“When you watch us on TV getting all caught up in the news of the day, which often means the bad news of the day, it’s worth trying to remember that an awful lot went right in this country today. Yes, we have a dysfunctional Congress, but not far down the street from them, we have people working in hospitals doing remarkable things to save lives every day.
When’s the last time you saved a life? I’ve never done that either.
If you saved a life - a baby, a mother, a grandfather - don’t you think you would feel that was more newsworthy than what some angry ineffectual politician said in Washington today?
I’m not sure there’s anything we in the news business can do about that, but you can. You can listen to what we think the news of the day is. But, never lose sight of the fact that more good things happened in America and the world today than we can possibly report to you, or that we know how to report to you. Don’t ever lose that perspective.”
—Lawrence O’Donnell, in his emotional return to MSNBC last night after two months recovering from a car crash.
Watch his full heartwarming monologue: http://on.msnbc.com/1wpXF0p
I found myself in tears. Do yourself a favor and watch this.