I don’t know about you, but lately I don’t like listening to the news or even checking Facebook. Everywhere I look or listen, there’s something sad, or scary, or both. The tragic flooding in Texas, the frightening situation with North Korea, wildfires in Montana and Canada, the terrible violence and hatred being shown against minorities, and our own divisive, shocking political happenings are all beyond awful.
I certainly don’t want to stick my head in the sand and say “oh well” – or worse – “whatever” but constant worry and focus on all of this bad news isn’t helpful either. It’s interesting how people tend to gravitate towards and talk about terrible things rather than good news. Gossip is a prime example. Yuck!
So, I’m limiting my exposure to negative news. I will donate, I will write to my political representatives, I will say my prayers for those suffering. Past that, I will think about the good things in my life and around the world. Certainly, there continues to be so much to be grateful for. And, of course, what we focus on will grow. I hope that you, too, can resist dwelling on all the bad news and can embrace the beauty and goodness that surrounds you!