The Grind :: Things to Smile about on a Friday in July

With all the horrible headlines lately, we need some good news more than ever.  Today, I'm searching high and low for some uplifting things to share with all of you to reaffirm the good outweigh the unkind. Share your positive thoughts and finds in the comments section below, or you can email me.


The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up.
— Mark Twain
Mark Twain...not Colonel Sanders

Mark Twain...not Colonel Sanders



  • Smile...this Sunday, the 17th is National Ice Cream Day and here are some deals being offered.
  • 9 Stories that show us why we should see the best in people.
  • The Brooklyn Public Library has a program called TeleStory which allows incarcerated parents to read to their children while simultaneously promoting literacy.
  • To be happier, the science says focus on what makes you miserable.
  • While everyone is focusing on the Pokemon Go phenomena, I think this New Jersey housewife may have the next big thing...introducing "Chardonnay Go".
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story released a behind the scenes "Celebration Reel" video which gives us all hope in a different kind of way:

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  • I can't hold out any longer sharing this toddler working out with Rocky.
  • I'm absolutely 100% for "Politeness-based" pricing.
  • These employees got a huge raise then decided to pay it forward to their CEO. Now, he has a new Tesla in his garage.
  • We'll close out the week with a Ryan Gosling slow serenade. It's the dark yet calming trailer for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's third movie together. La La Land is out this December.

Have some ice cream with someone you love this weekend.