Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunny Side Up

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata -

So here we are at the end of another blog week, and I’d like to end it with something uplifting. Because the news is so full of crap all the time that you’d think there aren’t any decent human beings on earth or any good news. But there are. And there is. There are many good people in this world doing great things. We mustn't lose sight of that.


And this planet we live on? It’s spectacular. We need to remind ourselves of that regularly. So, slow down. Breathe deeply. Look around. Reflect. And be amazed by this beautiful thing we call life.

A couple relaxing by the lake as the sun sets. Things like this make me smile.

Need some more motivation? Here’s an uplifting video to help restore your faith in humanity.




Wishing you all a fantastic weekend! Enjoy...

30 comments:

  1. It is a bit hard to have faith in humanity when humanity has fought each other on "faith" since the dawn of human civilization.

    Though I do believe we live in the best times, despite the words of end-times preachers

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    1. Yes, it certainly is hard to have faith in humanity. It's a regular struggle for me, and I keep searching for good news to restore it. And you are right, Adam, we do live in the best times. Despite what we may think, the world as a whole is relatively more peaceful now than it has ever been. We are simply more aware of bad news, so it seems worse.

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  2. Great video! And way to go, wheelchair guy!

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  3. Oh Martha ThankYou, I needed that today so much, you've just made my life beautiful, thank you sweetie, tears are from happiness that there are so many good people in the world, I needed to see this, thank you so much xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed, Lorraine. We need some uplifting things now and then, don't we? Too much bad news is fed to us daily, and it weighs us down.

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  4. love that video of the man saving the dog!

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  5. My friend Nancy and I were having an intense and long discussion about the topic of the quote on Wednesday. The video certainly summed it all up! Thank you! And thank you for your recent posts which I have enjoyed very much. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. This is definitely a regular topic for all of us. All you hear about in the news is terrible people doing terrible things. After awhile, you believe that we are doomed. I get that way sometimes. So I search for the good news to remind myself that it isn't so. The media just doesn't give us enough of that.

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  6. Martha, this is so good to see and hear that you too are wondering about all the negative news we hear daily. You know, I think the good news news of the world is kept from us, the public, because someone thinks is doesn't 'sell'. Time for us to DEMAND better/healthier news coverage.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Jim. Good news doesn't sell, and we don't hear enough of it. I'm certain that the good stuff outweighs the bad, and if we're not hearing about it, we should go looking for it.

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  7. You're right of course, there are many good people in this world doing great things.

    Loved that uplifting video. It did indeed restore my faith in humanity - somewhat.

    You have a great weekend too, Martha :)

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    1. The media feeds us all the crap, Wendy, and after awhile we lose our faith in humanity. I know this happens to me often. But deep down I know this is wrong. The world is actually filled with people who are inherently good. And despite the problems, we are living in the most peaceful time in recorded history. I hope we continue on that road, and do even better.

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  8. wow Martha what a touching video! Thanks for sharing and restoring my faith in humanity. Also, a great one to put things into perspective.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Christine. We need good stuff like this.

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  9. You set up a big challenge. We are destroying our planet at a rapid pace. Now this comes from an eternal optimist.

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    1. I agree with you, Red, but I also think we can turn all this around. Awareness. Education. Regulations. People can learn. People can do better.

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  10. __The news points to the many negatives of life, we become the "lookers" for those negatives... ourselves... Thus imprinted, we actually see first... the off-putting sides of common existance. Luckily, we have the ability to quickly overcome and cure that syndrome; just see what response you'll recieve by saying "thank you," holding the door for someone, your "excuse me" and you offering your smile, that grows deeper with each positive response. Civility can cure. _m

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    1. Magyar, your comment is beautifully written. And you are absolutely right.

      "Civility can cure"...that is a wonderful and profound statement. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

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  11. I enjoyed the video but had to mute it. Once I did that, great stuff.

    You have a most excellent weekend. Tim's got mowing and I've got the fridge. But we might end up at Barnes, instead.

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    1. So, mowing and fridge? Or Barnes? Hubby is supposed to be mowing this morning. We'll see what happens. For the rest of the day we're running away. Gorgeous out!

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    2. Never got to the fridge but I did have a blast in the lab. Tim mowed and we never made it to Barnes. We never made it past the front lawn.

      Heaven I say, Heaven.

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    3. Well, hubby never did the mowing that day. We ran away instead :) He mowed tonight instead.

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  12. I love those compilation videos circling the web - very touching indeed!

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    1. We certainly need these, Liza. They put me in a good mood.

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