Erinn Diaz: Entrepreneur, Performer, Author, Optimist
Lately, it seems like anytime we turn on the news, check our facebook page, tune into the radio or pick up the phone, there is so much negativity and “bad news” out there that instantly floods into our homes and our hearts. Everywhere you look, you can find politics and negativity that the media reports each and every day. I have witnessed many friends feel sad and hopeless after “tuning in” for any length of time.
While I am not blind to the terrible things that are happening in the world, I would like to share with you my perspective on life that I hope sheds some light on what would appear to be the darkness of the world.
For the past several years, I have had such a unique opportunity to travel all over this planet, waking up in a different city almost every day. Throughout my travels, absolutely everywhere I go, I see thousands of amazing moments that you will never find on the news. Even at this very moment, somewhere in the world there are thousands of smiles, fundraisers, celebrations, charitable events, friends helping friends, hugs, works of art being created, stories being told and other random acts of kindness that the news just doesn’t report. Why? Because the good of the world is the RULE. The EXCEPTION is what they put on the news…. after all, that is what makes it “news”.
If you truly look around, you’ll see that love and kindness is everywhere. One of my favorite places is the airport. While waiting for my checked luggage, it is pure magic to look around and witness different kinds of love from friends and family being reunited at baggage claim. You can literally see smiles, hugs, tears of laughter and happiness all around you through different kinds of relationships and human interaction.
So, when you come across negativity and “bad news”, whether it be on facebook, the news, or if it just comes up in conversation, I encourage you not to feel discouraged. Because even with the faults of human kind, I promise you, there is much more good than evil in today’s world. There is much more positive than negative. I have seen this first hand everywhere I go.
There is a wonderful website out there I discovered a few years back called “The Good News Network”. On there you will find a lot of the good stories that the other media stations will not be covering. Check out their good work at: www.GoodNewsNetwork.com.
Everyone who knows me well knows that Mary Tyler Moore was my idol. Today I hope you’ll leave this blog humming lyrics to the theme song from her show, and remember that “love is all around”.
Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well, it’s you girl and you should know it.
With each glance, and every little movement you show it.
Love is all around, no need to waste it!
You can have your time, why don’t you take it?
You’re gonna make it after all.