My man and I were listening to the endless debate-and-argument-fest on the cable news channel tonight when I said something about it being endless and debating and argumentative. My man said, "Yeah, it's not very…you know, just, pure, lovely. 'Whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, think on these things.'" (quoting Philippians 4:8)
That made me sort of snicker, that he'd say it like that, but it's true – the news, when it's not really helping us out, isn't the best thing we could be doing with our time. I know, it's good to keep up. But we can catch up with the news in about 5 minutes each day by reading a favorite source online. And then, with the other 23 hours and 55 minutes of the day, we can listen to the children endlessly debate and argue instead of the news panelists.
When I turn off the news, I notice my little corner of the world. Here is what my corner looked like last week when the children and I went on a boat tour with 20-something other kids and 2 biologists:
In this bay, we saw 7 wild dolphins. 7. Wild. Dolphins. I cannot describe to you how beautiful that was, nor could I get a photo of them. They wouldn't hold still.
Unlike the dolphins, these little things did hold still for a photo, and so did that water!
Notice: no bickering. Learn from the little kids, news people.