I am becoming increasingly intolerant of the way newspapers and television news programs focus on negative issues. Story after story forecasts gloom and doom. This only builds negativity upon negativity and in the end people begin to think that only terrible things happen in the world.
Well they don't. Every day, moments of pleasure occur. They may be fleeting or they may last for hours, but they happen to us all. We need to grab them when they occur and we need to savour them as long as we can.
My day included several positives. I bought Jennifer Chiaverini's latest Elm Creek novel for a bargain price from someone I'd never met before. Now I can anticipate how the story may unravel. I spent several hours cutting and sewing a quilt top for someone else, using the types of fabrics I would never have chosen. This was liberating. I made and enjoyed a delicious meal for dinner. Yum.
Life is overwhelmingly good for most of us, so let's accentuate the positives and stop talking ourselves into fretful states. Tell me about the positive moments in your day, so we can all celebrate these treasured moments.