That question of his stuck with me and it made me remember something I read in an interview with an Icelandic guy many years ago. He was talking about how we are constantly being fed with negativity. On the news we see the bad things happening in the world, all the ugliness. He said that he realised how deeply this was beginning to affect his life, that he was almost feeling depressed. Then one day he turned off the TV and put the newspapers away, walked into his own garden, took a good look around him and realised that his garden was okay and beautiful. The garden was just a metaphor for his surroundings.
You probably know where I'm going with this. My weekend advice is this: See the beauty in your garden. Don't watch or read anything negative this weekend. Go for a walk in your neighbourhood and focus on the beautiful and positive things you see. You can photograph them, draw them, write a poem or your thoughts about them in your notebook. If you have a friend that is always sharing with you the horrors of this world then don't call him/her this weekend, and definitely stay away from his/her Facebook page because people like that seem to feel the constant need to share the ugliness of the world with the rest of us. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we should be in denial of the things going on in the world. Be aware of them but don't let them spoil the beauty in your garden.
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