Good news… An oxymoron you say?
COVID-19. First wave. Second wave. Masks. No masks. Crazy cons/republicans. Ridiculous libs/democrats. November Election… Social distancing, physical distancing. Donald Trump catches the virus he downplayed for months while the reporter sharks circle gleefully and mock. Conspiracy? Karma?
Blah. Blah. Blah.
Here’s some news: I. Am. So. Done.
…With the depressing world news that is.
But MY life is definitely full of good news. Which I will share, because we all need something good to read once in a while.
First of all, it’s AUTUMN! The most gorgeous, perfect season that ever existed!!
The air smells of sweet, dry leaves. The hot tub is used every evening. There have been many firesides with friends at my side and a cup of hot coffee in hand. I do not know how long this season will last, but I do not ask.
It is enough that I have today.
My son’s birthday is today. My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow. And I LOVE birthdays. We are definitely making them extra special this year.
Also our basement was just finished last week and I am positively THRILLED with everything from finally having a pantry, to the cozy rug and beautiful natural woodwork.
Also, in Canada we celebrate thanksgiving next weekend. I LOVE thanksgiving. It happens to be my favourite holiday. Not because of the food (though I love the food) or the gatherings (though I love those too, mainly because of the food 😆)… I simply love it because it is the one holiday we still celebrate just to be grateful for nothing in particular.
Or for everything that we usually take for granted. Like our families. Or our country. Like our homes and the food we have to eat. Or the friends we have. Or our beautiful planet and the God who created it all for us to experience and enjoy.
Gratefulness. Contentment. Thanksgiving.
These are the things that have saved me from spiraling into a very deep pit when times have been hard.
And times have been hard…
But I’ve been through worse. And sometimes we just have to remember what we still have and enjoy it before we become so overcome by the bad that we lose the ability to see the good at all.
The downright amazing, silly, joyful stuff:
Remember to feed your mind some good news once in a while.
Because life’s too short to get stuck in the bad.