Misha Crews

Love stories about old houses and family secrets.

Wow! Here we are at the last day of July! The wheels of time keep right on spinning, even during this kooky year of 2020.

So, my friends, are you ready to start August with a smile on your face? I certainly hope so, because here are three stories of good things that have happened in the past month.

More than one million people in the UK have quit smoking in 2020.

An English campaign designed to help and encourage people to quit smoking conducted a survey which has found that more than one million people have quit smoking since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Separately, the University College London’s survey on smoking rates found fewer smokers among the 2020 UK population than in any year since they started taking the survey in 2007.

Read the full story at the Good News Network.

Firefighters rescued six dogs from a burning building.

This story comes from my hometown of Washington, D.C.

When D.C. Fire and Emergency Services were called to a burning building, they arrived to find that the four human residents had already evacuated and were unhurt. But six beloved pet dogs were still inside and in danger. So the firefighters did what they always do: they rushed to the rescue. And thanks to their quick work, all of the dogs were saved.

“Animals are part of people’s families,” said a city official.

That is so true. ❤️

Read the full story at MSN.com.

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Customers paid for drivers behind them for two hours straight in Mississippi.

This story is probably my personal favorite of the month. You might have seen it on my Facebook page or Twitter feed. At a drive-through restaurant in Mississippi, customers paid for drivers behind them for two straight hours.

Seventy-nine customers in total participated in the pay-it-forward at Taco Sombrero in Gulfport on Monday, each driver paying for the order behind them in the drive-thru line.

The restaurant’s owner wrote on Facebook: “In a world where you can be anything be kind….we thank you …Each and every customer! We love our customers! We hope this story will lift one up and inspired to find their own way to pay it forward!”

Read the full story at SunnySkyz.com.


These are three out of thousands of good things that happened in the past thirty-one days. Now, let’s see what kind of magic August brings us!

Hugs and happy reading,


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