My wife is a news junkie. She knows I am less enthusiastic about the sensationalism that is shoveled out in the typical newscast, and so she has mercifully stopped subjecting me to the local news, but the NBC Nightly News is still a mainstay. Although I generally don’t pay too much attention to the show, I have been enjoying the “Making a Difference” segment that highlights positive things individuals and communities have been doing to offset the “Economic Downturn.” This short and sweet segment seems to overshadow no matter what other terrible stories might have been highlighted previously.
One of the simplest and most effective things individuals, communities and the nation as a whole can do to snap us out of the recession is to think and act positively. Simply do something for others, focus on the ways that we can improve and move forward, and remember that regardless of how bad things might seem at the moment – THEY WILL GET BETTER!
My only complaint about the timing of the ‘Making a Difference’ is that it is always followed by the uber-sensational celebrity expose ‘Access Hollywood.’ Ugh!