Good News Denver
Yesterday at Sloan’s Lake I met 2 young men who were about 16 years old. They were walking and smiling and talking and just looked happy. I smiled at them because they were just happy and they smiled back.
One said, “It sure is hot out here!” It was at least 95 degrees, I asked if they were hanging out at the park and the other said “No, my car broke down and we are heading back to the mechanic to pick it up. The good news is they got it running!”
I was picking up my open house sign and putting it in my trunk and they said, “Well, hope you have a good day!”
I said, “You too. Do you need help?”
They said, “Nope, we are getting a scooter to get to the mechanic.” And yes, half a block away, as I was pulling up to the light, they were getting on their apps to get the scooters.
Conversations that matter
Last Sunday I stopped after a walk to get a salad and the 19-ish-year-old waiter and I had the best conversation. He sure was a happy kid. Excited to get back to school, and loved his job waiting (I could tell by his service). We talked about his studies (he is studying acting). We talked about how COVID impacted his age group and school and we little had such a good conversation I left there thinking we really are in good hands with this younger generation.
Since COVID I’ve believed that the kids in school during that time will make significant changes to our world and I believe that is a few years off but having the young men just reminded me, when we know there is good in the world, good shows up.
Both were moments when I least expected the kindness I received from kids who easily could have stayed in their own little bubbles and not given me a moment of their time.
Go find it this week. Find something good. I always want to know the Good News stories, so share them with me!! You can text me, message me, call me…whatever works for you.