Ovation: A Return To Self-Therapy
After far too much time away from a keyboard, the last few weeks have proven to me that blogging needs to, once again, be a more important part of my life. It seems that I may have stopped seeing the good in people and that I need to make more of an effort to find it again. Begun in March 2011, DiatribesAndOvations is an exercise in self-therapy designed to force me to think of something nice to say about someone or something every other day.
As the new year begins, I find myself increasingly smothered by negativity. I still read the news and keep up with current events but it seems that good news never makes headlines. It’s time for me to search for it again. Once again, I will search for someone or something … a person or a story … that makes me feel good, brings a smile to my face or a chuckle to my heart … two write about every other day.
As the new year begins, I challenge myself to make some changes:
- The feral children encountered at the mall over the holidays will become a distant memory and I will remind myself when I see children running unattended through restaurants that their behavior is most likely the result of poor parenting and no fault of their own.
- The inconsiderate, rude, lazy and dangerous driving habits of my fellow commuters (including the twit in a blue Honda who insists on applying eye makeup at seventy-miles-per-hour each morning) will no longer be my concern.
- The shenanigans and antics of politicians, each with their own agenda, will not consume me with bewildering rage as another presidential election approaches.
- I will not allow the ridiculous ramblings of religious zealots to elevate my blood pressure to dangerously high levels. They are, after all, entitled to their beliefs not matter how misguided and nonsensical I might find them to be.
At least not every day.
After all, I’ve got a lot to say. And folks need to hear about some of it. Those feral children in the mall, for example …
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