The other day I was getting my hair cut and I saw this sign on the wall. I had to snap a picture because it got me to thinking about what we encounter every day. It is rare that you can turn the news on that it isn’t filled with information that is anything but positive. You can’t pick up the paper without the headlines blaring something negative at you. It is even difficult to immerse yourself in social media for an escape without being faced with many things that you would rather not hear or see.
Being bombarded by so much causes one to wonder whether there is still good in the world and if there is why isn’t it reported. The reality is that good news doesn’t sell or get ratings, yet people will line up to be bombarded with news that is not so good. What has happened to society when good deeds are rarely noticed but bad deeds make the top of the headlines?
One of the reasons that I try and share good stories that I find is because I believe we all need to be reminded that there is good in the world. People do amazing things every day, but the unfortunate thing is you have to dig to find them. There is no good news channel that we can go to for that positive fix. A place where they do only positive stories on the amazing things that people do. This makes it even more important to ensure that we share good news when we find it.
Normal every day people are constantly working hard to make the world a better place. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things that have a profound effect on peoples lives around them. It is those people that give us hope and make us believe that there is good in the world. The good works of the day pave the way for hope of a better tomorrow and it is those good works that help us validate that good in the world exists.
It is important to believe there is good in the world because there is. It is all around us. All we need to do is open our eyes to see it. The world has all the beauty it was meant to have if only we take the time to sift through the mire to find it. The next time you see someone doing something extraordinary, stop and recognize them for it. Thank them for making the world a better place with their compassion and caring.
Have a great day and remember to be the reason someone smiles.