I'm ready to spend some time talking about "Good News." Let's talk heroes, good deeds, major accomplishments, and random acts of kindness.
I was impressed this week with the story of the James King who found the missing eleven-year-old-girl in the Florida swamp. He said God led him straight through the mud, thigh-high waters, alligators, and dense vegetation to Nadia Bloom. Nadia has Asperger's Syndrome and had been missing four days. Since during the last ten years or so, I've become very cynical, my first thought was not to praise the rescuer but to want an full accounting of his whereabouts in the days leading up to him "finding" the child. The thing about enjoying "good news" is you have to be willing to accept it at face value. So until it's proven otherwise, I'm willing to accept this as a miracle and a selfless act by a concerned citizen who had nothing to do with the girl's disappearance.
Actor Sean Penn continues to be relentless in his quest to save lives in Haiti. Rainy season is almost here and survivors are still living without real tents in areas where mudslides will almost certainly occur. Like his movies or not, he cares about the world.
L.A. Lakers player Pau Gasol gave up some time to make a 4-year-old fan, Ezra Frech very happy. Ezra was born with malformed limbs on his left side. He has an artificial leg that allows him to play basketball. He loves, loves, loves basketball. And he's very good at it!
On a personal note – my good news is that as of last week I've finished with surgery on both eyes and can now drive without contact lens or glasses! Alas, reading and working on the computer will still require corrective lenses of some kind. I've got a dozen pairs of drugstore reading glasses in various strengths that I'm using until I'm cleared by the surgeon to visit the optometrist.
What's your favorite "good news?"
Rhonda (wearing a 2.0 magnification for computer work).
aka The Southern Half of Evelyn David