Times are tough, and everything can seem like it's all falling apart, hopeless and negative. But it doesn't have to be that way.
So, in an effort to try to brighten your day, we've started a project to put together a 'Good News Diary' full of the most positive stories and comments from the Mudgee Guardian every week.
Expect a new entry every Friday afternoon to cap off your week and practice a bit of self-care.
This week's good news stories
Living the dream: A passion for the death industry that will never fade
When someone asks a child 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' you might expect to hear a builder, vet, police officer, fireman, paramedic and other various jobs, but for anyone who asked Samara Watson what she wanted to be, her response was not one you would predict.
'Connect through food': Indigiearth showcasing mother earth's finest
Sharon Winsor and her award winning business are on a mission to give Mudgee a taste of mother earth.
Established in 2012, Indigearth has been taking Australia by storm with many craving the knowledge and taste of native Aboriginal food.
Mudgee Hospital joins 90-day 'Ending PJ Paralysis' campaign
A new initiative began this week at Mudgee Hospital, a 90-day campaign called "End PJ Paralysis" which aims to increase health outcomes for patients throughout their hospital stay by getting them out of bed as soon as possible, dressed and moving.
The Good News community board
Highly recommend Harry from Hallidays Plumbing Services.
Absolute top bloke! It's the second time he's come to our plumbing emergency rescue!
Support the small guns! Because their honesty and reliability towers above the rest!
- Cass Tate, Mudgee Community Group
So happy with my service at Aussie Hand Car Wash this morning! Turned my very neglected Pajero to brand new again. Plus I had a lovely breakfast while I waited. I promise I will not be leaving it this long between washes from now on given the ease and great result!!! Thank you.
- Dianne Butler, Mudgee Community Group
Positive comments from the Mudgee Guardian Facebook page
- A huge congratulations to John Charles Robert Russell who this week survived his surgery for cancer - fantastic news!
- Seeing her grandson learn to eat with a fork put a smile on Noelene Wolthers' face this week
- Congratulations are in order for Adriana Smith's daughter who was listed as a finalist in the Little Things Art Prize 2020 - "proud moment"
Do you have some good news you would like to share with us? Don't hesitate and send us an email.