Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Accentuating the Positive....


Okay. Just a few words about what occurred yesterday and then I have something to tell you about that will hopefully be encouraging and positive.

From now on, I make a commitment here. I will not use any comment for post fodder without permission from the commenter.

Claudia and I discussed a lot of this privately and everything is fine. I was mindless about the possible consequences and issued a private apology to her which she accepted.

In the process of all of this, Snoskred left a comment about more emphasis on positive news. I liked the idea and wrote her a note offlist, asking her if she might consider sponsoring a monthly blog carnival which would be dedicated to writing one post a month talking about some good news ~ internationally, nationally, in your community or even just something you heard about that someone did that brought some good feelings to you. As it happens, she can not do it right now but gave me permission to do it. The primary objective is to offset a lot of the negative stuff we have to deal with and hear in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to the news. There are no political or spiritual limitations on this. I don't care about anyone's politics or religion. I will link all posts; conservative, liberal or any religious persuasion, culture or lifestyle.

This is not for some merit you did though .. but something someone else did. All that would happen is that you send me a link to your post or someone else's and I will gather them here. I'm thinking the first of each month would be good but that's negotiable.

This is all negotiable and I'd like to hear from you about how you would like to see it happen ~ or if you would not like to see it happen.

So let me know your thoughts. Is this something you would find pleasant? Is it something you would like to participate in? I will respond to questions or concerns in the comments forum.

Let it rip! :)
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19 comments:

Snoskred said...

I think it is a wonderful idea. ;) I'll take part for sure. ;)

Snoskred
www.snoskred.org

flutter said...

Interesting idea, Chani. It will be interesting to see how it develops

crazymumma said...

This is what I love about you Chani. Your willingness and passion to see something you percieve as a misstep as a stepping stone to something bigger.

Carla said...

I love this idea, I hope you run with it! There is so much negative out there. I think there is just as much positive, but we don't always focus on it or bring it to light. It's nice to hear about something good and uplifting. Count me in!

jen said...

great idea. i will be happy to contribute to it - lord knows i carry on about suffering enough the rest of the month.

Hel said...

It is a wonderful idea. Count me in.

It is good to be back, I missed you all.

Pam said...

God knows there is enough bad news to turn the mind to mush, and, unfortunately, there's no escaping it, so I say bravo! There is balance in the world so why not in the news?

Emily R said...

I'm in.

MsLittlePea said...

Absolutely I would find it pleasant. I look forward to it and hope I will have something to contribute.

Julie Pippert said...

I think that's a really neat idea! Definitely get that going, IMO!

Julie
Using My Words

slouching mom said...

Fantastic idea! And -- what crazymumma said.

Mary said...

Gee I wish I had those legs.

And, Yes! Great idea. It's amazing how a story about GOODNESS can invoke just as much emotion as the depressing news we hear every day.

Ian Lidster said...

Great idea. I think positive thoughts are exponential. Carry on. Love the vintage cheesecake,by the way.

painted maypole said...

great idea. starting off the month on a positive note sounds fantastic

Rimarama said...

Yes, I like the idea and would try to participate.

ewe are here said...

This sounds like a really nice idea. A carnival of happiness.

My Reflecting Pool said...

Sounds like a great idea. We could all use more positive in our lives. I'm in.

Christine said...

this is a great, idea. i'm in!

Janet said...

Fantastic idea! I would participate.