As 2018 draws to a close I just want to express my thanks to everyone who’s been following along, be it via email, the Not All News Is Bad Facebook Page, or somewhere else. I’m deeply grateful for your allowing me to be a small part of your day. This started simply as a personal project, but I’m gratified if it’s helping others along the way.
My message with Not All News Is Bad (or NANIB, as I often, somewhat geekily refer to it 🙂 ) is simply that there are many stories of good things in the world that you may not otherwise hear of simply don’t make the big splashy, scary headlines you’ll find on traditional news sources. My hardest job each day is picking which current story to feature, there are that many to choose from.
There is so much negativity in the world right now that seems to be dividing us, it’s important to remember that there’s a lot that brings us together as well. As much as those splashy headlines might lead us to think otherwise, I still believe strongly that there is more than unites us than divides us, and that people are basically good when given the opportunity.
You just have to look for it.
For 2019 I’m also going to ask you to help others see it as well. Share NANIB with the people you care about (Facebook, forward the email, have them subscribe, whatever works). Honestly, it doesn’t even have to be NANIB: look for the good, and when you see it, share it. As I said, there’s a lot of it out there, and everyone needs to be reminded.
Honestly, the name says it all: Not All News Is Bad. We’ve had 360 daily reminders of that this year. (I missed a couple of days.) There’ll be 360+ more coming your way in 2019.
Best wishes for a safe, happy, healthy, and positive 2019.
Leo A. Notenboom
Publisher: Not All News Is Bad
Rex Bosse says
THANK YOU Leo! I’ve truly enjoyed sharing your good news with family and friends, often to their surprise that some worldwide problems are improving. I read your header every time it comes to my email, and am considering a subscription to the Washington Post to follow up on many of your stories. Even without the followup, I’m nearly always inspired just by the headlines! You are a truly good person!
Thanks! While I certainly recommend that Washington Post subscription to continue to support important journalism, you might also read this note: A Note About Paywalls.
Robert Butler says
Thanks very much for putting a smile on my face and sometimes even a happy tear in my eye. Much appreciated!
Joyce S Kaye says
I love what you do, your philosophy, etc. I HAVE been sharing a lot of the stories you send out both through this site and Heroic Stories. Thank you so much for all you do and your presence. I have become a patron to express at least a little bit of my appreciation.
Happy New Year!
Please keep doing this. It helps keep me sane with all the negativity out there as does Heroic Stories. I love both.
DOT BOWEN says
Thanks Leo. Tomorrow I will be 89 and I always need help and you know how to do that. I read all your mail and I save the ones that I may need later on. Keep up the good work and have a very good successful New Year.
Roger Krauss says
Thank you fr the story about the RCCL Empress of the Seas rescuing the 2 sailors from Costa Rica, after 20 days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. I was on board the ship when it happened and saw it in person. What amazed me was that I don’t recall any of the main stream media even mentioning it,(but, in fair disclosure here, I was on the ship until December 23rd).
One of the things that I didn’t see mentioned was that all of the crew members involved in the actual rescue were volunteers! They didn’t have to do it, but stepped up when needed and used the training that they review on every cruise. They were real heroes, and at least on board the ship, they got a rousing cheer for their selfless acts.
Thank you for keeping an outlet for good news to be shared! The world needs MORE of this type of news being shared!