When I write I like to write about subject matter that is interesting, and thought provoking. Sometimes I read several newspapers, and I write about things that are topical, and other times I come up with a focus and I elaborate from my own unique perspective. As I began to read several articles today I began to realize that there is a shortage of good news. Which is a sign of the times I suppose, but the negativity of it all can be quite depressing, and desensitizing because we are constantly bombarded with the ever increasing absurdity of this world. But, In the midst of it all there is still good news.
1. 11.7 million Americans are unemployed, and you are not one of them. No matter how unhappy you are with your job, or how dissatisfied you are with your pay, there are millions of people who would love to be in your shoes, and would be satisfied working harder for less money.
2. We woke up this morning healthy, and strong with all of our faculties intact, and the activity of our limbs. A couple of weeks ago there was a group of people in Boston who loved exercising and competition so much that they choose to run in a marathon. Those who were maimed in the bombing had no idea when they woke up that morning that it would be the last day that they would be able to use their legs. If nothing else, the tragic outcome of this terrorist attack has allowed us to appreciate some of the things we often take for granted, life and the quality of our lives.
2. We live in America. I could just leave it at that. But I won't. The fact of the matter is that America is still the greatest country in the world. Regardless of what gripes, issues, or concerns you may have, there is no better place to live. The fact that we can openly express our feelings is a blessing in and of itself. There are some countries on this planet where people have no freedom of speech, and can be arrested or lose their lives if they dare to voice an opinion. Here in America, not only can you voice your opinion, you have the write to spread as much nonsense, lies, and propaganda as you please. This is the only country where you could have both a Rush Limbaugh, and a Fox News.
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3. The best news of all is.....God is still in control. Despite all of the trouble, stress and strife in the world, there is still a king who sits high and looks low. A merciful God who will bless us and keep no matter what. NOW THAT IS GOOD NEWS!!