ABC Radio News ran three separate stories Monday morning that made tackling a Monday a whole lot easier - the kind of up-lifting stories we need more of.

The first story involved a blind pole vaulter in Texas who got a standing ovation at a meeting held over the weekend.

The second story was about an unusual family reunion where the father "caught" his daughter by surprise at a ball game.

And the third story was about a 91 year old Pennsylvania woman who finally got to go to her high school prom.