The world is a scary, messed-up place right now, and though we can argue that it seems worse because of our increasingly light-speed access to information (and misinformation!), I’m pretty sure that this promise of near-instant fame (or infamy) means that in some ways, it is worse.
I try to stay informed. I try to look at both sides of a situation, if only to decide for myself that there isn’t a second side. I try to be a good human, a good earthling, and not wave off too many things, saying “there’s nothing I can do about it” or “not my problem” if I can do something or it would help for me to make it my problem.
Some days, though, I just can’t do it. Some days, every headline has me double checking the baby monitor, or listening for Arizona’s voice in his downstairs office, or randomly pinging friends and family to make sure they’re still out there.
Today is one of those days. So I’m pulling the plug on news, sticking my head in the proverbial sand, and thinking only happy thoughts. To whit (click on the pictures for their sources):
(I highly recommend following the above link for grins.)
Okay. Deep breath. Think happy thoughts. There’s a raisin bagel in the kitchen with my name on it for now, a glass of wine for later and, for the moment, at least, my little slice of the universe is in pretty good shape.
How about you, Jauntyfriends? Do you have a happy thought for us for today?