Good News! Check Out My Link Up!

I have this immensely generic exciting idea!

I started my blog when I was having a frustrating day.  And I know many of the friends I’ve met online have written about far more heartbreaking times.  I’ve admired how the majority of bloggers are exceptionally friendly and supportive to anyone who’s struggling.

I also appreciate that we can celebrate our good times with each other–whether it be something large or small, serious or silly.   Who else would have listened when I shared my joy over my new nonoverflowing toilets!

So, beginning this Friday and every Friday (from now until some sporadic day I decide to stop) I’m going to be writing my Good News!   Here is the fab new button I made with my mad Picnik skilz.  It only took me a mere two hours to get my grab box to work.

Just add the button and link your Good News! posts.  There are no set rules about what or how you need to write.  You can write about multiple good happenings from the week or one memorable experience.  And if life is looking bleak, good news can be as simple as taking a bad situation and putting a new perspective on it.  Maybe finding a little hope or humor between the meltdowns.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Thinking of some good news to write about. 

Link up starts every Friday morning and stays open through the weekend.


  1. Only 2 hours?! I think the first time I made a button it took me all day to get the grab box to work 😉

    Cute idea!

  2. Great idea. We can all use some good news to get us through the winter.

  3. that is indeed good news. Ya…to spread some happiness.

  4. Love this idea!

  5. I think this is a great idea! Celebrating good news is always a great idea!

  6. Awesome idea. Now I need to work on getting some good news!

  7. I love it! You’re right, the world needs more good news:)

  8. celebrating is always a good thing.

  9. What a fab idea!! I will link up for sure 🙂
    Oh I hate grab boxes, I cannot figure it out at all 🙁 I just copy and paste!
    Looking forward to this new linky xo

    • It seems like it should be easy! But WordPress kept changing my button code every time I tried to save it. I found out it still wasn’t working right yesterday, but I think it’s fixed now, probably. 🙂 Can’t wait to read your good news Kerry!

  10. Good idea! We all need some happiness!

  11. This is such a great idea! This will be fun. Now I know what I will be posting on Fridays. Looking forward to participating.

  12. Super idea!! Can’t wait till Friday!!

  13. Great idea! I can’t wait to link up! 🙂

  14. stephanie says:

    I like this idea! I’m in 🙂

  15. AWESOME idea!

  16. This is a great idea!!! 🙂

  17. Great idea! I’m in…just got to think of some good news. 🙂

  18. I think this is a fabulous idea! I’ve been SO negative lately, I could use a reason to write something positive! I’m hooking up!

  19. Had to chuckle at your button time, I still swear you sound so much like me! Someday we really should meet up, since we are so close n all anyhow, great idea, I love it! Can’t wait for the first!

  20. Now had did you have to think of this with those 4 crazy kids? Great idea!

  21. I like this idea too! Count me in 🙂

  22. Awesome idea!!! My favorite news is good news! ;o)

  23. Awesome!! There is enough sad news, we need to give it up for all the good there is out there. Good for you for creating that button. I would never in a million years attempt something like that.

  24. ROCK ON!

  25. Great idea! One can never have enough good news! I may just link up… 🙂

  26. What a great idea! There are TOO many sad things talked about sometimes…but it’s great cuz there’s so much support…for good and bad both.

  27. Thedesertrocks says:

    Just wanted to say I know what you mean about having friends who understand the difficult times and the good times too. I hope 2012 is filled with only good times for you and your children!

  28. What a fun idea! I do like trying to find the good in things

  29. WOOHOO!!! See you Friday!!! I actually have some good news to share this week too! So exciting!

  30. Love the idea. Thanks!

  31. that looks amazing my firt two attempts took hours and they don’t look nearly as good

  32. I love your idea. It will be fun to write about good news. I get so tired of the regular news everyday; because seldom is it happy and uplifting.
    Of course, I will really look forward to the fun things you talk about.
    Blessings to you for a great idea.

  33. I’m still a little scared to try making my own button. I have been in the habit of posting a Food for Thought recipe on Fridays. How long will you keep your link open?

  34. What a great idea! Seriously!! I need to mark my calendar so that I can remember to participate!

  35. sounds like a great link up! I’m impressed with your picnik skills. I wouldn’t even know where to start.

  36. What a great idea! Good luck with your link!

  37. I think this is a great idea! I know I could use a little reminder of the good news in my life right about now!

  38. You’re wonderful Darling… Happy 2012, may it be filled with LOTS of good news! xoxo

  39. This is a wonderful idea!!! Count me in! I love it! 🙂

  40. Great idea! I tend to more focus on negative stuff in my life so it helps to write about good stuff too!

  41. Wonderful idea!

  42. That’s so fun! I think it’s great to stop and focus on the positives once in a while since it’s so easy to get caught up in the negatives.

  43. Love this idea! 🙂 Definitely linking up!

  44. Sounds fun! 🙂

  45. I really like this idea! It’s great to take time to focus on the positive!

  46. I am so impressed. I haven’t mastered a grab box yet.

  47. Aren’t those grab boxes tricky! Then, they do things on their own in the code after awhile. I’m always fixing mine. This is a great idea…count me in too!

  48. By next Friday, I should have some AMAZINGLY good news to report!

  49. good news is good!

    Impressed with your design skills!

  50. Love this positive idea!

  51. Love that idea!!

  52. Sandra Tyler says:

    I’m in, linked up! Though not sure I’ll ever post the best news …. Just news. Sometimes old:))

  53. sweet idea!! it’s always great to take time to reflect on the good things! 🙂
    hahaha, when i first wanted to create a button, i had steve figure it out. it was quite the project!!
    looking forward to your friday posts…and all the rest!!!

  54. Just found out about this so will link up next Friday – been kind of out of it recently. This is a great idea and it will keep us all positive as we look for good news, instead of the opposite!

  55. Love this idea, it’s sometimes hard for people to look past the drama of the now to see hey I actually do have a pretty good life.


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