Like a tiny ray of light bursting out of the clouds on a dreary and dull winter day, I stumbled across a website today that made me all cheery and happy. Believe you me, this was quite an incredulous feat as I was working on a Saturday and sulking was the order of the day. Anyhow, I just happened to find this page, the idea of which immediately had me in good spirits.
The website in question is www.butthegoodnews.com. This website is a budding idea and it welcomes each person as a Good News Messiah. The idea behind the website is that, no matter how awful a story is, if you look close and hard enough, you are sure to find a silver lining, sooner or later. Which is what makes each and every person a Good News Messiah. The website gives you a chance to share your story in less than 700 words and then go on to point out how there was a silver lining, no matter how bleak. Share your good news and that will make the readers want to find their silver lining. Be the Messiah in other's life and spread the cheer!
If you think about it, we are in dire need of a revolution like this. No matter where you look, there is a barrage of depressing news and our lives are flooded with them. When we read these stories, we somehow subconsciously, start to think in the similar way. This is probably why it has become really difficult to stay optimistic in this day and age. How beautiful is this idea of being a Good News Messiah in someone else's life and making someone smile!
A group of youngsters did a short period research on newspaper dailies and found that there just wasn't enough good news. This led to the germination of the idea of providing people a platform where they can share their good news. The news can be about anything, business initiative, personal life, family story or a friendship tale etc. All you need to do in login to the website by filling in a small form and post your good news with a #BTGN which stands for But The Good News Is..
The idea of posting a good news will make you want to think and you will somehow end up finding it at an unlikely place. Like I did.
Here is my Good News
" Articleship is one of the most boring phases of a CA student. You are an underpaid and overworked subordinate and are addressed to as a clerk. I went through it too, and my experience was no different. #BTGN is that those insufferable three and half years were brightened up by the presence of 3 amazing friends I found during that period in the office. We bonded over our miseries and forged a strong bond for life! So, no matter how dark the cloud is, there is a silver lining after all.."
Click on the link and share your good news! You don't know whose day you might end up brightening!