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
Thank you to the lovely person that put this on my windscreen today in the big w parking lot. I got my dad to check it for me, pumped it back up and so far so good. Thank you!
- Libby Casandra Yates, Mudgee Area Community Group
Just want to thank the lovely lady who handed my hubby's wallet into the ladies at Big W.
- Jenny Johnson, Mudgee Area Community Group
Thank you to the SES and police for coming out to try and help free a red rumped parrot in a down drain pipe yesterday.
We really appreciated you coming out to do all you could to help a concerned member of the public and a bird in distress.
We think the bird managed to escape down the storm drain to the road. So although I (WIRES volunteer) didn't actually have a bird to physically rescue, it was heart warming to know there are good people in the community willing to help a native animal.
To the SES and Mudgee Police thank you.
- Holly Manwaring, Mudgee Area Community Group
Comments on Mudgee Guardian Facebook post
- Rebecca Dale's week was that bit brighter because she was caring for two little surrendered kittens - aw, how adorable!
This week's good news stories
'Absolutely unreal': Mudcrabs women break 20 year Country Championships drought
It was a winning weekend for the Mudgee Mudcrabs women's 30s squad, taking out the senior women's division of the NSW Touch Country Championships.
Finalists | Siblings get audience's brain ticking in 90 second Eureka film
Putting their scientific skills to the test, St Matthews Catholic School students Jessica and Zacharie Nippress have got their audience's brains ticking with their 90 second film that has been listed as a finalist in a prestigious scientific competition.
In a class of their own | Robert Oatley strike gold at Royal Adelaide Wine Show
True to its character, Robert Oatley Vineyards' Montrose Mudgee Black Shiraz 2018 has shone through hundreds of competing wines to be awarded the trophy for best shiraz in the 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
Do you have some good news you would like to share with us? Don't hesitate and send us an email.