All too often, we turn on the television only to find a barrage of negative stories. While it’s important to be aware of the bad news in the world, it’s also important to hear all of the positive things going on as well. Here are a few positive news stories that have happened in March so far.
In Arlington, Texas, eight parents decided to send a positive message to the children at an elementary school. The parents of children at Mary Moore Elementary School spent the weekend cleaning and painting bathrooms on the 5th grade hall. Six moms and two dads decided to add inspirational images and quotes to the bathroom walls to keep the kids uplifted. Some of the quotes included, “Your mistakes don’t define you” and “Let your light shine.” None of the students knew about the bathrooms and were surprised to see the transformation on Monday morning.
93-year-old Norma Irma is traveling to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage. Irma has been giving donations to this particular orphanage for years. She felt a connection because the founders of the orphanage are from her same town in Noventa Vicentina, Italy. Elisa Coltro, Irma’s grandaughter, wrote a heartfelt post on Facebook about her grandmother’s dedication to volunteering. Norma Irma will be accompanied by her daughter on her trip for three weeks.
Students Give Back
Matt Groark is a health and physical education teacher at Washington Township High School in New Jersey. After hearing about the many miscarriages that he and his wife endured, his students decided to pitch in and give back to their beloved teacher. The students got together and collected money to go towards tickets to the Philadelphia 76ers game. The students were able to give Groark two tickets for he and his wife to help lift their spirits.
Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home
At the Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, we value creating a positive environment for our children. If you would like to learn about how you can make a positive impact on a child’s life, contact us today.