A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 175

Have you ever thought about “masking up” to protect yourself against the overwhelming negativity of the ubiquitous messages that runs through our modern lives?

I myself realized quite a few years ago that I actually had no real need for television, and I have my (step-)daughters to thank!

I came home from work one day and our girls, 13 and 14 at the time, were watching “Beavis and Butthead”.  Now, after about 5 minutes of seeing that gem of a cartoon, I asked them “Isn’t there a nature show or something better on the TV?  This is junk!”

 Their reply?  “But it’s funny!”

 Sighing, I let it go, figuring it wasn’t worth an argument.

The next day they were watching “SouthPark”.

The day after that (and after a consult session with my hubby), I stopped paying for cable.

It wasn’t worth an argument, but I was not going to pay out my hard-earned money to feed that cheap to our kids!

I couldn’t protect them from a lot of things, but I could at least lower the “infection rate” of some of the idiocy that I could see on the television.

Thankfully, I have never gotten over that initial reaction of horror at what was considered appropriate for consumption.  That’s been well over 20 years ago, and I still don’t have network TV.

It’s SO much easier to keep a positive frame of mind without the constant renewal of negative feed!  I still listen to the radio occasionally, (mostly NPR), but even that source of “news” is overwhelmingly negative.

I do love my daily dose of good news from the “Good News Network” !  Look for GNN.org for your daily vaccination of positivity, and have a fabulous day today!

Photo by Georg11, courtesy of Pixabay
With Grace and Gratitude, 


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