I try to keep up with the news, but there are so many sources out there and so much happening that it is difficult and can be very time-consuming. Therefore, I have to keep an eye on how much time I spend on reading the news. I try to find the “best” (and I use that word very cautiously and almost tongue in cheek) news sources for each area of interest.
There are several Israeli news sources that I am subscribed to via email. I also listen each week to the only English talk show broadcast live from Israel. In addition to helping me understand what is happening over there, it is also interesting to read and hear their viewpoint of what is happening here. in fact, I find the latter to be true of just about any foreign news source.
We don’t have “TV”, so my news sources are all Internet, whether it is through sites or email. When I sign out of one of my Yahoo emails, I typically will do a quick perusal of their news, but I have to be careful not to get caught up in it. There is a lot of what I call “trash” news or “gossip” news which I do not want to waste my time upon.
I also get some news through what others post on Facebook, but I am trying to stay off Facebook more because I find it interferes with simply living life. I do NOT want to spend so much of my day behind a computer screen, especially if it is not “filling my bucket”. (It is something I am working out in my life.)
I also have to watch my emotional response to the news. There are some things going on that are concerning, negative and heartbreaking, in addition to things that are upbeat and positive. If I am not careful, I can find myself being pulled down emotionally by the negative things. Typically, the negative news drives me to prayer, but if I am over tired or dealing with something personal in my life, it can be harder to stay in neutral. When that happens, I realize that I need to take a break from the negative. Overall, I try to read from both sides of the spectrum.
I want to know what is happening in Israel, in my country and in the world at large. I want to know about technological and real medical breakthroughs. I write “real medical breakthroughs” because I believe that so many (not all) of our health problems have to do with not eating G-d’s way, but that is a subject for another post. I like to see how we can overcome things not caused by a poor diet and lifestyle.
Well, this is my “morning” (it is actually 1:00PM) blurb for today. I have things to do and may write a bit more later. I hope your day is filled with blessings and that you enjoy this photo!