I don't know if you're like me, but I get so weary of BAD news! It seems that's all we get these days. I hear the same monotone voice every morning on the radio rolling out the long list of tragic news stories that developed over night. What a way to start the day! No wonder 18.8 million Americans are diagnosed with depression each year! Geesh!
Well, this was the topic of discussion this evening as we finished dinner and began to wander into the living room. We all love to hear good news, and Lord knows we need it these days. So as my little clan settled into their seats to relax a bit together, my younger daughter noticed a story on Yahoo! about A "magical chain reaction" at the diner in Philly. A "pay it forward" story if you will. Maybe you saw it? A young couple paid for someone elses meal, then in turn, that person did so for another, and so it went for about 5 hours! What a beautiful chain of good will.
We've been perplexed for some time about the lack of "good" news in the media. Now I'm not saying we don't need to know what's going on out there. I do not believe our heads should be stuck in the sand about the reality of some of the issues we face as a nation or a planet. But there has to be more going on out there than deficits, war and adultrous Hollywood scandal, right?! The question then arose, "Is anyone out there reporting exclusively on good news?"
As we do with many things we are perplexed or curious about, we Googled it: "GOOD NEWS!" and you know what? We found some. No... We found a lot!
The thought immediately crossed my mind that I should spread some of this lighter-hearted news by posting it in my blog. Maybe even a couple times a week!