Positivity is the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude which in these times may be hard to assume with all that is going on. We are being bombarded from the left, right and middle by all manner of bad news and negativity from the news services.
As I stated the other day this is not a platform for politics so I will leave my feelings out of it. As a Christian, I generally leave my beliefs and sermons out of this blog also. Faith in a higher power does go a long ways in these times.
As a member of the human race, I relate to the fears and sorrow permeating our country. I feel as a blogger on a platform which reaches many people it is up to me to help truss up the fortitude and strength of all who are in the same boat, to spread a message of hope in this time no one foresaw coming a few short months ago.
The main thing I have found is to find a sidetrack to keep my mind off from this whole thing. We have a telephone to talk to our friends and relatives if we are staying at home, we have various forms of entertainment to keep us busy, games and activities which can be done in the home, hobbies if you have one and of course television (as long as you don’t keep it on CNN or MSNBC which can be depressing.)
Sure, we must keep informed on what is going on but not bombarded all of our waking hours. I like watching the old shows from the 60s and 70s on Prime and Netflicks. I have a discography of a couple of thousand hours of music which goes from the big band era through mainly the 1970s – yes, I am an audiophile. In these days it is hard to get true hi-fidelity music in MP3 format due to much of the info being stripped down to make the files smaller, this is an explanation which I will get into another time.
Reading a good book is another good pastime which I am happy to see more kids getting into especially in my family.
Here are some resources for free books and music which can be downloaded:
Resources for Kids
There is no sense in hanging our heads to the ground with fear. One of my favorite quotes come from Frank Herbert the author of the Dune series:
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
We will see some snow tonight, not much, just a reminder it can still snow in March. Below is the NWS take: