Happy News Helps us Embrace the Triumph of the Human Spirit.

 "The fastest route back to ordinary life is paved by extraordinary kindness" -- Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine 

Post-Boston, the world seems united in their resolve to focus on what's good, to get back to business.   In post 9-11 parlance, not to 'let the terrorists--whether domestic or international- win".  This short clip  from Colbert mixes humor and earnestness to say the same.

"They attacked the Boston Marathon. An event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off until their nipples are raw -- for fun. ...there were runners who, after finishing a marathon, kept running for another two miles to the hospital to donate blood.So here's what I know. These maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston, but all they can ever do is show just how good those people are."

Even so, one risks getting lost in endlessly looped images and speculation.  The defeat of post-Newtown gun-safety laws and an explosion in Waco came in quick succession.  A hum of anxiety crosses the country. Sometimes it's best to turn off the news.   Stretch.  Breathe.  Move.  Laugh.  Connect.  Focus on the belly fluff of this anonymous kitten. Feel the resilient thump-thump-thump of his fragile little  heart.  And these tips on Psychological Preparation for Natural Disasters from the Australian Psychological Society will help manage stress from man-made catastrophes as well.

Triumph of the Human Spirit
 Ultimately, resilience lies in willfully turning our eyes toward what's good and beautiful and possible in the world.  That's why we update the 'Happy News" link on this site with stories of  innovation and hope. Of overcoming adversity.  Because-- especially on the bad days--it helps to embrace the triumph of the human spirit.  Some days it's the only choice which makes sense. 

Click on the Happy News link above for more stories of helpers, hope & innovation.
Browse the World Gratitude Map  for more  reasons to be glad.


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