With all the upheaval going on in the world, I’ve been really cherishing the feel-good stories lately. This one of Noah and Lucas’ Triathlon is the sweetest. I snagged it from Huff Po a couple weeks ago.
It is only within the last year that I began reading the Huff Po Daily Brief. Prior to that, I was completely in the dark about what was going on in the world. With no TV, and no newspaper or online rag subscription, I just waited till word of mouth or, I should say, word of facebook/twitter feed got to me. When something struck me, I’d just Google it and be all caught up in no time.
When I made the decision to write a daily blog, however, I figured it would be nice to stay abreast of the issues. If I’m current at least, I can participate a little more frequently in the conversation.
Funny though, I don’t.
I rarely even click the links. I just read the headlines, enough to know what’s going on, but not enough to be sucked into the drama.
I just keep thinking back to the $$/time analogy. 1, 440 minutes in a day, how will you spend them?
I prefer spending them on the feel good stories, and leave the feel shitty stories for a weekly update–if ever–as opposed to a daily.
We don’t need alerts on our phones or breaking news emails to feel connected. And we certainly don’t need to be the first to know anything.
The more you lessen the grip, the better you’ll feel.
I leave you with this: Notice what you’re tempted to click. What stories hold your intrigue? Why? Fight the urge and be more frugal with your $$. Time is precious!