Read something recently that I’ve been thinking about. The suggestion was made that starting the day on a positive note might be the path to a more centered, relaxed approach to life. Think about how many times we all ask the question, “What’s wrong?” Perhaps it would be good to focus on what’s not wrong.
I have a habit of reaching for my iPad first thing in the morning. I check the news on an AP Mobile app, and often Politico (although I’m thinking about swearing off on that, at least first thing in the morning, because it’s way too aggravating!) I scan the weather, my calendar, and a list that I keep on a Reminders app.
In an effort to focus on something positive and good first thing in the morning, I’ve subscribed to The Writer’s Almanac podcast. Actually re-subscribed. Can’t imagine why I dropped it. It’s a daily podcast. About a five minute trip into a bit of history that happened on any given day, and a poem that often stimulates the spirit in addition to the mind.
This isn’t really an effort to bury my head in the sand. I feel the need to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world. But it’s a way to re-focus a bit. To recognize and think about how much is positive and good in life.
If you think about it, there’s a lot that’s not wrong!