The Good in our world.

Discussion in 'Loss of Spouse' started by David Hughes, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    I started this journey of trying to cheer myself up and in turn realized my own sister needed help as well. So everyday I have called her and talked to her and shared what I have found that might make her a bit less sadder. My sister Marcia is such a giving person sometimes to her own detriment. So I wanted her to feel better while at the same time helping me as well.

    There are times in all of our lives we need a helping hand, an encouraging word, a break from what we are doing - in short we take so many things for granted in the world all around us. The loss of a loved one is awful, no amount of time will truly replace that hole we now have in our world. No persons words are better than your own personal feelings. We hurt, we miss, we cry, we need, we yearn, and we wonder why.

    I have no perfect answer, but what I have tried to do since the loss of the one who was my world, I try to find a way to cope with this loss. Sure I see those around me, going about their lives and I sometimes wonder why can't I get beyond this.

    To me the one thing I have done is seek out ways to make each day easier to face. I can't walk in your shoes and you can't in mine. So what do I do each day to make it to the end of that day. I watch videos, and read stories that others have shared and it helps me understand that our world is so complex.

    I never realized how many wonderful things happen in our world on a daily basis. There are people who give of themselves to others who are in need. They are the unspoken and unseen heroes it is so easy to overlook.

    There are those in the world who do so many wonderful things. I would like to share this prepared video for you. Even though it may be from another part of world, or in a language you might not understand, the actions you witness are of caring and giving.

    (this was posted by Sally Jones on Apr 24, 2014)

    This is a varied video of people helping others:

    (this video was posted by Jaymi McCann 14:40, 22 NOV 2013)

    I will seek out and find stories and/or videos to share with you.
  2. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    Before we come to the next good deed I want to share with you some music.

    Bryson Andres Performing "Halo" at candlelight vigil
    YouTube · 2,413,000+ views · 2/20/2012 · by illaskatv

    There are wonderful people among us who go out of their way to rescue animals in need of help. Rarely do we hear of them or their efforts. It takes a special type of person to care enough to help a wounded animal.

    Warning: The following video is graphic at the beginning, so please don't watch if you are bothered by seeing a wounded creature. If however, you can watch, you will be filled with happiness as you see the beautiful end results.

    One day perhaps you may have the chance to help.
  3. paul tinker

    paul tinker Well-Known Member

    David these are incredible. Very uplifting. Yes, our hearts are in pain but your videos go to that pain. I hope you keep posting them. I also think this a beautiful way to honor your most wonderful wife. She would be so pleased. Nice job and Thankyou.
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  4. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    So many GOOD things happen in the world around us each and everyday. It is easy to not realize how tremendous things occur that we never may hear about. This is a story of 15 events that happened and some of you may not be aware.

    FIONA MACDONALD , 6 OCT 2018 Published this article with pictures and a video. I hope you enjoy them.

    At this point in my life my main interests in music has sought refuge in those who play the violin. There are musicians out there who make music that talks to your soul. I hope you enjoy this next music piece.

    Lindsey Stirling
    Published on Feb 23, 2012
  5. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    Inspiration - there are those among us who have had a life altering tragedy befall them. This is one such amazing girl who adapted her love for music to meet that awful event and overcome it.

    The World's Best Published on Feb 3, 2019 3,523,300 views
  6. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    One reason I show musical artists is because of the good they bring to our world. Some of them have at one time or another played out in the public, day and/or night, in many types of weather and an unrestricted audience.

    You and I could be there enjoying that performance. You might see an open case or a can that you can donate to them, but always remember they are not requiring you to give.

    Many artists use these street shows to spread the word of mouth about them, while at the same time providing us with some form of entertainment. I have watched so many of these public performances now that the one thing I enjoy is seeing how those present are smiling, perhaps dancing, and capturing a video.

    You can't put a value on making someone days, but you yourself can live through the joy of others as well as yourself. Giving artists are amazing. So the next time you are out and about why not check out and watch and enjoy a performer or two.

    This performer is only 10 years old. Look at the parents as they enjoy the children who are dancing having a good time.

    Lambada 2019 - Karolina Protsenko - Violin - Street Performance - Kaoma
    8,342,366 views Karolina Protsenko Violin Published on May 13, 2019

    In this performance she plays and her mother is on keyboard. See the audience again. One girl on the left is so amazed she puts her hand over her mouth. The reactions are just a beautiful sight to behold.

    Can You Feel the Love Tonight (From "The Lion King") - Karolina Protsenko - Violin Cover
    276,719 views Karolina Protsenko Violin Published on Jul 20, 2019

    My violin cover of ”Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (From "The Lion King"). This movie is one of my favorite ❤️! Here, my mom is accompanying me on piano. I hope you like our performance together ‍!!!
  7. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    This day brings terrible memories for many of us. My heart goes out to everyone who personally lost someone during that unfortunate act of terrorism. We will never forget. I will try to provide some form of comfort in music.

    Imagine Dragons - Believer for violin and piano (COVER) 6,005,055 views Alison Sparrow
    Published on Aug 19, 2017

    This next melody is hauntingly beautiful.

    Demo 2 - Freedom To Love (American) 1,212 views Bryson Andres
    Published on Nov 2, 2018 Subscribed 170K

    I’ve been asking fans what they want to hear me write songs about #violin #cosmos

    This was my response, showing my YouTube name. Dave Gamer
    Life on the street, the struggles man endures or overcomes to survive, seeking a new life or freedom, and the search for love, love lost, found and won. So many things people yearn to hear. Music is the way to so many things. We express ourselves through others words and music that we hear. You Bryson are a wealth of musical ability. You can create, share and give to others. Never stop believing - no matter what in life.

    This next song is about a little boy that misses his grandmother.

    COCO (Recuérdame) ❤ VIOLIN COVER! Martha Psyko 1,871,905 views
    Anime Martha Psyko Published on Jan 4, 2018

    These are the words in English:
    Verse 1 - Remember me, though I have to say goodbye
    Remember me, don't let it make you cry
    For even if I'm far away, I hold you in my heart
    I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart
    Remember me, though I have to travel far
    Remember me, each time you hear a sad guitar
    Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be
    Until you’re in my arms again, remember me

    Verse 2 - If you close your eyes and let the music play
    Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away
    If you close your eyes and let the music play
    Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away
    If you close your eyes and let the music play
    Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away

    Final Verse - Remember me, for I will soon be gone
    Remember me, and let the love we have live on
    And know that I'm with you the only way that I can be
    So, until you're in my arms again, remember me
  8. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    I have given this much thought. For days on end I had viewed many videos looking for those that made me happier.
    Even though my wife is no longer on this Earth, seeing others begin the journey similar to what we shared makes me just all sorts of happy.

    There is nothing more beautiful and Good In Our World, than falling in love and asking that person to be with you for the rest of your life.

    Many artists have made special songs for such occasion, and still others have made the proposal in a movie preview. People in love find a way to reach out to the one they love. Today I am going to share with you some of them captured magical moments.

    Epic Proposal Flash Mob - Guy joins in and is AMAZING! 15,412,594 views
    Club Mob Published on Dec 22, 2018

    We had an absolute blast preparing for this very special flash mob in Leicester Square...because Romi had no idea her boyfriend, Bharat, was even in the country, so we knew it would be a major surprise!

    But even better was the fact that Bharat turned out to be a pretty great dancer, which he kept quiet until his rehearsal with us, where he blew the whole Club Mob team away. It was his idea to wear masks, and the crowd in Central London went wild when his identity was revealed, and Romi couldn't believe her eyes. Congratulations on your engagement guys!

    Luminance Wedding Films Published on Sep 1, 2015

    Travis held nothing back when planning his proposal to his girlfriend Kila. He always said it would be over the top and he sure did pull it off. Kila joined her friends one Friday afternoon, thinking she was going to the movies to celebrate a friend's birthday, when much to her surprise, during the second preview she hears familiar voices and wonders "what the heck" is going on. Watch how Kila reacts to the trailer and how utterly beautiful Travis' live proposal was to her. Congratulations Kila and Travis!

    StudioMelrose Published on Jun 4, 2018

    She thought we were seeing a movie... She didn't expect me to POP THE QUESTION!

    I knew I needed to create the most special proposal for the most amazing woman! I took her to a movie one afternoon, and played a movie trailer... however, this movie had an unexpected surprise! She was SHOCKED. Hope you love her reaction as much as I did!

    Zac Zlatic Published on Jul 25, 2016
  9. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    It is so easy to miss amazing things that happen each day of our lives. This is a tribute to those among us who have come to help. There are ordinary people who have went beyond the normal and gave of themselves. My gratitude goes out to these special people.

    There Are Still Good People In The World [Inspirational Video] 9,986 views
    Mythmakerone Published on Jun 19, 2014

    All of these people are heroes! I love all of them!

    There Are Still Good People In The World.. 294,872 views
    Scoop Published on Jan 18, 2019

    There Is Still Good People in The World... 617,503 views
    Scoop Published on Dec 21, 2018

    There Is Still Good People in The World...
    Photos That’ll Remind You That There Is Good People in the World 1,720,327 views
    Scoop Published on Sep 22, 2018

    Perhaps at some point you heard and witnessed this amazing group of artists giving of

    USA for Africa - We are the World 161,679,546 views
    kamikatze07 Published on Apr 5, 2008

    USA for Africa
    (c) 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa

    Another time Artists gave of themselves


    We Are The World 25 For Haiti - Official Video 254,950,165 views
    wearetheworld Published on Feb 12, 2010

    Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) "We Are The World 25 For Haiti", in which Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

    Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.

    The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.

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    ...and lastly (but not the end)


    We Are The World (2018) - Channel Aid with Kurt Hugo Schneider & YouTube Artists
    2,905,417 views ChannelAid Premiered Dec 18, 2018

    Recorded on November 27th, 2018 in Studio A at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Channel Aid created with over 30 other artists a new version of worlds famous charity song “We are the World”. It has now been 33 years since Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie created this Masterpiece.

    For Channel Aid it was time to show that the online world is working hand by hand when it comes to important things. With this video we are raising donations for children and people with disabilities in this world. The song & video is produced by YouTube Legend Kurt Hugo Schneider and his incredible Team.

    Over 30 artists and performers came from all around the world to support this project. All together have more than 50 million subscribers and 8.5 billion views on YouTube. The recording of We Are The World embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 33 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to raise donations for a good cause!

    On behalf of Channel Aid we would love to thank everyone who joined this incredible production. We want to thank everyone who watched this video, subscribed to the channel or donated for our Go Fund Me campaign. Thank you to YouTube Music Germany for making this possible!

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  10. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    At the end of each day, during that day many things happen all around us. We may witness something good, hear of it from another, perhaps see it on the news, but make no mistake about it - There is so much Good In Our World. All you need do is have a little faith.

    There Are Still Good People Among Us In Our World||By Draco
    2,827 views •Published on Mar 17, 2019 Draco

    20 Good News Stories from around the World 22,319 views
    •Published on Apr 4, 2017
    Chris Hadfield’s twitter account:

    Our world is evolving and there are many unseen and unknown people who work tirelessly to make a better world for us all.

    10 Good Things In Our World That Are Getting Better
    1,347 views •Published on May 30, 2018
    Underknown 16K subscribers

    Music expresses our feelings - this song is a tribute to people.

    Luke Bryan - Most People Are Good (Lyric Video)
    13,791,737 views • Published on Nov 5, 2017
    Luke Bryan 2.4M subscribers
  11. paul tinker

    paul tinker Well-Known Member

    David great stuff and I have forwarded a few of these.
  12. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    Thanks Paul. I will keep them coming and feel free to forward, but please make sure you keep the credits so the owners don't complain.
  13. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    I believe, I have faith, and I forgive - to all my brothers and sisters all across the world.

    We experience the world around us in many ways. Some experiences are obvious, while others might be vague. While we are here on Earth, I hope you have the time to experience your life to the fullest.

    This is a song by Luke Bryan for all of us who have lost someone.

    Luke Bryan - Drink A Beer (Official Music Video)
    31,049,322 views •Published on Dec 16, 2013
    Luke Bryan 2.4M subscribers

    5 Short Stories That Show the World Is a Good Place

    39,889 views •Published on Feb 7, 2019
    BRIGHT SIDE 29.7M subscribers

    Strange and wonderful things happen to all of us from day to day, and sometimes these special little moments just have to be shared. We at Bright Side never cease to be inspired by those little stories that reveal what makes ordinary people happier. That’s why we gathered a few of them together here for you. These 5 short stories prove no matter what’s happening around, there’s always a place for a miracle and kindness.

    Good People In The World To Restore Your Faith In Humanity
    39,153 views •Published on Mar 10, 2019
    Viral Bits 255K subscribers

    Amazing Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity PART 2
    672,359 views •Published on Feb 17, 2018
    Adriana Minadi 80.3K subscribers

    These amazing photos will restore your faith in humanity and remind you that perhaps we aren't all that bad, after all.
    An act of kindness that you ask people to pay forward instead of back can travel a long, long way!
    I love to see wonderful examples of human kindness!

    The World is Full of Good People!
    37,456 views •Published on Aug 7, 2016
    Rob Greenfield 115K subscribers
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    David Hughes Active Member

    Random Acts of Kindness - Faith In Humanity Restored - Good People 2019 Part 3
    447,072 views •Published on Jul 13, 2019
    TheSoundProject 380K subscribers

    Real Life Heroes - Faith In Humanity Restored - Good People 2019 Part 4
    2,625,483 views •Published on Aug 4, 2019
    TheSoundProject 380K subscribers

    why humans are amazing - Random Acts of Kindness videos
    367,994 views •Published on Jul 18, 2017
    wonder worlds
    Our World Matters to us all. It is ours to share with one another. Here is two songs that state the obvious - We are ONE.

    John Mayer - Waiting On the World to Change (Official Music Video)
    42,306,014 views •Published on Oct 3, 2009
    John Mayer 1.59M subscribers

    One Tribe (Black Eyed Peas)
    197,851 views •Published on Sep 27, 2009
    Vincent McNeeley
    This is a photo story I created for my English class featuring Black Eyed Peas song One Tribe. I Hope I can spread awareness about the human race as a whole, and how we must unite and spread peace. Thank you for watching, btw I did get an A+ on the Project :)
  15. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    I wanted to share this with you all.

    How I came about liking violin music so much. I was trying to find something that satisfied my feelings deep inside of me. Songs with words are tremendous and powerful. But what I learned over time as I drifted from music video to music video that sometimes words are not enough to help with that sorrow.

    The first time I came across a music video done by a little girl artist who played the violin I found that I seemed satisfied by those amazing sounds. The next thing I did was I had to know what the words were to the song I just heard.

    I keyed it into search and found the voice rendition. The words made the song more profound. So I started with this violin artist, going all the way to the first piece she posted, in short her history and listened to all of her pieces, well over 100.

    So each day I would search for violin music and selectively played song after song. When I found a violin piece that piqued my interest. I then researched that artist, going all the way back to their beginning and listening to every single video they had produced.

    So it went on and on until I had found favorites. When a particular violin piece interested me I also had to go to the roots of the piece with words. Doing that added a new dimension to my listening pleasure. I could now understand perhaps why the violin artist has played a particular song, while at the same time seeing the voice artist(s) perform and the true meaning of their song.

    Let me give you an example.


    Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) - Karolina Protsenko (Violin Street Performance)
    1,077,320 views •Published on Apr 11, 2019
    Karolina Protsenko Violin 1.98M subscribers
    My violin cover of Rockabye (original Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie).


    Rockabye - Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie (Lyrics)
    94,362,068 views •Published on Aug 1, 2017
    DopeLyrics 5.8M subscribers

    Once more example.


    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years for violin and piano (COVER)
    3,828,472 views •Published on Aug 19, 2017
    Alison Sparrow 362K subscribers
    A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for violin and piano cover.


    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (Lyrics)
    6,182,862 views •Published on Jul 15, 2018
    SuperbLyrics 2.54M subscribers
    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (Lyrics)
    Produced by Paul Katz, David Hodges & Alexandra Patsavas
  16. David Hughes

    David Hughes Active Member

    20 Under-Reported Good News Stories That Deserve Your Attention
    9,277 views •Published on Jan 12, 2018
    Underknown 16.2K subscribers
    Would some good news perk you up right about now? We’ve got 20 positive stories you may have missed that might be just what you need.

    20 Good News Stories 2018
    9,167 views •Published on Dec 26, 2018
    Underknown 16.2K subscribers

    10 Heroic Kids Who Came to the Rescue | ABC News Remix
    24,413,825 views •Published on Jan 5, 2017
    ABC News 6.61M subscribers
    Inspired by the super twin who saved his brother beneath a fallen dresser - here are 10 kids who came to the rescue to save their friends and family!

    7 Real Life Heroes Caught On Camera
    14,140,388 views •Published on Jun 17, 2018
    FactFaction 728K subscribers

    Saved people. heroic strangers. heroic deeds
    164 views •Published on Aug 22, 2017
    Best Video 803 subscribers