Thursday, March 05, 2009

8 minutes

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


lizziebelle said...

and chemical warfare
polar bears
global warming
flesh eating bacteria
whether or not you will be a good parent/are a good person
i feel you seeester

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love ellen to pieces.
I worry about all those things too...and it can be burndensome when we can't do anything about it. did burdensome look right? I don't even know if that is a word...great, now I am going to worry about my grammar.
I pray each night about all the stuff I worry cuz chris in Afghanistan, all our soldiers, here and elsewhere....the hungry, the poor, the sick, the is hard to NOT think of all those that NEED. really, I have to go to bed earlier to get all my prayers in.
You are not alone. Thanks for the smiles though. :0

karengberger said...

I enjoyed that. She is so calming, with her delivery and her focus on everyday silly things that we all encounter. I like that kind of humor!
How is Chum doing with his meds?
How is your stomach? Ay caramba!
Blessings to all of you...

moooooog35 said...

I freebase.

You WERE asking, right?



Kate said...

Good clip - I've loved Ellen since way back when. :)

There are a lot of things to worry about, but as someone who has been through several of the things on your list (personally, or known someone who has) all I can say is to try and look at the positive in every day. Yes, it's hard, but I figure if what I've gone through hasn't taken me yet, then I've got another thing to do. And I take each hurdle as just that. There's a plan for all of us, and we are here until we accomplish what we've got to...I tell my family and husband that I've just got too much else to do. Hopefully that includes tormenting my own children as my parents tormented me... :)

thepeartreeblog said...

I love that clip! I've watched the entire show about three times until now.

As for those horrible things that keep you up at night, those are precisely the reason why I don't watch television anymore.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Hilarious clip!