With all of the natural disasters and really horrific news over the past few months, it’s easy to get down and negative. I find myself in a funk after listening to the latest round of news reports. It’s hard to get the horrific views of tsunamis, tornadoes, and earthquakes out of my mind.
While I think it is a good idea to keep up with world events, it’s easy to get overwhelmed from time to time. I really want to help out in each situation, but the fact is I can’t. I end up feeling guilty that I’m still safe and others are suffering. While I think its important to donate and help those in need, I realized the other day that we all need a break from time to time. We need to focus on our family and friends. We just need to celebrate a good day.
The way our minds work, is that we tend to get depressed a lot more when bad things happen, than get happy when things go right. It actually takes a concerted effort to have a good day and focus on the gifts that God has given us.
So here is a simple suggestion that I’m giving myself. Why not make a phone call today to someone you love or care about. Just spend some time in conversation. How about taking your spouse, your friends, or your kids out for a meal. Spend some time together. Enjoy the company of others. Why not make a memorable day today and enjoy the experience.
Why not make today a good day…