It's just too much...
How are you...really?
As I went to bed last night, everything felt like it was just too much...
Riots, starvation on a mountain, children dying, one who brought so many laughs hurting so deep and dark, illness ravaging and taking lives. And there is more, isn't there? Whether halfway around the world, or in our home, or next door.
Sometimes it seems easier to just look away, but I can't just pretend it's not happening. I've tried that before, pretending like something isn't happening because it may be uncomfortable or hurt. I can't just avoid the news, cover my ears to the stories or look away when the neighbors pass by. Yes, it may feel like it's just too much, may feel like everywhere I turn there seems to be heartbreak, loss, and suffering, but I can't ignore it and pretend like it's not happening. That would solve nothing.
Anyone else feeling a bit helpless these last couple days? Like it's just too much?
My friend Kelly asked this question on Facebook last night: "All over the world there are heartbreaking things going on. Yet in my personal little bubble all is "well". How do I continue on with my everyday, just like normal, when so many cannot?"
Can anyone else relate?