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Chloe 08-15-2010 11:59 AM

We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
[Moderator mode] At the request of forum members, we've reserved a place here for all your good news news stories. :) [/moderator]

Horses for Heroes
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The Horses for Heroes program at Camp Kostopulos in Emigration Canyon helps vets from the Salt Lake VA shrug off their worries for awhile.

Navy veteran Kevin Beus says he sank into a shell of isolation several years ago after a hereditary disease and a subsequent stroke sapped him of strength, balance and confidence, and left him with painful arthritis.

"You bond with the horse so much that you both take care of each other," he says.

Beus credits the Horses for Heroes program, and his bond with the horse Jubilee, for helping him stretch his legs again and reach out physically and socially. He looks at ease as he gallops through the Camp Kostopulos, riding arena bareback.

"The first time I came up," he says, "it brought back memories I had lost from the stroke."

"Horses just have this magical power where people don't worry what the horse is thinking about them. They just get to be friends." - Vanessa Russell, program coordinatorBeus is visually impaired, but he focuses on the fun task at hand and leaves his disability behind when he rides. He says it reminds him of positive experiences he had with horses when he was younger.

"When I come up here, it makes it so I forget about the pain for a little while," Beus says.
ksl.com - Horses for Heroes helping Utah veterans recover

Feel good stories are nice to read as rare as they are to come across huh?:thumbsup Could we have a yellow sticky place for good news finds to post? Sometimes I just want to read something good.

mlurp 08-15-2010 12:27 PM

Re: Horses for Heroes helping Utah veterans recover
 
I'm sorry for not mentioning the title sooner Chloe.. The idea you had for a new thread which members could place decent and good news stories in was and is still a great Idea.

But it needs the proper title so others can notice it. As it is now just a post about Vets and horses.

Which is good. BUt the title has to say what you want the ongoing thread to be if you want it to become a sticky thread..

HINT to our great mods... :D

So I hope they move it to the newer thread I will title as "ALL The Good News"

And give credit to you for the idea. And I can hope they will move your post here into the new one....

Chloe 08-15-2010 12:36 PM

Re: Horses for Heroes helping Utah veterans recover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172800)
I'm sorry for not mentioning the title sooner Chloe.. The idea you had for a new thread which members could place decent and good news stories in was and is still a great Idea.

But it needs the proper title so others can notice it. As it is now just a post about Vets and horses.

Which is good. BUt the title has to say what you want the ongoing thread to be if you want it to become a sticky thread..

HINT to our great mods... :D

So I hope they move it to the newer thread I will title as "ALL The Good News"

And give credit to you for the idea. And I can hope they will move your post here into the new one....


Thanks Mlurpy it would be nice if you have a bad day to be able to browse a thread where Op's have posted only the good news and feel good stories, I imagine you will post some really interesting uplifting ones being the news sleuth that you are;)

alan 08-15-2010 12:43 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 

mlurp 08-15-2010 12:46 PM

All good news stories
 
Chloe PMed me earlier about starting a running thread about "GOOD NEWS" we find. She started it but the TITLE can't be changed...

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...s-recover.html

I think it is a good idea but forgot to tell here it is all in the TITLE... So in trying to help I give the credit to Chloe for this new thread, which we both hope is made into a sticky.

And that requires as many members as possible to post any GOOD NEWS stories which might not fit elsewheres into this thread which was Chloe's idea.

So please get on board and lets get some decent/good news stories posted, much thanks... :thumbsup

Here is my first post in this "hopefully" new ongoing thread..

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How to Retire Comfortably for Under $1,500 a Month

.............. On Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:41 pm EDT.................................

Jason and Elizabeth Pearce moved from Canada to Belize three years ago. They bought a piece of property on the sea. A year later, they built a house. Today, they live in a beautiful Santa Fe adobe-style home with gardens all around.

[See 10 Places to Reinvent Your Life in Retirement .]

The pair lives very comfortably, without wants or financial worries. They've had no trouble making friends in their new community because the folks in Belize speak English. They eat out three or four times a week. They barbecue lobster and filet mignon at home. They have reliable Internet to keep them connected to the outside world. By choice, they do not have a television. "I used to think that the news was important," Jason explains. "But not anymore." The retired couple has a maid and a gardener, each of whom visit once a week.

And here's the best part. Jason and his wife are living on their Social Security income alone. In fact, they're living on Jason's Social Security income alone. Elizabeth's Social Security check goes into savings each month.

[See 7 Affordable Places to Retire Abroad.]

Everyone's spending habits are different, but here's a sample monthly budget for a couple living a comfortable expatriate lifestyle in Belize:

--Rent: $300

--Utilities, telephone, and Internet: $500 (Your biggest expense in this country.)

--Groceries: $150

--Health insurance: $50

--Entertainment: $100

--Car expenses: $300

One of the most appealing things about Belize as an overseas retirement choice is that it can make sense even if you're nowhere near conventional retirement age. Through Belize's Qualified Retired Persons program you can establish foreign residency as young as age 40.

Belize is a beautiful little country. It's a peaceful, eco-tourist retreat home to more than 540 species of birds, 4,000 species of flowering plants, and 700 kinds of trees. Nearly 40 percent of the country is protected as parkland and natural preserves. Belize boasts the second-largest barrier reef in the world. This incredible underwater resource teems with colorful fish, coral, and unusual marine life, making the waters off this country's coast a fisherman's and diver's paradise.

[See 6 Reasons to Retire Overseas.]

Despite all these natural attractions, Belize has managed to remain largely off the world's radar. It's a small country of about 350,000 people. It's also a young country, having gained independence from Great Britain in 1981. There are a lot of market niches waiting to be filled. Living here, you'll discover that life can be not only super affordable, comfortable, and adventure-filled, but also full of potential.

Retirees in Belize are finding many interesting and sometimes lucrative ways to fill their days. Lara Lennon moved to Belize from Philadelphia in 2006 and developed a luxury swimwear line, Lemon Crush Belize. "Sitting on a friend's porch in San Pedro chatting about this and that in our tropical lives, I realized something: There existed nowhere in Belize a place to shop for dress bathing suits, the kind glamorous enough for a beach wedding or special enough for a honeymoon," Lennon says.
...........................................CONTINU ED................................................ .
How to Retire Comfortably for Under $1,500 a Month - Yahoo! Finance

There are 4,119 comments with other ideas on retirement and great living on the cheap at the bottom of the site.

Thanks salty...........

mlurp 08-15-2010 12:52 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Now I'm :confused as I started another one for you... So please move what I started into this thread.... Thanks.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...tml#post172806

Chloe 08-15-2010 12:59 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172808)
Now I'm :confused as I started another one for you... So please move what I started into this thread.... Thanks.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...tml#post172806

Belize sounds nice even for those not ready to retire, good find mlurpy, your awesome !:thumbsup

mlurp 08-15-2010 01:34 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chloe (Post 172809)
Belize sounds nice even for those not ready to retire, good find mlurpy, your awesome !:thumbsup

I have for over 20 years now considered moving there myself. They use the dollar and if any read the entire post they would know I waited to long and should give it REAl thought NOW.

As should others... :D

What held me back was I love America.. But the one I grew up in and fought for, not what is America today...

A bunch of I want it my way and first, I'm right and don't care about others etc. etc.

Not that what I grew up in or fought for was so great, as it was built on lies to.

But... No let me place these thoughts in the proper place. Friends and I have talked about this several times, last night being the last time.

And what I think isn't part of the "good news" this thread is suppose to be about...

Now Chloe and Pat start that networking you women are good at and get others to post in this thread... Send them PM's... :D

And please none to me... To time consuming for me...
:D

alan 08-15-2010 02:08 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172815)
I have for over 20 years now considered moving there myself. They use the dollar and if any read the entire post they would know I waited to long and should give it REAl thought NOW.

As should others... :D

What held me back was I love America.. But the one I grew up in and fought for, not what is America today...

A bunch of I want it my way and first, I'm right and don't care about others etc. etc.

Not that what I grew up in or fought for was so great, as it was built on lies to.

But... No let me place these thoughts in the proper place. Friends and I have talked about this several times, last night being the last time.

And what I think isn't part of the "good news" this thread is suppose to be about...

[B]Now Chloe and Pat start that networking you women are good at and get others to post in this thread... Send them PM's... :D

And please none to me... To time consuming for me... [/B]:D

I seldom promote threads. I let them stand on their own merit. Some of mine have failed miserably, some have been much more popular than I ever thought possible.

Chloe 08-15-2010 02:16 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172815)
I have for over 20 years now considered moving there myself. They use the dollar and if any read the entire post they would know I waited to long and should give it REAl thought NOW.

As should others... :D

What held me back was I love America.. But the one I grew up in and fought for, not what is America today...

A bunch of I want it my way and first, I'm right and don't care about others etc. etc.

Not that what I grew up in or fought for was so great, as it was built on lies to.

But... No let me place these thoughts in the proper place. Friends and I have talked about this several times, last night being the last time.

And what I think isn't part of the "good news" this thread is suppose to be about...

Now Chloe and Pat start that networking you women are good at and get others to post in this thread... Send them PM's... :D

And please none to me... To time consuming for me...
:D

Yeah America ain't what it used to be but worth fighting for, still Belize is a nice alternative.


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