How often do you see a positive news story? Once, maybe twice a week? A glance at the latest news on the internet and television could make anyone cringe with the negativity that oozes out of it. Let’s not even begin with the tabloids! The magazines that line walls in grocery stores are the ultimate source of hostility.
I decided that I am through focusing on the negative that is forced upon me daily. Instead, I wanted to focus the attention on the positive news that is happening in our world. There are so many stories that have not and will never make the news because they are so positive and will not generate buzz and revenue. It is quite unfortunate that this is the current case and state of our world. Scare tactics will always generate more commotion than a kind story. It is no wonder so many people hate the world we live in! All that is focused on is the multiple conflicts going on in the world. Why is it so difficult to focus on the positive news going on? Oh, that’s right, it does not make money. Can the media, for just a few stories, focus on something that makes people proud to be living in this era? Can the media focus on something that helps us grow for the better?
Knowing that this is something inconceivable for media outlets, I concluded that I should help people see that there is kindness still left in humanity. I want people to get a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that good things STILL HAPPEN! I want others “Faith in Humanity Restored”. I know that we as the human race work better together when positivity surrounds us. This drove me to an idea I am in love with.
I am determined to showcase different positive news on my blog every week or so. I want people to start noticing that there is more to the world than unhappiness. That we can persevere and do anything we set our minds to. What we all need is to be a little more inspired in our lives. With all the pessimism encompassing us, we end up being less enthused about our lives and end up falling into a rut of misery. This is not the way we should be living our one and only chance at life.
Here are my favorite, recent news stories that display many positive aspects lacking in current media:
(I am quoting the actual titles of the headlines)
Stay tuned for more positivity. I believe all humans need to stay positive to function well.
May all your days be optimistic and exciting!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend,
#What2013TaughtMe is a twitter hashtag that people use to tell what Twitter taught them
2013 taught me many things.
- Set goals for yourself and never stop until you have succeeded
- Keep your word
- Walk away from petty drama
- You may lose friends, and that is okay. You just did not have the same ideals and there’s no problem with that
- Welcome change
- Be confident
- Try new things
- Step out of your comfort zone
- Learn to adapt
- Never give up on yourself
This was a year of immense growth for me. I graduated high school and went to college. I got out of my comfort zone and joined a sorority. I set goals for myself last year and this year and didn’t stop until I achieved them. I welcomed the massive change of leaving home.
I am so thankful for all of the opportunities I received this year and everything I was able to do.
Change is inevitable. Life takes a different course than you were expecting and sometimes that is hard. I hate change. Rather, I hate unexpected change. The kind of change where your life feels like it is being shredded to pieces. Most people hate this kind of change (unless you are the adventurous type, then kudos to you). Whenever big change happens in my life, I am very bad at dealing with it in a timely manner. Then again, it could just be the most recent big change that I am having a tough time with. I know I will get used to it. I know it is not as bad as it seems right now. It is just something that will take time getting used to, but I know when I finally get used to it, I will be 100% okay with the change.
Change is a good thing. It makes you stronger. It may even make the situation better in the future. I am learning to deal with the unexpected. This will not be the first or only time in my life when unexpected change will happen. Change will be constant throughout my life. It may not be noticiable, but it will always be there. I will always be changing physically, for example. One day I will wake up and I will have grey hair. As a constant change, I will not notice it as much, but if I were to wake up tomorrow with grey hair, I would have a long journey of getting used to the change ahead of me.
Change will not always be easy, especially at first, but it will be good for you. It will make you a stronger person so the next time it happens, it will not be as bad. I do not know if I am necessarily thankful for change, but I know in the end, I may just be a happier person. The journey will be hard, but I know anyone, including myself, can do it!
Have a great week everyone!