We inhabit a wonderful world, but with everything currently taking place, it's easy to lose sight of that fact. So, how does one stay positive when it seems the world has "sure gone crazy"? Here are my tips for keeping an upbeat attitude.
Feed your faith. Pray. Study the Bible and/or devotionals. Meditate (I like to observe the wonders of nature during my meditations). Whatever you need to do to keep faith alive in your heart, do it.
Keep your family close. Not necessarily in distance, but in your heart and mind. They should always know you are there for them and vice versa.
Make time for your friends. Life is definitely busy, but just do it. Go to lunch, watch a movie, or anything that suits.
Limit exposure to news media and social media. News media is in the business to make money, and good news doesn't sell. Naturally, most of the reported news will be negative. As for social media . . . enough said!
Participate in a hobby. Again, life is busy; but if you have time to focus on news and social media, you have time for a hobby. Find something that suits (I have several!), and stick with it.
Take a walk. It doesn't have to be lengthy; a stroll around a neighborhood will do. I prefer to walk my dog in the city cemetery, but I'm weird like that. Strolling through nature does wonders for your attitude.
Take notice of seemingly insignificant things. Remember everything "has a life, has a spirit, has a name." I took a 30-second video of a slug slithering along my house's foundation because it fascinated me. My neighbors probably think I'm crazy, but I prefer the adjective eccentric.
Do something nice for someone. Lend a helping hand. Give a homemade gift for no reason at all. Share homemade goodies. It isn't expensive to be nice.
"Have courage and be kind." Cinderella (2015) said it best.
So, there you have it. My tips for staying positive. It won't necessarily make the world a better place, but it will make your world better. Go on; give it a try, and . . . keep on smiling, even if the world goes crazy!