Woman Smiles and Waves at Stranger
Hard-Working Cashier Promoted to Management
Local Man Reports He Still Has Wonderful Relationship with His Family
Single Mother Laid Off but Is Doing Fine with the Assistance of Unemployment and other Support
Nobody Was Murdered In City Today
Group of Friends Really Enjoy Laughing Together Every Week on Game Night
These are a few headlines we will never read.
Because . . . why would anyone care? Right?
Except, now we have a problem. . . .
“Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.”Tracy Morgan
How many minutes a day do you scroll “news”-feeds?
How many headlines do you see in those
If you had to guess, in all those daily headlines, what is the ratio of terrible news to amazing news?
Or how about the ratio of terrible stories to everything’s-just-fine stories?
In this quick-look-for-all-the-dangers-NOW world (which, yes, may have helped us survive as a species), we don’t really hear about how frequently life goes well, things work out fine, and days go by peacefully.
We hear the bad stuff.
All. The. Time.
So much that we might start to believe that the bad stuff is all the world’s made up of.
What have you internalized, from the daily intake of “oh-no” stories, about how safe the world is or isn’t?
And what could help remind you daily that reality may actually look very different?
That maybe things will be okay . . .