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.
The Good News community board
Just wanted to give a shout out to Pete at Forget Me Not.
I recently went in to forget me not after suddenly and tragically losing my brother in an accident. I wanted to get an artificial wreath made for a memorial. Pete listened very sympathetically to the story and what it was I was looking for. Nothing was too much and he did everything he could to make sure it was ready in time. The end result was exactly what I wanted. Something simple but nice.
We also received the most beautiful bouquets from people who went there. The flowers lasted amazingly and far longer than I expected.
Thank you Pete your compassion and business is an absolute asset to the community.
- Cara Steines, Mudgee Area Community Group
Thank you so much to the lovely man who stopped to help me after my dog was hit by a car on Saleyards Lane today, think his name was James. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness towards Ruby getting her off the road & for driving us to the vets. To the poor people that stopped after Ruby ran out in front of your car I'm so sorry, thank you for your compassion & concern. Ruby is doing ok for now.
- Bronwyn Whale, Mudgee Community Group
Positive comments from the Mudgee Guardian Facebook page
- Renee (On Her Way) went on an early morning trail ride with her daughter and a a student, and were greeted with waves and smiles from passers by - sounds like a wonderful way to start your day!
- Rain filling Kelly Taylor's water tank has been a positive for her this week - us too! Woohoo!
- Emily Roberts-Stewart tree beginning to flower made her week - such a gorgeous site!
- Michelle Jones' heart melted when her baby granddaughter smiled at her this week - so precious!
This week's good news stories
'A really big thing': Ultimate Care listed as finalist for prestigious ABIA award
It should come as no surprise that Ultimate Care Skin and Body has been listed as a finalist in the Australian Beauty Industry Award (ABIA) with the salon host to an impressive reputation.
Thanking those who made light work in dark time for sport, Flack
While the saying 'many hands make light work' might just be a popular choice of expression for some, it was a lifestyle for the Mudgee Dragons this year who were determined to see their players do what they love.
Gulgong punters group nabs a rare spot in world's richest country-trained race
Sat around a table at the Centennial Hotel in Gulgong, surrounded by forms and other indiscriminate pieces of paper, a group of mates debate the merits of a number of country trainers and their horses.
Do you have some good news you would like to share with us? Don't hesitate and send us an email.