We know times can be tough, especially in a world like the one we are currently living in.
So, in an effort to try to brighten your day, we've put together a 'Good News Diary' full of the most heart-warming stories and comments from the Lithgow Mercury this week.
This new initiative is something we endeavour to do each Friday, so if you've got some good news share it with us.
This week's good news stories
Lithgow boys to run eight kilometres every five hours for 75 hours in mental health challenge
LITHGOW locals Curtis and Ben Young are currently putting their bodies on the line while they take on the 5-5-75 challenge this weekend.
- Click here for the full story and to donate to the boys.
For the first time, scar trees can be seen in a public setting on Wallerawang's Barton Avenue
FOR the first time in history scar trees are now able to be seen by people in a public setting thanks to Wiradjuri Cultural Care director Adrian Williams.
Lithgow Thales manufactures military weapons for Australian soldiers on the front line
YOU'VE heard of Thales and you've heard of the Lithgow Small Arms Factory.
Now known as Lithgow Arms, the factory produces military rifles for the Australian Defence Force and you've probably heard of that too.
But, do you know exactly what goes into creating a weapon for those on the front line?
You're about to find out.
The Good News community board
Lithgow Lions Club celebrate a birthday in style
The Lithgow Lions Club had a "great night" at the Commercial Hotel on Tuesday, August 11.
They threw a birthday surprise for Lion, Bill Evans and had a training session for their new defibrillator.
The group is also keeping busy on projects until they are allowed to return to all of their community work once COVID-19 settles down.
Writing letters to the elderly
Leanne Walding from Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre and the children from Mrs Lang's Kindergarten class at Cooerwull Public School have been brightening so many lives.
Kindy students and residents from Three Tree Lodge have been communicating by writing each other letters.
K Blue were delighted to receive replies to the letters they wrote to residents in the aged care home.
The residents have had minimal interaction with loved ones and friends and this has been a way to brighten spirits during this uncertain times.
Positive comments from the Lithgow Mercury's Facebook page
A free bottle of wine with our takeaway dinner from Zig Zag Motel last night. Happy to support such a great local business but it was nice that they recognised that support. Thanks Michael Inzitari.
- Sharon Lee Lewis
I had a very delicious coffee and bagel at The Fast Fox Lithgow.
- Jimmy Giovanni
Went for a long walk before work today felt calmer and more refreshed than I have for weeks.
- Joanna Romanowska
Do you have some good news you would like to share with us? Don't hesitate and send us an email.