My goodness, these are trying times. I'm the first to admit that life gets me down sometimes. There are time when I don't want to get out of bed, let alone face the day. But I do.
My community has been devastated by horrific events these past few weeks. We've had four murders. Two were children. There has also been a non-fatal stabbing and a series of break-ins. For a small town like mine, these things just don't happen. I know I sound naive here, but I'm serious. Our town is literally in shock over these events. You take that and add the hideous events of Sandy Hook....and that will make anyone doubt goodness in the world.
In times like these, I try to be thankful.
I am thankful that I am healthy, have a job, & have friends, family and pets that love me unconditionally. I try to remember that, no matter what my problems are, I am a fortunate person. I may rant from time to time but all in all, I do not have a bad life. I need to remember not to take that for granted.
Life is precious and fleeting. It's gone in the blink of an eye. As I sit here this morning, I realize that I didn't mean to sit down and write this --- it just sort of, well, happened. I just started typing.
Resolutions. Most of us make them, most of us break them. Well, my number one this year is to BE THANKFUL. I will honestly try my hardest not to break this one, even if I slip up on whatever others I make. Because, no matter what is going on in the world, we all have something to be thankful for.