Terrific News Tuesday

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

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:

  • Purple Heart Medals
  • United Nations Security Council
  • Shoplifting
  • Saving His Music
  • Jackpots

Purple Heart Medals:

The Associated Press reported that families of seven dead U.S servicemen gathered on Monday to receive lost Purple Heart medals their loved ones had earned in four wars. An eighth veteran was present for the ceremony at the historic Federal Hall on Wall Street on Monday, which was National Purple Heart Day.

The group Purple Hearts Reunited has made it its mission to track down misplaced medals. Founder Zachariah Fike said as many as five are found each week across the country.

Applause goes to the Purple Hearts Reunited group for their work.

United Nations Security Council:

It’s not very often that all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council agree on something, but they recently voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. (Reuters)

It’s good to see them work together.


A young man attempted to steal a shirt and tie from a Toronto Walmart. When the police responded they found out that the young man had attempted to steal the clothing for a job interview the next day.

After the young man was released without any charges, the police officer then secretly bought the clothes and gave them to the youth for his job interview. (GoodNewsNetwork.org)

Saving His Music:

From this week’s On the Road with Steve Hartman…

Three years ago 67-year-old Steve Goodwin was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Besides having to quit his day job as a software engineer, Goodwin had also composed several songs on the piano for his wife and played them daily. He never wrote most of them down – he played them from memory.

The Alzheimer’s disease took those away, too, at least for a little while.

A family friend who is a professional pianist is helping Goodwin reconstruct the songs note by note. They even composed a new one.

Read /watch the rest of this heartwarming story HERE.


The good news is that the Mega Millions jackpot drawing tonight is $346,000,000 and the Powerball jackpot drawing for Wednesday night is $307,000,000.

Good luck to you!