Netherlands Gives Book Lovers Free Train Ride When They Present Book Instead of Ticket During Book Week

The Netherlands uses free train ride to show love to book lovers during National Book Week This is a train ride any book lover go crazy for. The Netherlands has a deal during their National Book Week in April. Show a book instead of a ticket and you get to ride the train for free. It’s a little more complicated than just any book.  The Dutch love their books. Ever since 1932 they’ve had something called, Boekenweek – it’s basically a national

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Talking My Transition To Uplifting, Positive News On NPR’s GPB Radio

Thank you to GPB’s “On Second Thought” for having me on to talk about uplifting, positive news So how does a traditional journalist make the shift from talking doom and gloom to creating content that is uplifting and positive news? Do folks really want to hear this kind of news? Thank you to Virginia Prescott and the folks at “On Second Thought” for having me on to talk about the biggest shift of my career. Here’s the segment, in case

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News Anchor Gina Maravilla Shares Her Deaf Daughter’s Inspiring Cochlear Implant Journey

Cochlear implant has brought Gina Maravilla’s daughter’s hearing back for a second time A device called a cochlear implant is a miracle for AZ Family anchor Gina Maravilla, her family, and especially her 11-year-old daughter, Kennedy. Kennedy wasn’t born completely deaf, but she has had hearing issues from the beginning. When she was four-years-old she completely lost hearing in her left ear. That’s when she received her first implant. It has been a big success. A few months ago, Kennedy

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Good Samaritans Gift Sarah Jessica Parker With New Pumpkins After Hers Were Stolen

Sarah Jessica Parker rejoicing in Halloween kindness after her pumpkins were stolen Sarah Jessica Parker is celebrating decency and kindness after some good Samaritans did a wonderful thing for her and her family. Earlier this week, Parker shared on Instagram how someone had stolen the pumpkins off the front stoop of the home she shares with her husband, Matthew Broderick and their three kids in New York City. It really put a “bah humbug” on people and Halloween. View this

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Oprah Winfrey Buys New iPhone For Morehouse College Student With Cracked Screen

Oprah Winfrey took matters into her how hands in making one college student’s day Oprah Winfrey just keeps making life better for students at Morehouse College in Atlanta. AJC.com reports that Oprah recently announced she was donating $13 million to the HBCU. When she was on campus, she met a student who took the initiative to do a selfie with her. She noticed Olufemi Yessoufou had a cracked phone screen and made a joke about it. she played me 😂🤦🏾‍♂️

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Hearing-Impaired Dad Signs With Newborn Daughter

Hearing impaired dad uses sign language that we can all understand This hearing-impaired dad brings you the most loving moment of your day. He is signing to his newborn daughter. Look at how alert she is! She’s taking in every sign, every gesture of love. This video originally posted back in January on Instagram on a feed called, “Untimely Blessing.” They write, “Daddy who is Deaf signing to Baby Arrow who recently passed the Deaf test. ASL is vital for

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Sweetest Adoption Story ‘My Heart Fell In Love With You’ From 4-Year-Old Girl To Her Mom

Little girl recounts adoption story meeting her mom for the first time I came across this adorable sweet adoption story video on NYPost.com. I’m not crying. You’re crying. A sweet little girl, Gabby, and her little sister, Lily, met the woman who is now her mom. It’s her adoption story. I can’t imagine anyone telling it any better. What a gift. For her mom. Her dad. Her little sister. To families. And the amazing, unforeseen ways we find each other.

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My Unexpected Journey To No Longer Owning A Car

No longer owning a car is part of a bigger life question I should start this week’s column with a confession. I didn’t tell you the whole story. It just didn’t seem that important at the time. Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you the wild story of trying save a baby squirrel? I drove an hour to get the squirrel to a wildlife rehabber who will be taking care of the little guy and eventually releasing him

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Cheerleader Jumps Off Homecoming Float To Save Choking Toddler’s Life

Cheerleader Tyra Winters gives one grateful mom the best reason to cheer for her Cheerleader Tyra Winter heard more than cheers as she traveled on her school’s homecoming float. She heard a mother screaming for help. 17-year-old Tyra tells KDFW that she jumped off the float and into action. “At this point, he’s kind of turning purple,” Tyra said.  “I picked him up and then I tilted him downwards and gave him two or three back thrusts. He then was

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How Our Best-Intentioned Wedding Anniversary Plans Went Totally Squirrelly

Somehow it’s another wedding anniversary that didn’t go as planned It was supposed to be a special anniversary. For Husband and me. Lucky number 7. And yet, It was not the anniversary we planned.      Husband tried to surprise me with out-of-town plans.      No one was waiting for his last-minute search.      He pivoted to Plan B. “Let’s splurge and go to a fancy new restaurant.”      Which was also very exciting.      Until an hour later when the

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