“Let us love, not hate in a world of uncertainty & fear. We will always be the one to shape our life’s flow and the direction. If we allow ourselves to be led, let us not blindly follow.”~Plh
“If only” you think to yourself knowing that worries will probably be the start of your new day making it extremely difficult to accomplish things with a happy heart, much less positive energy.
Truly, there exists altogether too much negativity to view and experience in the modern world of our lives a.k.a Social/News/Entertainment Media Overload. Those personal comments by those you know and those you don’t. News media’s seemingly never-ending reflections of what’s wrong in our lives and on our planet. And not to forget the amazing ongoing volume of advertising everywhere for everything (while some advertising appears to be of a positive nature it has still become an insidious encroachment in our everyday life).
But, what if we begin each day with the premise of knowing we are good people with positive, loving thoughts and then expand out from there.
Instead of investing in the newest, latest better than before iphones, pc’s or game playing apparatus and the ever newer extremely violent game (oft time becoming obsessive and addicting), invest instead in positive, happy comfortable feel good types of things (and not necessarily things you purchase ‘with a budget that says you can’t really afford it anyway’) for you, for your family, for your friends, for your coworkers, for life overall. Don’t you think we’ve carried consumerism just a smidgen too far?
Instead of watching increasingly violent movies and/ Cable/TV productions look for happy gentle movies and TV shows (hint: there’s a whole bunch of this type of available content from the previous century) or instead of reading dystopian or the weird and scary type of “best selling” books look for the well written novels with a more evenhanded approach to plot, character development and outcome. Instead of watching the “what’s wrong with everything and everybody” news reports – develop the instinct to recognize actual news reporting from opinion giving commentaries. Seek out places of well-being. Search for happy news. Good people doing good things in your community and beyond. Create an exciting new panorama for your daily life viewed from positive possibilities, subtracting those items (and people) which negate and diminish while adding items (and people) that assist your positive mentality to flourish. You and I can do this. Yes we really can.
Because I have to tell you there is a large amount of positive and good things happening out there. Although currently relegated to the background in much of our everyday life’s awareness; crowded out by negative sensationalism of every type.
You can turn your television or computer or iphone off for a few hours or days or …
You really can. It is still a really good world out there, more noticeable when there’s not so much noisy nonsense filtering it out.
You see, we are good people. You and I and the many overly concerned, confused and fearful multi-billions on this planet. And honestly, one by one, in a polite well mannered way, we can begin to remind each other of this humble and truthful fact. Beginning today.
So, yes we … you and I … can. Right now. This minute. One by one by one.
Wishing you a pleasant beginning of the new week. May it be a positive and prosperous one for you.
With sincere affection,
18 thoughts on “We Are The Good People – If Only”
Yes we can. A smile returns a smile,
Beautifully expressed Penny,
Hey, Emmy. Thank you so very much for your kind words.
You are most welcome. they are well deserved.
So very true Penny. Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family. Hugs and love from Ute
Hi, Ute. Thank you, yes we did. Hope you and yours did also.🌷 Big hugs and love to you! 🤗xo
100% your message rings truth.
Together as people, we can awaken change.
We can bring about and face fears and challenges ahead of us.
You penny are wisdom and your message is beautiful. 🙂
Thanks, Charlie. Much appreciated. Also your positive thoughts on our fellow humans. 😏
You bring hope to us. Thank you Penny for you always being you. 🙂
Thank you again, Charlie. I hope so and I’ve discovered I’m more comfortable being me than attempting to be any other. Although I will say, I do stay confused/bemused with the behavior of many humans out there on this planet.
I agreed with you 1000%. We, each, and together, have such potential for positive change. your words are a beautiful reminder that what you fill yourself with, inside and out, affects everything else, to be good to ourselves, and then spread that good ever outward… ❤ ~
Thank you, Christina. As ever, you say so well what is in our heart of hearts. I do so agree. 💕
There are so many good things in this world that we never get to see. There are beautiful things we can see if we look. There are beautiful people if we listen. There are good things we can do if we think about it.
I have seen people buy things for those who can’t afford it, I have seen people give the homeless people a cup of coffee, a hot meal, a chat. I have seen people calm a volatile situation.
There is good in people. There is good in everyone. There is good in us. As a species, we have the ability to change our own future.
For those people who can get out and about, they can make the difference with a kind word, or a smile. For those who can’t, there are other means and mediums to make people happy. To make someone smile.
IfI have made one person smile in a day, I am happy. If I can make three smile, I consider myself lucky. If I can make everybody smile, I will change my name to Miracle Worker and start tap dancing in the sink.
Thank you Penny. Have a great week. And smile. Here’s a couple for your collection
Thank you, Al. So true. And yes of course I am smiling! 🙂
May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday. Happy Easter.
Thank you kindly, Stefan. Happy Easter dear friend.
“But, what if we begin each day with the premise of knowing we are good people with positive, loving thoughts and then expand out from there.”
And thank you.
Thank you, Cindy. A most happy Easter to you and yours, my friend.