when hope is illusive….
I don’t know about everyone else but there are times when I find it hard to remain optimistic. I am normally very much a glass half full kind of gal but when I listen to the ‘news’ I find it hard to keep my focus on things I can actually do something about and find myself in full-time ‘worry mode’ over the track our country is on.
There is so much division by class, gender, race, etc., that it is hard to see a good outcome. When you add in the tensions in the Middle East, the economic turmoil in Europe and here at home too, it becomes mind-boggling. To top it all off we find out that government agencies are wasting money right and left on frivolous trips and meetings at taxpayer expense with total disregard for ‘we the people’. There is certainly more, I could go on listing all disturbing stuff government is doing but what good does it do? Everyday, every hour there are new stories of corruption at the highest levels of power.
Bottom line for me is that I have only one life to live on earth and I don’t want to waste it worrying about stuff that I have no control over. To take care of my family, to help out in any situation that may arise, to leave my tiny little corner of the planet a better, a more beautiful and peaceful place would be wonderful. That is a bit of a ‘Mary Poppins’ idea I know because in these times you never know what you may say or do that offends someone, even when your motives are pure and well-intentioned.
I continue to pray for our country and for a return to morality, honesty, and pride in this land that has given freedom and opportunity to more people than any nation in history. This should apply doubly to politicians and to government overall! People need to realize that unless government turns us all into robots or zombies there will never be equal outcomes for everyone. It’s the opportunity to achieve one’s dreams through determination and effort no matter who you are, that is rare in most of the world, but not here, at least for now….