Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Friday!

A short post.......

I watched the news this morning, and couldn't help but reflect on all of the discouraging feature stories. The aftermath of the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, crime, illness, financial crisis and the election are just some of the pessimism that was displayed on the screen.  Commercials that came along were no better.  The bulk of the commercials were negative advertisements for opposing candidates in local and the national election.  I turned off the TV, logged out of Facebook and Twitter and tuned in to Spotify for some music to lighten my mood.'s my failsafe.    Thank you, once again, modern technology!

As I listened to classic Talking Heads, I turned and looked out of the window into my backyard.  The sun is shining, the grass is green and the sky is a bright blue.  A smile appeared on my face.  It's a beautiful fall day.  In a few hours I will be on my bike with the fall air and the sun on my face.  The day is looking very promising!

Friday marks the start to the weekend, and there is a lot of fun ahead.  Big football game, lots of fun workouts, time with family and friends and time alone on a quiet running trail.    It might be a good idea to keep the TV off, and save social media and newspapers for Monday morning.   That might make an interesting writing topic:  "Unplugged".  If I can pull it off that is.  No actual plans for that yet :)    But getting back to the basics with no modern technology might prove a good opportunity for quiet reflection.  Yoga, meditation, quiet, meaningful conversations would have a lasting impact....even if just for a few days.   Food for thought.

I'm not saying that I am doing so THIS weekend!  ha ha.....perhaps next....

I am planning to turn my computer off after I post this.  My wish to you is that you have a relaxing and fun time this weekend!   Focus on gratitude...

See you soon, Peace :)


  1. Michelle, I haven't looked at a newspaper in over 25 years. All that sensationalism and negativity has been replaced with peace of mind. Hope you had a great weekend.

  2. Yes, back to the basics! It is nice to turn the computer off now and then, so true. :)