YspeopleExplore tab

Good news to restore your faith in humanity


About Justin

Sharing my thoughts and opinions with you


With all the negative news, it's time we start focusing on some more positive headlines. Here's your fix for the week.

These shelter pups can now wait for new families in style.

These shelter pups can now wait for new families in style.

Environmental initiative: Adidas sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic in 2017

With many modern fashion brands being pretty awful -- the use of sweatshop labour and poor environmental footprints spring to mind -- it's great to see a company the size of Adidas being so green.

It has been taking plastic from the ocean, which is harmful to marine life, and recycling it into pairs of shoes, selling over a million of them last year. That's a lot of turtles saved!

With the popularity of Adidas shoes, it is good to see so many consumers supporting such an environmentally friendly product.

Pakistan swears in 'untouchable' Hindu woman as member of Senate

Krishna Kumari is one of the so-called untouchables -- the lowest in a caste system that still prevails in Pakistan and India. 

But she has risen above the prejudice that often sees the untouchables considered ''impure'' to be elected as a member of the Pakistani Senate.

Krishna Kumari took the oath this week dressed in traditional attire, representing her people with pride.

Scottish surgeon walks three hours through snow to perform operation

A heavy snowstorm brought much of Scotland to a standstill last week -- but it wasn't enough to stop one surgeon doing her job.

After waking, Lindsey Chisholm realised that because of the snow she couldn't drive to her hospital in Paisley nearly 13km away, where she was scheduled to operate on a colon cancer patient. So Chisholm put on her winter gear and trudged through the snow for nearly three hours to get there.

Homeless dogs sleep comfortably after US animal shelter's request for armchairs goes viral

When an Illinois animal shelter posted on social media a request for furniture donations, the request went viral. Now the homeless animals have comfortable furniture to sleep on while waiting to be adopted from the no-kill facility.

Banner 2
| Your rating
No ratings yet


Related stories

The Apartheid had its violence.

Simply inspirational

Linda and her husband demonstrated kindness beyond comprehension.

Love Compassion Social Kindness
Expand
8 months ago
(Kindness)
I hope to leap into a kinder, less judgmental 2018.

Let's spread more kindness in 2018

 

In 2018, I'd like to live in a kinder, more compassionate Australia. What do you hope the new year brings for this amazing...

Australia Community Kindness
Expand
8 months ago
(Kindness)
Foxglove's first book 'Twenty Reasons to Believe".

Foxglove's first book the best kind of Christmas gift

Now this is giving! All profits from the sale of inspirational book Twenty Reasons To Believe fund women's self-help groups in...

Books Community Charity Support a Cause Kindness
Expand
9 months ago
(Kindness)
Home comes from what is within.

Coming home with kindness

Our home begins with what's within us.

Positivity Giving Kindness
Expand
9 months ago
(Kindness)
Rob Scheer is proof that love wins!.

Love wins: From abused orphan to protector of many

 

Rob Scheer refused to let abuse, being orphaned or homophobia shake his belief in the healing power of love. Watch his truly...

Kindness LGBTQI Community Family Relationships
Expand
12 months ago
(Kindness)
Have you thought about donating those old blankets to an animal shelter? Picture: iStock.

10 thoughtful ways to brighten someone's day

Because there is never a bad day to pay it forward.

Community Relationships Kindness
Expand
About 1 year ago
(Kindness)
It’s about listening to the stories of all of us at our best; the stories that weave us together as humans.

Five life lessons from an ageing activist

A 50-year journey of learning to appreciate my gifts and place them where they can make a difference; and of letting go of what...

Relationships Community Kindness
Expand
About 1 year ago
(Kindness)
Let's reflect on our capacity for compassion in today's society.

Where has all the compassion gone?

We would rather hurt the good people than accept a few bad people. Where has all the compassion gone?

Social Issues Opinion Kindness
Expand
About 1 year ago
(Kindness)
Going on to find work, thanks to Women For Women In Africa.

Women For Women In Africa making a difference

 

In part two of our Australian Charities Abroad series: Making a change in East Africa's largest slum

Africa Kindness Support a Cause
Expand
About 1 year ago
(Kindness)

Thoughtful ways to help the homeless over winter

Five constructive ways to help the homeless over winter, without giving money.

Business Homeless Support a Cause Kindness
Expand
About 1 year ago
(Kindness)

Message board

Derek, about 2 months ago:
I am great
George, about 2 months ago:
What's up Thomas?
George, about 2 months ago:
Messages are now updated in real time on other browsers.
Thomas, about 2 months ago:
Hello
Thomas, 3 months ago:
Great!
DJC, 3 months ago:
Groovy!
George, 3 months ago:
Message board active from June 2018

Have your say!

Your Great Australians

Trending stories
When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

20 mature bloggers worth following

Looking for Australian...

(Entertainment & Culture) Over 1 year ago
Suzuki's cute little Ignis SUV has a lot going for it.

Review: 2017 Suzuki Ignis GL and GLX

Japanese car maker Suzuki,...

(Pastimes) About 1 year ago
JB Hi-Fi is on the money when it comes to customer service.

JB Hi-Fi Vs Harvey Norman

When it comes to comparing...

(Money & Business) Over 1 year ago

Ripper dad jokes get a laugh

Here's my pick of some of...

(Love & Relationships) Almost 2 years ago
You could volunteer to help reintegrate elephants back into their natural environment on your next holiday to Thailand.

Top 5 volunteering adventure holidays

Are you looking for a...

(Kindness) About 1 year ago
Weekly Poll
Photographic memories
Hizgg0vzzqvwc9xicknk
It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.