Thought for the Week
Everything is about elections at the moment.
We all have our views about the different parties and who we should vote for.
All there seems to be is doom and gloom with each party trying to outdo the other with negative campaigning.
Then we have politics on the world stage – I will not even go there.
It can be depressing listening to it all.
Sometimes when I speak with people I hear that the world is a terrible place. All around us seems to be bad.
I understand how they feel, there are times when it really does feel as if the world is a bad place.
However, when we feel like that, we have to remember that there is far more good in this world than bad.
But a story that is heartwarming or where someone does something good does not make for interesting reading in the national press.
I believe that the majority of people are good and kindness far outweighs the bad – we just do not hear about it.
The world is good, however, the minority are bad and they get the most news coverage.
I read a while ago how on New Year’s Day you should get an empty jar or tin and each day write down something good that has happened to you. Or a good piece of news you have heard.
On Hogmanay, you open the jar and look at all the good things that have happened throughout the year.
What you read may surprise you. Rev Aquila Singh, Fernhill and Cathkin Church of Scotland