I've noticed how my attitude changes when I listen to too much news on the radio or see too much of it on the television. Mind you, I don't watch much TV anyway, but I do read a lot of news and listen to the radio all day. If I were to take all of the news of the day as defining the state of the world, I'd have to say we're pretty much f#@ked. That kind of gets me down and I'm sure it does many others. I get pissed that nothing really seems to change for the better and that our leaders are reliant upon this stalemate and perpetuate it. Sometimes it feels like the country and he world are both crashing down around me and my family.
But THEN... something cool happens. Sometimes it's a beautiful sunrise, sometimes it's a great song, sometimes it's the smell orange blossoms. Small things like this seem to put all the bad crap back in perspective and I remember that for every really bad thing out there, there's a hundred good things that make the bad pale in comparison.