Feel Good Friday #74

Every week Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news.

The good news about this story is not only that a lovely woman offered to take in someone who was living out of his car, but that the real hero of the story was able to overcome his shame and accept help. It is a wonderful reminder to all of us how life-changing such shifts can be.

There are tons of stories of people who fed people on Thanksgiving. From groups across the who participated in Operation Turkey Sandwich that provides a bag Thanksgiving meal to those who have to work, to churches and businesses who spent their Thanksgiving Day feeding others, the spirit of sharing was alive and well this Thanksgiving. Here’s just one of those stories.

I remember reading the story about a woman who thought she was texting her grandson, but reached another teen boy who ended up at her house for Thanksgiving. I loved it then, and I love it even more that this is their fourth Thanksgiving together.

I am weirdly big fan of stories of people dying well. This man knew how to do it. He wanted to have one last beer with his sons before departing this world. He passed away from colon cancer the next day. Surely this moment will continue to bring great joy to his family even as they struggle through their grief.

Next week is the 75th week of Feel Good Friday, and I want to hear your good news. Send me news of something good (anne@doubtingbeliever.com) going in your life, church or community, and I’ll share it here next week!

Get some rest, do something fun, connect with people in real life and spend some time with God this weekend. Make renewal a priority so that you are able to be the person God calls you to be. Take care of yourself. The world needs you.

Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer is an online, inclusive and progressive Christian community. Follow us on Facebook and get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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