Weekly Good Newsletter - June 7, 2020

Re-Gifting Flowers As An Earth-Friendly Kindness Company!

Flowers really do have the power to heal! Random Acts of Flowers is a non-profit organization that recycles flowers into beautiful bouquets that are delivered to patients at hospitals, senior centers and other healthcare facilities.

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Keedron Bryant Sings His Heart Out Over Racial Injustice.

A 12-year-old gospel singer named Keedron Bryant posted an original song, "I Just Want To Live", written by his Mom, about the heartbreaking realities of being a young black man. In the wake of George Floyd's death, this boy's song has become a rallying cry.

Keedron wrote about what inspired him - "Just singing what's on my heart...hope this blesses someone,"

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These Heroes Bring "Fin-Tastic" Fun to Their Community - Only Good Heroes (E3)

OnlyGood TV presents its brand new original series, Only Good Heroes, where you'll meet some remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a difference.

In this episode, host Lucia Nazzaro talks with the Social Distancing Sharks! With their colorful costumes, positive signs and smooth dance moves, this anonymous duo has been making surprise appearances at birthday parties, local shops, firehouses, and other locations just to bring a smile during these difficult times.

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Former Victoria's Secret Model and Actress, Michelle Ray Smith, Shows Us How To Disinfect Our Homes Naturally!

Welcome to Green Clean Queen - a new OnlyGood TV series for people looking to keep their home fresh and clean without the use of toxic chemicals!

In this premiere episode, host Michelle Ray Smith highlights two common household items that might easily be overlooked when doing a a home cleanup . You will be amazed at how many bacteria per square inch typically live on these things.

But never fear,...the Green Clean Queen makes bacteria disappear!

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In Unity There Is Strength.

This #FeelGoodPhoto of the week reflects the feelings of camaraderie that we are seeing displayed by people protesting peacefully on streets across the country.

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This Minnesota Bakery Treated 2020 Grads to a Sweet Farewell!

Upset by the cancellation of graduation celebrations across the country, Bill Hanisch, the owner of Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop in the town of Red Wing, Minnesota, decided to make a custom cake for every graduating senior at nearby Red Wing High School, his alma mater.

Read how his spirit of giving has spread to graduates and cake lovers all across the state.

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This Man Is A YouTube Father Figure and Mentor to All.

Rob Kenney wanted to step in to fill the void whenever a kid needed to learn how to do something. Now, his Youtube channel called 'Dad, How Do I?', aims to teach youth the valuable lessons a Dad is meant to teach.

Read his story and check out his Youtube Channel and pick up some fatherly wisdom.

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Rescue Paw Foundation - OnlyGood TV's Charity of the Week.

After Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) in Southampton, NY made the difficult decision to suspend normal operations a few weeks ago, they needed to get creative about accommodating the many animals still in their charge.

Support The Rescue Paw Foundation so they can continue caring for cats and dogs in the shelter, while also keeping adoptive and foster families healthy enough to continue caring for the animals at home

We'll see you next week. Till then, OGTV hopes your week is Only Good!

NYC's One Tough Cookie Gets Creative with Confections!

Seven years ago, Gail Dosik left her job and followed her sweet tooth. She attended The French Culinary Institute in New York, NY, and received her grand diplôme in Pastry Arts.

"It was the best thing I ever did for myself," Gail explained. "I was immersed in doing every single day what I love to do which is working with flour, butter and sugar and creating delicious food."

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Smart Yoga Mat Promotes Growth And Learning For Kids With Special Needs

** OGTV shares this story for National Disability Week to show that with a little imagination and hard work, doors can be opened for those with special needs. **

Elizabeth Goranson is the owner and founder of Stretch What Matters, an organization which instructs yoga to children with special needs. She practiced yoga on her own, but never thought to bring it into her classroom. Her daughter Grace, who was born with special needs, gave her the idea to start Stretch What Matters.

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Art Classes Offer "Transformative" Experience To People Living With Mental Illness

** We share this story on National Special Education Day to inspire those who seek ways to heal the wounds that can't be seen. **

PeaceLove Studios is "in the peace-of-mind business," according to co-founder Jeff Sparr. A nice, simple mission statement, to be sure. But there's nothing simple about the problems that PeaceLove is trying to solve, and that's what makes the organization so important and powerful.

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Hurt Dog Inspires Hollywood Film ‘Miracle Marshall’

Marshall was abandoned, abused and starving. He was among 60 other dogs living on a property without food, water and shelter.

During the time of his rescue by Animal Planet's Confessions, he had a badly broken front leg, bite marks all over his body and a tennis ball sized hole in the side of his face. The Humane Society of Missouri came to the dogs rescue, however Marshall's injuries were so serious they required surgery before he could be put up for adoption. On the operating table, Marshall passed away...but was resuscitated and the medical team was able to repair his face and amputate his infected leg.

Today, Marshall lives in his forever home with owner Cyndi Willenbrock. "He has been my greatest teacher, and my greatest blessing," Cyndi noted.

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Series - Beauty Redefined

Dudeoir and Drag Queens On Ice! An Event for Fun and Charity (Beauty Redefined E3)

** On World Aids Day, we share this story about an Aids fundraising event that celebrates people being comfortable in their own skin. **

Drag Queens on Ice is celebrating their 8th Annual event, fundraising for local Sacramento, California charities, and showing how dressing in drag draws off of what beauty is and allows each individual to create their own persona, their own version of being beautiful.

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How This Mom Turns Tragedy Into A Lifesaving Mission

** On our National Day Of Giving, here's a story about a woman's loss and how she turned it into an opportunity to help others. **

November 9th, 2002 changed Heidi Johnson's life forever. After a tragic accident that killed her mother and left her father hospitalized for weeks, Heidi realized she had a greater calling. "You don't just wake up one day and start a non-profit. Something happens... there's a moment. I became intrigued by that moment and who these people were."

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Why Shopping Makes You Feel Good - You Should Know with Lucia Nazzaro

** Here's a short video on why shopping makes you happy to get you amped for Cyber Monday **

This just in! Retail therapy actually works! We love to give you tips and tricks to make sure you are the happiest & healthiest you can be. So here is one more, and it just may be our favorite.

In this brand new episode of You Should Know, Lucia explains how shopping really can improve your well being. Even if you don't buy anything, the positive effects are still there. So tell your spouse you don't necessarily have to spend money... even though it's more fun that way :)

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Caring Couture Makes Scarves By Employing Adults With Down Syndrome

** To highlight "Small Business Friday" here is a story about a small organization that opens its doors to people of all abilities. **

This is the ultimate story of a mothers love for her child. Boynton Beach, FL mom, Laurie Ruehlman wanted to spend more quality time with her daughter, Payton, who has Down Syndrome.

"I felt Payton was given to me for a reason," her Mom explained. "It was something bigger than just being her Mom."

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