“Can’t they all just get along?” is the cry going out from a chartered boat on Sept. 9 sailing up the Potomac River alongside the former swamp that is Washington, DC.
Believing that optimism and civility are in too short supply amidst the barrage of negativity in the media these days, the people on the boat are bringing some Good News to Washington.
Already, every US Senator’s office has been sent a free Good News Subscription to kick off the 15-year Anniversary of the Good News Network, launched by a mom of three in Manassas, Virginia at her lake-front home in 1997.
“Why not read all the good news headlines from around the world every morning?” says Geri Weis-Corbley, the company’s founder and president who has chartered an 85-foot yacht to try to make waves in Washington. “I want every Congressional Representative and Senator to start the day with a hopeful dose of news showing the successes and the heroes.”
The Good News Network is #1 on Google with it’s motto, “If it’s Good Deeds, It Leads”. Readers say the website rescues them from falling into depression during hard times.
Fans of the website were invited to ride along on the two-hour Potomac cruise. On board they will celebrate some folks who, in their own ways, broadcast a positive perspective — in books, in media, or in their fields of business. “I will be naming a few of them as honorary “Good News Ambassadors,” says Weis-Corbley, “And we’ll all enjoy a buffet supper and toast the arrival of good news in DC, just in the nick of time following the political conventions.”
She will announce that Good News subscriptions have been delivered to leaders on Capitol Hill along with any updates returned from their offices.
THE MEDIA is INVITED to cover the event and spread the word that civility and positive thinking are things to be admired and achieved, especially in government.
GOOD NEWS AMBASSADOR AWARDS: Lecturer and author Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, for her work in the field of positive psychology; Democratic Nominee for Alexandria City Council Allison Silberberg, for her work as the inspirational author of Visionaries In Our Midst: Ordinary People who are Changing our World.
PLEASE RSVP SOON because seating is limited.
DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2012, boarding at 5:15pm
PLACE: 1300 Maine Ave. Southwest D.C.
Link to official press release:
COLIN POWELL (former Secretary of State) wrote, “Thank you for writing your Good News. I enjoyed reading the positive stories… I’m heartened by the goodness and generosity that I see in people… Keep up your good work.”