7 Days, 7 Positive Stories: The Roundup, 9th – 15th August
A round-up of positive stories that happened during the last week.
7 Days, 7 Positive Stories: The Roundup, 2nd – 8th August
Here’s a round up of all the good things and positive stories that happened in the world during this past week.
Ayush Kishore gives freedom a new twist
Ayush Kishore, a class X student, may just be 14, but his youth did not prevent him from making a larger than life gesture. His gesture made a difference to many prisoners languishing behind bars in a Bhopal prison. An academic genius Ayush is an exceptional student and in 2016, received the National Child Award for excellence in mathematics, from the president of India. Accolades are not new for Ayush who competed in the International Level Mental Arithmetic Competition in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia at the age of 9. He became the Grand Champion and is mentioned in the Limca book […]
Heart in its right place!
On December 2017, Doctor couple Umesh and Ashwini Sawarkar met with a devastating tragedy. A car accident in their hometown Amravati resulted in the loss of their three-month-old daughter Meera. Soon after the accident, Meera was admitted in Central India’s Children Hospital and Research Institute but Umesh realized that there was no hope left. After understanding that their baby would eventually succumb to her injuries he consulted his wife Ashwini, who had also suffered a pelvic fracture from the accident. They mutually decided that organ donation was the way forward. Since laws regarding infant organ donation are very ambiguous, the […]
When Charity Began at Home!
We live in a country that is drastically diverse in terms of race, caste, language, and class. It’s therefore quite natural that our homeland has been the hotbed of many a conflict, where states and communities have refused to cooperate with each other. In fact, national unity has been a topic of concern for each and every government that has come into power. Previously instances of a strong united spirit were only seen when India was playing a cricket match or fighting a war. But the recent floods in Kerala have really opened our eyes to the importance of the […]
A dog’s best friend
Compassion towards animals is indicative of a person’s character as Paul Crowell showed by his acts of kindness to street dogs of the homeless. In fact, kindness towards all animals goes a long way. Dogs return kindness with undying love and loyalty and in some cases become lifelong companions. Our hearts melt when we read how nurture and care for animals. Paul Crowell’s story does just that and is a reflection of his inherent goodness. A guardian angel To call San Francisco resident, Paul Crowell, a guardian angel of street dogs belonging to the homeless, will not be an exaggeration. […]
Grocery store employee sets a benchmark for kindness
Jordan Taylor’s thoughtful gesture, towards a young, autistic boy, set a benchmark in kindness. We live in a world where few people take time to lend a helping hand. Rouse grocery store employee, Jordan Taylor, lives by different standards. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, resident’s action in allowing an autistic boy assist him, tugged at the heartstrings of many. He shows it is possible to give autistic kids a chance by treating them like normal children. What is autism? Autsimspeaks.org defines autism or autism spectrum disorder, as a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behavior, speech and […]
MAN SAVES FATHER AND SON FROM DROWNING: THIRTY YEARS APART
Life came full circle for an 80-year-old man in Zhutang, Taiwan, bringing a happy ending to a possible fatality. Despite his advanced age and indifferent health, the elderly man saved a young boy from drowning. He later realized, thirty years ago, he had saved the boy’s father from a similar fate. THE ACCIDENT Xu Weifang heard screams coming from the river beside his house and rushed out to investigate. He saw an 8-year-old boy struggling to stay afloat. It seemed the boy had been playing with his grandmother, by the river, when he accidentally fell into the river. Since he […]
A Christmas to remember
In his novel, ‘A Christmas Carol’, Charles Dickens sums up the Xmas sentiment saying, ‘kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; when men and women open their shut-up hearts freely.’ Apart from Christmas, the spirit of giving is missing in this world of cruelty, selfishness, and hatred. The world has started to forget the importance of gift giving. The gift of humbleness, kindness and humanity. Christmas is about reaching out to the less privileged and lending a helping hand. It’s about humanity, kindness, and benevolence. A few employees from a Chick-fil-A in Raleigh, North Carolina personified this spirit when they decided to […]
Rapper rescues a widow
The 40-year-old rapper, Ludacris, proved humanity is not dead when he helped a widow at the grocery store and set one of the finest examples of being generous. A widow’s struggle Gywn-Jaramillo, a struggling freelance journalist, took on the added responsibility of looking after four rescued dogs, two rescued cats, an old chicken and her disabled brother. She hit rock bottom when unexpected expenses cost her a staggering $4000. In 2005, her mother succumbed to injuries during Hurricane Katrina and four years ago, she lost her husband to cancer. Gwyn has struggled financially, since her husband’s death with inadequate money to […]
4 Simple Rules By Atal Bihari Vajpayee That Guarantee You A Successful Life
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of India’s finest leaders, passed away yesterday aged 93. Vajpayee had a splendid inning as a remarkable leader, amazing orator, influential teacher and great poet. His incredible statesmanship led the country through several crises and political turmoils. Vajpayee delivered on his promises and despite facing lows in life, he stood out with his unbreakable spirit. He was one of the most iconic and inspiring Indian personalities. “With great power, comes great responsibility,” is an apt quote to summarize Vajpayee. Until ill health forced him to slow down, Vajpayee held true to his promise of serving the nation. […]
Stranger saves a cop from death
Fate steps in when you least expect it, as Officer Carlos Basurto can testify. See how he survived a low speed car flip after he dozed off on the wheel. When the car flipped While driving home from work, San Mateo police officer, Carlos Basurto, met with a near-fatal accident. It is possible, Office Basurto was too exhausted and fell asleep at the wheel. His car, reportedly, went off the road and flipped several times before coming to a halt. When help arrived As a trained police officer Carlos knew the perils of dozing off before the paramedics arrived. He […]