Terrific News Tuesday

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Snow Date
  • The Grocery Store Hug
  • A Priest & Imam Meet
  • Take Back the Night
  • Thanksgiving Dinner

Snow Date:

Maybe it’s the music. Maybe it’s the story. Their parents could have been driving 74 Fords and I would like this commercial. It just makes you feel good.

It’s OK to watch it again!

The Grocery Store Hug:

From this week’s “On the Road” with Steve Hartman – Not long ago, in a cemetery outside Augusta, Georgia, a loving couple was buried. The wife buried below a white bouquet, the husband buried above, in a mound of grief. Dan Peterson, 82, said after Mary died, he fell into a deep depression.

Dan spent days just staring out at the squirrels from his porch, and he could not figure out what he was living for, other than just waiting to die.

But about six months later in his local grocery store, he met a four-year-old girl named Norah Wood. It was her birthday and she wanted a hug from the “old person.” Then she had her mom take their picture.

Read/watch the rest of the story HERE.

A Priest & Imam Meet:

Two old friends meet for a cup of tea and discover they share a problem.

This commercial just makes you feel happy and that there’s still hope!

Take Back the Night:

Here in Montana if you want to get a really good look at the stars, head for the country.

A small town in Colorado is trying to make it easier to see the stars from inside the city – and it’s a pretty cool idea. NBC’s Harry Smith has the story HERE.

Thanksgiving Dinner:

I happened to catch this story on CBS News and shared it with my readers on Sunday. It’s gone viral. Here it is once again…

Wanda Dench wanted to give her grandchildren advance notice of Thanksgiving plans this year. And she knew the best way to communicate with “kids” these days: by text. So, instead of dialing up her grandson, the Phoenix-area woman typed a quick message.

Her message was sent to the wrong number. It was received by Jamal Hinton, a 17-year-old high school senior. After some back and forth, Hinton figured out it was not his grandma sending the text, but he asked, “Can I still get a plate tho?”

Dench didn’t skip a beat. Within seconds, she replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do…feed everyone.”

So Jamal will be going to grandma Dench’s house for a Thanksgiving meal. I heard that Dench invited the rest of his family, too.