A “Good News” Story
Brianna and Patricia Feeney

A “Good News” Story

Do you ever become cynical when you listen, read, or watch the news? It seems as if the media is constantly feeding us a steady stream of bad news. This type of negativity is very difficult for HSPs to process.

Thus, I thought I’d summarize a heart-warming story that I read in the paper about a community coming together to help a disabled girl. It will restore your faith in humanity!

Single mother, Patricia Feeney, sought help for her young daughter, Brianna, who is blind and cannot talk, walk, or crawl as a result of a genetic developmental disorder. (more…)

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You can overcome challenges!

Do you ever feel that life is unbearable because of the many challenges that you have in your life? I would like to share with you some examples of two courageous women who are overcoming their personal challenges and taking charge of their lives. It’s very empowering to see examples of how people overcome challenges, both large and small.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, a writer, consultant, and commentator was faced with melanoma. After her diagnosis, she documented her journey in a series of articles published on Salon.com and later in a book. (more…)

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Do you think it’s too late for love?

Do you think it’s too late for love? Certainly Sadie Hargrove Sims and Reverend Wallace Lee don’t think so. Sadie is 104, and Reverend Wallace Lee is 87. She was married for 24 years, and he was married for 51. Never did they think that they would walk down the aisle at this stage in their lives.

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter….Jack Benny

They ignored the playful whispers that she’s robbing the cradle, that’s he so much taller at 6 feet, and she’s the tiniest thing at 4 feet. (more…)

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What are some secrets to a long, healthy, and happy life?

What are some secrets to a long, healthy, and happy life? I was reading about a two people, 90 year-old Walter Mitchell and 100 year-old Agnes Zhelesnik, who just might have some answers!

Walter Mitchell, who is in very good health for his age, spends most of his days driving shoppers home from the supermarket. This fills him with a sense of purpose and keeps him busy. He waits at local supermarkets for his regulars or whoever needs a ride. Sometimes the wait is minutes. Sometimes it’s hours, but he doesn’t care. Walter does this six days per week.  (more…)

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