It’s true, we don’t need to look far to find negative news stories in the media. I also believe it is true that there is a “good news” story in every community – even amidst natural disasters and difficult situations.
The challenge to you this week is to make a deliberate effort to find one of these stories --whether from your community or somewhere on the other side of the globe -- then share it!
Post it on your facebook page, share it with your co-workers, and tell your family,and ask them to do the same. This is a powerful way to spread the epidemic of positivity!
I'll start here ... but first thank you to Positivity Nation
A Story About Chad Pegracke
What can one person do to change the world? A lot, says Chad Pregracke. The son of educators and river enthusiasts, Chad grew up on, in, and around the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, where he came face to face with an alarming amount of unsightly and toxic trash that had accumulated along the rivers’ banks. When government officials ignored the problem after years of fielding Chad’s phone calls alerting them to the problem, he vowed that he would do the clean-up himself – one river, one piece of garbage at a time.
In 1998 at the age of 23, Chad founded Living Lands & Waters, a not-for-profit organization based in East Moline, Illinois, that has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers to collect over 6 million pounds of debris from our nation’s greatest rivers.
~excerpt from Jack Canfield's Inner Circle 7/11