In this difficult, good news seems to be like a breath of fresh air. A new friend, Dori, sent me this list with links. At the bottom she wrote: Note: I endorse these because I like them. They aren’t advertisements, and I get no kickbacks. Click on one or two when you need a lift!
This photo of a planter outside our lobby is just to brighten up the page.
First, though, I Googled the word Pronoia: It is a neologism* that is defined as the opposite state of mind to paranoia: having the sense that there is a conspiracy that exists to help the person. It is also used to describe a philosophy that the world is set up to secretly benefit people.
* a new word or expression, or a new meaning for an existing word
The pandemic brings us a lot of bad news, but we shouldn’t neglect to also notice the good news:
Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimated to Fall by 8% in 2020—the Largest Recorded Drop in History
Survey Finds Working From Home Has So Many Benefits, 48% of Workers Would Take Pay Cut to Continue
Kroger Buys and Redirects Dairy Farmers’ Excess Milk, Sending 50,000 Gallons Per Month to Food Banks
California Will Start Paying Restaurants To Deliver Food to Seniors in Need
Portugal Preparing Several Billion-dollar Clean Energy Projects for Post-Coronavirus Future
Banksy Drops Off Superhero Nurse Artwork at Hospital in UK With a Thank You Note
Britain’s Best Gardening Couple Outdo Themselves With Spring Spectacular After Spending Lockdown Tending Their Oasis
Lowe‘s Sends Mother’s Day Love to Isolated Seniors With $1 Million in Flower Baskets Delivered From Local Growers
Irish People Are Repaying Debt of Gratitude to Suffering Native Americans 170 Years After Potato Famine
Nike Donates Tens of Thousands of Shoes They Designed Exclusively for Healthcare Workers
Landlord Hands Over His Family’s Stimulus Check to His 13 Tenants So They Could Save on Rent
This Gym Helping Its Members Stay Sober in Quarantine is Now Helping Addicts Around the World as Well
Anonymous Donor Gives $1 Million Gift to Hospital So It Can Be Divided Between Every Single Employee
Italians Turn Old Tradition of Charitable Giving into Modern COVID Response With ‘Suspended Shopping
(Note: I endorse these because I like them. They aren’t advertisements, and I get no kickbacks.)
Please tell me your own nominations for PRONOIA RESOURCES: Truthrooster@gmail.com.
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