Feel Good Friday #77

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.

This Feel Good Friday is coming to you from the Newark airport as my daughter and I wait on standby at an overflowing airport because our confirmed flight yesterday was cancelled. There is a not a confirmed seat to be had until Sunday. Of course, we weren’t the only ones affected, so we spent yesterday trying to get out of the airport surrounded by people trying to do the same thing who were not their best selves (of at least I hope that wasn’t their bestselves!)

So today is a good reminder to me (and possibly some of you) that just because your own life isn’t running smoothly, and the news you see/read seems all bad, and people around you are not living up to their raising, it doesn’t mean good, fun and joyful things aren’t happening in our world.


Learn how two women (one Jewish and one Muslim) are working to forge peace and combat prejudice in France


141-year-old fruitcake is family’s treasured heirloom.


And the award for best use of a platform goes to Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, for shining a light of the issue of poverty and hunger in his hometown in Ohio during his acceptance speech. Donations to the local food pantries have been pouring in ever since.


Miss Nigeria shows us how to celebrate others in her spontaneous happy dance when not she, but her friend, wins Miss Universe.


This video speaks (or sings) for itself.

May the good news of Christmas be born in your hearts over the coming week. May it grow in you, live through you and sustain you in the days to come.

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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