I looked at the paper this morning. The headlines are always grim, so I chose instead, to read the article on the bottom half of the front page about a new playground dedicated to two boys who died in the Oso mudslide. The memory of their joy in life will be celebrated every time children play there. It is a heartwarming story.
By avoiding the headline article, I’m not trying to stick my head in the sand and pretend that ugliness does not exist. I’m pragmatic enough to recognize injustice in the world. I just don’t think I need to start every day focused on evil and wring my hands over my helplessness to do anything about it, when, in fact, I am doing something about it. I am choosing to focus on positive, life-giving energy. I think it would be fantastic if we all did that.