I am so tired of hearing doom and gloom everywhere I turn lately. It’s hard not to get caught up in the stock prices, bankruptcies, business closings and such when it seems that we’re bombarded with bad news constantly.
A few weeks ago our pastor gave a message on Relying on God, which he coined Rogging. I like that term and I’ve thought of it many times since then. When I sense myself being drawn into the negativity, I try to step back and do some rogging.
I know we can’t keep our heads in the sand about the current situation, but I’m not sure we need to be exposed to it 24 x 7 either. That just can’t be healthy. I think back to the Great Depression, which was much worse than this current economic situation, and they just didn’t have the instant access to news like we have now. I wonder, in some ways, if that allowed those dear people to get through those years in a way that would not be possible now.
I’m thankful that our TV news feed has been turned off at work this week due to technical difficulties. It’s nice to walk into the lunch room without hearing CNN. I am also considering taking a TV news fast for a while. One can still stay current by checking the news online in about ten minutes in the morning.
Today as we go about our daily activities, let’s go rogging all the way!