Happy New Year! With every new year comes new hope and new beginnings. While 2020 was challenging and the turbulence of the pandemic continues, we must usher in this year with a positive frame of mind.
The South Charleston Police Department decided to spread holiday cheer by giving away Chick-Fil-A gift cards instead of tickets.
A toy comforted him while he was in the hospital. Now he has donated over 3,000 Build-A-Bears for hospitalized kids
Noel Schoessow vividly recalls his year-long experience in the hospital recovering from eye surgery as a child and started The Bear Hug Project in 2011 to comfort hospitalized children.
Brothers Treandos and Noah Thornton are young entrepreneurs, who are successful and generous. At a young age, they have mastered running a business and giving back.
Remarkable story of 93-year-old retired Air Force Colonel, John Hobson, who handcrafted and sold close to 100 walking sticks to help a local food pantry.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, a moving company, has already completed over 100 free moves for those who are fleeing unsafe situations in the U.S. and Canada.
One of my resolutions this year is to learn about different topics of interest. I read about this bird guide, What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why by Sibley Guides. It is a fascinating book for bird and non-bird enthusiasts alike as it is the comprehensive guide that provides a deeper understanding of most common birds. Having this type of understanding will allow us to have a better sense of appreciation for all the wonders of nature. This book has illustrations of over 300 birds, including blue jays, chickadees, and nuthatches, which many of us can observe in our own backyards.
Thank you dear readers for sending me your submissions. It is always wonderful to hear from you and this time I was thrilled to receive two great stories.
Last year was undoubtedly a difficult year for most Americans. In fact, more than one third of Americans have displayed signs of anxiety, depression, or both since the pandemic began. As we kick off this new year, it is a good time to make a fresh start, particularly in creating a solid foundation for mental and emotional health.