Like most folks in an election year, I sometimes feel suffocated by all the bad news that floats to the top. Even an ocean hasn't stopped kerfuffles from drifting across the pond to land on our shores with a plop of dismay. And poor Canada! I heard from a buddy the other day who stated, "While you're making room for Americans, make sure to save some space for us Aussies...our politicians are nuts!"
So I've challenged myself to put into practice what Mama always said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". I'm trying to focus on the positive and ignore that which I cannot change...which is mostly the rantings of people who have not given a thought to their words before launching them into space. Instead I will focus on:
"Hey! Ponita has a new member of the family and he has a cool name."
"Did you know Kim Ayres has tried his hand at sculpture and done an excellent job?"
"Have you seen the latest photos of Savannah's grands? Guaranteed to make you smile."
"Wow...this week I found that Rachel Fox has returned to Blog world."
"In spite of being drawn into the Twitter Universe (where I will not travel), Ken Armstrong is still leaving us a weekly jewel of thought."
"Has anyone seen the photo of maurcheen looking like a wise Obi-Wan Kenobi?"
(Now he'll need to post it here!)
I will try to keep positive. True, as the election gets closer, odds are I'll crack. Until then....