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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
I can not take this anymore....
Posted by Lianne on 11/8/2018, 7:40 pm
People shooting up places. |
Innocent people dying.
...and time and time again people think the
answer is MORE guns.
Guns outside the school (I live less then an hour from Newtown), the club, the church, the food store.
I cry for my husband. I cry for all of these poor victims.
I am so darn sick of crying.
Stop the world and let me OFF
Paula & Lianne & Krista
Posted by Beverly on 11/9/2018, 10:16 am, in reply to "I can not take this anymore...."
Yes -it's all mind boggling.- all the killing. I have a hard time wrapping my head around what is happening in our country. I rarely watch the news on TV. I will read about it - as I can look away as I wish. |
(((( Lianne and Friends ))))
Posted by Krista on 11/9/2018, 7:17 am, in reply to "I can not take this anymore...."
I can't even imagine how hard this is on ALL of you. I know it can happen in anyone's back yard - even here in Oh Canada. I'm so sorry to hear the news today and too often. My heart goes out to all of you |
Re: I can not take this anymore....
Posted by Paula on 11/8/2018, 10:11 pm, in reply to "I can not take this anymore...."
Me, too! Newtown changed me. Something changed inside me that day...a deeper sense of hopelessness at the state of the world. I once could take comfort in the belief that God had Sovereignty over it all but I really don't believe that any more. Living without that child-like trust has been hard. Sooner or later I am going to have to figure out what is left of faith for me to believe in. Newtown and the religious rejection of my gay clients in the Infectious Disease Clinic broke my faith in the theory of the God I embraced since childhood. |
So, I have moments when the pain of the world pierces me and I feel like I am suffocating and am about to lose my mind. Also, I am around pain all day..one seeming less hopeless situation after another
What I come back to is my belief that we are here to leave it better than when we came.
That leads to the only belief system that gets me through..my sphere of influence.
I believe that if I work within that...whether it's with clients, how I deal with the environment, animal rights, etc..I am here to make a positive impact within my sphere of influence. If I go outside of that, I become overwhelmed and impotent. If I do mine and you do yours, etc, there is hope.
On a practical note, I am watching a lot less news...enough to have a sense of what's going on but not the endless speculation or horrid details of things that immobilize me.
Lianne, I hear you and this is how I survive.
If you are not part of the solution...
Posted by Lianne on 11/8/2018, 10:39 pm, in reply to "Re: I can not take this anymore...."
they say you are part of the problem. |
I believe you are part of the solution.
They say think globally act locally.
too much tv here....going to start reading more.
I truly believe
Posted by Lianne on 11/9/2018, 2:35 pm, in reply to "I truly believe that, LiAnne"
in my heart it is as simple as that. |
The big things can be overwhelming and often out
of our reach.
But love and kindness and respect for your fellow man is priceless.
I like the Mother Teresa quote that says we can do no great things only small things with great love.
She "nailed it" : )
"Nailed it", indeed Lianne
Posted by Sue on 11/10/2018, 1:32 pm, in reply to " I truly believe "
"If everyone lit just one little candle, what a bright world this would be!" LUV that!|
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