Given the constant bombardment of “bad” news we all get (some of which comes from me talking about dumb education policy, etc.) it is understandable that sometimes we want to turn off the TV, put down the newspaper and throw our I pad in the trash.

But honest, there is a lot of good in the world around us.  If you don’t think so, just visit a school and see the excitement in a teacher’s face as they tell you about the light “coming on” for one of their students.

And here is an amazing story from the Washington Post that tells us about Deborah Fellman in  Richmond, VA.  Known by all as Debs, she  is a balloon artist.  One of those gifted people who twists and shapes balloons into amazing shapes and sculptures.

Unfortunately she learned just last November that she has a rapidly spreading cancer and her life expectancy went from years to weeks.  As this news became known the nation’s tight-knit family of balloon twisters put a plan quickly in place..  At least 50 of them descended on Richmond to honor Debs by creating a giant balloon sculpture in a local mall.  They came from as far away as Los Angeles and Seattle to express their love and admiration for their friend.

It is well  worth your time to read the article.