Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I Am of Two Minds
I wrote another post about politics. Then I deleted it. It was pretty pessimistic, because that's how I feel about the state of politics today. I deleted it because I've written a couple of similar posts recently, and I don't want to turn my blog into mainly a political blog. I don't want to keep "beating the drums of doom".
I would really like to write here about more upbeat, positive things. So, how can I get my mind off the troubling things in order to focus on the good things in the world? I truly do find a lot of happy, positive things in my everyday life. Today I was out shopping and I saw a couple of really cute little children pushing their miniature grocery carts around the store. One little girl had on her ballet tutu and tights, with her hair in pigtails, and she was skipping as she pushed her cart. People in line at the post office were friendly and smiling at each other. I took my next-door neighbor to the airport to visit her daughter and she gave me a hug.
Lots of good things happen every day. I would rather write about the good things. Always in the back of my mind are the discouraging things that I know are happening in Washington and all over our country. So, sometimes I get a headache going back and forth in my mind. Good... bad... happy... sad... nice.... mean... back and forth. I do feel sometimes like I have two minds... like an angel sitting on one shoulder and a demon sitting on the other. So, I guess some days my blog will reflect the angel mind and some days it will reflect the demon mind. But I prefer to give the angel mind the benefit of the doubt.