Invitation to spread positivity #WATWB

Why does our media focus on news that bring us down or in the worst case, news that anger us? Do we need to see others suffering for us to appreciate what we have?

I don’t think so. In fact, I think a lot of us avoid news exactly because it shows us the ugly side of humanity. Too often I hear, “the world’s gone mad”.

It hasn’t. It’s always been mad in a way but that’s OK – we’re all mad a little bit, in our own way.

But more importantly, there is tons of good happening all over the world, it just doesn’t have a good PR. Traditional media plays the emotions it knows to be working: exasperation, indignation, gossip. But blogs are different.

We connect on a deeper, more human level and we have the opportunity to bring other emotions into the world: respect, awe, inspiration, love.

Most of us do exactly that, sharing lives, thoughts, pieces of art proving that the human soul can and does shine. It’s the beauty of blogging for me.

I’d like to invite you to look at the bigger picture as well: positive examples of others either in your own locality or on the other side of the world, people, organisations that make our world better.

It can be a vet who treats street dogs. A man who cleans rainwater. An organisation that provides free legal protection.

Some great bloggers joined forces to create a monthly event to share stories like these the last Friday each month. The next event is coming this week and you are cordially invited as they say!

Check out Damyanti’s post on the details and sign up here.

Hope you’ll join. There are so many examples of good deeds all around us every day that needs the limelight. And what better medium than the wonderful blogging community?

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful! I love this idea, Miss Andi 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

    Jo-Ann

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    1. Miss Andi says:

      Glad you like it Jo-Ann, if you’d like to read the posts, #WATWB is the best search term ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Okay, will do! Thank you 🙂

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  2. scr4pl80 says:

    What a great idea. I think there are a couple of other bloggers I follow who do this too. I may have to try it. Thanks for reminding me.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Miss Andi says:

      Any time! 😉 glad it gave you some inspiration ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Andrea! I do hope more bloggers join this initiative for positivity!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Miss Andi says:

      Fingers crossed ☺

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  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    Thanks for writing this post, Andrea! I am writing my post and hope fellow bloggers would join us in sharing some positivity and cheer as well.

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    1. Miss Andi says:

      Thank you Shilpa for being a part of it!

      Like

  5. Susan Scott says:

    Lovely post Andrea! Shared on FB …

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    1. Miss Andi says:

      Thank you Susan!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. This is a wonderful post and thanks for sharing about #WATWB – I hope other bloggers will believe in the power of positivity and together turn the tide to PR for good news.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Miss Andi says:

      It sure is lovely to read about them! ☺

      Like

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