If you stop to be kind you must swerve often from your path.

Mary Webb


I have stopped watching the nightly news. Which is totally unlike me. Usually wanting to know…What Is Going On. The importance of being informed and up-to-date was always at the top of my list. Part of being a responsible citizen.

It seems to me there used to be more balance. The good and the evil. The positive and the negative. Now all I do is wince. Our leaders fighting. Shouting. Accusing. Deaf to the voices of reason…or fairness…or empathy. Especially empathy. Unwilling to even pause and consider a different path.

Nightly Breaking News punches story after story. Announcements line up in 10 second sound bites. Assault…Abuse…Cheating…Lying…. Young child missing…young child found in a shallow grave. Inconsolable parent. Another shooting. Blurry security camera video. One more senseless loss of a sister, a brother.

The news anchor drones on, his face barely changing expression. Night after night.

Rarely would I see kindness…until the final 2 minutes of the broadcast. Showcasing an act of generosity. Compassion. Selflessness.

Good to know there are people still out there…
On a different path.

They deserve more than two minutes of air time.



walking trail


CFFC – Walks, Trails, Sidewalks



17 thoughts on “Path

  1. Beautiful photo of the trail near you.

    If only they would not repeat the same old stories over and over, hashing them to pulp and then resurrect them all over again, over and over. Senseless negativity.

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  2. Wow!
    And I was under the impression, until I read this post, that only my country’s news channels erupt out the Breaking News lava after every single minute. 24/7 that is.
    I really missed those days when daily news hour was fixed at 9 pm. No breaking news, no negativity, no lashing of each other’s character by politicians.

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    1. I guess it is happening world wide. The nightly news I used to watch was on a major network. Just a half hour, but non stop awful reports during that time. I won’t go near the cable 24/7 news stations.
      Yes, I also miss when the daily news was more balanced and less nasty.
      Thanks for your comment!

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