WOMAN volunteers bringing garden to Shelterhouse

Good News Notes: “Over the past year, Women of Michigan Action Network (WOMAN) volunteers have been busy with funding, planting, and maintaining a new perennial garden at Shelterhouse. Alison Baldree, director of fund development at Shelterhouse, has praise for the new garden: “When survivors come in for counseling sessions, bring their children in for therapy,…

New Jersey Parents of 6 Children Adopt 7 Orphaned Siblings from Ukraine

Good News Notes: “A New Jersey family nearly doubled in size recently after the parents of six children decided to adopt seven orphaned siblings from Ukraine. Wade and Michelle Torppey already had their hands full when they learned about the siblings, who were living in an orphanage in Mokrats after both of their parents died,…

Derbyshire couple hold wedding celebration under water

Good News Notes: “Lisa and Christopher Jackson tied the knot on Wednesday in the 864,000-litre tropical oceanarium at the Bear Grylls Adventure centre in Birmingham. The pair, from South Normanton in Derbyshire, took inspiration from an episode of Don’t Tell The Bride that featured a wedding in an aquarium. Mrs Jackson, 38, said the day…

A purrfect match! Animal shelter puts lonely pets on Tinder

Good News Notes: “A German animal shelter is trying a new approach to find homes for abandoned pets: it is posting their profiles on dating app Tinder in the hope that lonely humans looking for love might also settle for the company of a cat or a dog. The Munich Animal Welfare Association got an…

Missy Franklin gives birth to daughter

Good News Notes: “Missy Franklin is a mom! The five-time Olympic gold medalist and Regis Jesuit graduate, along with her husband, former University of Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson, announced the birth of their daughter on Instagram. “She’s more perfect than anything we could have ever imagined,” the post reads. “We love you so much Caitlin?” Sarah…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Give Generous Donation to Mothers in Need

Good News Notes: “Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are continuing their mission of supporting women in need. It was revealed via Harvest Home’s Instagram account yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had donated a generous amount of Pampers baby diapers to the charity as part of the company’s Million Acts of Love Campaign. The organization…

Shawn Mendes on How Meditation Has Transformed His Relationship

Good News Notes: “Back in 2019, during some downtime from his relentless schedule after releasing his chart-topping, Grammy-nominated third album, Shawn Mendes found himself in the U.K. with a rare moment to reflect. While his girlfriend, the similarly chart-topping Camila Cabello, was working in the studio every day, she recommended he download the Calm app as a means of helping…

Alicia Keys Says Meditation Helped Her Become a ‘Better Mother’

Good News Notes: “Alicia Keys is opening up about how meditation has helped her as a mom. The “Girl on Fire” singer, 40, shared in an op-ed published by USA Today on Wednesday that she “became a better mother” after getting into meditation. For Keys, her “consistent spiritual practice began about six years ago” following the birth of…

Donor gives $50,000 to Stuart nonprofit after seeing WPTV story

Good News Notes: “Madeline Bozone, the executive director of Family Promise Martin County, said the news came on a Friday, making an exciting end to the week. “We are going to gift you $50,000,” she read from the email from a donor. Family Promise Martin County, a small nonprofit that keeps families who fell on…