Monday, January 26, 2009

We'll get there

Last Monday, I was so touched as I was listening to NPR and caller after caller was describing the service projects they completed on that day, as Mr. Obama had asked of us.

Regardless of your feeling toward President Obama, the man has a vision for this country. If last Monday was any indication of how we as a country can come together and create something wonderful, we have many great things to look forward to.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My favorite blog in the whole wide world

You may have heard of her. The Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond) has this fantastic attitude towards life. If ever I need to lift my spirits, I check out her latest post.

P-Dub's love of her children, husband, friends and family shines through every story. Her gratitude, generosity, and happiness is amazing.

It gives me the warm fuzzies. I hope she does the same for you.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Does this put a smile on your face?

It starts with an idea...

So there seems to be this tacit consensus that the world is going to pot.

I disagree. It's only heading that direction because that's what people tend to concentrate on. They can't really help it. There's a primal tendency for humans to focus on the negative. I'm sure it served as a survival mechanism way back when.

However, I have a mission to change the focus of the world from the negative to the positive. Not a huge change. I'm not saying we should turn our back on those who are suffering. Quite the opposite. But instead ask ourselves how we can have a positive influence (no matter how small) on what we're observing.

So instead of watching the constantly negative news on CNN and thinking "That's so sad" - maybe we'll be moved to make a change.

When we as a people can spend time consciously focusing our attention on the positives in life, the light, things begin to move, to change, and ultimately spread.

My goal here is to point out those places in life where pinholes of light are already shining through. Even if for just a moment of your week is turned into a smile, maybe, just maybe, we can make more pinholes of light.

Wish me luck.