I thought I’d take this 31 Day blog challenge as a way to develop a habit of blogging more often. Once I decided I’d commit to the challenge I had to pick a topic. It sure didn’t take me long to figure out what I wanted to write about. I wanted good news; almost to the point of a need! I was tired of politics, national debt, news stories of murder, kidnapping, corruption; it can really be enough to drive a person into depression.
As someone who lives with chronic pain that lends itself well to depression and a feeling of just being “down” I was able to truly see the value in searching for the good in the world each day. You can spend an evening watching the local news, CNN or FOX NEWS and it can really bring an already rough day down a few notches. I needed to turn up my faith in humanity!
I really didn’t expect the impact it would have on me. For each of the 30 stories I wrote about there were probably another four that I came across each day. Some of the stories made me tear up, some of the stories inspired me. But most importantly it gave me the job of looking at the good still in the world. I wish our news broadcasts told more of the positive. I think it could honestly rub off on people and inspire them to great deeds of kindness as well.
Thanks for following along this month – stay tuned, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of the good news stories!
Stay Well ~ Live joyfully!