I keep this blog for upbeat, positive, feel good topics. I don't use it to promote politics or comment on current events. So I won't do that here today either. But like everyone I've been affected. I haven't blogged. I've been very sad. I haven't done the dishes.
My friend who has been through a traumatic loss put it best when she told us to turn off the TV, radio, and computer and go out and be among the living.
I think that's great advice!
So after I do my dishes, I'm going to look for the good in people. I'm going to hang out with my friends. I'm going to unplug.
Oddly enough, I've been watching Showtime's The Tudors series about the life of King Henry VIII and his six wives as a distraction. It's a great series and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Who knew that a little Renaissance torture, hanging, beheading, drawing, quartering, disemboweling and burning at the stake could be an uplifting alternative to the news?
And in positive news, this weekend, Primogeniture and K held a blood drive (previously scheduled and not a knee-jerk reaction). It was fabulous to see youth getting up at the crack of dawn to volunteer to do a good thing. I'm very proud of them - and all those who helped save lives.
Here are the youth organizers before 7:00 a.m on a Saturday morning doing a good deed. How great is that?
Please share something positive you've been doing to keep it real.