DARKNESS TO LIGHT

FROM PEACERADIOMAN COMMENTARY ON KEY WEST PIRATE RADIO

IN CHANGE OF HEART, NY TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR JODI PICOULT WRITES,

“THERE’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE BAD STUFF OUT THERE. BUT HERE’S THE AMAZING THING — LIGHT TRUMPS DARKNESS, EVERY TIME. YOU STICK A CANDLE INTO THE DARK, BUT YOU CAN’T STICK THE DARK INTO THE LIGHT.”

FROM ALL OF MY YEARS IN POLITICS, I CAME AWAY WITH ONE BURNING MEMORY OF BEING TOLD THAT ANY GOOD CAMPAIGN MUST ESTABLISH A PROBLEM OR FEAR AND THEN OFFER TO BE THE SAVIOR. NO WONDER ALL WE HEAR THESE DAYS ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO STICK DARK INTO OUR LIGHT.

I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT A FEW UNTHINKABLES, LIKE CHALLENGING THE ARGUMENTS THAT WE HEAR EVERYDAY; COMPLETELY TWISTING TALES TO THE LIGHT.

IF WE SPEND OUR EVERY WAKING HOUR ON BAD STUFF, THERE IS NOTHING BUT BAD STUFF, RIGHT?  IF WE USE OUR TIME TO FOCUS MOST OF OUR DAYS ON POSITIVE ENERGY, WE HAVE PRETTY HAPPY DAYS, RIGHT? WE CONTROL HOW WE END UP EACH DAY. THE FORMULA IS AN EASY AND FUN ONE; COMBAT EACH MOMENT OF FEAR WITH A POSITIVE THOUGHT, WHICH BRINGS YOU PEACE.

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