There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela
Welcome to 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:
- Browning High School & Michelle Obama
- Sophia Benner’s Doll
- J.J. Watt & Mrs. Keefe
- The Dinner Date
- Major League Baseball
Browning High School & Michelle Obama:
From the Great Falls Tribune…
Students from Browning High School’s Human Rights Club spent a week in the nation’s capital as part of a cultural exchange experience with the students of the Sidwell Friends School, a nonprofit Quaker school with a tuition of more than $40,000. Sasha Obama, former President Barack Obama’s 15-year-old daughter, attends the school.
It just so happened that Mrs. Obama was visiting the school and met with Browning High School kids.
Read more about the encounter HERE.
Sophia Benner’s Doll:
Sophia is 2 years old and was told she could pick out a prize for finishing her potty training. She decided to pick out a doll and found a “doctor” doll because Sophia likes to play doctor.
The doctor doll is black and Sophia is white.
CNN reported that the issue came up right away when a store cashier asked Sophia if she wouldn’t rather have a doll that looked like her?
According to her mother, Sophia had a ready answer:
“She does (look like me)!” the toddler responded. “She’s a doctor; I’m a doctor. She is a pretty girl; I am a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? See her stethoscope?”
Thank you, Sophia.
J.J. Watt & Mrs. Keefe:
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt recently surprised his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Keefe, with cake and gifts to celebrate her retirement. Watt credits Keefe with helping him get his start in sports and believing in him.
You can watch a video of the event HERE.
Thank a teacher today!
The Dinner Date:
A 4-year-old girl named Lillian recently headed to dinner with her family at Panera Bread in Massachusetts. She and her father exchanged a few words with a police officer also eating there on his dinner break.
Minutes into her meal, Lillian couldn’t help but notice the officer, Sgt. Steven Dearth of the Hingham Police Department, sitting all by himself. Lillian casually strolled over to Steven’s table and struck up a conversation — and the whole thing was caught on Panera’s surveillance cameras.
Read/watch more of the “dinner date” HERE.
Major League Baseball:
The 2017 Major League Baseball season has started! This is the time when the teams and fans all feel they “have a chance” to win it all.
You can check out your team’s schedule HERE.