It’s not actually all the time – how can it be with two preschoolers who force you to see the joy and beauty around you? And thankfully, there are some other people who help us look back to the good – which is the majority of what happens around us. Really, really it is. I found a post on Twitter last night. Just when I really needed it.
Please go ahead and read the whole, wonderful piece. It won’t make you forget Toulouse, Sanford, California, Afghanistan, or even Rush and Geraldo. But I’ll bet it helps you remember a lot of good. And if things are going to evolve for the better, we need to start from there.
I bother, because I think that the media is ultimately the business of selling, and sadly, ugly behaviour and disheartening stories sell. But they aren’t the whole story.
I bother, because my young daughter is looking to me for ways to deal with life, and I want her to realize that despite everything, life is very, very good.
I bother, because even if I can’t change the world, I can change my world. And my world isn’t insignificant, dammit.
photo taken at HLS on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair
linked to Get Your Happy On with Just Jennifer