Friday, August 31, 2018

Feel Good Friday - The Happy Newspaper

While looking through The Independent's Happy List 2018 this week, I found my sister from another mother. Today's Feel Good Friday celebrates The Happy Newspaper!

The Happy Newspaper was created by Emily Coxhead and the first issue launched in December, 2017. As you might expect it is "a Newspaper to celebrate all that's good in the world. A platform to share positive news and wonderful people."

Released every quarter, it's a 32-page publication that highlights good news stories from around the world and the actions of people they call "everyday heroes". An example of recent story is that of a trash collector in Bogota, Columbia who has created a library from books he rescued from the trash. His library is now over 20,000 books and he opens it to children in the community every weekend.

Everyday heroes are nominated by the newspaper's readers. Some recent heroes include a woman who has undergone a mastectomy and now makes heart shaped pillows to provide comfort to other women and men who have undergone surgery and a boy who paints positive messages on rocks then scatters them for other people to find.

If you want to support another person who is sharing good news you can subscribe to receive The Happy Newspaper once a quarter. You can also keep current by liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter @HappyNewspaper_ 😀

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