I saw this video and the transcript is as under. I’d suggest for anyone wondering what the important things in life are – watch this. The transcript of the video is as under. It’s a great story of a coach and his team figuring out what’s really important in their lives.

Reporter: Coach, what do you think about Augusto Lima going away in the midst of a series to attend the birth of his child?

Jasikevicius: What do I think about it? I allowed him to go.

Reporter: But is it normal for a player to leave the team during the semi-finals?

Jasikevicius: Do you have kids? When you have kids, youngster, you’ll understand. Because that’s the height of a human experience. Wow, that’s a good question, really. Do you think basketball is the most important thing in life?

Reporter: No, but a semi-final is important.

Jasikevicius: To whom is it important?

Reporter: The team.

Jasikevicius: Which one?

Reporter: Zalgiris.

Jasikevicius: Did you see the number of fans at the game? Important? When you see your first child, you will understand what the most important thing in life is. Because nothing can be more majestic in the world than the birth of a child. Not titles, not anything else. Augusto Lima is now in heaven emotionally. I’m really happy for him.

Then there is another really good recent story about golfer Phil Mickelson who decided to skip 2017 US Open because he wanted to attend his daughter’s high school graduation. Now this is the guy for whom the US Open is the only major that has eluded him in his outstanding career having finished second in the tournament a maddening six times.

What great examples of “good news” stories within the context of a lot of gloom and doom within the world.

For every few idiots making the world a dreadful place, there are millions others who make the world a great place to live within, each with their own wonderful stories to tell.

How I wish news outlets and TV stations had more “good news” stories like these along with the gloom and doom, so we can have a balanced view of life. There is too much pessimism within society and I think stories like these need to be told and re-told so its clear the world still is a great place to be within.

Any other stories you’ve heard of which are uplifting?