Is it just me or are all morning newspapers full of little else but bad news?

By the time I get a quarter of the way through my daily paper, I’ve seen enough doom and gloom to make me want to go back to bed, pull up the duvet cover, and go back to sleep.

Over the last two years, I’ve been weaning myself off this daily dose of negativity. You could say I’ve invented my own version of the 12-step program, but for reformed addicts of doom and gloom laden newspapers.

I am pleased to say I have made excellent progress!

These days I rarely buy a newspaper and, if I do come across one during the day, I restrict myself to nothing but a quick skim. This is massive progress for me and it has made a colossal difference to the start of each day.

Instead of pumping myself full of a mental diet of negative news and doom mongering, I now have a list of web sites that I’ve bookmarked, which I try to visit at some point each day. These are all sites containing positive news stories from around the world. I love them!

Whilst indulging in my daily dose of positivity I came across the video below. It had me laughing, smiling and shedding a tear all at the same time.

It is a short video of the morning welcome that a retiring CEO received on his last day in the office. Try watching it without a big grin spreading across your face. I’ll bet you can’t do it.