Every January my church does a cleansing fast. Typically it is a fast of food or a particular food but it can also be a fast of time or activity, something of worth to the individual for the entire month. This month I decided to fast cop shows. Any television program in which someone must die to start or move the plot along. This may not be a big deal for some but the majority of tv, even reruns and marathons, that I watch or will leave playing as I work around the house are dective shows NCIS, CSI Miami, Law and Orders, Criminal Mind and so on. So I decided to give my mind and spirit a cleansing from all the death and drama.
As a result I have rediscovered other forms of tv that I enjoy and that is more productive such as historical shows about our presidents and civil rights as well as Ask This Old House and creative design shows as well as simply turning the tv off. It is an interesting and an renewing process.