Daily we’re being bombarded with bad news stories from throughout the world.
Turn on the tellie and it all becomes a bit overwhelming at times. Tune in to the radio and immerse yourself in a pool of aural stress. Flick through the papers and feel your stomach tighten with anxiety. Cock an ear to conversations fizzing all around you, each a fetid tribulation to a bubbling and noxious ferment of brewing distress.
I don’t know about you but I’ve lost a bit of skin lately in this high stakes game.
Constant negativism is grinding me down.
I’ve always been an optimistic person but issues of late are testing my resolve.
A wise person once said to me: ‘Steve stop reading the bloody papers, are they enriching your life or are they chipping away at it?’
Hmmm, that one came from left field!
I have a theory that negativism begets negativism. So, today as the sun awashes our beautiful valley in glorious rays, causing it to sparkle at its verdant edges, it’s difficult to remain downbeat whilst basking in such a gift, an unsullied start to a new day.
All bets are off, as I take my first baby steps towards shaking off this heavy coat of pessimism. Enjoy the day.