Four days without a post; that’s quite a feat. 😉 Anyway, I’m back with a little post about goodness. And the lack of it. But also the abundance.
September has almost drawn to a close, and it’s almost the end of a pretty depressing month. There have been riots across the world which have left many dead, in the midst of those riots Syria’s plight has been momentarily ignored, an avalanche killed climbers in Nepal, and in lesser news, the world paid attention to Paris Hilton. I hate opening newspapers sometimes, because some articles can almost leave you with your faith lost in humanity. Murder. Rape. Child abuse. Worst of all, the fact that these things are becoming so common as to be banal.
It’s an old debate, but I do sometimes wish the papers offered more positive news. And not just a small, five-line paragraph depicting a quick and unexpected miracle, but some actual good news. Like more articles about prisoner rehabilitation, or governments actually attempting to tackle child-labour? Or an article like this one, where a golf-star has recently won £7,000,000/$11,000,000 and has pledged to give back to his community and to charities:
“I’m not a flashy guy. I do not need $11m,” said Snedeker.
“I’ve had a car for four and a half years — a Yukon Denali — and it’s got 24,000 miles on it. Why do I need a new car?”
Snedeker already helps charities near his native Nashville and he hinted that they, along with his family, would be the big benefactors of his victory.
That article made my day. That’s very rare for a Yahoo article. But it did. And I’ve decided that following each of my next few blog posts, I’m going to have a link at the bottom (or top) to a positive news article. Not because I’m trying to pretend that the world is nice and full of flowers and puppies and rainbows. It isn’t. But it isn’t full of death and destruction and hatred, either.
A quick shout-out to NicoLite Великий over at I Really Just Pretend to Know Stuff, thanks mightily for the Addictive Award nomination! The rules state that I should divulge exactly why I blog, which a cursory glance of my post list tells me I haven’t in entirety. I endeavour to do so in the next two days, and post a list of ten blogs I’m currently addicted to, but I don’t actually think ten’s enough! 😉