Things that give you hope.

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,569
Earlier today, I started thinking about some things that give me reason to feel hopeful.  I thought about starting this thread earlier but held back because every time I tried to word it, everything I could think of sounded corny, too touchy-feely, overly sentimental, etc.  But what the heck.  It's kind of like "What's so funny about peace love and understanding anyway?"  Beside, in times like these, finding something to feel hopeful about can't hurt, right?

So if you have something at the moment that really inspires you to feel hopeful, please share it with us here.  On the other hand, if you're feeling cynical, hopeless, or just plain pissed off, that's cool and I get it, but maybe save that some someplace else?  Cool.

Two things gave me reasons to feel hopeful today.  The first is this amazing young lady and all those other kids out there like her who are standing up and asking us to work on combating climate change.  Miss Greta Thunberg:

And secondly, a news source I find both inspiring as well as challenging, The Guardian:




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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,392
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 15,041
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,107
    Brian, I wanted to post this story but couldn’t find a prison reform thread to post it in, but the fact that there are people focusing their careers on prison reform gives me hope. Plus, I thought you would be interested in it, since it references people you have mentioned before like Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground. 

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/us/chesa-boudin-san-francisco-da.amp.html
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,569
    Brian, I wanted to post this story but couldn’t find a prison reform thread to post it in, but the fact that there are people focusing their careers on prison reform gives me hope. Plus, I thought you would be interested in it, since it references people you have mentioned before like Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground. 

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/us/chesa-boudin-san-francisco-da.amp.html
    This is great.  I hope we'll here more about what Boudin would like to see done to increase reform rather that simply cram more people in prisons.  Thanks for posting it!
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,855
    My mom's cat took a poop in her toilet.  Outta nowhere!  No training, cat just pooped in the toilet.  There is hope.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,569
    Jason P said:
    My mom's cat took a poop in her toilet.  Outta nowhere!  No training, cat just pooped in the toilet.  There is hope.
    You're sense of humor is big time source of hope, Jason.  :smiley:

    Kudos to the cat!  Man, I wish mine would do that!
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,430
    Jason P said:
    My mom's cat took a poop in her toilet.  Outta nowhere!  No training, cat just pooped in the toilet.  There is hope.
    But did the cat flush and close the lid?
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,773
    Jason P said:
    My mom's cat took a poop in her toilet.  Outta nowhere!  No training, cat just pooped in the toilet.  There is hope.
    That’s not hope for me...it’s cats getting on step closer to taking the world over.  Frightening.
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