There is so much bad in the world today. I mean literally, today. Murder, rape, starvation, abuse, terrorism, political scandal, prostitution, abduction, raging fire, sickness, divorce, ugh the list goes on an on. That was just a snippet from news articles I read today until I finally put a stop to it. My brain and heart and eyes needed a break from all this awful negativity.
I wished there were more articles on good news than bad but alas the way to true journalism I guess is exploiting ourselves as much as possible. So I searched and searched until I found a few things that lightened the mood.
These are some of the things that made me smile:
- ‘Dad jeans are making a comeback’ according to The New York Times fashion and trend section.
- The Huffington Post added a video of a porcupine eating a banana – you can check it out HERE
- Apparently, according to the BBC, if one is too fat – he can not live in New Zealand. Some would contend that this is bad news. But imho, it’s so bad that it’s good.
- An affordable eye shadow has hit the market thanks to Lady de Cosmetic.
- Two Prince Georges were born, but only one is an ass.
So there you have it.
Today is a much better day. My son went to camp happily in his new t-shirt and shorts. I avoided reading anything newsworthy. I am having a decent hair day *which means my wig is washed and clean and soft and smells pretty, (girly-stuff-bla-bla-bla) and best of all I am starting to make time for blogging again. I cleaned more of the piles on my desk that I kind of just shoved into one massive pile. I broke them down and organized them in a way that actually makes sense and that I can hopefully find something now when I need it. I redecorated my little desk area so now it’s more functional. However, being programmed to look towards the right at my phone to find out the date and time is getting annoying since I moved the phone to my left. Other than that its been…
…I was going to say quiet and then tons of people came into the office all at the same time! It’s noon and I re-checked my incoming email to find some really interesting things (read busy work items) I need to tend to. What happened to my chilled out planned day? Life is like that –
A small story before I sum up:
Once upon a time there was a happy little monkey. The monkey wanted to play all day, lounge in the tree and eat bananas until her belly was full. There was only one problem. It was raining outside and this little monkey hadn’t mastered climbing trees when they got a bit slippery from the rain. She had 2 choices. The first was to make a new plan. The second was to go outside and try to climb the tree, even though she had been unsuccessful before. Both options had positive measures with possible positive outcomes. Whatever the monkey decided would be the right thing to do. Making the decision was that hardest part.
Often in life we are given choices or options and are forced to make decisions. With a positive attitude, any decision can made infinitely better from the get-go.
Today I chose to bypass the news sites. Not because I am ignoring the problems that face the world today, but because I am giving my heart a break. To read such awful outcomes, to fathom that some people are choosing to destroy the lives of others, to contemplate the people of the world as a whole unit doing harm unto one another is too big a pill to swallow day after day. I want to enjoy the beautiful things, the happy moments, the funny and the absurd that we miss because of the negativity that eclipses them.
So here are the things today that made me smile:
I call this the grandmadillo:
Sad Ending but Inspiring and Always Makes Me Smile:
So with this I end with a message to show some love today. Make choices that help others, that encourage your loved ones, that make you a better person. Feel good about your place on this earth and help make it a better place for our children. Sending out wishes for peace and harmony to all those that struggle today with decisions not in their own hands.