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August 11, 2020 - I have absolutely nothing to say, but

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Disheartened today. Got good rest (only one wake up from 1-2am) and got up to a good breakfast and an otherwise lovely mist-shrouded morning. But I read the local newspaper and it was filled with 'bad news'. Covid-19 counts, return to school dilemmas, massive looting in Chicago, Russian interference in elections, USPS being undermined, unhealthy EPA regulations, recession, unemployment, boogaloos armed against BLMs protesters...the list goes on and on.

And I am relatively safe and secure in my bubble, feeling helpless to be a part of the solution. Dismayed when I hear "this is God's will", when I know in my heart there is great evil in the world. I always start and end my morning prayers with 'thank you for your promise that You will never leave me' as I trust Him in all my circumstances that out of the bad comes the good. But that DOES NOT change the bad, only my ability to grow & learn from it. Not sure how that helps change anything.

Sorry I am morose today. Have a phone interview for a position serving seniors in San Diego. Maybe I should be working, I don't know.
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  • NANCY-
    Ah ... but there is also so much good going on. Around me they are shrinking the digital divide. Making wifi available in the city. Donations of laptops for kids. New ideas for better fitting masks.
    There is so much good if we only look.
    39 days ago
    You are definitely not alone. There is so much evil in the world. There is only one thing that will make it better, but before that happens things will get a lot worse. Sometimes, when I read Paul's letters and he tells us what it will be like in the end times -- there is nothing new under the sun. Keep the faith!

    Best of luck with the job.
    40 days ago
    I only watch the news for an hour a day. I get my local news and the evening national news. I cleaned up my Twitter account and now enjoy seeing only the things I like.

    Good luck with the interview and I hope you get the job.
    41 days ago
    i try to do as little news as I can I am nice to people I encounter and like you pray daily and and trust in Him Hugs
    41 days ago
    These are weighty times. The load is impossible bear everyday. Breathe. You are enough. emoticon
    41 days ago
    I have taken a leave of reading a lot of the news. It's just too much.
    41 days ago
    I am right there with you. Being stuck at home with nowhere to go and you can't go visit friends or shouldn't. I get out of the house once a week right now to go to the store unless I have a Dr appointment. I am not a stay at home type person. So it is feeding my depression.

    That being said I know the Lord is on my side and with me always. Good luck on your job interview!

    May God bless you and keep you on your journey! Keep Sparkling!!
    41 days ago
    I have chosen to mail postcards for candidates who align with me on priorities. I will probably phone bank at some point shortly before the election. I have enjoyed not doing that for a few years while contributing in other ways, but those ways are closed due to COVID-19, and I can do these things. I believe they will make a difference. @DSHONEYC, you absolutely will be useful and make a difference in that spot serving seniors. emoticon
    41 days ago
    My dear, don't think you're alone in this. Right with you. The things going on in Chicago sicken me. Undermining the post office. OMG! And all the rest. Need. . . some . . . normal.

    41 days ago
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