All the “world” seems to be in free fall…

There is no doubt that one’s outlook on life is affected by past life experiences and current age.  No matter how I sugar coat it, at age 66 I am desperately trying to avoid turning into a grumpy ole man…and failing in the effort. 

  • Perhaps my grumpy nature this morning is affected by the fact that we are preparing our tax returns for 2010. 
  • Perhaps my grumpy nature is also affected by the fact that yesterday I had a “coffee appointment” at Peet’s with another scoundrel of similar age and station in life. We both made it on time…except that each of us went to a different Peet’s.
  • Perhaps my grumpy nature is fueled by the just received solicitation from the Trident Society to “Act now to protect your loved ones later…before your loved ones lose thousands of dollars.” They want me to learn about the benefits of cremation and perhaps also win a free cremation! Just what I’ve always wanted…

The above notwithstanding, no matter where you turn today, you encounter stories of crumbling government budgets, diminished public services, thriving war and pestilence throughout the world, crashing financial markets, and unbelievable natural and nuclear disasters in Japan.

In the midst of this tsunami of bad news, Suzanne Maggio-Hucek posted an article that is worth a few minutes of your time. With one photo she says a lot about what one can do in these trying times. Click on I will to see her post.  I genuinely admire her optimism, even if I find it hard to share it at the moment. See below…

“Remember in this game we call life…
That no one said it’s fair”–Breakdown, Guns ‘N Roses

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One thought on “All the “world” seems to be in free fall…

  1. Thanks for the mention Frank. I’m not being optimistic. It’s just that, if every one of us did one thing every day… The opportunities are there to make a difference. It takes paying attention, and that’s the hard part.

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