It was not a slow news day in the world, at least in the USA and UK. Shootings in Washington DC involving congressmen and at a delivery company location in California. A tragic apartment fire at a high-rise complex killed 12. Not to mention all the stuff we have been hearing about for weeks in politics. Now there are stories that happened everywhere in the world but didn’t get reported for hours today. Our planet is a big place where breaking news happens locally and globally.
Many people have stopped watching the news but I say you have to keep informed these days. I am an idealist and optimist so bad stuff doesn’t get me down much but I am starting to understand the desperation people are feeling these days. When most news is bad news it really plays on ones emotions and psyche. My friends I say fear not which is something that is said in religious texts but even I fear a little because I am human. With political unrest and infighting it makes things even worse. Yes Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 was a horrible day but tomorrow is coming and there is a promise of hope there.
I think everyone gets overwhelmed at life. They look at the whole of it and wonder how they will deal with it all. My advice is to fear not and to focus on the things you can impact directly. Someone wise said to be the change you want to see in life and I agree. In the past few months I have learned that letting go of things you can’t control is the best thing I could do. Life can present challenges that seem so overwhelming but it also provides people and resources to help you get through.
We are not meant to live life isolated because there are other people we have been given that can help us get by. We all get by with a little help from our friends so the Beatles sing. The only way to eat something big is one bite at a time. It’s sad when someone suffers but you can get through it all. So as you deal with stuff and things know that you are not alone.
Life gives you things and situations that you have to work with. No matter what you have to adapt and roll with the punches. Not everything will go your way no matter how much you want it to. No one gets their way all the time.
We need more sympathy and empathy in the world. It’s such a mean spirited place these days. Feeling is a very human thing and when we understand someone and their situation perhaps we become better people in the process. Making an effort to see things from someones point of view can build bridges. Open hearts doesn’t mean losing ones ability to be tough it just means being considerate.