Remembering the good in the world

This year has been tough, on everyone. Pandemics, global disasters, economies crumbling, social unrest… The list goes on.

This year (2020) has become sononymous with “shit“. It’s the year that no one wanted and that everyone wants to end. As a result we are all on edge, which is understandable.

But have we let it impact us too much?

Every day, week after week, I notice so much negativity in my feeds on social media. Sure, there is a lot to complain about or be mad about this year – but this is more than that. It seems like people are looking for reasons to reinforce their negative mindset. People are investing themselves in negative thoughts and issues, that they never would have before.

Misery Loves Company….

There is a reason that saying exists and it’s true. Never in my life have I seen this more prominently announced, than in over the past few months.

I’m choosing a new path. I don’t have any interest in being dragged down, or comforting my sorrows with further bad news. Instead, I’m choosing to focus on all the happy things in my life and wonderful stuff around the world.

This isn’t to say that I’m going to ignore what’s going on in the world. There is a difference between being informed and being consumed.

I’ve already been “snoozing” people in my social media feeds that I find are being overly negative. Starting today though, I’m going to ditch the worst offenders, Facebook and Twitter. Instead, I’m going to look for the good news from around the world as well as right here at home.