Focus on the Good

I spent the day with two of my grandchildren today. They helped take my mind off the horrors of what happened in Paris.

The artist: Frenchman Jean Jullien created the graphic as a reaction to hearing about the attacks

The artist: Frenchman Jean Jullien created the graphic as a reaction to hearing about the attacks

As if the attacks in Paris weren’t bad enough, just down the road from us, in a neighboring community, a little 7 year old girl went missing at a football game. They found her in a creek and the autopsy revealed she had been murdered.

My heart breaks for her family. Her name was Gabriella and she was just 7 years old.

My heart breaks for her family. Her name was Gabriella and she was just 7 years old.

How Do we Focus on the Good?

It’s hard when every news source we see is telling us one more awful thing about the world in which we live. But if we don’t focus on the good then precious moments like the ones I spent with my grandchildren today get buried beneath the dirt and slime we get hit with when we focus on the evil. We have to wash the nasty stuff out of our minds to allow room for smiles, laughter and childish giggles. Those are the things we want to remember at the end of the day and the ones we want to hold fast in our hearts.

He loves books. So what if he reads them upside down!

He loves books. So what if he reads them upside down!

 

She asked for 5 donuts but her dad only gave her 4. FYI-She ate 2!

She asked for 5 donuts but her dad only gave her 4. FYI-She ate 2!

All the sweetness in those last two pictures (including the sugar in the donuts) should last you awhile!

This is a blog hop! Would love for you to link up and share some happy pictures! I’ve had my fill of sad ones this week. How about you? Tell me something good!



Comments

  1. pioneerpat1 16 Nov, 2015

    Yes, we do need to focus on the good. There is much good in the earth. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Love that graphic at the beginning. Excellent reminder about looking for the good.

  3. Create With Joy 17 Nov, 2015

    Thank you for the smiles at the end of your article.
    I can barely read the news because the focus is usually on the bad.
    Even the headlines are horrid.
    I choose to focus on what’s good and positive as much as possible.

  4. Nice photos and I am sure they cheered you up, that was truly awful what happened

    Have a tanfastic week 🙂

  5. I try and focus on what is good, and surely aware of the what is going on, but for me personally, I can only pray for peace and harmony and choose to focus my energies on my family. Im so sorry to hear of about the beautiful little girl in your neighborhood.

    Hope you have a good week!

  6. Caroline Fernandez 17 Nov, 2015

    Feel the same here…

  7. kristimaloney 17 Nov, 2015

    Well said Teresa. I agree – focus on the good, the positive. Great photos of your grand kids. 😉

  8. that’s true… I think if we don’t focus on the good, we’ll just become bitter and bent on revenge etc. We have to keep positive to keep going!

    http://www.sakuraharuka.com/2015/11/wordless-wednesday-linky-singapore_18.html

  9. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    Thanks for commenting sweetie! Love your playground pics!

  10. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    Thank you so much! Keep in touch. Love hearing from you!

  11. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    Hard to do sometimes!

  12. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    Thank you Karren…so many tragedies and broken hearts!

  13. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    You have a good one too!

  14. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    Thanks for visiting and commenting! I consider you a good cyber-friend!

  15. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    I love it too Rhonda, thanks for visiting and commenting. Always good to hear from you!

  16. NanaHood 17 Nov, 2015

    Yes there is…thank you for stopping by!

  17. Joyce Lansky 17 Nov, 2015

    It is a sick world that we live in. Paris had the attack, we had 9-11, but Israel has terrorist attacks 24/7 that aren’t even reported.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/11/wordless-wednesday-get-busy.html

  18. Dominique Goh 17 Nov, 2015

    I agree that it is very important to focus on the GOOD nowadays.

  19. Charlotte 18 Nov, 2015

    Sounds like my daughter, asking for 4 doughnuts. 🙂 xx

  20. teresak 18 Nov, 2015

    Their eyes are bigger than their tummies!

  21. teresak 18 Nov, 2015

    So hard to do sometimes!

  22. teresak 18 Nov, 2015

    Very true!

  23. I agree we need to try to focus more on the good. I had trouble getting to sleep last night because all I could think about was everything that is going on in our world. Thanks for linking up. Have a great day!

  24. Clairejustineo 18 Nov, 2015

    Oh no 🙁 so many sad things happening in the world …

    Focusing on the good is hard at times like this but you have to…

    I want one of those doughnuts, yummy..

  25. aww…they are just precious. glad you can enjoy them to get your mind off the bad. Happy WW 🙂