These days, I find that I have nothing to fear but the 24/7 barrage of “news.” Or more accurately, the tales of fear, swine flu, bird flu, killer bees, kidnappers, mass murderers that masquerade as news. But the fact is that we’ve never in the history of humans been safer or healthier than we are right now. Yet “the news” constantly tries to convince us otherwise. For me the fix has been magically simple: tune out and turn off all that “news.”
All of a sudden I feel a lot safer. I figure if something really newsworthy happens, it’ll find me. In the meantime I can try to focus on the things I can control like eating and sleeping well, buckling up myself and my kids, getting some exercise and connecting with friends and family.
I feel better just thinking about it.
Missy, I just want to let you know that I will be using your catalog as a teaching tool in my American History classes this week. I’m always looking for ways to show the girls that history can be fun! (I teach at an all-girls high school.) We’re covering FDR and the Great Depression, so your column with FDR’s most famous quote in the title is perfect! I also noticed that one of your dresses comes in “Union Blue,” and that will be a perfect way to see if the students remember anything about the Civil War! (Fingers crossed…)
Thanks not only for your great products, but also for helping me to be a more creative teacher.
Missy, all of what you said is so true! There is so much to be thankful for every day. Watching the news just isn’t part of my life anymore. At my gym most of the cardio equipment faces tv’s with all channels on a news report of some kind. So it’s rowing, or biking on the four bikes facing away from the news for me. Most days cardio outside. Then best said ‘when did gossip become news?’