream media rarely has the time, space or inclination to share. These are heartwarming.
Camfed is a great charity, supporting the education of women in Africa, and has my ongoing support.
Excellent, Hilary. Hope you and the whole family are well.
Indeed and last week we became the lucky grandparents of a little girl (two in one year!).
Hooray! Congrats on this great news!
It’s so good to read about these wonderful things after all the garbage we are being fed here in the US. There is good in the world and you are serving it up for us so nicely. Thank you.
Oh, Marlene. What a great reply. Hoping you and your daughter are both well. I’ve been on another planet but I have to say that learning of these good deeds and the replies coming in cheered me up too! Blessings, dear Marlene.
We are doing well and looking for somewhere kinder to live. We are heartbroken here. It never seems to end. Kindness must rule somehow.
I’m so sorry you have to move, Marlene. That’s a challenge. Sending you a virtual hug, and will say a prayer too that all goes well.
How lovely to see some positive stories. Thanks for sharing Cynthia.
Cynthia, thanks for the positive stories to combat all the negative events, news and words! We – I – need to focus more on the good in this world! Cheers!
I do too, Jo Nell. So easy to get distracted by the bad stuff.
All worthy causes, Cynthia. It’s great to see that people are still contributing to make this world a better place. Thanks for sharing. –Curt
Restores my faith in the goodness of people! Good to see/hear more about Kamala – Jean’s school too
Thank you Cynthia. We have such a lot to be thankful for. So many people are going through tough times.
Wonderful stories, Cynthia. It’s imperative we try to redress the balance and remember all the good there is in the world.
great stories Cynthia. Love your positivity! Btw, I posted your review here: https://authorkevincooper.com/2019/04/01/an-honest-house/
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Excellent news all around! Thank you, Kevin. I will look for the photo. Glad to hear.
Much needed positivity in this world today….thank you for sharing Cynthia
Thank you for sharing all these good news stories. There is a lot of kindness in the world but news of it gets smothered by all the cruelty and stupidity.
Ah love those stories. My school used to do a trip every year to something we called ‘the Malosa School’ in Malawi. The first one was in my last year and my parents wouldn’t let me go, which is a pity as it was such a success that I suspect they’d have let me go on the second one. I believe the school still has links with the Malosa School and does trips. Some of my friends, who did get to go at the beginning, helped build it. I’ve no idea if it’s the same school you are talking about but the photos look familiar! Wouldn’t it be a coincidence if it was!