Like most women, from the onset of COVID, I found myself in front of the TV, or some electronic media, way too often. Most of the news was depressing and lacked hope. Our contact with real human beings was limited and so TV personalities became our new “friends”. And it continues or returns. But as time has gone on, watching news, cable or local, it is all too focused on what we could not do. Being a doer, this was not good for me.
When watching TV in the morning with my Significant Other, we found ourselves, as we began our days, yelling at the TV or having conversations about all things negative. Not my idea of a way to start the day.
So, we made a complete change. In the mornings now we watch Young Sheldon. If you were a viewer of The Big Bang Theory, you know that on the show Sheldon is a genius. This show then spun off to the story of what Sheldon was like as a very young genius child in the 1980’s in the conservative state of Texas at that time. As a scientific atheist, who is living with a football coach dad, an extremely religious mom, and a typical teenage brother, the relationship issues are hysterical. But his relationship with his twin sister, who is not only not a genius, but is barely able to navigate her homework, is such a fun contrast.
Now we are starting the morning with a fun, positive, different focus on the way the world used to be and we have found it such a better way to start the day.
However, what has really made an impression on me is the theme song for the show. Sheldon sings:
Nobody else is stronger than I am
Yesterday I moved a mountain
I bet I could be your hero
I am a mighty little man
I sing along with Sheldon every morning, because I want to start my day believing that:
Yesterday I moved a mountain. Might have been a mountain of paperwork, or handling a mountain of emails, or dealing with a mountain of life issues, but I can move a mountain.
I bet I could be your hero. Whose hero can I be? Who can I help today? How can I make the world, or just my world, a better place?
I am a mighty little man. What confidence. What a positive attitude. I am a mighty woman. I can overcome whatever comes my way.
So, tomorrow morning, even if you don’t watch Young Sheldon, look away from the negative, look away from the TV media. Look to start a positive day. Because you too are a mighty little woman. Go out there and move a mountain!
– Mary Grace Musuneggi
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