The doldrums are not a usual thing with me. I almost always can find ways to cheer myself up, and maybe those around me, too. Life is too short being depressed or out of sorts. I'd love for everyone in the world to be happy.
But the days are dragging, the heat is relentless, and not all my loved ones are healthy and well. So, I thought I'd look on my MSN news page for something happy. Well, maybe this wasn't exactly the right thing to do. Here were some of the headlines:
1. Cheating in Sports? It's a way of life. Tell me it ain't so.
2. Tiger did not make the cut in the last major championship of the year--for the first time in his life! Okay, maybe this is not real important, but...trust me, it's bad.
3. Teen sentenced to 35 years for school shooting. This is just heartbreaking. What was he thinking?
4. Al-Qaida--I don't even want to go there.
5. Four hidden risks to your nest egg. Groannnn! Not more hidden risks! How many are there?
But then, as I roamed around the page, this caught my eye--"Want to Hear Some Good News?" Honestly, that was the headline! Now, we're getting somewhere. Here's what I read.
1. Ghana schoolboy launches $13 million drive for Somali kids during his 8-week school holiday by walking from office to office, collecting donations. Isn't he a handsome young man?
2. Army wife, Darla Harlow, gets a surprise when, thinking she had been randomly chosen to throw out the first pitch, the catcher removed his mask and it was her
soldier/husband Major Harlow on leave! Sniff.
3. Bruce Ivin, former HS dropout, drug dealer, and thief, turned his life around with the help and advice from a friend who cared about him. Now--star defensive end for West Virginia. I hope he continues to live the good life. It's not easy in the NFL.
There! Now, don't you feel better? I do.
Celia Yeary-Romance...and a little bit 'o Texas