What we write or what comes out of our mouths or minds is a personal choice. What we speak is what we get. Our words, what we say and declare or write and believe, will manifest in our lives. If our words are negative, we will get more of the same. People are repulsed by negativity. But, if our words are positive and uplifting, people will be drawn to us. Good things will come to us.
This is an immutable law.
It is easy to get pulled into negative thinking, negative speaking, and negative writing. The news we hear is all bad, not just bad but horror-ible and terror-ible. What is viewed as “good news” is usually the daily reports on the dysfunctional lives of celebrities. I assume this is because it makes us feel better about ourselves. “See, they have money and fame, and still my life is better than theirs.” This is what is construed as good news in our culture today.
As a former media consultant, I know that good news — positive, uplifting, socially informative news — is sparsely reported, and when it is reported, it is buried beneath an onslaught of trivia that is “trending” or under screaming headlines that will surely make you think the world is out of its collective mind. And who, pray tell, are you trusting to give you the truth on these matters? Is it a publisher, editor, reporter, news director or writer you know or see on the streets in your hometown? Or is it some news mogul, in some distant high rise in some distant land, framing information to color the world as he/she wants you to see it?
Don’t be deceived about the veracity of the news you read and hear. Ugliness and death are real and happen in our world, but they happen much less often than goodness and beauty that continue to flourish daily.
We, the people, have the power to speak and write truth and good news wherever we go and whenever we can. If the world began to speak and write “good news,” given this truth about how we draw power, be it for good or ill, would we be able to change the world for the better? Let’s all speak and write good words today – and smile.