What’s better than seeing tangible good news? – SCN Encourager

Okay. Winning the Lottery might be –

But receiving and seeing tangible good news EVERYDAY gets my vote.

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 7.23.05 PMAnd The Intelligent Optimist consistently delivers it in a visually appealing and easy-to-read format.

This fact alone makes this resource uplifting for me.

I’m one who definitely needs a photo or two dropped in along the way in order to have any hope of plowing through any article that looks like it’ll be nothing more than a boring scroll of long sentences jam-piled into repetitive stacks of even longer paragraphs.

I fell asleep on the couch the other night (before 9 pm!) while reading such a monstrosity.

Its awful run-ons and endless roundabouts were practically mind numbing.

When Cindy nudged me awake a couple of hours later, she gently took the article out of my hand and looked at it.

She agreed with my assessment.

“This is pretty bad,” she said. “How long did it actually take you to write it?”

Whoa! That question woke me up in a hurry.

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 7.12.37 PMBut it also made me appreciate the high value “The Intelligent Optimist” brings.

Where else are you going to get 5-7 short feature stories pulled from publications from around the world chosen solely because they inspire and amaze?

Note this one about how active kids are better learners.

Fun stuff to know.

Now… maybe you already knew about the broader benefits of play, but I bet you didn’t know that there are now solar powered generators in the desert that can even make energy in the middle of the night.

People are doing incredible things everywhere.

Our schools aren’t alone in striving to make the world better.

There are so many other examples of problem-solving and innovation that seem to align with our purpose perfectly.

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 7.16.37 PMConsider this brand new car of the future.

Not only will it go up to 40 mph –

it was totally created using a high tech 3-D printer.

I know I can’t explain how any of this works, but I’m impressed nonetheless.

And I’m also impressed that these three articles were posted by “The Intelligent Optimist” on the very same day!

They really know how to select their daily article groupings.

I’ve got to give them kudos for that.

You probably will, too.

Even if I’m now panicked that I’ll never be able to squeeze into any of those 3-D printed cars!


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active kids learn  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/283040.php

the first car created by a 3D printer http://www.treehugger.com/cars/meet-strati-worlds-first-3-d-printed-electric-car.html 

Diversity makes us smarter http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-diversity-makes-us-smarter/

solar polar generators that work at night http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/22/us-israel-solar-idUKKCN0HH1H120140922

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