This post is by Bernie Carr,
Welcome to our Saturday post, where we are discussing good news for a change.
Keeping abreast of current events is normally a good thing – we always want to know what’s going on, so we can plan ahead. If a hurricane is about to hit, I sure would want to know about it, so I can be ready. That’s not what we are talking about here.
If you turn on the news at any given time, chances are you will hear bad news: crime, diseases, violence and social problems. Or, you may get riled up by something you hear about which send you into a spiral of negativity.
Too much constant negativity can affect your outlook in life and lead to feelings of stress and even hopelessness. It’s not good for you! Negative news can actually distort your thinking according to Psychology Today.
That’s why I found the discussion in this YouTube video interesting. While the media is constantly covering bad news, overall, people’s lives are actually safer, healthier and more prosperous than years’ past.
Does this mean we should all stop prepping?
Not a chance. We make sure we’re prepared to keep our families safe, healthy and comfortable in times of disaster or emergency. Those can and will still happen. It’s good to dwell on the positive for a change so we can be grateful for what we have. God is good and we are thankful for all His blessings.
What do you think? Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person? Do you occasionally step back from the news to take a break?
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