I'm sure, like most of the world, it seems that there's a lot of heart ache and not a lot of hope that humanity can overcome the sorrows it keeps inflicting on itself.
I have been thinking a lot today (and we have been discussing as a family) about the shock of France, the on going sorrow of Beruit and Kenya, and all of the other grief that's out there. And what keeps coming up is that even though it seems like a lot, there's so much more that's not horrible and chronic and shocking. But we don't hear that, we don't have that in our faces all day, every day.
So, while you're thinking about the horrors and the atrocities and the sorrow, stand for an equal amount of time in gratitude and honouring. Really feel those things - be grateful for something very tangible, like your comfortable house, your safe family, clean water.
So, every time you feel a bit of sorrow or overwhelmed or whatever else it is that sells news, take a minute to counteract that with gratitude. Your brain will thank you.