Saturday, December 19, 2015

Homeless Man who Helps Others

Do you need your faith restored in humanity?
"Philly" is amazing. No matter how bad his life is he is determined to help others! You will love this man.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Personal Collection of Kindness Stories

A collection of Kindness stories from all walks of life and time periods.

Writing a Note to a Stranger- Be Kind 1
Taking the time to write a personal note to a stranger is a lovely act of kindness.
I was given a note of appreciation to give to a lady who this person does not know at all. The reason she wanted to give a note was because she was so impressed with the research she had done on the subject she wrote about.
Not many people stop to take the time to write a note to those they know let alone a person they don't know.
We should start a "write a kind note day" - do you think that would remind us to send kind notes to strangers?
When was the last time you recieved a hand written note?
Be kind to someone today.

Tweet and Retweet Kindness as they are Online Smiles - Be Kind 2
Acts of kindness often happens without you being aware you have done it. A smile and a kind word is all it takes to bring a little sunshine into another persons life.

Speak to the Person Sitting Alone – Be Kind 3
Daniel hated to see any child sitting alone and his kind heart motivated him to reach out and befriend the lonely child. Daniel was only 7 years old and already he was well known for his acts of kindness to other children and adults alike.
Daniel was a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting and now his family are part of the movement that empowers others by being kind. Daniel's family have a Facebook page where family, friends and strangers can tell kindness stories that will bring honor to Daniel's memory.
Many wonderful pictures of Daniel and you can read about a newly erected playground in honor of Daniel:

Fill your days with acts of kindness by speaking to those who are lonely and you will think of 7 year old Daniel's big happy smile.


Playground Kindness Dedicated to Emilie – Be Kind
There is a new children's playground in New London, CT that is dedicated to Emilie Parker, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Through the kindness of many volunteers and cash donations, the memory of this little girl, who loved to be fancy and her favorite color is pink, will live on in everyone's memory to celebrate life.
There is a special Facebook Page -
Visit this page to see the photographs of Emilie and the Emilie Parker Playground in CT.
I wonder how many children will wear pink when they play in Emilie's playground? I hope many will!

Monday, September 14, 2015

To all Grandmothers - "Thank you!": The 3rd Annual Sock Drive Goes Global news from the Sock Granny

To all Grandmothers - "Thank you!": The 3rd Annual Sock Drive Goes Global news from the Sock Granny

For all the current information follow the Sock Granny Blog

Follow and like the Sock Granny Facebook page for all the comments and chatter about what is happening on a global scale.

The first Global Stats are in!
The Sock Granny Blog has had visitors between
Aug 16, 2015 – Sep 14, 2015 from these countries

United States, Canada, Slovakia,
Italy, Switzerland,
France, Netherlands,
Russia, Sweden,

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Teachers are Remarkable

If you really want to read remarkable good news you can find it tumbling from wonderful sources.

I think every school hallway should be painted like this --- take a look and you will want one too.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Free Mending on the Street

Not only is the concept of offering free mending to the street people remarkable but the man who does this amazing volunteer work is remarkable.
Michael Swaine offers all-day free mending once a month.

Remarkable Michael Swaine tells his story as he sits at his vintage sewing machine in San Francisco

Read the story and see more photographs of Michael Swaine here
Reap What You Sew Generosity Project

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How to Save the Bees or can we?

We are all worried about the decline of the "bees" BUT do you know what is being done to save the Queen Pollinators?

Read about the Bee Hotels going up across Canada! BEE HOTELS

Now you can do your part to help - share and tweet
A Bee's eye view video

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Street Cuts | KarmaTube

Use whatever your talent is to give to others.
 One day a week a Hair Stylist gives free haircuts for the homeless street people.

Street Cuts | KarmaTube

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hug a Cop

Be sure to watch the video in this story - it has already reached over 6,000,000 views.
A news story about Cops that will warm your heart.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Zazzle Designers Support Nepal

We all Care!

Do you wish you could do something constructive to help the people in Nepal?
You can and it won't cost you a cent- only a little bit of time.

Zazzle Designers from around the world are working to donate their designs to support Nepal.
Zazzle blogged an invitation for all to join them in adding appropiate products to their brand new store.
You can show your support by purchasing the products in the new Store.
Shop at this store SUPPORT NEPAL
By donating an original design to the store and put it on some of the products for sale.

Please read the Blog very carefully for all the information you need to get started.
Join Zazzle in Supporting Nepal-Zazzle Blog

The donations are given to Direct Relief
May 12, news from Direct Relief comes the story of a second earthquake while Direct Relief team was setting up medical tents and they had to quickly help mothers who went into labor. Read the story and watch the video of this tense time.
Second Major Earthquake in Nepal May 12, 2015

Your design will generate cash donations for this desperate situation in Nepal.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Remarkable heroes in Nepal

The stories we are hearing hourly are very sad with the death and suffering caused by the earthquake.
We are also hearing countless stories of heroism too.
For example I just read this headline news item:
Vancouver man shares story of daughter who rescued orphans after Nepal earthquake
read the story here

Friday, April 10, 2015

Why did they Cancel their Wedding Reception & Honeymoon?

This is the most romantic, incredible wedding story you will ever read!
Couple Ditches Honeymoon To Perform Random Acts Of Kindness In All 50 States

What makes this charitable couple so special is that they not only gave cash and gifts but visited each state and spent quality time with the charities of their choice.

Just think of the good that would be done if more couples followed their example?

Inspired by the support and donations they have received they set up a Facebook page with more information
Stay United on Facebook

Friday, February 6, 2015

Never too late to do the right thing.

Any little glimmer of good news whenever cancer is involved deserves a mention in the thumbs up news.
Positive support for child cancer survivors.

Feb 5, 2015 Frontpage news in the Vancouver Sun newspaper -- I had to read this headline twice...
B.C. childhood cancer survivors to receive specialized help

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Daisy a Day is A Promise

They were married over 50 years and 2 years ago she died. Her husband promised her a "daisy a day".
What happened during the last snowfall?
Proof that people notice and people care. I am sure you would do the same.
Read what was posted today--grab a kleenx you will need it.

Listen to the song Daisy a Day and you will give this good news story a 2 thumbs up for the first love story for February

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Compassion and Passion made a Dream Come True

One man's dream fueled by compassion and passion for Seniors became a reality yesterday.

Yesterday, Jan. 27, 2015, Terraces on 7th Seniors Care Home were honoured to have a delightful concert by solo Harpist Janelle Nadeau perform at our Piano Lounge. Her performance showcased a wide range of musical genres from Celtic, Spanish, classical and popular songs.
Her whole performance was up-close and personal with all the seniors. After the concert she invited the audience to ask questions and for many it was the first time they had heard a harp as a solo instrument. They had many questions and some loved to have their photograph taken with the harp.

Our thanks to Janelle Nadeau and the Health Art Society

Meet the founder, David Lemon, at Vancouver Foundation
Thank you for not giving up!

Remarkable Cornwall City Police

The Cornwall Newswatch Reported this heartwarming story this past week and it certainly deserves our "thumbs up" vote. At the end of the article you will see a little 'thumbs up icon' -- if you like thumbs up news please vote for the story.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Remarkable 15 year old Vancouver Student

January 26, 2015 news story featured by CBC news deserves a big two thumbs up for a huge accomplishment that is benefiting his teachers and fellow students.
Read about this remarkable App Developer

Message from Suisun Elementary School

2 Thumbs Up News from Suisun City, CA
Remarkable children from the Suisun Elementary School want you to know that they want a kinder world and they are passionately doing their part.
Please give them your support by sharing their video that was published on January 26, 2015

(photo source:wikipedia CC public domain)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Listen to a 4 Year Old Calling 911

January 25, 2015- This story will fill your eyes with tears as this little 4 yr old calmly calls 911 and saves her Mother's life. Calise gets two thumbs up and hugs from this Grandma (me).
Truly a 2 thumbs up for the Mother for the excellent training that gave her daughter the confidence to make the urgent phone call.
We love news stories with happy endings that we can all learn something positive from.
Full source and 911 call

Thank you, Beth, for sending me the link.

Absolutely Free Outdoor Skating

This story has to be my first story as it is about people caring about whole families getting outdoors and playing together. The hero of this story is Norm Price from Calgary, AB.
Read this remarkable story in the Calgary Herald Jan. 22/15
I was so impressed that he had included skating trails in his outdoor rink. How cool is that?!

News Children Can Read - G rated.

Most parents don't let their children watch the 6 oclock news anymore because of it being a diet of really gruesome images causing unknown damage to our children's hearts and minds. People are saying that is because there isn't any good news anymore.
I beg to differ.
Hence the birth of my new blog - The Remarkable Thumbs Up News inspired by the photograph of the mountains in New Zealand called the Remarkables with my Grandson looking at them.

Children are as remarkable as those mountains.