I’m approximately 20,000 words behind on NaNoWriMo and it’s the week of Thanksgiving. One of these is why I’m phoning it in with a short (but GOOD!) post for Two For Tuesday.
What is Two For Tuesday? You post two of anything. Doesn’t matter what it is, they don’t have to be related. And since I’m apparently incapable of sharing only two things with you, I’m going to call this one (Two for Tuesday)^2.
Good News. Times Two.
These days, spending about 45 seconds on any news site is enough to send you reaching for the Prozac. Sometimes, you may need reminding that there is good stuff happening too. I know I do. I recommend these sites:
- Happy News – This site has posts in all areas of news, including columns. I suggest the Reasons to Be Hopeful column. Thanks to my Phi Rho sister Becky for pointing me toward this site.
- Tonic – This website has good news as well, but is more along the lines of encouraging others to be a positive force in the world. Right now they have a widget running at the top of the page where you can answer the question, “Who is your hero?”
Cool Project. Times Two
- #reverb10 This one is for all my creative types out there. It’s an annual online event designed to “reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.” In summary, they’ll post a prompt every day in December and they want YOU to respond to it with a blog post, a photo, a poem, a tweet, or any other medium you want. If you sign up for this one, let me know and I’ll link to you in the sidebar (under the #reverb10 badge over there <–) when it gets closer to December.
- how i knew you were the one – People post short messages about how they knew their significant other was “the one.” A little corny, yes, but fun when you’re in the mood for something sappy that will make you believe in love again. 🙂
So there you have it. It seemed I was getting nothing but bad news and everybody was in a bad mood, so I wanted to do a 100% happy post.
What are some of your favorite websites when you need to be cheered up and/or have your faith in humanity restored?