News headlines are doing my head in – how about you?
It seems the news these days is dominated with Covid statistics, political wankery, insubordinates not doing the right thing, numbers, percentages, sadness, grief…and the list goes on.
Yes there’s the coverage of the awful situation unfolding in Afghanistan and the odd update of weather behaving badly around the world but that’s about it from my viewpoint.
I’ve actually tried to limit the amount of news I watch/hear, preferring to play my Spotify playlists created for my 60th year, my year of being Bold, lockdown playlists, all including a range of music from over the years, that uplifts and makes me sing out loud at any given moment. It’s OK, no-one can hear me as I’m in my own little bubble, and I’m not bothering anyone except the birds flitting past and the resident kangaroos munching on the dew soaked grass. I’ve also gone down the path of watching old TV shows, sinking into a mire of nostalgia, when I find I have an hour or two to
waste spare. You too or is that just me?
As I lay in bed on an (almost) spring morning (sunny, clear skies, outside temp 3 degrees C) I turned to ask the Mathematician,
What would the news headlines be if there was no global pandemic raging?Tweet
Well that got me thinking – what headlines would I write?
My world view is understandably narrow at the moment, confined to barracks as we are here in NSW (reminiscent of our colonial beginnings much?), and subjected to my current mood – slowly on the up, you’ll be pleased to know.
So here are a few of my top headlines:
- Spring blossoms are blooming bringing smiles to faces in Southern Hemisphere
- Baby lambs are gambolling around the paddocks without a care in the world
- The snow views on the mountains are well worth the winter weather
- Nancy Drew books were never this good!
- Author responds to reader’s tweet
- Family reunites after 2 years apart
- Grandparents send daily videos of nursery rhymes to grandchildren so they will be recognised when they finally meet again
- Exercising over Zoom with friends is great fun
- Washing gets dry on outside clothesline for first time in months
- Bloggers stay in touch throughout the year, building on their friendship forged online
- Writing a blog sustains midlife woman, taking her words to the world
- Kookaburras start to laugh as she wrote the above line 🙂
- World continues to revolve with acts of love and kindness that most don’t even notice
- Magpies swooping indicate a concerned parent watching out for its babies
- Tree falls in paddock, creating a moment of excitement in the day
- Facebook reunites old friends
- E-bikes are the best invention ever
- Daffodils are bobbing their yellow heads to the music blaring from inside the house
- Getting out of your pyjamas before 10am is now optional
- The airport scenes in Love Actually are the hope of tomorrow for one sad grandmother
- Qantas ad brings many undone in these uncertain times – but there is always hope
What about you? What are your headlines?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please join me in this quest to deliver news headlines in a different way, and with a different mindset.
As always take care out there in the crazy world.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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