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. 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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