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"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”

President Abraham Lincoln


This editorial deals with the current print issue and the current on line issue rather than a current event or issue

Before you yell at me, I apologize.
If the paper doesn’t feel just right - if you can’t find things in their usual place, it’s my fault, not yours.
I had to adjust pages this week so I could get everything in.
Unfortunately it is a fact of life for publishers and editors.
If you have something that is hard to fit in, you fit it in somehow or you enlarge the size of the paper and in the case of community weekly papers you may not have enough content to fill the extra pages.
This week was one of those juggling weeks.Please remember I’m not going to screw around with pages every week.

 

I heard something the other day on the radio that really made me stop and think. It said how eventually our brains become wired to overlook the positive and see more of the negative. As I thought about it, I realized that statement has some truth.
If you think about it, how quick are we to complain about someone or something? Do we look at what is wrong with our day? Our life? Instead of what is right? When we have a conversation about our day, do we talk about everything that went wrong? When we complain to someone about what they did wrong, do we think about all they do right?
For every wrong, there are many rights. For every bad, there is plenty of good. Think about it, if we are honest, we may recognize that is the way many of our conversations go.
What if we actively tried to focus on the positive? Started our conversations about what is good instead of complaining? What if when we are mad or upset with someone, we try to bring to mind all of the good things instead of what we are currently upset about?
Negativity breeds negativity and it depletes us of energy and joy. Being positive and seeing the good in life brings more peace and contentment.
I challenge us all (myself included) to spread a little sunshine, see the blue skies and to rewire our thought process to see the positives first! Have a great week!

 

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