So much of life these days is out of whack. It’s gotten so bad that I don’t even want to turn on the news anymore in the mornings. Sadly you hear about a mom getting shot, an innocent victim of gang violence, or a horrible fire with loss of young lives, or a fatal car crash because someone wasn’t paying attention. Sickness, addictions, and suicides. It’s all enough to make a person wonder what the point of life is.
Maybe I’m just the type of person who feels too much; gets overly emotional. Bad stuff happens everyday. A lot of unfortunate and tragic things happen to good, hard-working people who are just trying to make a living and take care of their families. You hear about these tragedies and it causes you to shake your head and try to understand the point in all of it, if there is a point.
So many things just don’t make sense. I understand that desperate people do desperate things. Maybe we need to focus on helping each other out more. And I’m talking about those people who actually need help. The parent out of work due to no fault of their own, those who have serious illnesses, or contemplating suicide, and those struggling with addictions. Get help. Don’t struggle alone. There are a lot of people in this country who are dealing with the same issues you are, or even those who have already overcome them. No one should go through this life alone. There’s way too much craziness to deal with. We all need someone at our side. You can volunteer your time, take a meal to a new mom, or to a family who is grieving due to a recent death in the family. There are so many options. Look on line under Volunteering in your community. And it’ll make you feel good as well. Taking the focus off of our own lives and putting it on another is like a shot of endorphin. You can feel great about knowing you are making a difference.
This life is a long and bumpy ride.