We are all living in very uncertain times. When you think about all that is going on in our world (and very own backyards) it is so completely overwhelming. Here are some of the things that keep me up at night:
*soldiers killed or injured in war * the crap ass economy * people losing jobs * people losing homes * sickness and suffering * cancer * brain tumors * heart attacks * mysterious disease * hunger * murders * rapes * muggings * bank robberies * arson * home invasions * the homeless * kidnappings * famine * gangs * drugs * pedophiles * children without homes * animal cruelty/neglect * the elderly suffering and alone * domestic violence * child abductions * meth labs * chemical warfare * hi-jackings * hostages * plane crashes * hit and runs * missing people * incest * bullies * car jackings * road rage *drunk drivers * freak accidents * phone scams * fraud * tainted foods * meningitis * oil spills * black widows * rattle snakes * ninjas * peeping toms * dog fighting * cock fighting * trapped sea lions * octagon babies *webbed feet * hammer toes * the list goes on and on and on and on..... MAKE IT STOP!!!! My head hurts. Oh wait, one more * aneurysms *
How do we break away from the negativity that has consumed our world? Or should I rephrase that...How do we take a break from the REALITY that IS our world??? I don't have the answers, "it is what it is" (such a simple little statement) so we must accept this as the now and make positive strides for a better tomorrow. Soooo much more I want to say about this but this wasn't really the point of this post. Was it? Where the heck was I going with this?? Oh yeah, I wanted to share a clip of Ellen Degeneres's stand up called Here and Now. We have the DVD and when things are gloomy I love to put it in and stop the world for a while. This clip is 8 minutes long (which seems like an eternity nowadays) but if you have time set aside, try and watch it. I think you'll enjoy it. I chose this particular clip because it takes us back to simpler times which so many of us long for today.
So cuddle up in your Snuggie, pour yourself some tea or a glass of wine and just allow yourself to put aside the worries of your own world, if only for the next 8 minutes.
Here and Now clip3