Happiness & Hope

Need a pick-me-up? These feel-good tales of people changing the world for the better will restore your confidence in humanity and put a spring in your step.

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The Wonder is in Your Eyes, Not in the Scene!

Could the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences matter more than the experiences themselves? It seems all we need is a little perspective and mindset shift to make the most of life. Here's an incredible story of how one man did exactly that.
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Non-Speaking Valedictorian Gives College Commencement Speech

College commencement ceremonies highlight the transition from being a student to going out into the real world. The moving speech at Rollins College – a private college in Winter Park, Florida – on May 8, 2022, admonished the graduates to use their own voices and serve others. It was especially poignant because the valedictorian is a non-speaking autistic woman who never said a word.
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CODA Wins Three Oscars, ‘Unmuting’ the Deaf World

A sweet coming-of-age film has captivated audiences, including the judges at the Academy Awards. Following Ruby, a hearing teenage girl with deaf parents and a deaf brother, CODA is shining a wonderful light on the deaf community and sweeping this year's awards season.
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The Surfing Therapy Dog Helping Those with PTSD and Autism

Ricochet the therapy dog's work takes place not on the couch, but on the waves! Hopping on the surf board of those with PTSD or autism, Ricochet's presence provides the confidence people need to overcome the challenges they face. Check it out to see how we can get by with a little help from man's best friend.
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