Is checking out the news worth the time?

I THINK NOT!

It should be noted that when you read the news you should remember that media reports in a sensationalism sense. One definition of sensational is:
“Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details: sensational journalism; a sensational television report.”

I bought a newspaper yesterday, actually looking in the classified section for jobs. There were none. What I did find was disheartening, to say the least.

There is a rising joblessness in many states. At least seven items were
mentioned that are “under recall” for one reason or another.

Medicare has quietly expanded its coverage for cancer drugs to include some treatments that haven’t gotten the full seal of approval. A sure way to increase medicare spending. It is controversial, to say the least.

Missile strikes in Pakistan continue.

The huge $825 billion economic stimulus legislation has been approved, but middle class citizens will not be helped immediately…if at all. Spending money for infrastructure is another time-consuming way of dealing with what is called an immediate crisis.

Our new president ignored a time-honored event that recognizes and honors recipients of this nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Every president since 1953 has attended this evening on the evening of inauguration – except Barack Hussein Obama. ( I have high hopes for Obama!)

Blah blah blah blah blah blah!

It’s not all bad news. Millions of families survived today happily!
Not EVERYONE has lost a job. Fortunately for many, unemployment has not completely run out of money.

There is more good news. Faith in God still abounds for millions. The sun is still shining and more……

Look around you. Find the good. Find the joy. For every negative thought that enters your head – more negative thoughts are created! Likewise, for every positive thought – positive thoughts are created! YOU CAN CHOOSE!

My husband and I are not sure of what the future holds, but we will not harbor FEAR. Fear is useless, it compounds problems, and makes it all worse!

We are both healthy, looking for work, keeping the faith, and praying for those with children to find help they may need. We can only accept the “now” and CHOOSE to remember – this too shall pass!

Have a beautiful day.

Take a breath! Say a prayer or (for those who may not believe) think a good thought! These things will “pay off” mentally for you and those around you.

Blessings to you!

3 Responses to “Is checking out the news worth the time?”

  1. Steven Rossi Says:

    Agreed. I tend to avoid looking at the news too frequently. I’m all about staying informed, but there’s a point at which I’ve got to stop. I don’t think people were meant to be aware of all of the other problems of everyone else in the world…it’s too much pressure and stress for us to handle. That’s of course not to say that we should pretend nothing’s wrong with the world…just that we should recognize the good leadership of God in all types of events.

  2. pochp Says:

    I think not too. We only get more negativity from the papers wasting time.

  3. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you and Steve. I surely appreciate your thoughts. We have to stick together as humans, and the media doesn’t give a hoot about the “individual” person. God rocks (and I am not being a smarty about it-I have had a wild life so far and God has given me miracles – instant ones too! 🙂

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