Thursday, December 3, 2009

Good News -- There Has to Be Some

I watched the news tonight -- a barrage of stories on murder, missing women and children, an arrested teacher, bus explosion, celebrity infidelities, gloom about the war and the anniversary of Bhopol disaster in which more than 8,000 workers perished. The entire 30 minute report didn't contain a single positive story.

What - nothing fantastical happened in the world today? I don't believe that for a moment. Not sure when news had to mean bad news. I think we need a daily dose of the spectacular; we need to hear the stories of the heroes and angels who walk the earth transforming the ugly into beautiful, fixing the broken and healing the sick. We are starving to be inspired and uplifted.

Thankfully social media - just like the blog I am writing - has liberated communications. I can simply turn to my "follow" list and read the insights of my blogger friends, my special community who can share and express their ideas and stories freely. And that, they do. Every day I read something that makes me laugh; that causes me to reflect; and inspires me.

And that is not just good news -- it's great news. Every day.

5 comments:

  1. You're so right, Lyn. I think that's one of the reasons I've fallen in love with blogging so quickly... I've been planning an entry on why I think people should blog, and I have a feeling I'll be quoting you quite a but ;)

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  2. I agree! and there's definitely a reason why I like to read your blog every day. It's always a dose of positivity :)

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  3. Lyn..there is plenty of good news and all you have to do is surround yourself with it. Your eyes, ears are your filters and can be adjusted to sort out the good from the bad. I dont see too much bad ,I only hear of it and my brain sorts it ot and dwells on the good. Polar Bear.....this seems confluted ok.

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  4. Lyn...blogging is another escape to reality. PolarBearpsitch

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  5. You never have to search too far for good news in Blogland, even though it has its share of the other sort, woven amongst its fabric. :)

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