The Good News Blog
We hear too little about the good works of this industrious and generous county. So, over the past months I've been on a search for sources of good news. Here's what I've found: an abundance of people helping others, good choices made when temptation offers a different road, altruism in practice, lives turned around, and people finding renewed meaning. These are the stories that nourish life.
Image at left courtesy of Progress Michigan.
Enjoy Success With New Years Resolutions
Each New Year is a springboard for renewing our pursuit toward goals, determining to work harder on health, or perhaps committing to the discovery of new experiences. Making a resolution can be exciting yet realizing it or incorporating desired changes into our lives is hard work. As few as 8% of us report success as motivation declines over the first six months. Build strong and lasting goals using five basic steps and enjoy success throughout the year!
2014: Year In Review
Are you feeling the changes ushered in by 2014? Wow. Shifting attitudes, shifting climate, breakthroughs in medical science, technological advances, discoveries, mysteries. America's 2014 calendar was packed with events! Some people were pleased by new developments, some took to the streets in protest, others sat back and watched it all happen but everyone one of us tumbled forward into a fast unfolding future.
We Can End Senior Poverty
Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 depend on Social Security as their sole income? In 2013 the average Social Security payment to retirees was $1294 a month. In my metropolitan city the average 2014 monthly rent was $1284. That's a $10.00 difference. Maybe you're not planning to receive social security or don't think you'd need to rely on it but tell me, would $1294 meet your needs? The answer for me is no. That's why I've been thinking about how to help our peers living with low incomes or in "senior poverty."