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There is so much bad news in this world that I think it is important to promote, make and share good news wherever we can. Thanks to rolling news, social media and the like we are bombarded with peoples thoughts and opinions that we never asked for or wanted at every turn. Sadly in the most the majority of these thoughts, opinions and news are negative.
I read and hear so much everyday that I don’t agree with and a lot that is just flat out wrong. We now seem to know peoples views in a way that we never did before, thanks to over sharing. Some of these views make me sad and it makes me sad when you see people have views that you never thought they had.
To try and stop from despairing I now try to post as much positive and good news as I can online. As part of what I talked about last week about showing love instead of arguing, (https://adamsibley.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/love-wins-any-argument/) I am also where I can trying to actively post good and positive news, thoughts and opinions where I can, in the hope that people will be impacted by them.
I don’t believe that when you see something you don’t like on social media that unfollowing, unfriending etc. etc, is the way. I think it is important to stay in the conversation and in the connections & relationships you have built up. Never forget the reason you connected with them on social media in the first place, if it was because you care for them then what they share / say shouldn’t matter as you should still care for them.
The only way you can help, inspire or give hope is by keeping these relationships and to keep on sharing positively. Sometimes it is so hard not to react emotionally about what we read, hear or see and to react in a kneejerk way but we need to fight this as much as we can. People may not agree with what I say, my views or what I post online but as long as they read it, one day it might affect them when they least expect it.
When the world seems a sad, bad or miserable place try not to get down, just keep doing your bit and keep spreading positivity as that is all you can do and all you can do is good enough.
This week I have been motivated to do something to help someone. I don’t know them; I just heard their story and was compelled to do something big to help. In life we hear so many sad stories happening in the world around us either through the news or friends & family. Most of these affect us for a little bit but we soon move on to the next story and do nothing to help.
You can’t help everyone and every situation that needs help but I want to encourage people to do something to help those people and stories that mean the most to them. Everyone at some point needs someone to help them and it would be amazing, if that someone could be you.
Don’t walk by
I would love to live in a world where less people walked by and more people stopped to help. We need to stop feeling helpless in situations and instead think what we can do to help. You may not be able to fix or solve someone’s problem but by doing something small to help it can make a huge difference. A simple act of kindness can change the atmosphere, emotion and breed hope in the lives of others.
I think it is so easy at times to despair, to think this world is a bad place, with no good to it. Sometimes we see situations around us that we think are awful but if you actually spend time to talk to the people involved, they could be dealing with it with courage, bravery and positivity. Bad situations don’t always break people they make people.
Do something good
If you think the world around you is bad, combat it with doing something good. The more people around the world who do good things the better this world will become. There is always some good that anyone can do in any bad situation and I believe that good deeds and actions will always overcome the bad in this world.
I in the past have asked for support and donations with personal projects, I have also asked for support for organisations I have worked with and volunteered for. I got thinking this week that I have never done a fundraiser for something I wasn’t directly involved in. I have never raised money for someone or something just because I wanted to help and thought it was the right thing to do.
I am so happy to be doing what I am doing and I encourage anyone out there to be a warrior for good this week.