good things that happened in july

31 Good Things that Happened in July

Hello and welcome back to another edition of All the Good Things, a monthly series where I highlight all the good things (get it?) that happen in each 30-day (or so) span. I hope it can be a reminder that amongst all the well known bad, there is a lot of undercover good happening in our world.

Let’s dive right in

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1) Gwendolyn Christie submitted herself for an Emmy—and got nominated

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2) This police department accepted animal shelter donations instead of cash for parking ticket payments

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3) Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw’s son Charlie made the most of his time at the MLB All Star Game

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4) This South Korean water polo team celebrated their first goal

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5) People in Ethiopia planted over 350 million trees

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6) Netflix announced it will remove all forms of smoking in its original programs rated TV-14 or lower

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7) This man sent a heartfelt text on his wedding day

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8) This girl found a…familiar dog?

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9) Miss Virginia 2019, a biochemist, was crowned after doing a science experiment

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10) This incredible paper airplane took flight

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11) The first trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood came out

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12) The Be My Eyes app allowed volunteers to help the visually impaired

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13) This duet:

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14) These kids wrote their dad an incredible obituary

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15) France started forcing it’s grocery stores to donate their leftover food rather than throw it away

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16) This 12 year old made bow ties for dogs in animal shelters

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17) This man turned a bus stop into a full blown experience

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18) This man caught a wave

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19) These brothers started a candle company and donate some of their profits to the homeless

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20) Lizzo dominated this tiny desk concert

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21) US federal agencies pledged to go paperless by 2022

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22) This dog joined in

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23) New Hampshire passed a bill to offer free period products to students

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24) This carpenter used his life savings to send 33 strangers to college

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25) This Seattle Mariner shortshop made an incredible throw

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26) This dog tried his best to “shake”

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27) This noise sensitive student got a silent standing ovation

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28) This dad was sent on an errand by his daughter

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29) Stranger Things actor Dacre Montgomery shared this inspiration Instagram post

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When I was a kid, I was lost. I had a really tough time in school. I was a big kid who loved drama. I never got passing grades, I wasn’t popular or a gifted sports player. Girls were never interested in me. I suffered from anxiety from a young age. I was distracted and I wasn’t focused. But I had a dream, I was lucky – I knew what I wanted to do. And every night I went home and I focused on THAT. I visualised a future where my dreams became a reality. When I was 15 I failed my high school drama exams. When I was 16 I was told I needed to loose weight. When I was 17 I was told I should go to drama school and train. When I was 18 I was fired from my job. When I was in drama school I was told to leave. When I had a DREAM – I was told it wasn’t achievable. Well, you know what…. I lost weight, I went to drama school and I never stopped wanting it, I never stopped being curious. I never let the failures get me down. Because I believed in myself and I never let anyone tell me otherwise. You can do anything you set your mind to. So, go out there and get it!

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30) Olympic hopeful, Heptathlete Chari Hawkins, shared some inspirational words

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31) And this cat napped hard

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Wanna know the best part? There is SO much I didn’t include.

I can’t wait to see what August brings!

You can view the last edition of this series here.

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31 Good Things that Happened in July (2017)

I have good news and good news. I have only good news!

As mentioned in this blog post, at the end of every month I’m going to highlight all the good things that happened in that 30-day (or so) span, to give ourselves a break from the well known bad.

You can find last month’s here.

Happy July to you!

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1) This woman did a sexy photoshoot as a surprise for her fiance…dressed as a dinosaur

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2) Nickelodeon released information about the new Hey Arnold! movie

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3) This husband gave his wife of 30 years a very special gift for their anniversary

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4) The 4th of July

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5) Kelly Clarkson had an amazing response to an internet troll

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6) This man started a new job

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7) This man received a much deserved dose of humanity

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8) This guy proposed to his girlfriend/dance partner in the middle of a dance

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9) This man got a surprise birthday party from his favorite breakfast restaurant

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10) This police officer attended a birthday tea party for the first baby he ever delivered

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11) This little girl learned her second word

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12)  This man combed his sick wife’s hair

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It doesn't get any cuter than this. ❤️

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13) This kind police officer found way to help a woman he was called to arrest

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14) This mom shared a hilarious story about farting during yoga.

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15) With some divine intervention, this woman got the surprise of a lifetime

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16) One Country gave us this recipe for Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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17) San Diego Comic Con released some much appreciated nerd-out material. (Including this trailer for the new season of Stranger Things!)

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18) This woman got to meet Luke Bryan

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19 Billy Zane, Kate Winslet & Leonardo Dicaprio posted this photo together with an iconic caption

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20) This dog made people smile

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21) This man found a way around sitting in rush hour traffic

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22) This girl made eye shadow a nostalgic art

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23) This dad took a dance class with his daughter

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24) It was announced that Mean Girls: The Musical is officially a thing!

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25) The Vancouver Aquarium introduced the world to this baby sea otter

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26) This guy found out he was going to be a dad…

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27) …and then found out it is a boy!

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28) This guy gave a baby some encouragement

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29) After being told to “move to the batters’ box” Adrian Beltre moved the batter’s box to him, resulting in one of baseball’s most hilarious rejections

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30) This man found an amazing display of love

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31) And these guys brought their groceries in the only way you ever should (#onetrip)

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Wanna know the best part? There is SO much I didn’t include.

I can’t wait to see what August brings!

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