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Look for the Good! 

There is just too much fixation on negatives these days.  Nobody ever expects good things to happen. You drive to the grocery store and  expect to be hit by a guy that doesn’t believe in stop signs. Take a walk and expect a pigeon to plant a load on your head. Nobody expects anything good and therefore nobody ever seeks the good- even demands it. Well the Coots want you to suspend all that negativity and believe that good things can happen, even to you, even today. That cynical attitude you have developed just ensures negative results. The world is full of good things just waiting to happen and people who want to make you happy but first you have to believe.  They like to say “Shit happens.” but they forget that “Rainbows happen.”  too. So look for and demand those rainbows.  The shit can take care of itself.

This week we have several examples and the first one is cosmic in its impact. Lucy was right!

Astronomers discover planet made of diamond

Everybody makes fun of these twenty-something billionaires who built fortunes creating social media venues. Not that they care what we think. At least that’s how I used to think.  But then I discover that they have a higher calling than getting rich helping us make fools of yourselves on the web. Some of these guys are building a new web venture to encourage people. It is nothing short of inspiring.

Twitter Founders Want to Make Money Encouraging People

At the risk of being negative here, I have to interrupt these positive stories with a negative on of sorts. But since it demonstrates how venial and stupid the government Is , I just can’t resist. It seems that the government has it’s panties in a bunch because it is losing money when people drop out of college, from the government perspective. It seems they haven’t noticed that all these new billionaires are college dropouts. It looks to me like the new destitute are the ones that believed the propaganda and went into debt up to their eyeteeth to pay for a college degree that can’t get them a job at McDonald’s. That’s the government for you!

Report: College Dropouts Rob Feds of Billions

Now back to the good news. I’ll bet you remember your mother telling you to write polite letters when you want results and I’ll bet you blew your mother off (in a nice way, of course). I’ll be you don’t believe that letters are good for anything these days except killing trees and filling landfills. Well even in these cynical times, one boy finds that, just like your mother said, a simple letter can get results.

Va. boy’s wallet disappears, but handwritten letter gets results

Finally, I saved the best story for last because it proves the simple truth that the world is full of people waiting to help their fellow man. But before all these wonderful people can help they need you to do just one thing. They need you to ask.

Hungry man tweets about steak, gets surprise delivery

So buck up all you cynical and hardened Coots out there. The world is not the awful place the media wants you to believe it is. It is full of wonderful possibilities and giving people. And remember that you don’t know what is in the heart of that scowling guy on the bus. You can’t see into the mind of the cop giving you a speeding ticket. They may be hoodwinked by the media just like you have been. But down deep they want to find the good in people and help their fellow man. Give them a smile and expect the best. It sure can’t hurt!

 

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Ralph

Ralph is the inspiration for Cantankerous Old Coots and is our Grand Duke of Cantankerousness

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  2 Responses to “Coots News Service-There is help out there-Just ask!”

  1. Liked the story about the hungry man Tweeting for steak. I gotta try this Twitter thing. Sounds like an episode from the Twilight Zone.
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  2. Yes, you do need to get into Twitter but I gotta argue with you Hansi. Twilight Zone episodes always ended with some evil twist. There is nothing evil about a good steak, especially after flying to Florida for a business meeting and returning the same day.

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