Yesterday I declared it to be “Tell Me Something Good” day on my Facebook feed.
I must confess. It has been a while since I have posted on my blog. Honestly, I, like many others, have been discouraged by everything that is going on in the world around me. Every time I open my computer I am bombarded with media. Real news, fake news, liberal views, right wing views, and hate filled posts from individuals I never anticipated. I have snoozed more Facebook friends (liberal and conservative) than I can count right now because of their prejudiced, ill-thought out, memes and comments. I have been dismayed by the posts of some individuals whom I thought were Bible believing, loving, kind Christians, after reading their hate filled rhetoric. I took a break from writing anything lest I become one of those ranting individuals.
Yesterday, I decided I was tired of hearing all the negativity and having to skip half of my Facebook posts because I can no longer tolerate the nonsense I see spouted as truth. I asked my Facebook friends to tell me something good that is happening in their lives.
I was pleasantly surprised by the myriad of responses I received. My niece is getting her driver’s permit, my husband’s friend retired after 37 years at the same job, another friend’s husband starts a new and better job on Monday. Another friend was finally visiting with her children and grandchildren after a few hard weeks away from them (plus reading her account of sanitizing everything in sight was entertaining!).
My conclusion is there are many good things still happening in the world around us. We just need to look for it, focus on it, and make it something we are grateful to experience. It reminds me of one of my favorite verses in Philippians. “Brothers and sisters think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” (Phil. 4:8 NCV)
What a world we will have if we just not only think about these things but live them out daily. Be good, be kind, be honorable, be loving. Tell me something good.
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