I am in a slump…..I don’t know why?
Maybe it is the status of the world right now.
Perhaps it could be that my neighbors across the street were robbed this week, while they were home and sleeping.
I feel so bad for them.
Yep, that makes you feel violated even if it wasn’t your house. The fact that some creep was slithering around our cul-de-sac makes me ill. Now, I have a bundle of children sleeping with me at night out of fear.
This isn’t the Bronxs, but starting to feel a little like it….It doesn’t matter where you live, crime will come to you.
Add to it- The Aurora Shootings.
Yikes that makes me think twice about ever stepping out of the house. And what was the purpose?
Lot’s of valuable lives lost and ruined.
What a tragedy!
And it is not because I voted democrat last go around…there are many of us out there who consider ourselves independents, although I will lean right this election for good economic reasons.
I receive about 20 articles a day to stay informed, for my volunteer job in LDS public affairs. It is hard to stomach and read what people write about our religion.
Honestly, if half of it was true, then I wouldn’t bat an eyebrow…but really people…. Let’s get the facts straight.
I am not offended just perplexed. I always welcome positive religious discussion from all sects.
And I understand religious persecution…I really do!
Many of my pioneer mormon ancestors got their cans kicked to the grave defending their religion, many came clear from Europe and never made it to Utah. Their houses were burned, husbands and children killed- all in the name of religion.
I just thought we were way above that thinking in 2012, but elections tend to bring out so many things on so many levels, the tongue is sometimes sharper than the sword.
Sure we worship on Sunday and try to stay faithful during the week, we store food for a rainy day and pay ten percent tithing which has blessed our lives one hundred fold, but are we that weird?
Maybe we are and I didn’t know. I certainly never felt trapped by a religion, infact quite the opposite.
I am just feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders with robberies, shootings and mixed messages…most of it is out of my control. Perhaps I need a vacation and darn it…I am going to take a big one!
I just wake up and try to be a good person, doing respectable things and try to help others. I am trying to raise a good family with good values.
Finally, I think I need to get out of my slump of the weight of the world and get our charitable foundation, Color My World moving to have impact on something or someone….service always seems to be a viable solution…. It has been awhile since we have done anything humongous and maybe that is exactly what we need to do.
I have a few ideas up my sleeve!
On to a kinder, sweeter and more compassionate week….(and a 3 hour Bachelorette Finale
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