Typically I've got my post done and shared by 9:00 EST on Sunday mornings. I started this at 7:30 a.m. then had to leave, but I'm back! Technically it's still a morning post in at least a few other time zones!
Several years ago I decided one day a week I'd go utterly off-track from photography and started Sunday Morning Reflections. While this blog is usually focused on things to help you build a stronger business and skill set, Sunday's are just as much for me as my readers. It's therapeutic to write about something outside of our industry, but inside of life.
Sunday posts help me clear my head for the new week ahead and in a small way help me recharge my battery.
So, consider this a warning - I'm about to step miles and miles away from photography! LOL
I want to share something Sheila, and I have discovered. We used to love World News with David Muir. We record each show every evening and typically watch it before going to bed. Recording it allows us to speed through what's happening in the world without having to deal with the commercials.
However, we've discovered watching the news only serves to aggravate us. We can deal with the sadness of personal tragedies, storms, fires and local/national disasters. That's part of life, but what we're fed up with, like so many of you, is all the BS from the political world. I'm tired of the battles in Congress, the nonsense between the Democrats and the Republicans, the committees that create a system so that no politician can ever be held responsible for much of anything. Seriously, I've seen kids on a playground play with more maturity than most of Congress.
Relax, I'm not going on a rant all of us can identify with. The bottom line is that Sheila and I found that between the news and many of our favorite shows, we needed something uplifting to wrap up the day.
The cure for the end of day "Blahs" and forgetting the ugliness of the world, is pre-recording Ellen Degeneres and then watching it just before going to bed. It's always our last show of the evening. It's funny, uplifting and consistently filled with something that makes us smile. On virtually every show she's got at least one guest who's an inspiration and giving back to their community.
I'm not suggesting any of us hide from the reality of the challenges in life, America or the world, just suggesting it's important to take a break.
As always, wishing everybody a wonderful Sunday and the close to what I hope has been a Thanksgiving weekend that's been as terrific as ours has been. If you're headed home safe travels. If you're saying goodbye to family and friends, make those eleven-second hugs count! And, as Ellen Degeneres says at the close of each show,
"Be kind to one another!"
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