BRINK of Greatness

By Malcolm Out Loud | The BRINK OF GREATNESS BLOG is reserved for those who shine in that moment of life.

Melinda and Bill Gates' Letter to Warren Buffett Reveals the One Thing Successful People Value Most

Bill and Melinda Gates share why "the future will surprise the pessimists."<p>In a letter last December, Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world with a personal fortune around $85 billion, urged his even richer friends Bill and Melinda Gates to share "how the two of you measure …

Philanthropy

Hold on tight, Over the edge we go! Fireman Carl tells his story...

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>PTSD is not exactly a topic that is talked about in …

Fire Fighting

Cop Shows a Student How to Tie His Tie Instead of Writing a Ticket (WATCH)

Trevor Keeney was sure that he was going to be ticketed for speeding – but then the officer gave him a lesson in tying his tie instead.The post Cop …

Good News

Mom Traveling With Four Kids Thanks Airline For Extraordinary Kindness

She said they went "above and beyond" for her family.<p>After an airline showed her “gentleness and warmth at every turn” while traveling with four kids, a mom wrote a thank-you note to show how much it meant to her.<p>On Dec. 20, Adrian Wood traveled on an American Airlines flight from Raleigh, North …

Airlines

Mom Shares Stunning Transformation 4 Years After Beating Heroin, Meth Addictions

“Never give up on yourself. Forgiveness of ourselves is essential in our recovery process."<p>It’s been four years since Dejah Hall broke a deadly spell that’s gripped millions of Americans each year. Today, you’d hardly recognized her.<p>The Glendale, Arizona, mother recently opened up about her past …

Addiction

Terminally Ill 6-yo Raises $1Mil For Medical Research: “Some kids don’t even make it to 5”

Tijn doesn't have much time left – that's why he's making it his mission to raise as much money as possible for other kids who still have a …

Medical Research

Son Thanks Mom Who Cared For His Dad For 20 Years With 20 Adventures

He and his partner are on an "amazing journey" with her in Europe.<p>One son found the most adventurous way to thank his mom for taking care of his dad after he had a stroke, and it’s no typical token of appreciation.<p>Barton Brooks is currently on a trip throughout Europe with his partner, Gregg …

Travel

Hospital Surprises Kids With Window-Washing Santa And Elves

There were lots of giggles at Nemours Children's Hospital Thursday morning.<p>The holiday season isn’t the most pleasant time to be visiting or residing in the hospital. But Thursday morning, patients at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando got a holiday surprise that made the season a little bit …

Parenting

Grieving Man Dresses as Santa Claus to Bring Gifts to Homeless New Yorkers

Mike Connell has had a tough year – so, in an effort to reclaim the Christmas spirit, he dressed up as Santa Claus and made New York City streets …

Santa Claus

Airline Uses Wonderful Holiday Ad to Surprise Wildfire Victims in Canada (WATCH)

WestJet made the fifth installment of their Christmas Miracle series about Fort McMurray wildfire victims – and the results will warm your heart.The …

Fort McMurray

4-Year-Old Fighting Brain Cancer Holds Toy Drive for Friends Still in Hospital

This brave little 4-year-old didn't forget all those left behind in the hospital—and her tiny dream ended up raising a whopping 3,000 gifts for …

Good News

Animal Shelter Celebrates When All Of Its Dogs Are Adopted In Time For Christmas

So many happy pooches!<p>There’s plenty of holiday cheer at a Colorado animal shelter after it found new forever homes for every single dog in its kennels last week.<p>The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, a non-profit shelter in Colorado Springs, managed to clear out its dog kennel two days in a …

Wildlife

Guy Records Heartwarming Moment He Surprised His Mom For Christmas

Here come the tears.<p>What makes driving over 600 miles to visit your mom for Christmas even more special? The element of surprise, of course.<p>The above video showing the moment a man’s mother realizes that the special delivery she was expecting is actually her son is an absolute joy to …

Parenting

Pregnant Waitress in Dire Straits Sees Christmas Miracle With $900 Tip (WATCH)

Since Sarah Clark's fiancé isn't able to work due to a knee injury, and their baby is due next month, the couple was worried about making ends …

Babies

Dolly Parton Offers Monthly Cash Support to Families Affected by Tennessee Wildfires

With wildfires raging through Parton's home state of Tennesse, the country singer sweetheart's foundation will donate $1K a month to affected …

Dolly Parton

This Cubs fan kept a lifelong promise to his father who passed away 20 years ago

Wayne Williams and his father made a pact that when the Chicago Cubs finally played in a World Series, they would experience it together.<p>Williams' father passed away in 1980, so when the Cubs forced a Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians, Williams drove from North Carolina to Indiana to listen to …

Chicago Cubs

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Poverty

Subway Passengers Come Together to Prepare Anxious Man For Job Interview

When a nervous man got into a panic about being late for his job interview, his fellow subway passengers opened their hearts and purses to help.The …

Good News

Grandma Texts Wrong Teen About Thanksgiving, Invites Him Anyway

And the internet is gobbling it up.<p>We’re certainly thankful for this hilarious holiday story.<p>An accidental text about Thanksgiving plans that turned into an actual invite has gone viral — receiving over 180,000 re-tweets and 300,000 likes on Twitter.<p>And the tale is as sweet as candied yams.<p>On Nov. …

Grandparents

Woman Brings Meals to Homeless Man Twice–After She Sees Him Share With Others

A chain of profound events I witnessed last night on a prosperous street in Santa Barbara made me think it must have been part of another Merry …

Good News

Firefighters Surprise Girl Who Lost Her Beloved Minnie Mouse Chair In A Fire

“We saw an opportunity to bring back a smile.”<p>After a fire damaged her Minnie Mouse chair, one lucky girl got a sweet surprise from some firefighters.<p>The Santa Clara fire department in California tweeted a video on Monday about how some of its firefighters replaced a girl’s Minnie Mouse chair with …

San Francisco Bay Area

Michael J. Fox Nails Soulful Guitar Solo, Playing With Dave Matthews For Parkinson’s Research

If you thought “Johnny Be Good” was good, check out this sweet version of “All Along The Watchtower” by Dave Matthews and Michael J. Fox.The post …

Michael J. Fox

Check Out the 10 Most Compassionate American Cities in 2016

Is your city in the top 10?The post Check Out the 10 Most Compassionate American Cities in 2016 appeared first on Good News Network.

American Cities

Watch Shirtless Hero Rescue Terrified Dog From Slipping into Icy Waters

This Russian man didn't care about possibly falling through the ice – his only focus was rescuing the dog trapped in the water.The post Watch …

Good News

This brilliant 13-year-old figured out how to make clean energy using a device that costs $5

Maanasa Mendu thinks she's cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.<p>On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective "solar leaves" design to create energy. In …

Renewable Energy

Tim Tebow Explains Why He Prayed for the Sick Baseball Fan

Yesterday, news broke of Tim Tebow praying for a man who had a seizure and became unresponsive. Now we have the details from Tebow himself. He says …

Tim Tebow

Police Officer Sees Woman Swerving in the Road So He Buys Her Dinner

Emanuel Dotch knows the importance of a good meal – so when he found this sweet old woman driving on an empty stomach, he knew what to do.The post …

Good News

15-Year-old Girl Continues Dancing Even After Amputation (WATCH)

Gabi Schull wasn't about to let her cancer keep her from dancing on pointe – even if it meant dancing with a specially-made prosthetic.The post …

Good News