Last week, I was feeling a little down, remembering a lot of those we lost over the last year. I was determined to be more upbeat this week.
And then yesterday, a young man struggling with mental illness boarded a plane in Anchorage and flew to Ft. Lauderdale. Upon arrival, he retrieved his belongings from Baggage Claim, removed a gun, and proceeded to shoot up the place. Why? Because the voices told him to.
And don’t even get me started about the four thugs in Chicago who held another mentally challenged young man against his will and tortured him, streaming it LIVE ON FACEBOOK.
It just leaves you shaking your head. What the hell is going on with the world? I have no idea, and I don’t have the solution to the problem. I’m pretty sure our next Commander in Chief doesn’t either.
Here’s what I think. If we want a kinder, gentler world, we need to be kinder and gentler in our circles of influence. So, new rule for 2017: BE KIND. NO EXCEPTIONS. Yeah, I’m going to give that a whirl. See what happens.
I hope this evening finds you feeling alright. A little Joe Cocker can’t hurt, anyway. Be sure to hug the ones you love, I know I’ll be doing that.
In this new year, I wish you peace, love, and kindness. Happy Saturday night!