“Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.”
- Tracy Morgan -
So I bought a composition book last week to take along with me when I visit with hospice clients. And while they sleep or prefer to have quiet time, I jot down the random thoughts that run through my brain. It’s amazing how many of them there are. But I am an introvert, after all, so it does make sense. The brain working overtime and all that.
(Oh, did I forget to mention that I volunteer with the local hospice organization? I do, but that’s a story for another time.)
Anyhow, I was substituting for another volunteer yesterday afternoon and the television was on at the client’s house where I was visiting. At one point the news came on and, as always and forever, it was the same old depressing stuff. And then this thought popped into my head, which I jotted down:
“Why is there always so much bad news thrown at us? Is the media guilty of providing it? Or are we guilty of demanding/encouraging it?”
I get the feeling that if we stopped being bad news junkies, you’d hear about the good stuff a little more often. Because it’s not all gloom and doom. There are a lot of good things happening around the world and there are a lot of great people doing great things. I don’t know about you but I sure could use a little more good news.
Anne Murray says it best in the song below. (Oh my goodness, it’s a gazillion years since I listened to a song from this woman.)
Have a beautiful weekend, my friends!