October 25, 2015
There are a lot of beautiful things in the world. However, lately people have spent a lot of energy, time, sweat and money trying to get people to ignore, hate, bully, fear, find and highlight all of the bad things. It brings me down. It upsets my friends. It discourages my family. The media love it. They prey on these stories, eating them up, rewriting and letting the public digest them.
But I'd rather turn my cheek and look beyond. I choose to look in another direction.
This is what I saw. I saw a rainy cold day, where I could have cried at the thought of a long winter coming soon, but instead noticed the autumn leaves, even more vibrant against the dark sky. I saw a toddler happily investigating the food in the open refrigerator at Starbucks and the adorable babble between him and his mother. I saw a man smile when I offered him a chair on the other side of the coffee table, while I sat contently typing away. I saw my daughter giggling on the front porch at midnight as a rainstorm whipped up curtains of rain. And then, I saw her take a video and share out that happiness.
The world is full of beautiful landscapes. The world is busting at the seams with smiling people.
Redirect yourself people. It is much more fun to focus on the good stuff.
© Nina Waddington 2015