Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Time for another drunken post . . .
. . . huzzah!
There is nothing quite like going out to dinner with friends and having a fine time, even if (as it was this evening) for no reason in particular apart from celebrating the successful end of another day.
I think that we should all concentrate on living in and celebrating the here and now much more than we seem to. I don't think any of us are personally responsible, but I have a theory that we are all conditioned by society and the media to focus on the negative.
Have you ever noticed when you turn on the news or pick up a newspaper that the majority of the content is very negative? It is something of which we should all be consciously aware. I believe that if we take too much notice of it, it can get us down.
There ARE terrible things going on in the world, and we should be aware of them and care. But spending a lot of time being miserable because of a combination of the evening news and of the little mundane things in your life that get you down is simply going to waste your time.
I have mentioned in a post before that I believe that we should enjoy each day as it comes and not wish our lives away, and I am going to say it here, again. Partly because I really believe it very strongly, and partly because I had a glass or two of nice wine with dinner.
One of the most relaxing holidays that I have ever been on involved going to a place that had no televisions, newspapers, radios or mobile phone reception. It was in the middle of the rainforest, had lovely food, luxurious surroundings, and a spa bath in every suite. It was so relaxing to just be able to focus on what you saw arround you, all in the present moment.
Life is stressful enough without all of the added worry that the evening news brings. Try switching it off for a week and see how much more relaxed you are!
You don't have to be unaware of what is going on in the world - reading the internet news can keep you informed. There is just something about the uncontrolled content, pictures and presentation of the nightly news that can be stressful.
Anyway, if there is nothing else of value in this post, please go out to a nice dinner with friends and have a glass of wine or two, not for any particular reason, but because you want to and you value a good time and good company. Life is too short to need excuses to enjoy yourself!