835,000 People Today Alone

I just read an inspiring and uplifting article. A snippet:

“Every day, another 250,000 people graduate from extreme poverty, according to World Bank figures. About 300,000 get electricity for the first time. Some 285,000 get their first access to clean drinking water. When I was a boy, a majority of adults had always been illiterate, but now more than 85 percent can read.”

NY Times

I saw the link to the article at Leo @ Not All News is Bad.

With Love,



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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7 Responses to 835,000 People Today Alone

  1. JanBeek says:

    Thanks for the great link. It’s my kind of website! I’m always looking for positives. I’m going to repost this.

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for helping to spread good news and the sources of same, Jan. So much goodness and kindness goes unreported that many people are under the mistaken impression that these are some of the darkest times in history when in fact by many standards they are among the brightest.

  2. JanBeek says:

    Reblogged this on janbeek and commented:
    I’m always looking for positives. Aren’t you? Thank you, Russ Towne, for this link.

  3. ksbeth says:

    how powerful and humbling. we must always have gratitude and take nothing for granted.

  4. I appreciate Beth’s comment….and your response. Thank you for the good news Russ.

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