The Possibility Box

What positive messages appeared to you today?

Antidote to the Daily News? Natural Beauty

flower in pond in HawaiiSometimes I feel sick — literally physically ill — after reading the daily news headlines.

How are we supposed to go normally about our business after reading regularly — ad nauseum — about the horrors and lack of humanity in the world?

I have to do something to cope healthfully with the information instead of running down to the kitchen and raiding the pantry to try to numb the undercurrents of hopelessness, helplessness and despair.

One source of comfort in these times is turning to natural beauty.

Taking a walk. Planting a flower. Cherishing the glimpse of a bird flying overhead. Looking for natural beauty in the world, within ourselves and one another. Seeking media… articles, books, movies, videos, musicians, artists and people who reflect back to us the best of the world, rather than only the worst.

Here are two lovely YouTube videos featuring natural beauty that I’ve been wanting to share for a while. They are sources of comfort and encouragement to me. Hope they serve as the same for you.

What a Wonderful World with David Attenborough (thanks Dad for the tip)

Dylan Winter and the Starling Murmurations (thanks Mom for the tip)