Sitting outside on our patio this morning my wife Shirley and I were discussing living in this chaotic world.
"Another day in paradise," I lightly quipped over our first cup of coffee.
"Is our day a full cup of Joe?" she inquired after her first sip.
"Let's take a look at what's happening in the news to decide that" I suggested.
Headline: Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro indicted and arrested on contempt of Congress charges.
"That's good," we agreed. It was time for some accountability for trying to overthrow the government.
Headline: After compromise, San Francisco mayor and police will march in city's Pride parade.
This article was easy to identify as something positive, so we both gave it a thumbs up.
Headline: If you drink these types of coffee, you could have a lower death risk
Drinking either sweetened or unsweetened coffee is associated with a lower death risk compared with not drinking the beverage, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
Another no-brainer... we both loved this informative article as we slurped our morning brew.
Headline: Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says 'these are the good old days'
Oh, hell no! Get real. We quickly agreed these are not the good old days regardless of what a Republican lawmaker thinks. Thumbs down.
Headline: Virtual learning apps tracked and shared kids' data and online activities with advertisers, report says
This is really a bad thing. As parents and grandparents, we were both appalled at kids being subjected to greedy assholes tracking them when they are supposed to be safe at school - or online classes. A super downer.
Headline: The California desert could hold the key to powering all of America's electric cars
Fascinating information that affects us all. We were both cheered up by seeing a possible solution to the transformation woes we currently have. Getting away from using fossil fuels would really be a step in the right direction.
Obviously, we both gave it a thumbs up.
Everything considered we came to the conclusion that our cup was full today. Despite all of the chaos in the world - and our personal challenges - it's still possible to be happy.