24 Sep Sick of all the bad news? Well here are 5 positive stories to brighten your day!
by Steve Williams
If you’re tired, having a bad day, or just feel like you need something to inject a bit of happiness, here are five feel-good stories that will warm your heart and help to affirm that there are good people in the world doing wonderful things.
1. Why One Homecoming Queen Gave Her Crown Away
School seniors Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez decided that if either of them were nominated or won homecoming queen at Grand Prairie High School, Texas, they’d do something remarkable: they’d give their crown away to their friend and classmate, Lilly Skinner, who had been tricked by a group of other children into believing she would be on the homecoming court when, in reality, she hadn’t been nominated. That bullying incident had deeply affected their friend Lilly, and they wanted to make it right.
So, when Alvarez won the title earlier this month, she did as she had promised and gave Lilly Skinner her crown. And, according to Today, she has no regrets: “I always say, ‘Lilly won. I just ran in her place, in her position,’ When they ask me, ‘Were you homecoming queen?’ I say, ‘No. I say Lilly’s homecoming queen.’”
2. A Nurse Fulfills a Dying Woman‘s Wish: Look After My Son
Tricia Somers is dying. Last year, the 45-year-old was diagnosed with liver cancer and in March of this year she found out that her condition is terminal. Like any mother, among her first thoughts was what would happen to her 8-year-old son Wesley. As Somers is a single mother with little contact with Wesley’s father, and her parents died some years ago, she had no one to turn to who could be given the supremely important job of looking after her child. Obviously, the uncertainty of his future weighed heavily on her. That is, until one of her nurses, Tricia Seaman (yes, they share the same first name), began to seem like the right choice. Eventually, after knowing Seaman for a number of months, Somers asked that all important question.
Tricia Seaman, who has been a nurse for more than a decade, was reportedly floored by this request, but after realizing that Somers was genuine, she talked it over with her husband. Not only did she agree to look after Wesley when Tricia finally does lose her life to cancer, the family has moved Tricia and Wesley in with them, so as to make this process as comfortable as it can be. Wesley is apparently happy with this arrangement, and it seems to have given Tricia Somers as close a feeling to peace as she can come at this time:
“I am just hanging in there and holding on,” she tells abc27. “Hopefully, I can see my son grow up. I am at peace and I accept it. I know he will be taken care of. I just hope that I can be here as long as I can be here.”
…keep reading more, at the full and original story HERE