Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009 Good News Posts from Margaret

Kids and their dreams

"Miami Valley (Dayton, Ohio) elementary students reflect on Martin Luther King and his 'Dream'"

Read these letters to Dr. King here...

Knights of Columbus 'Coats for Kids' Program to Aid Needy Children

"The Knights of Columbus will distribute thousands of coats beginning next week to needy children as part of the organization's "Coats for Kids" program.

The Knights of Columbus has purchased 7,800 coats from OshKosh B'gosh and London Fog and will distribute them through local Knights councils in several US cities beginning in Washington, DC on January 19, which has been designated National Day of Service."

Click to read more of this story.

Obama prods nation to service on inauguration eve

"On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama visited wounded troops at a military hospital, helped paint a wall at a shelter for homeless teens and paid tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the civil rights leader's national day. He said there can't be 'idle hands' at a time of national hardship and pledged to make the government do its part."

Read more of this story here...

How Obama can inspire a nation

"An inaugural speech gives an incoming president a rare opportunity to reach out to all the people, to cite our common problems and suggest how he will lead us to conquering them. Often the rhetoric of the address is so dramatic that it produces words that become part of the American language."

Click here to read this commentary from Marshall Loeb.

Mood Foods: Healthy Foods to Brighten Your Day

"Can foods change your mood? According to several studies, it seems that a person’s choice of food is usually dictated by his state of mind. Conversely, food and nutrition are key factors in your brain’s behavior. Judith Wurtman, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), researched how foods alter one’s mood by changing the levels of specific brain chemicals – dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin - called neurotransmitters."

Read more of this story here...

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