NOTE: I am re-posting a Blog Post from June 1, 2020 as it expresses where we are today and the mood I am in as a result. I updated some of the stats as some time has passed and they have changed.
When I face challenges that I feel that I have no control over, I turn to my faith. Today is one of those days. It seems like our world is out of control. Here are a few examples.
We are in the midst of a pandemic which has caused over 100,000 deaths in under four months. Six months later, on November 16th, the number of dead from COVID 19 is reported at 247,142 and growing.
On Memorial Day, a black man, George Floyd, was killed by a while policemen – for what reason we don’t know – but does the reason really matter? What happened, what we all saw, was just wrong.
Our country is divisive and angry. We are at a loss of what to do to change the situations we find us in. We had a Presidential Election on November 3rd, but because the race was so tight Donald Trump refused to concede to Joe Biden who has more then enough Electoral College votes as well as the popular vote and is now the President Elect – as a result, we have more division and growing unrest at a time when we need to work together.
Because these things are really out of my control, I am going to turn to my faith. I am going to increase the prayers I say to help our leaders work together to allow us to heal and find a way to learn from what we are going through. I am also limiting the amount of time I listen to the news.
I am sad for where we are today – and pray that the good news about the two vaccines in development comes to fruition to help us fight COVID 19 and move forward.
I don’t mean to impose my views or beliefs on anyone, but I felt compelled to share what I am going to do, because I can’t think of anything else I could do to change the current situations.
I urge you to turn to what helps you cope. Our country is in trouble and we need help.
I hope you will share how you are coping during these challenging times – please feel free to post of comment in the comment box or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to set up a time to talk.
Thank you for reading
Please stay safe.