Have you noticed that when you take a walk, people are less likely to say hello?
Have you observed that in the supermarket, people no longer make eye contact as readily?
I know I’m not laughing as much and honestly; I miss it.
Many of us have cut down on the amount of news we expose ourselves to – it’s too depressing.
Everything is wrong with everything.
Quite frankly, I am completely sick of all of the negativity -especially when there is much that is right.
It’s so much easier to criticize than see what is good – we have all the news cycles to thank for changing our culture so that we are only starting to see the bad and the ugly. You can map this in a newscast that starts out with low-level stories and reaches a crescendo with something really terrible then winds down to the low level at the end – or ends with weather and sports- sometimes adding more dire news with a coming storm, loss, etc.
This whole thing has incredible consequences for us. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself what your gifts are. Ask yourself if you are using them in a way that lights you up. Or do you find yourself being critical of everything that you do and feeling like you just don’t measure up?
A while ago, a friend posted this message on her Facebook account: Tell me something good.
Her friends got into it and posted so many lovely things that lifted and inspired everyone. It got me thinking – always dangerous.
What if at the beginning of each day we started with identifying what is good for each of us and sharing that with several others in any form we wish.
It might be one of the keys to shifting this difficult time to one of wonder, excitement and inspiration.