Here’s The Good News You Missed This Weekend

We know Mondays are rough. Getting back into the weekly routine is never easy and the day just seems to go on forever. That being said, we decided that we wanted to give our readers something special to look forward to every Monday morning—something to brighten your day and start your week off on a positive note. And what better way to do that than with a roundup of good news!?

So, without further ado, here is your Monday morning breakdown of the wholesome stories you may have missed from this weekend. These are just a few of our favorites that we hope you enjoy. Happy Monday!

High School Program Leaves Notes Of Encouragement On Students’ Lockers

Official City of Lewiston, Maine Facebook

On Friday, students of Lewiston High School were surprised by sticky notes on their lockers that each held a different message of encouragement. Every single one of the 1,400 students received their own note. Messages included positive sentiments like, “If you’re reading this, I love you”, “Don’t sell yourself short”, and “You are enough just as you are.”

The initiative was organized by the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council as part of the “Lock in Your Kindness” project. Thursday night members of the community came together in the school library to write the notes and then attached them to rows upon rows of lockers.

LYAC member Christine Chasse was more than happy with the results and excited to see the other students’ faces light up.

“It was good to make someone’s day,” she said. The project was also intended to raise awareness about bullying and improve the school’s climate.

“The notes help them realize you really do affect everyone in life,” Chasse said.

Read more from Sun Journal

A Young Woman With Down Syndrome Achieves Her Dream Of Becoming A Jetstar Flight Attendant

Jetstar Australia Facebook

25-year-old Georgia Knoll from Mackay, Queensland went viral after adorably ‘video bombing’ a live TV interview back in 2016 to say hello to her mom and dad. Georgia now serves as an ambassador for people with disabilities and has always had a passion for making people happy.

After her initial ‘outbreak’ as an internet star, Georgia’s sister created her own Facebook page where she recently shared a video of the 25-year-old practicing to be a flight attendant. The footage captured the attention of Jetstar Airline who invited her to serve as a hostess on a domestic flight last month. After training with the crew and pilots at Brisbane Airport, Georgia was able to take the reigns and work as a real flight attendant on her trip home.

“I’m just trying to break through barriers, push everything aside and be yourself,” Georgia said while wearing her very own Jetstar uniform.

Jetstar Cabin Crew Manager, Nicky said having Georgia on board was a great experience.

‘Georgia is so full of life and is great with our customers, she was such a fantastic addition to our team and we all felt so lucky to have her spend the day with us,’ she said.

Read more from Daily Mail

Middle School Volleyball Team Keeps A Suicidal Woman From Jumping Off A Bridge In California

Kepler School

Last week, members of a middle-school boys volleyball team prevented a 47-year-old woman from ending her life by jumping from a bridge in Fresno, California. According to 6ABC, the Keppler Neighborhood School students were jogging when the noticed a woman on the Tuolumne Street Bridge about to jump to the railroad tracks nearly 100 feet below. She was dangling on one hand and foot.

The boys began shouting to their coach, Elliot Murray, to call 911. Murray instructed the boys to do everything they could to stop the woman.

“I immediately told the kids, ‘Do everything you can. Chant, say ‘Stop, your life is worth it, and they just kept on chanting,” said Murray.

“We went up we were there for like 10 minutes, trying to distract her,” student Elijah Gomez said.

Fortunately, their words of encouragement worked and the woman climbed back onto the bridge and waited for police to arrive. The local police department placed her on a mental health evaluation hold for 72 hours.

“She took a glance and hearing those kids, it registered to her, ‘I can’t do this in front of them,’” said Murray.

Read more from NY Daily News

That’s your roundup for this week, we hope your Monday is off to a great start!

Emily Burns

Written by Emily Burns

Writer and editorial specialist based out of Austin, TX.

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