Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I was going to throw in the towel but...

...after reading today's "news" of rude children, overzealous cops, politicians and folks suing the government because they don't want "male" or "female" listed on their passport, I decided I needed this corner of the world.

Where news can be good.  Uplifting.  Kind.  Encouraging.  With cute grandkid photos and glorious birthday cakes.

So, as frustrated as I am with the state of the world today, all that made me realize that I'm  not quite ready to give up you, my invisible friends, just yet.


As you were.
Wishing you a day....without stupid in it.


7 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

It's easier to stop reading/watching the news.

I used to be an avid consumer but became convinced the world was falling apart. It can drive you to a state of constant anxiety being constantly fed stories of war, horror, abuse, and politics.

And yet, if I walk down the street no one attacks me, I might see someone I know, I might hear the birds singing, the sun might even peek out from behind the clouds and caress my skin.

The difference in the worlds of what the news tells me and what is outside - and inside - my door is huge. But if I consume too much news I don't notice what's around me, instead I live inside my head with the horrors given to me from the reports.

My life is considerably nicer when I don't watch the news...

hope said...

You're right...outdoors is better. :)

I canceled my local newspaper subscription last year: all they wanted to publish was murders and the like. I tried the State's version and while it did a better job of state and national news, too much of it was local to them. So I canceled it yesterday.

Why? I discovered that on the weekends I'd quit reading the news...and I felt better. So now to keep up I choose a true NEWS service, like Reuters, to check in on the world...on my time, not theirs. :)

savannah said...

YES, indeed! xoxoxox

maurcheen said...

I rarely watch the telly, and stopped buying 'news'papers years ago. I've been criticised by some folk for not being up to date with world happenings... I hardly miss them folk.

maurcheen said...

I rarely watch the telly, and stopped buying 'news'papers years ago. I've been criticised by some folk for not being up to date with world happenings... I hardly miss them folk.

maurcheen said...

I rarely watch the telly, and stopped buying 'news'papers years ago. I've been criticised by some folk for not being up to date with world happenings... I hardly miss them folk.

hope said...

Happy Weekend to y'all!