Last night I read a story about a 4 year old who received a hand - and not just a helping hand. She received a prosthetic hand, which had been made by high school students and a 3-D printer. The nutshell of the story is that this little girl had outgrown her first prosthetic hand, and the insurance wouldn't cover a new one. However, thanks to a high school's robotic team, she received a new hand for Christmas, and has the potential to have new ones made as she grows.
This made me think of all the hopeful stories that come through our newsfeeds. Sometimes they are small, though important, triumphs, such as told by Ronald McDonald House, or a pet rescue, and sometimes they are as over-the-top as Westjet's Christmas surprise. And sometimes they are buried in the more dire stories, family stories, or business news. All of which rushes at us in the speed of thought.
Yet they are stories of hope are there all the same.
Something to remember in the dark of winter - that those little stories remind us that there are bright moments of hope in the world.
Bright And Healthy Holidays To All!!!!!
Cathy Mosley brings her 26 years of storytelling and writing experience to the realm of Social Media. To help small businesses.