A good friend of mine recently forwarded a great newsletter called The Week in Good News.

If you are familiar with our Designer of Reality stories you will know that we believe that spreading positive news is the best way to “positively” transform our world.  Every “happy” story sends ripples of love and appreciation out into cosmos.  We are surrounded by “bad news”.  There is an army of people who spend their lives searching for and chronicling every tragedy and unfortunate event they can find – the more awful the better for ratings it would seem.  Those “bad news” stories have many people fearing or at least anxious about the days ahead.

Why do so many people focus on and want to share all the bad news?  It is because most of us are run by a basic operating system, commonly called the ego, which originated in a time when survival was much more difficult.  If you didn’t know about all the dangerous things in your world, a shorter lifespan was inevitable.  The prime directive for our ego basic operating system is to protect us from harm.  Therefore that part of your brain wants to be aware of all the bad stuff so it can try and protect you from it.  Sadly, we now live in a world where we are bombarded non-stop by the stories generated by a highly sophisticated and professional army of people who are ready to feed your fears.  You need to remember that your brain works very much like an electronic computer – everything taken in by your senses is programming how you think and respond to the world.

Since what you believe about the world creates your “reality” the continuous input of problems and anguish can create a very depressing world view.  It is very important to realize that the way you think affects all of your actions and outcomes.  Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking “reality” just is because there are no two people who live in the exact same reality.  Reality is whatever you believe it to be and your outcomes will always fall in line with your beliefs and expectations.  This is why it is so important to counteract all that negative programming with more positive, hopeful input.  One of the most effective ways to change your outlook for the better is to just turn off the “news”.  If you won’t do that at least provide that bio-computer of yours with as much “good news” as you can find.

For this reason we applaud Des Shoe and The New York Times for their “act of kindness” by being determined to be a powerful “bearer of good news”.  Thank you!

Des Shoe


Des Shoe

Bearer of good news

Good morning, and welcome to The Week in Good News.
As I’ve listened to your feedback over the last several months, I’ve heard so many wonderful ideas and suggestions for what you want to read here and how to make this newsletter really special.
Many of you have said that you want to read more about simple, everyday kindness. So here’s something I’d like to try: Will you, the readers of this newsletter, share a recent act of kindness you’ve experienced in your life? It could be an uplifting word from a stranger, a helping hand or a Good Samaritan stepping in.
Tell us what happened in this encounter and what it meant to you. Send your acts of kindness to goodnews@nytimes.com; I’ll read them and select one or two to share in next week’s roundup. (If you’d prefer that your entry not be published, please let me know.)
I’m really looking forward to hearing from you all.
— Des