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WW Activity: Good news stories!

We're constantly being bombarded with negative things happening in the world. Global warming, terrorism, and the forever-increasing cost of living can make the world seem like a pretty crappy place.

 

But it's not all bad news! In fact, the world is actually safer now than it has ever been!

 

For this week's weekly wellbeing activity, find a positive news article and share it here. If you need some help, ABC News or the Good News Network are great places to start Smiley Happy

 

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No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish

Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

@lokifish I recently heard about Pedro the tortoise.

He's a double amputee, and had lost both his hind legs in.. separate incidents somehow.

His vets had a really good idea though:

Image result for pedro the tortoise

He now has prosthetic "legs". They are made out of lego and he can move around now.

And that is how a child's toy was able to give a tortoise his movement back. He can go forwards, backwards, turn around, and also looks a bit like a race car. He's living with his human family, eating lettuce and strawberries. 

 

The link is here: 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-01/pedro-the-turtle-gets-lego-wheel-transplant/11266382

Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

great idea! ill go have a look Smiley Happy
**NEVER be afraid to ask for help because you're WORTH it!**

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-29/anonymous-donation-to-bring-medical-support-to-remote-communi...

 

 

i really loved reading this story. theres so many mishaps and negative stories within the medical world but hearing how a remote community was sponsered by an anonymous donor for dialysis machines is fantastic. it means more people get to live a better life for longer while waiting on transplants and things

**NEVER be afraid to ask for help because you're WORTH it!**

Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

One thing that always dwells on my mind is climate change and scary news stories sure don't help that! But something that gives me hope for the future is hearing of people making real change through their actions. With the current water crisis, major cities around the world can expect to have their access to household water supply shut off in the next 20-30 years but the story of Cape Town pushing back their 'Day Zero' always gives me hope that people hold the power to change their actions and change the outcome of the story!

Here's a link to an article published a few weeks ago giving a bit more light on this story:

https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/cape-towns-recent-water-crisis/

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Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

@WheresMySquishy oh my gosh another turtle story!!!! Smiley Very Happy

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I am loving all of these stories, especially the ones about turtles!! I have been lucky enough to swim with a few turtles that were over 100 years old. 

 

I am obsessed with soccer/football so I really loved this story Here

 

Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

 I'll have to keep an eye out for any good news articles to share here! Heart Smiley Very Happy




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Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

So many great news stories! 

 

I am a big believer in the power of pets and the importance they have in our lives. I found this great article about a university pairing undergrad students with a guide-dog in training

 

Amazing to see some of the great things some unis are doing- this one has benefits for both the student and the puppy! Heart

 

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Check out our community activities calendar for November 2019 here