So I followed the news for more than a few minutes for the first time in months...maybe years. It used to be a terrible obsession with me--one that would determine my contentment, joy, and hope for a future.
And I realized tonight, after watching it, that it hasn't changed at all...it's just gotten worse.
A psychiatrist spoke on the election on the news channel I flipped to, and after he was done ranting, he said he would offer prescriptions to anyone who needed them since he was so negative on the election. Sad. SAD. SAD!! But, it was true...we the people probably heard his words and it chipped at our contentment a bit.
How do we let talking heads affect us so? The White House isn't going to determine our demise. But I can't be so confident in saying the media isn't.
I am glad this night is over. Not because the guy I wanted
to win won, or the guy I didn't want to win did. Just because I can
stand firm in my choice to keep away from the media that fills our heads
with fear and lies. Yes, I still continue to keep up with the
headlines, but that's it. I have more important people to listen to, more uplifting things to read. Here's a start:
"Finally, brothers and
sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything
is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8