I'm not a huge fan of televised national news. I have felt for years that they really use their freedom given by the Constitution to report a biased view of politics, though they're supposed to be unbiased. I really feel that they have done more to bring discord to our society. Good things happen daily, we don't hear that good news, it doesn't sell their idealistic views. Bad things happen too. The attempted genocide in the Sudan was not a major story some time back, they didn't give the story one minute of time...until George Clooney got involved, George sells news.
I have found an answer to my disdain of the major networks news reporting. I no longer watch them, and haven't for years now. If I want to know whats happening, I may watch the BBC's news for a minute or two to get the headlines. While our media is reporting on "the stars" debaucherous lifestyles, while they are telling us the latest scientific findings that support their political views, our neighborhoods are become slums as drug dealers move in, and law-abiding citizens move out. And one more negative thing about the major networks news reporting, the politicians do everything with them in mind. Politicians rise and fall through the news media. That is not good news.
Good news is all around us. It is in the room with you, sitting next you, in your car, on your job, it's everywhere. Do you see it? What I'm saying is, the good news is, you are alive, if you have a place to live, a job, a car to get you there, clothes and food, you have something good to report. Focus on the good news in life. It's okay to realize the evils of this world, we know it's all around us. But by seeing the good, we can change our attitudes to become positive and grateful for all God has given. If you and I place our focus on what the media reports daily, we won't be positive at all.
I talk alot about addictions because I'm familiar with them. Being a recovering alcoholic has filled my life with good news to the point where I can say I'm glad to be alcoholic. It's truly good news that I didn't expect. Especially when I was early in recovery. I always was a prankster and loved joking around. Much of that wasn't sincere because of the inner misery I lived with, thinking I could never be free of drinking. When God showed me the way out through AA, I began to re-learn laughter, more importantly, joy that endures. That's good news.
You don't have to fall into addictions, broken by consequences to find good news in life. Look for good in people. Don't judge others way of living, that's God's business. You can ask God to guide your thinking and help you see good news, find positives in every situation. You will feel better, rest better at night, and good news will follow your days.