Bear With Us, It’s Been Hard To Have Fun Lately
Today marked the third Monday morning in the past 45 days where Chrissy, Jess and I walked into the studios with heavy hearts, unable to make any sense of the world we live in. From the horrific Las Vegas shooting, to the attack on NYC last week, and now a Texas church, these awful tragedies are more and more commonplace. Bare with us, as making you laugh in the morning has never been so difficult.
It doesn't mean we're not going to try. Heck, we might even succeed. We'd be lying, however, if we said that these incidents didn't affect us. Mass shootings, terrorism, hate and even natural disasters seem to be dictating the headlines, and while we may not always be on the radio discussing them, the negativity certainly does infiltrate your mind and way of thinking. I'm not at all suggesting that you should feel bad for us, as the last thing anyone wants to hear from our show is 'woe is me' attitude. Many of you turn to us to take you away from the negative news or negative BS you deal with in your day to day life. We never lose sight of that, but sometimes we do let the outside world affect our mood and feelings. Lives have been lost, communities are in mourning and countries are decades away from rebuilding. When it's all said and done, we have it easy in comparison, but that doesn't mean it is always easy.
"Focus on the Positive" - Ben Stowell
A very sick little boy I knew named Ben once said it best when facing the kind of adversity that would have broken me faster than a branch in a hurricane. As his little body broke down he was notorious for saying things like "Focus on the Positive". Short. Simple. Accurate.
Sometimes it's quotes like that and the innocence of youth that remind us that the world isn't always a bad place, and neither is the studio. We'll keep trying to inform, entertain, and heck, even make you laugh.