People always try to tease me because I am a consistent Hallmark watcher. They say the movies are corny and always end the same.
My response to them: “I do not care!”
When you have lived with debilitating anxiety for almost a decade, are a wife, mom of three and full time educator, predictable and corny sound amazing!
There is safety in the familiar.
I find that watching the Hallmark Channel provides me a sense of peace. When each day of life is so unpredictable and maintaining emotionally stability is a constant task, knowing that everyone will end up happy and okay is quite comforting. I don’t need to watch something that will damper my mood or make me feel uneasy. These movies wrap you in a blanket of positivity and warm and fuzzies.
Why are we so thrilled with negative imagery?
Much of what is put out today is laced with negative messages or even scary visuals. Murder, abuse, drugs, other world threats and of course, reality TV (constant drama). Now don’t get me wrong, reality TV can be pretty funny, but why do people find all these other shows so much more appropriate than Hallmark?
I’m fine to live and let live, but for me I don’t need to watch things that are just as terrifying as real life to relax or be entertained. People can tease away. You will still find me curled up with a nice Vera Bradley blanket (they are the best!) eating caramel popcorn, watching Christmas in July or Summer Romance nights or Autumn love stories year round.