Friday, March 3, 2017

The News


Good morning friends and fans. It's Friday, and I'm ready for the weekend (aren't I always though?). I admit that I'm not feeling much like putting up a well-thought-out post this morning. There are two reasons for this: 1. I stayed up a bit late having a few rare weekday drinks, and 2. I'm feeling a bit blue. The first one is easy enough to understand, but the second one needs a bit of explanation.

Sometimes...I shouldn't read the news. More specifically, sometimes I should not read certain stories in the news. I see headlines and think, "I really shouldn't read the story", but I always (like a dumb dumb) do. The result is that I read something that unsettles me to the core, and then I spend the next several days trying to get it out of my mind. No, I'm not talking about politics or some faux-celebrity here, I'm talking about gut-wrenching stories that will make your skin crawl. They usually, for me, involve kids and/or animals, and are hard to understand. So, without going into specifics, let's just say that I read a story that affected me deeply, and now I'm feeling more than a bit sad. 

I know I'm not the only one who feels this way about the news, but the stories that affect us are different. We all get fired up or feel discouraged by certain things we read. How do we deal with things that are out of our control? How do we put things like that out of our mind? For me, it usually takes some love and hugs from my favorite people, sometimes a few drinks (last night for me!), and a bit of time. 

How about you? How do you deal with these situations?

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