To most of us, a driveway is just a driveway, but to a little boy on a bike . . . a driveway is a joyride! Today’s Story of Joy shows us how something that started as an annoyance turned into a fun project and a new friendship for neighbors during the pandemic. Click the…Read more »

I Do!

Weddings are one of the numerous things changed by the coronavirus.  Many couples have been forced to delay, cancel or reschedule their important day.  This couple had to downsize, but instead of getting a full refund, they decided to donate their wedding food for 150 guests to a local shelter that helps women and children.  They even…Read more »

Nurses to the Rescue AGAIN!

2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.  In celebration, the World Health Organization declared this year the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  Who knew we’d need nurses so much this year as we battle the pandemic?  Nurses and doctors have helped folks battle the virus.  It was nurses to…Read more »

Welcome to Sesame Street

Sesame Street and the IRC, International Rescue Committee, are partnering to bring comfort, education, and joy to Syrian refugee children living in dire circumstances.  This is just the beginning of the joy as there are plans to expand the program globally.  Click the first link below for an introduction to the program.  Click the second link to…Read more »

An Important Message with a Smile

Is COVID-19 stressing you out?  One Alabama principal recognized that students, teachers, and parents are all stressed out by the reopening of schools during the pandemic.  Dr. Quentin Lee, principal at Childersburg High School, decided to bring some levity to these heavy times.  The school’s website states, “We take COVID-19 very seriously, but wanted to…Read more »

Sidewalk Chalk Masterpieces

Many families have been home all summer.  Staying safe by staying close to home.  So, how do you pass the time?  The mom in today’s Story of Joy took her kids on adventures via sidewalk chalk.  Sidewalk chalk?  Yes!  It’s a great story with beautiful artwork and a beautiful message of paying it forward.  Click…Read more »

The Gift of a Mentor

Never underestimate the power of mentorship.  This story shows that gift first hand where one young man’s experience led to him paying it forward.  It illustrates the beauty of when we give things like time and wisdom it can lead to receiving joy and knowledge…mentor and mentee teaching and learning from one another.  Click the…Read more »

What an Achievement!

You remember that old back-to-school essay question . . . What did you do over the summer?  Most students won’t have much to write about after months of staying at home because of the pandemic, but Thomas F. Khairy has something to say.  He had an article published in the prestigious New England Journal of…Read more »