Thursday, March 6, 2014

Out my office window

I was contemplating what I would write, hoping to be positive. All I could think about where the horrific stories that flashed on the screen while I was working out. Yuck.

I tried to do a positive on-line news site for a few years. I filled it with all the good things going on locally. People wanted the nasty stuff. I do believe they wanted the good stuff but were drawn to the negative. If I'd tossed some of the political trash & crime into the mix the site might have become more lucrative. I enjoyed it!

Anywaze, I popped over to Pharrell Williams 24 Hours of Happy, looked out my office window for a bit and cleansed my brain of all the negative. No point in focusing on all the bad in the world. Good idea to be prepared and aware, but it doesn't do a bit of good to worry and carry all the negative around.

I think one of the reasons Pharrell's tune has caught on like crazy is that we all need and want to be happy. It is uplifting. It's easy to sing, too. It's also a must-move tune! I can't even sit still in my chair as I type, gotta move.

What makes you happy? How do you get away from the things that bring us all down?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Have a blog, forgot I had it

How embarrassing. I set up a blog, bragged I had a blog, wrote a couple of times and then forgot about it. Completely.

I think I'm back.

I will have to try and be interesting since I've already posted a blog saying witty is so not me.

I'd like to do a positive, uplifting blog but that's going to be rather hard given I think we're heading toward some sort of world calamity. I'm torn between buying survival gear, filling the pantry with food and medicine, hunkering down and going blithely about my business with my head not quite stuck in the sand.

I mostly decide to just keep on keeping on because I haven't a clue as to how I can do anything to change what is going on in the world. Russia moving into the Ukraine, trying to station ships and bombers in Cuba, Venezuela, and other countries, the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, the growing antagonism toward the United States, oh, the list goes on and on.

I do what I can locally but it's like that old tale of the boy sticking his finger in the dam. It's a huge dam and the water just keeps pressing and rising, and holes just keep a-happening.