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August 4: Positive post: share something kind or positive
What a perfect time for this post. It’s funny because the prompts were written a year ago, and while positive news is always welcome, right now I feel like the world needs a giant hug.
Here are a few things I find uplifting right now:
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.
Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho is sharing life stories, answering questions, and talking about race. He’s not sugar-coating his words, and his delivery is thoughtful, poignant, and moving. I applaud him and other Blacks who are willing to share their stories with me, a white woman. I pledge to be a better person and his videos move me.
The Holderness Family.
Need a laugh? Who doesn’t these days. The Holderness Family just keeps putting out the funniest videos. From Hamilton parodies and music mash-ups, to work-from-home woes and back-to-school decisions, the laughter doesn’t end.
The Today Show’s Good News.
Many websites and news outlets understand the news-related fatigue and are offering a kinder, gentler option for viewers. I enjoy the Today Show version which has “inspirational, uplifting, funny and happy news, photos, videos and more.”
The Return of the NBA and Nike Ad.
We are sports fans in the Twimom Household, and having the NBA back this past week was awesome! While it’s not the same as before and not all players are present, it’s still pretty darn good. And I love how the NBA is united behind Black Lives Matters, featuring wonderful Black artist versions of the National Anthem and allowing players to use their jerseys for social messages. Phrases like “Justice,” “Equality,” and “Say Her Name,” are just a few of the social justice statements being made by the players and league.
Then there is the new Nike ad that debuted during the games. It’s creative, powerful, and moving. Take a look.