26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

16 Dec

I can’t re-blog this post from BuzzFeed but you should click on the link.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/moments-that-restored-our-faith-in-humanity-this-y

Yesterday, I cried for those poor children and teachers.  Today, I cried when I was reminded of all the good in the world.

Tory Boy read my post yesterday and sent it to me.  I am so grateful to have thoughtful children.  

I am so grateful to have my children at all.

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21 Responses to “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year”

  1. sarsm December 16, 2012 at 11:29 #

    Thanks for sharing the link. It’s truly heart warming!!! Exactly what we all need at the moment. There are truly fantastic people out there.

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  2. Pseu December 16, 2012 at 11:46 #

    I found myself crying at the blog your link took me to. And yet these kindnesses are happening all around us daily and are not reported.

    I think this is what we have to hold onto: the vast majority of people are kind and good and thoughtful. Every day I see this.

    Sadly there are some very disturbed and mentally ill people out there and the acts they carry out are forcefully and repeatedly reported and we get a distorted impression of mankind. It was such an unbelievably sad event: all those children and adults killed: it obviously was done by someone who was unbalanced – and most importantly, had free access to guns. This has to be a turning point in the gun culture of America.

    I feel it is imperative that we start to have reports on the ‘good’ as well as the ‘bad’ in our news to somewhat redress the balance – not in a schmaltzy way, but in a matter of fact way.

    The way our entertainments industry uses aggression, violence with guns and knives etc to add an adrenalin rush to films tends to ‘normalise’ such behaviour and this is detrimental to those who have had an upbringing which has lacked any setting of ‘moral boundaries.’ There is a blurring of what is acceptable. Programmes such as EastEnders even, all add to the pot mix.

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 17, 2012 at 12:25 #

      There’s a post doing the Facebook rounds on Morgan Freeman’s words, similar to what you have written here. Worth a look. I have shared it on my FB.

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      • Pseu December 17, 2012 at 15:12 #

        I shall take a look.

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  3. sharechair December 16, 2012 at 13:56 #

    It is true… the media pounds in all the horror, all the time. Bad thing after bad thing. It is important to keep humanity in perspective. I believe most people are good. The trick is remembering that.

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  4. laurieanichols December 16, 2012 at 15:14 #

    Thanks for the link, I had seen it myself before but it does one good to be reminded of the everyday kindnesses that occur. You do have the most wonderful boys!

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  5. mairedubhtx December 16, 2012 at 15:44 #

    Thanks so much for posting this. We Americans who are so hurting (we learned just this morning that sales of handguns are up this year) needed to read this and remember that there are good people who help others in the world and who love others and who forgive. We are learning that even in the midst of our tragedy as the father of little Emilie who died came on the television to offer his condolenscences to the shooter’s families as well as to the families of the others who died. The bravery of this man was amazing. He is another reason to restore faith in humanity, who in the face of his own sorrow. thought of others.

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  6. terry1954 December 16, 2012 at 16:26 #

    I always watch with empathy when there are mass murders being the head line news. but for some reason this one , killing such small children has crushed me. You can still find one tear falling even today as I hear more development of the tragedy. I should just surround myself in music and not turned that television box on!!!

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  7. viveka December 16, 2012 at 17:34 #

    They are two bright stars … cheeky and .. fun! You and Hub has done a great job here and this photo is priceless – those faces even melted my Marabou. *smile

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  8. robincoyle December 16, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Thank you for sharing the link. I was in tears by the third heartwarming moment. I needed that. We needed that.

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  9. eof737 December 16, 2012 at 19:56 #

    TY for the link…. beautiful. More good news needed.

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  10. Elaine - I used to be indecisive December 16, 2012 at 21:08 #

    Great link! It’s nice to see so much good going on, when the news is full of bad stuff.

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  11. Rorybore December 16, 2012 at 23:45 #

    someone shared that link with me too. so over 2 days, these eyes have shed much tears. In the wake of such tragedy, it can be so hard to see the good, the helper….the miracle. we just have to learn to look harder, or see with better eyes I guess.

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  12. Judith Atwood December 17, 2012 at 00:56 #

    Thanks for passing this along! 😎

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  13. rumpydog December 17, 2012 at 02:28 #

    I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose a loved one so tragically and so senselessly.

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  14. Musings December 17, 2012 at 06:54 #

    How wonderful and thoughtful of Toryboy to send that link to you. It’s good to be reminded of the good there is in this world at a time like this.

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  15. Three Well Beings December 17, 2012 at 07:34 #

    I think the tears are going to be with us for a long time. I’m grateful that Tory Boy shared such a great link. I’d rather think about examples of unselfish, kind, and creative acts. oxo

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  16. benzeknees December 17, 2012 at 09:15 #

    Loved the 26 Reasons! Especially the one from the twin baby boys!

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  17. barb19 December 18, 2012 at 06:15 #

    Tilly, that was just what I needed today, it had me crying, yes, but soaring high as a kite! The fact that your son was so thoughtful, feeling your pain – that made me cry too.
    The media should be reporting more on these random acts of kindness – they are so uplifting.
    Thank you so much for the link.

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 18, 2012 at 11:52 #

      I bet if we all turned off the news until they started broadcasting nice things, it would work.

      Unfortunately, we will never turn off the news. And we should know about the bad things, of course. Just not at the expense of all good news.

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  18. Grannymar December 20, 2012 at 14:39 #

    Thanks Tilly, We sure need reminding that the world is not all rotten.

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